New Year, new me, etc etc. If you’re looking to get 2021 off to a good start, getting organised is a sensible first step. We’ve put together a round-up of five of our favourite stationary brands, making thoughtfully designed and ethically made planners to help you get the most out of the new year.
The team at FRANK Stationary make super stylish stationary with the aim of helping you answer “what can I be today” rather than “what can I do today”. As well as being beautiful, well-made and cleverly presented, FRANK Planners help educate vulnerable individuals, with each book bought seeing FRANK donate a book to a child in need. We love the layout of their weekly planners, which allow you to view your week all on one page, with monthly reflections and goal setting pages to help inspire and motivate.
Alex and Tom – talented designers and co-founders of Saint Belford – created the stationary brand with the intention of improving the mental wellbeing of Australian people. Helping Aussie’s feel better doesn’t stop with creating beautiful, mindfully made stationary though: since launching Saint Belford in 2017, the Melbourne based team have raised over $5,000 to Beyond Blue and R U OK? – a demonstration of their socially responsible ethos. The Saint Belford Curation 2021 Planners will equip you with the tools for a clearer, more inspired mind this new year: dedicated spaces to define your values, map out your goals and celebrate your progress.
Earth Greetings stationary, as the name suggests. is about as eco-conscious as stationary can come. While they don’t offer book-format diaries, they do offer a range of weekly planners and wall calendars to help you stay organised and inspired this 2021. All planners and calendars from Earth Greetings are made in Australia using 100% post-consumer waste and printed carbon neutral with vegetable based ink.
This Melbourne based stationary company creates greetings cards, prints, books and gifts which spark joy and inspire adventure. The 2021 planner (available in a vegan leather cover) comes in a stunningly designed keepsake box, and features yearly, monthly and weekly spreads, extra notes pages, an aesthetically pleasing minimalist design and inspiring quotes on every spread. Despite being inspired by travel, Emma Kate Co is an Aussie-business through and through, and during the 2019 bushfires, the company donated $2609.40 to Victorian Bushfire Appeal, Australian Red Cross, CFS foundation (South Australia) and Wires Wildlife Rescue.
Paper Kooka makes Australian-inspired stationary, packages it in 100% recycled packaging and posts it to your door. Their 2021 planners (available in a B6 or A4 size) come in a range of playful designs, and feature weekly and monthly spreads, note pages, an address book and a paper pocket.
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