Last week on the way back from work, I popped into Paperchase to check out the new recycled stationary range they’ve just launched in collaboration with the London Evening Standard.
The brand new exclusive stationery range is aimed to further help promote the recycling of newspapers in and around the capital. The new range has been created using London Evening Standard newspapers and turning them into a special edition, recycled stationery range to be sold in the retailer’s flagship store on Tottenham Court Road, along with the majority of their London stores.
For the launch, they also had Sarah King running a fab little craft workshop, using recycled newspapers to create gift bags. I soon got stuck in, following instructions and getting creative with the washy tape – I love that stuff! I’m sure it’ll be showing up on different thins from now on.
Sarah King had also created a cake for the launch. Check this out…
Can you believe it? It’s Victoria sponge, icing, printed sugar paper, and the clipboard on top is a biscuit! It’s incredible right? I’ve since been ogling over her Instagram feed!
After getting all creative, I headed off with my handmade gift bag, a recycled A5 notepad and a padfolio – I’ve already started using them at work! The padfolio is perfect for brainstorms!
I think this new range is an awesome idea. You see so many newspapers get left behind on the tubes, and you can only imagine how many get binned on route to the office or once at work. Waste is such a huge thing, and if you can do something like this, why isn’t it being done more. I think London Evening Standard and Paperchase, in my mind, will definitely be starting a trend! They look quite cool too.
Paperchase actually do a number of other craft workshops too, some of which are run by Sarah – all here. I’m definitely going to be going to another, they look so fun!
Have you been to any workshops recently?
*I was invited along to the launch event for the new range by Paperchase, in collaboration with London Evening Standard. All views my own.