At An Organised Life we want to do everything we can to be a part of a positive future. We are putting a lot of energy and thought into our sustainability journey and have a 5 year plan in place to move forward as a brand, continuing to make changes within the business internally and in our supply & production chain to be more environmentally sustainable. We are enjoying learning about ways we can improve and would love to share with you where we are at in our journey…
We design our products to be used over a long period of time & encourage our community to hold onto their notebooks & diaries as keepsakes. Every product is designed with the core value of quality over quantity and is created with the purpose to give the An Organised Life community a tool to bring structure and organisation to their lives.
We are aiming to have 90% of our products made with soy ink & FSC Certified acid free paper by October 2020.
Our covers are either paper, vegan leather, cotton or buckram. Each fabrication is a conscious choice on our behalf and the quality is still amazing and very durable.
We are also having fun trailing different sustainable paper options for future products & in 2021 we are going to be introducing stone paper as an offering for some of our core signature styles.
As much as we love putting pen to paper we know there are other ways to do things too which is why we are constantly expanding our range of downloadables to inspire, motivate and organise. We are big believers that there's room for both digital & physical organisation tools & products.
We have removed 90% of all soft plastic from our packaging and by the end of 2020 we hope this will be 100% - any soft plastics still remaining from our production we recycle responsibly before the product reaches you. To protect our products on their journey to you each comes in its own signature AOL box or envelope which is then packed into either a home compostable satchel from the incredible Better Packaging company or a black cardboard box that is recyclable. Our beautiful custom cardboard boxes can be utilised for receipts, notes or to house your diary in at the end of its life cycle too.
We have also recently aligned with One Tree Planted. One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. Their mission is to reforest the planet, one tree at a time. Every $1 donated helps plant 1 tree. It's that simple.
For every Mid Year & 2021 Diary sold this year we will plant 1 tree! We are honored to support reforestation with @onetreeplanted as part of our commitment to sustainability.
Our Head Office
At the AOL HQ we are recycling all soft plastics, paper & cardboard, ink cartridges & our Nespresso capsules and are avoiding any single use products - we all love our reusable coffee cups! We are lucky to have beautiful natural light which allows us to limit the use of lights and we switch off all unessential powerpoints before leaving the office. We also offset any flights we need to take for business purposes. These are little things that we hope will make an impact long term.
We are constantly being inspired by our community and are so grateful to have you on this journey with us.