Inchiostro and Paper was born out of an obsessive love of all things paper and the need unmet by the market of paper goods made with certified paper and ethical standards.
Since October 2017, Inchiostro and Paper has offered various collections of sustainable, ethical, minimal luxury paper goods stores around the world through this shop online and over 30 physical stores.
Our design is inspirational, minimal and fun and our products are completely guilt/plastic-free.
We hope you find something you will love.
dream. write. create.
Sabrina Bertazzo is the Founder, CEO and Creative Director of the Italian design and stationery business, Inchiostro and Paper. With 30 partner stores across Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Australia and online, we've reached over 40 countries worldwide.
After growing up in a small village in Italy, at the age of 22 she moved to London to pursue an international career in management consulting first, and as a Senior Project Manager at Amazon, later.
Aged 30 and having achieved all her professional goals, she left her job to travel and explore the world during a two-year solo adventure.
Upon her return, she knew she wanted to share her experience and encourage as many people as possible to follow their dreams.
With this idea in mind, she created the first weekly planner (2018) which was sold out in less than 6 weeks.
Since then, she has been developing her brand to become even more inspirational while also putting sustainability right at the centre of her business agenda.
Her motto is:
"you only live once, make it remarkable".
"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
– Robert Swan
Cambiamo (let's change in Italian) is the name of our sustainability project. The philosophy behind our brand and the meaning of it all. It's the reason why, we think that change is only possible if everyone, every company, customers, employer or employees assumes its responsibility towards a better planet. We at inchiostro and paper don't think that someone else will save us. We believe it's our responsibility to save ourselves.
Inchiostro and Paper is here to bring a global change to our society.
Ambitious? Yes, but why not?
Since Day 1, back in 2017 when this all started, I refused to take shortcuts or get cheap materials of doubt sources. Since the very beginning, I obsessed over every single step in the production and how they end up on your doorstep.
Half of my time is spent searching for ways to improve our products and our processes, to make sure that inchiostro and paper is a responsible company with a positive impact on the environment and society in general.
Big companies often use fancy names and mention big NGOs to show off how they are apparently doing good in the world. But often this is just a marketing move to attract new customers. How easily could a giant e-commerce really BE the change we need? How easily could we all boycott big brands to make the market more sustainable?
This is why Inchiostro and Paper is really different.
No matter what it costs, we will always pick materials that have the least environmental impact. We are working very hard to produce recyclable products. Even though we believe and hope you'll keep your planners and journal forever, by 2022 we are going to only produce products that are made of:
- Renewable source - natural (eg paper).
- Non-renewable source (fossil). In this case, it must not be a virgin, but possibly:
100% recycled or 100% biobased (crop waste, that is, they must not subtract land from agriculture).
Our suppliers share our same values, and we check their production process very closely.
We've recently started our forest with which we compensate the emissions resulting from shipping your orders.
plastic-free pledge 99.9999% done: we've taken huge steps to achieve this goal and we are still working on it. While we've removed all plastic from our packaging and replaced it with biodegradable bubbles, our biggest challenge remains the envelope for the shipping labels which need to be protected from rain and transportation. We've been testing other materials with little success so far, but we won't give up until we find the perfect solution.
We will continue to do our bit and educate ourselves and our customers on how we can do better and shop wisely. There are so many sustainable options, there really is no excuse for not going greener.
If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our processes, if you lack any information, or if you notice anything that we might have missed, we want to hear from you. Simply email us with your ideas and suggestions.