Most people who have worked in a large office can tell you: business can be wasteful and bland! This does not have to be case. You can have eco friendly and well designed office supplies and furniture! Here are five style-savy ideas to turn your office space into a chic AND conscientious environment.
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1 Kenton Sorensen Laptop Portfolio, $300 from Mjolk: Keeping up with technology may make your computer feel disposable, but this laptop bag is not. Hand cut and sewn in Wisconsin, Kenton Sorensen's focus is on quality, longevity and sustainability. His pieces are an investment, but one that will become better with age - more than what can be said of the computer it holds.
2 Moxie EcoFriendly Recycled Paper Pencils , $7.50 for a pack of 6 from Etsy Seller MoxiePear: Moxie pencils are made from colorful layers of recycled paper, not wood, so they are beautiful and better for the environment. They are chemical free, come in a wide variety of colors and are even packaged in a biodegradable cello bag.
3 Mecum Recycled Leather Notebooks, $7 from Orange Art: Mecum notebooks are made of recycled leather and paper in Italy. They have been a favorite for years among those who want a simple, well-designed pocket size notebook that makes a minimal impact on the environment but have maximum style.
4 Reclaimed Wood Console, $620 from Canvas Home: These cedar desks give a new meaning to the word "used." Once NYC water towers, the wood has been reclaimed and refurbished in upstate New York into streamlined naturally beautiful desks for the home or office.
5 ICO Recycled Cardboard Baskets, $16 from Vitrine: These bright and cheery cardboard baskets add a pop of color to your office space. Made of recycled cardboard and certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) they are an affordable, attractive and eco friendly way to keep your desk organized.
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