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Green your art! Ecojot Sketchbooks and Journals review
connecting to the sacred within through art

Ecojot sketchbooks and journals are AWESOME! I totally love them. I love the spiral binding that allows me to lie them flat or fold them all the way over, I love the texture and brightness of the paper, but most of all, I love that they don’t use chlorine to whiten the paper.

Ecojot journals

I first found Ecojot when I was searching for paper that had not been whitened with chlorine (because I react to chlorine-whitened paper). I even have to use chlorine-free kleenex, paper towel and toilet paper (not to mention “feminine” products).

The first thing I found by them was a spiral-bound journal (the lines are veggie-based inks!). Suddenly I could write without wearing gloves to protect my skin from the chlorine!! Awesome! Then I discovered… to my absolute joy… sketchbooks! With wonderful, funky covers made with vegetable-based inks and glues – less toxic than regular inks used in printing. They have sketchbooks with plain covers if you prefer to decorate your own. They also have scrapbooks, folders, cards, wrapping paper and more.

In addition to using veggie based, biodegradable inks and glues, and whitening with hydrogen peroxide, Ecojot papers, including the hard fronts and backs of books, are 100% recycled and acid-free! And the few products that have packaging use biodegradable corn-based plastic wrap. A purchase you can feel good about on every level.

If you have high speed internet, I encourage you to check out their catalog (PDF download – will be slow on dial-up). They also have e-cards.

The sketchbook paper takes every medium I’ve tried on it well: ink, marker, glue, pencil and pencil crayon.

What’s your favorite eco-friendly art supply or material?

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posted on June 7, 2010 | tags: , ,


  • Ray

    June 8, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    my favorite creative things are rocks, metal wire, and glass beads, since they resist soaking up chemicals and becoming contaminated. You can make jewelry, sculpture, book covers, embellish wall hangings- endless and non-reactive materials that will resist becoming contaminated! Yay!

  • earthwalker

    June 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks for sharing that Ray!! It’s true, there are so many natural materials we can use to make beautiful art. I’d love for you to write an article for Planet Thrive about that if you want, and you can showcase your beautiful artwork!! Let me know. xx

  • Libby

    June 8, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Ray those are awesome materials. thank you for sharing them.
    Do you have anywhere online that any of your creativity is shared? I’d love to see it.

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