Back-to-School Eco-Chic

It happens every school year, the slog through the office supply store, arguing with your child about whether the notebook with the fancy cover is really worth $2 more. It’s a race to see which one you weep for first – the trees or your sanity! Or, you could skip all of that and just pick up this ReBinder Green School Supply Kit with everything a child needs for the entire year. Absolutely all of it comes from recycled fibers (85% of them post-consumer). The 30-piece pack includes recycled CD cases and sleeves plus plenty of notebooks (with blank, lined, and graph paper) and folders. But the piece de resistance is truly the signature ReBinder. Its 3-ring core can be removed and placed in one of the two included replacement covers when the original wears out, so you don’t need to buy a whole new binder. It’s a one-stop supply stock you can feel good about, and the “blank canvas” approach allows kids to customize the pieces with their own designs. Recycled supplies are better for the planet, of course, but ReBinder founders David Stober and Brant Williams have taken their social enterprise even further. Each kit is assembled by their AbilityOne certified disabled workforce, so you’re supporting both the environment and employment opportunities for those who might not otherwise have them. It’s an environmentally and socially responsible choice for students, schools and communities, say Liz Boksanski, who told us about ReBinder. “What appeals to me most about ReBinder is the thought of kids headed back to school, armed with their ReBinder gear as if to say: ‘Here we are, we’re raising environmental awareness, encouraging positive change!’ What a bold statement,” Liz says. We couldn’t agree more. Back-to-school never felt so good.

ReBinder

Recycled School & Office Supplies

Back-to-School Eco-Chic

It happens every school year, the slog through the office supply store, arguing with your child about whether the notebook with the fancy cover is really worth $2 more. It’s a race to see which one you weep for first – the trees or your sanity! Or, you could skip all of that and just pick up this ReBinder Green School Supply Kit with everything a child needs for the entire year. Absolutely all of it comes from recycled fibers (85% of them post-consumer). The 30-piece pack includes recycled CD cases and sleeves plus plenty of notebooks (with blank, lined, and graph paper) and folders. But the piece de resistance is truly the signature ReBinder. Its 3-ring core can be removed and placed in one of the two included replacement covers when the original wears out, so you don’t need to buy a whole new binder. It’s a one-stop supply stock you can feel good about, and the “blank canvas” approach allows kids to customize the pieces with their own designs. Recycled supplies are better for the planet, of course, but ReBinder founders David Stober and Brant Williams have taken their social enterprise even further. Each kit is assembled by their AbilityOne certified disabled workforce, so you’re supporting both the environment and employment opportunities for those who might not otherwise have them. It’s an environmentally and socially responsible choice for students, schools and communities, say Liz Boksanski, who told us about ReBinder. “What appeals to me most about ReBinder is the thought of kids headed back to school, armed with their ReBinder gear as if to say: ‘Here we are, we’re raising environmental awareness, encouraging positive change!’ What a bold statement,” Liz says. We couldn’t agree more. Back-to-school never felt so good.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Brant
    Brant

    We're the guys at ReBinder, the maker of Zero-Waste School & Office Supplies. Thanks to Daily Grommet for giving us this chance to meet everyone - especially as we get close to the school year beginning!

    Most parents don't know, but each year over 1,000 metric tons of toxic PVC ends up in landfills (not to mention in our kids' hands) as a result of vinyl binders and plastic jewel cases. ReBinder's recyclable line of traditional school supplies offer students an environmentally safe alternatives to vinyl and plastic - with no additional cost!

    Assembled by a disabled workforce in the USA, ReBinder’s zero waste method of making awesome products support the future health of the planet and your pocketbook. We create great products, jobs for the disabled, and a real mess for the vinyl binder industry.

  • Julie
    Julie
    8/20/2010 12:23 PM

    I bought Rebinders a couple years ago and they are still in tact! I decorated the outside of mine by gluing fabric pieces and glitter on and they were super cute. Highly recommend them!

  • Brant
    Brant – Special Guest
    8/20/2010 12:35 PM

    We love to hear that! The binders in the school kit are 40% thicker (more durable) thank vinyl! Glad to hear they're holding up!

  • Kate
    Kate
    8/20/2010 1:00 PM

    It sounds like you put great thought into what it means to be a responsible business. That's great! I am curious why so many recycled products are this "kraft paper" brown color. Is that the natural color from the recycling process?

  • Brant
    Brant – Special Guest
    8/20/2010 1:35 PM

    Hi Kate! Great question. It depends on what type of materials are used to make the pulp, but most often the answer is yes - the natural brown kraft color is the result.

    We are serious about being responsible. We make everything in the US and none of it should end up in a landfill. Daily Grommet was awesome by taking time to fully understand what makes our products and company unique. Real props to them...that's why we offered them this exclusive discount on these products. Cheers!

  • David
    David
    8/20/2010 1:50 PM

    Kate - To further Brant's post, there are two primary reasons why we are nearly 100% brown kraft. 1. We do take a minimalistic approach to our products and adding colors, etc. would be just that - adding more which would create a larger footprint. 2. Our customers have told us time and time again that not only do they like the fact that it stands out from the traditional vinyl/glossy/artificial, but they love what the natural brown kraft communicates by itself - natural, responsible, etc. Keeps sustainability top of mind - great for kids too!!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/20/2010 1:58 PM

    @Brant - you explained your mission so well in the video. We need vision like yours tackling all of our day-to-day products!!

  • David
    David
    8/20/2010 4:39 PM

    Thanks Katherine - there are a lot of awesome products in the market place that are manufactured in a responsible fashion. There are also a lot of wolves in sheep costumes though too.

    Really it's on us as consumers to really understand how the products are made, who makes them and what their motivation is. With ReBinder, there is no vinyl or plastic in the closet. Selling responsible and sustainable office products and school supplies is the ONLY way we pay our bills - we don't dangle the proverbial 'green' carrot in the hope that you will buy a more profitable non-green product. We think this 100% commitment is what differentiates us and is also what has allowed us to bridge that price gap and move beyond a 'green premium'.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

ReBinder

Recycled School & Office Supplies

Back-to-School Eco-Chic

It happens every school year, the slog through the office supply store, arguing with your child about whether the notebook with the fancy cover is really worth $2 more. It’s a race to see which one you weep for first – the trees or your sanity!

Or, you could skip all of that and just pick up this ReBinder Green School Supply Kit with everything a child needs for the entire year. Absolutely all of it comes from recycled fibers (85% of them post-consumer). The 30-piece pack includes recycled CD cases and sleeves plus
plenty of notebooks (with blank, lined, and graph paper) and folders. But the piece de resistance is truly the signature ReBinder. Its 3-ring core can be removed and placed in one of the two included replacement covers when the original wears out, so you don’t need to buy a whole new binder. It’s a one-stop supply stock you can feel good about, and the “blank canvas” approach allows kids to customize the pieces with their own designs.

Recycled supplies are better for the planet, of course, but ReBinder founders David Stober and Brant Williams have taken their social enterprise even further. Each kit is assembled by their AbilityOne certified disabled workforce, so you’re supporting both the environment and employment opportunities for those who might not otherwise have them.

It’s an environmentally and socially responsible choice for students, schools and communities, say Liz Boksanski, who told us about ReBinder. “What appeals to me most about ReBinder is the thought of kids headed back to school, armed with their ReBinder gear as if to say: ‘Here we are, we’re raising environmental awareness, encouraging positive change!’ What a bold statement,” Liz says. We couldn’t agree more. Back-to-school never felt so good.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Brant
    Brant

    We're the guys at ReBinder, the maker of Zero-Waste School & Office Supplies. Thanks to Daily Grommet for giving us this chance to meet everyone - especially as we get close to the school year beginning!

    Most parents don't know, but each year over 1,000 metric tons of toxic PVC ends up in landfills (not to mention in our kids' hands) as a result of vinyl binders and plastic jewel cases. ReBinder's recyclable line of traditional school supplies offer students an environmentally safe alternatives to vinyl and plastic - with no additional cost!

    Assembled by a disabled workforce in the USA, ReBinder’s zero waste method of making awesome products support the future health of the planet and your pocketbook. We create great products, jobs for the disabled, and a real mess for the vinyl binder industry.

  • Julie
    Julie
    8/20/2010 12:23 PM

    I bought Rebinders a couple years ago and they are still in tact! I decorated the outside of mine by gluing fabric pieces and glitter on and they were super cute. Highly recommend them!

  • Brant
    Brant – Special Guest
    8/20/2010 12:35 PM

    We love to hear that! The binders in the school kit are 40% thicker (more durable) thank vinyl! Glad to hear they're holding up!

  • Kate
    Kate
    8/20/2010 1:00 PM

    It sounds like you put great thought into what it means to be a responsible business. That's great! I am curious why so many recycled products are this "kraft paper" brown color. Is that the natural color from the recycling process?

  • Brant
    Brant – Special Guest
    8/20/2010 1:35 PM

    Hi Kate! Great question. It depends on what type of materials are used to make the pulp, but most often the answer is yes - the natural brown kraft color is the result.

    We are serious about being responsible. We make everything in the US and none of it should end up in a landfill. Daily Grommet was awesome by taking time to fully understand what makes our products and company unique. Real props to them...that's why we offered them this exclusive discount on these products. Cheers!

  • David
    David
    8/20/2010 1:50 PM

    Kate - To further Brant's post, there are two primary reasons why we are nearly 100% brown kraft. 1. We do take a minimalistic approach to our products and adding colors, etc. would be just that - adding more which would create a larger footprint. 2. Our customers have told us time and time again that not only do they like the fact that it stands out from the traditional vinyl/glossy/artificial, but they love what the natural brown kraft communicates by itself - natural, responsible, etc. Keeps sustainability top of mind - great for kids too!!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/20/2010 1:58 PM

    @Brant - you explained your mission so well in the video. We need vision like yours tackling all of our day-to-day products!!

  • David
    David
    8/20/2010 4:39 PM

    Thanks Katherine - there are a lot of awesome products in the market place that are manufactured in a responsible fashion. There are also a lot of wolves in sheep costumes though too.

    Really it's on us as consumers to really understand how the products are made, who makes them and what their motivation is. With ReBinder, there is no vinyl or plastic in the closet. Selling responsible and sustainable office products and school supplies is the ONLY way we pay our bills - we don't dangle the proverbial 'green' carrot in the hope that you will buy a more profitable non-green product. We think this 100% commitment is what differentiates us and is also what has allowed us to bridge that price gap and move beyond a 'green premium'.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.