Clairefontaine is simply the best paper in the world for writing.
Located in the Vosges region of France, Clairefontaine was established in 1863 on the site of a 16th century paper mill.
Noted for being the first manufacturer of school stationery in France, to this day European students from kindergarten through to doctoral studies still appreciate the fine quality of Clairefontaines notebooks on a daily basis.
Currently the only manufacturer making its own paper for its own product, Clairefontaine is a market leader for both quality of stock and environmental practice.
Recyclable and biodegradable, Clairefontaine sources pulp exclusively from sustainable forests that are certified according to recognised international standards (PEFC, FSC). Their manufacturing process ensures that endangered wildlife habitat is protected, worker health and safety laws are kept and the rights of indigenous communities are respected.
So ecologically sound are their production processes, locals still fish and swim in the mills water supply, the River Meurthe, after the water leaves the production facility.
With Clairefontaine, you dont need to sacrifice quality for environmental concerns you can have them both in one notebook.
The Clairefontaine Essentials Cloth Bound Notebooks are a lightweight but sturdy notebook, cloth bound on the left, with a stylish leather effect cover. The paper is 90gsm; the vellum surfaces satin finish prevents bleeding of ink and has a bright but not glaring white colour.
Colourful, eye catching Zap Books. These chunky, recycled books are perfect for sketches, notes and jotting. Available in assorted cover colours, Zap Books feature 80gsm recycled plain pages.
GRAF IT SKETCHBOOKS:
The GraF it series of unruled sketch pads are an ideal choice for the environmentally and budget conscious student, artist, writer or traveller. Sourced from sustainable forests and processed in an eco-powered paper mill which has an on site water treatment plant, the archival quality 90gsm stock is acid free, and its satin finish prevents bleeding of ink.
The Metric range includes limited edition reissues of the first Clairefontaine 1950s notebook covers.
Inside you will find some of the best quality writing paper available - smooth, white and coated.
GOLDLINE: Top of the line for art and sketchbooks and comes in a variety of sizes, both portrait and landscape, and with different binding options. The paper quality is amazing and is up to 140gsm in thickness - incredible for dry and wet ink and art mediums. The smooth plain pages also endear Goldline to fountain pen users.
CROK SKETCHBOOKS: A bright and colourful sketching companion, available in various sizes.