It's all in the materials

It's all in the materials Cognitive Surplus

Even small changes add up. Here are some simple things you can do to have a positive impact.

Opt for 100% Recycled + Less in the Landfill

Each time you chose a 100% recycled notebook, you save 5.2 lbs of CO2 emissions, enough energy to charge your phone for almost 3 months, a gallon of water, and most importantly, you keep trees in the ground, where they belong.

Recycled canvas is made with textile waste cuttings that are otherwise discarded as trash. Instead of filling up the landfill, these cuttings are collected and spun into yarn that is then woven into fabric that can be used again. 

Seek out Sustainable apparel

We have partnered with Bella + Canvas for our adult and youth tee shirts because their super soft tees make everyone look great, and their company shares our commitment to the environment. Here's what they have to say about their process:


By using newer, more efficient dye machines, we use 7x less water than the average for clothing manufacturers, saving 24 million gallons a week. Any water we do use goes through a filtration system that allows it to be recycled.


We are a green company through and through - taking every opportunity we can to reduce our CO2 emissions. If you take a quick tour around our headquarters you'll find we use solar energy to power our sewing and cutting facilities, motion-sensor LED lighting and skylights throughout each building, and electric car charging stations to encourage employees to go green.


Our manufacturing facilities and LA Headquarters produce almost no landfill because we recycle pretty much everything that can't be turned into a tee. We've optimized our cutting to reduce plastic use, and excess fabric is recycled into a number of things like baby bibs or stuffing for upholstery. Let nothing go to waste!

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