>> 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!)
Winner gets to choose two of their favorite O'BON products!
October 29- November 12, 2010 Midnight CST
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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.