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2018/03/01 Spring sale

For the fifth year in a row we again collected all the items that, for various reasons, cannot be sold for a full price in our shop due to their imperfections, production mistakes etc. That is why in March we will be holding a spring sale, again under the motto "with mistakes but with love", where we will be offering a wide range of considerably discounted products.

2018/02/19 New packaging of notebook straps

Our key product has finally got a new packaging! The original cellophane bags were abandoned years ago and we offered the straps unpacked - however, then they lacked some sort of comprehensibility, especially when sold somewhere other then in our shop. For that reason we newly equipped it with a compostable card, which carries important information about the strap itself as well as about papelote...

2018/02/13 Fourth diary for Slovak National Gallery

Another cooperation with the Slovak National Gallery and graphic designer Pavlína Morháčová brought a new, already fourth edition of the gallery's diary. In contrast with previous editions, each dedicated to an individual artist, this year's diary focuses on the societal development during the break-through year 1968, commemorating the events of its individual days and their representation in the works of Slovak conceptual artists. These are presented as printed copies as well as inserted facsimiles...

2018/02/12 In good company

It's been an honour to become a part of the Fair Company project, which connects about 60 Czech companies that don't set profit as their primary goal, but are also concerned about the needs of everyone involved in business - the owners as well as the employees, customers, community, and the planet as a whole. The journey to achieving such goal has been as long as the existence of the company itself, filled with little successful steps, moments of shuffle as well as a few missteps. However, in this case it is safe to say that "the journey is the destination" and we are happy to share it with you!

2018/02/12 Papelote takes up composting!

In papelote we take pride in thorough separating and recycling of all sorts of waste. Therefore adding organic waste was just a matter of time. After initial difficulties with taking out boxes filled with tea leaves, coffee grounds and plant-based leftovers to our composts at home, we came up with a much more convenient solution - we obtained our very own organic waste bin and also made it available to other occupants of the house. Our shared organic treasure then makes its way into a local composting plant, where it's turned into fertile soil for the Prague's greenery.

2018/02/01 Photographer wanted!

Locals only (work in our Prague studio) Papelote is looking for a photographer for long-term cooperation - taking photographs of our goods and custom-made products in our studio in Vojtěšská street in Prague, including post-production. We're looking for a stationery enthusiast with a team spirit, who enjoys working at a studio.

2017/12/21 Trash is for tossers

Wrapping paper's carreer does not have to end underneath the Christmas tree, it can handle much more! You can for instance transform the wrapping paper into a paper cover for a book you are gifting (see tutorial below) and it will loyally protect it  forever (almost). Paper left after unwrapping can then be turned into playful party decorations... Lets give wrapping paper a second chance!

2017/12/18 Gift wrapping

Would like to get your gift really sorted? Have your purchase gift-wrapped in our store! Paper bags are made from our wrapping papers or test print sheets and were put together at Sheltered Workshop of Home Harcov - the only thing left for you to do is to put the present under the Christmas tree..

2017/12/14 Job opening in dispatching!

Locals only (due to the nature of the job). That is right, we are looking for some new faces :) Specificaly, we are seeking a careful, systematic, positive and stress-proof coleague, who will be helping us next year with e-shop and wholesale order processing and will take care of all the parcels that leave papelote premises...

2017/12/12 Year's end in our online shop

We get it - a present that is not lying underneath a Christmas tree kind of isn't a proper present anymore. We try very hard for it not to happen to any of you, so we are bringing you an important notification - all orders placed and paid by the 14th of December (incl.) will be sent on Friday and should be delivered before the 24th. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the same thing for orders placed after this date, so do not postpone your purchase any longer :)

2017/12/12 Second chance for people and paper

We in papelote always stick to the motto, which says that the most sustainable paper is one not wasted; that is why we always try to find new use for residual material. For instance, we reuse test sheets (sheets of paper used for first rounds of - imperfect - printing) and transform them into paper bags used in our Prague store to pack purchases.

2017/12/11 Limited edition made from Czech fabrics

Czech planners only. 2018 planner collection brough also one purely local addition to the mix. It is a limited edition of covers for the popular Fabrico planner, made from Czech fabrics with our own original screen-printed motives, featuring also a practical attached elastic pen holder...

2017/12/08 Second life of notebooks

The papelote workshop has been busy for quite some time with an unexpected heritage. These notebooks were given to us by our locksmith. They were inherited by him from his uncle who once hand-bound and then left them in boxes in a corner of a garage. Needless to say, we were very pleased to adopt them; we just added some final touches in form of stamps on the covers and created limited edition of unique numbered pieces - Second Life line. First - winter- edition is available right now...

2017/11/30 Advent calendar

Czech online shop only. Advent is the time of excitement and anticipation, preparation, traditions and rituals. Papelote advent calendar has become one of these traditions - one that sweetens the pre-Christmas waiting period, one little window at a time. You can expect 20% discount on selected products each day..

2017/11/27 New star in papelote range

Papelote product range has gotten even a bit wider today - new collection Vega has been introduced to both our physical and virtual shelves. This collection is focused on products made from so-called vegan leather - durable, washable, leather-like material made from cellulose.

2017/11/14 Planner for The Homecoming

5th edition of planners supporting home hospice The Homecoming is alive! Its cover is decorated with metalic screen-printed pattern resembling waves, contour lines, roads... As the illustrator Štěpánka Bláhovcová says: once you go up and then you go down, no matter if literally or figuratively. The sea gently sways and comforts us, mountains and hills are endless. And everything happens on the way. The journey is the destination...

2017/11/13 Papelote workshop

Our own workshop has been an inseparable part of papelote from the very beginning. Originally it formed just a bit more than a corner of a living room. Then it evolved into a backstage room of our Prague store and began to share its pile of work with our printing house and seamstresses - it was no longer able to keep up with the speed of sales. And this year it got "promoted" to a new, bigger room above the store and transformed into a space where our limited editions are born...

2017/10/19 Go vote!

We in papelote think that each vote matters, and that is why we've decided to convince the hesitant crowd by a little treat of 10% discount for each vote thrown into the urn. It is our chance to decide tomorrow, lets not leave the decision to others.

2017/09/04 Local production

Once a natural thing, nowadays rather an exception which, however, keeps gaining importance - local production related with creating or sustaining working opportunities and with minimizing ecological strain by eliminating a need to transport products around the globe. Papelote has been continually choosing this way from the very beginning...

2017/07/28 Inventory check

Dear customers, on Thursday and Friday (3-4 August) our shop and our online shop will be closed for inventory. The shop will open on Saturday and online orders made after 2nd August will be dispatched on Monday, 7th August. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are not particularly happy about it either, but unfortunately all the stock has to be counted and reported :(

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