Chic and responsible shopping – this is the leitmotif of La Petite Papeterie Française, otherwise known as Pepa, a brand that has decided to restore the world of stationery to its former glory with products that are simultaneously beautiful, useful and eco-friendly. It’s enough to make you want to put down your keyboard…
Art de vivre steps into the office
In 2012, Sylvie Bétard, a paper lover, decided to combine organisation with environmental questions and La Petite Papeterie Française was born. And despite the incredible number of notebooks that already exist, there was one missing that allowed you to get organised on a daily basis. So when Sylvie met Anaïs, a graphic designer, together they created the two that would go on to become the Pepa classics: the Useful (Utile), a little notebook with detachable to-do lists, and the Pleasant (Agréable), a larger format with a dozen tabs for organising your projects. These two handsome items complete the Ciel à Poster, a lovely card with an envelope for pretty letter-writing and the Papier Libre with its ream of pages that are lined on one side and coloured on the other. And to write it all down, you can have a wooden pencil, classic and timeless, that has already proven its worth. There is even a version that can be engraved so you can personalise it with a few choice words.
A responsible company
For Pepa, creating an object is not just about making something that is beautiful and useful; the company is also respectful of the environment and society. You can find out all about the manufacture of your notebook and where the products come from. The brand is committed to a maximum of French and European manufacturing with local partners, as is the case for the Utile and Agréable notebooks that are created on the threshold of Paris. And because the human factor also counts in this adventure, orders placed on the internet site are put together by employees who are reintegrating the workforce in order to give new sense to the meaning of work. And for deliveries, the couriers ride bicycles and the transport companies are branded responsible. What more could you ask for? Find the entire Pepa collection and a nice selection of stationery on www.lapetitepapeteriefrancaise.fr Some points of sale in Paris: the bookshop at the Palais de Tokyo, 75016 Paris 107Rivoli, the shop attached to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 75001 Paris Basus, 75011 Paris Marie-Sixtine, 75010 Paris
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