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O'BON Eco-friendly Pencils and Notebooks Review and Giveaway

>> Friday, October 29, 2010

Now here is a great green company I just discovered- O'BON eco-friendly school and office supplies. O'BON, which means "Oh Good" in French, represents a better, greener and more responsible choice. There is no sacrifice to be green here either, wait till you see how beautiful O'BON products are! Not only do they make amazing eco-friendly products, they also contribute by planting a tree for for every purchase made on the O'BON website. How cool is that? Another thing I love about O'BON is that by designing their products around animal designs and environmental facts, O'BON helps nudge kids down the path of environmental responsibility and curiosity.


The trademark product of O'BON was initially a pencil made from used newspaper. By being made from used newspaper instead of wood, the production of the newspaper pencil didn't contribute to deforestation and damage the environment. They offer your standard pencils in beautiful designs, color pencils, and professional art graphite pencils, all made with 100% recycled newspaper. I got to try some of the O'BON recycled newspaper wildlife pencils and they sure are pretty. The backing came with facts about the animals and they suggested you reuse the packaging as a bookmark which I did with a few quick clips and it looks great! I was very curious about how it would be to sharpen these pencils and I have to tell you I was surprised at how easy it was, in fact, the pencil actually seems more firm than a wood pencil! You can see a piece of the pencil shaving in the photos. The L'Artiste Professional Art Set is amazing too! The set includes 10 high quality professional art pencils with a different grade of graphite hardness and each is clearly labeled for easy when sketching. The pencils have a beautiful brushed nickel finish and when make a beautiful gift for any artist or aspiring artist.


O'BON also makes notebooks with paper made from sugarcane pulp, a great alternative resource to wood, and binders made from recycled card stock and cardboard. These are really some stunningly beautiful notebooks and there are LOTS of choices! I got to try out the BONanza A5 Strawberry Sugarcane Journal Notebook. I actually selected this for my daughter but to tell you the truth, I am going to be keeping this beautiful pad for myself! (She'll never know.) Every journal comes with O’BON’s own environmentally-friendly sugarcane bagasse paper. With the cover made from 100% recycled cardstock, and the pages printed with non-toxic soy based inks, this makes it the perfect eco-friendly journal for your daily needs. Their journals also come in all different sizes so you can use them for all your different needs! I also have to tell you that quality of sugarcane paper is way different than your typical recycled paper. The paper in my sugarcane journal was amazing quality- bright white and smooth as could be.















I love my O'BON products because they are eco-friendly, great quality and just plain pretty! If you want to shop O'BON eco-friendly products, you can get an exclusive discount for my readers of 10% by using code "MWYT." (I do NOT get a kickback on any sales, just so you know! I am unbiased!)

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Winner gets to choose two of their favorite O'BON products!

Giveaway Dates:
October 29- November 12, 2010 Midnight CST

To Enter This Giveaway:
Do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took. Each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase but only the #1 entry is required.

1. Required: Visit O'BON eco-friendly products and leave me a comment with your favorite items
2. Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin w/ Google Friend Connect or subscribe to RSS feed
3. Like O'BON on Facebook and leave them a comment
4. Like the Moms Wear Your Tees Blog Facebook page in the top right margin
5. Tweet and leave URL: Enter to #win @OBON Eco-friendly Office and School Supplies #Giveaway http://www.momswearyourtees.blogspot.com @MWYT #green

Giveaway Rules:
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Winner selected through random.org- #125, Cal


O'BON did provide me with the pencils and notebook in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.

127 comments:

Dana,  said... October 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

favorites are the L'Artiste Professional Art Set and
O'BONanza A5 Journal Kiwi

Daniel,  said... October 30, 2010 at 5:55 AM  

Thank you so much for sharing it.
Shepson Printing is passionate about supplying recycled products where possible. We are happy to provide you with a wide variety of different paper and printed samples

Recycled Paper Printing

Marlowe,  said... October 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM  

I love the hawk wing notebook and the fruit pencils!

marloweopat at gmail dot com

Marlowe,  said... October 30, 2010 at 2:01 PM  

I follow Moms Wear Your Tees on GFC!


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jakiesmom,  said... October 30, 2010 at 6:49 PM  

i like the bird binder irredenscence and the crimson bird binder
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Nicole C.,  said... October 31, 2010 at 2:21 PM  

My favorite is the L'Artiste Professional Art Set.

choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

Heidi,  said... October 31, 2010 at 4:08 PM  

My top 3 items are-1.Bird 1" Binder Crimson 2. Rainbow 2B Pencil Pack 3. O'BONanza A5 Journal Apple. Thanks.

sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

sfyates,  said... October 31, 2010 at 5:48 PM  

My absolute favorite is the art kit with art pencils in it. I also love the granite bird journal and the strawberry sugarcan journal.

mogrill,  said... November 1, 2010 at 12:50 AM  

The peacock feathered notebook is cool.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill@comcast.net

samke23,  said... November 1, 2010 at 4:21 AM  

I like the Bird A6 Journals Iridescence and matching Bird 1" Binder Iridescence.

Terri,  said... November 3, 2010 at 6:42 PM  

I love the A6 Notebooks with the bird feathers in styles: Granite, Iridescence, and Pearl.

fdigsby,  said... November 5, 2010 at 12:20 PM  

I like the O'BONanza A5 Journal Strawberry.

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jenzen69,  said... November 6, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

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clynsg,  said... November 7, 2010 at 7:51 AM  

I like the pencil packs, both the Wildlife and the O'BONanza.

cgclynsg0 at gmail dot com

Liza,  said... November 9, 2010 at 1:04 PM  

Any of the notebooks with the beautiful fruit pictures would be great--I know everybody at the office would want their own!

Thanks for the chance to win!

--Liza

ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sarah,  said... November 9, 2010 at 3:31 PM  

I love their Wildlife 2B Pencil Pack and the Original HB Pencil Pack!!

StephTTC,  said... November 9, 2010 at 9:24 PM  

Bird A6 Notebook Iridescence! So pretty!

stephanieb @ ourcouponhome dot com

captainliss40,  said... November 9, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

I like the strawberry journal and the Bird Binder Pearl. captainliss40@gmail.com

Kim,  said... November 9, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

i love all the pencil packs and i love the notebooks with the feather covers! so cute
xo
kimberly.long at gmail dot com

Charmily,  said... November 9, 2010 at 11:33 PM  

I love http://www.myobon.com/product/obonanza-2b-pencil-pack! Becuase I love fruit and being green :) I LOVE THIS SHOP!!!!!
sumshi.is.yummy@gmail.com
thank you!!!!!!!

tdean30,  said... November 10, 2010 at 9:21 AM  

L'Artiste Professional Art Set & Bird 1" Binder Violet

tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

Angel Jacklyn,  said... November 10, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

I ALSO WOULD LIKE THE O'BONanza A5 Journal Strawberry kytah00@yahoo.com

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Louis H,  said... November 10, 2010 at 6:55 PM  

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Marija,  said... November 10, 2010 at 9:01 PM  

I love the bird journals- especially emerald and platinum!

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Cyndi,  said... November 10, 2010 at 10:54 PM  

My fave item is the A4 notebook in Strawberry ... YUMMMM

cynthia @ hwanghon . net

Stacy,  said... November 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM  

I love the Wildlife Colored Pencils.

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jsc123,  said... November 11, 2010 at 5:05 PM  

My favorite items are the O'Bon Strawberry Journal and the Artiste Professional Art Set.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123,  said... November 11, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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jsc123,  said... November 11, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

I am a fan of O'Bon via Facebook as Jill Myrick and have left a comment that you sent me.

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jsc123,  said... November 11, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

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limepink,  said... November 11, 2010 at 6:05 PM  

I want L'Artiste Professional Art Set
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gmissycat,  said... November 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM  

I really like the Sugarcane A4 Journal White Red.

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gmissycat,  said... November 11, 2010 at 7:06 PM  

Tweeted here too

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ewhatley,  said... November 11, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

this is my fave
http://www.myobon.com/product/sugarcane-a5-notebook-white-green

ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

rah267,  said... November 12, 2010 at 5:45 AM  

crazyred61 at yahoo dot com
I like O'BONanza A5 Journal Kiwi
and O'BONanza Color Pencil Pack

Julie,  said... November 12, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

I like the L Artiste Professional Art pencils set and Sugercane Journal Red
thanks for the giveaway
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asl,  said... November 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM  

i like the apple notebook. and the art pencils. they would go good together, dont you think? audreyshay @ yahoo. com

asl,  said... November 12, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

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i liked them on fb and let them know i liked their products. username audreyshay @ yahoo . com

Valancia,  said... November 12, 2010 at 12:29 PM  

Sugarcane A6 Journal White & The Wildfire Color Pencil pack.

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Susan,  said... November 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM  

I love the different fruit covered notebooks so nice! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

Anastasia,  said... November 12, 2010 at 5:57 PM  

My favorite items are the O'BONanza Color Pencil Pack and Sugarcane A4 Journal White Blue

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purango,  said... November 12, 2010 at 9:35 PM  

I follow Moms Wear Your Tees w/Google Friend Connect. garrettsambo@aol.com

Cal,  said... November 12, 2010 at 9:51 PM  

I would choose the Sugarcane A5 Journal White Green and the Bird 1" Binder Iridescence! My faves.

Atreau,  said... November 12, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

I like the L'Artiste Professional Art Set & O'BONanza Color Pencil Pack.

ShesAnAngel,  said... November 12, 2010 at 10:53 PM  

I checked out O'bon and my fave items are both of the binders, the peacock and the crimson :D

Great stuff!

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