Have you ever bought a pen or pencil only to have it constantly break, dry out, clog or just not last very long? What did you do? There’s no way to recycle it, so you threw it away – it, and countless millions of low quality pencils and pens are tossed into landfills each year. We all do it without considering the impact.
One of the most often asked questions I get is, “Why did you name your company Stubby Pencil Studio?” Yes, I think the name is cute and catchy, but more than that, a stubby pencil has tremendous meaning for me. When my kids show me their stubby little pencils, that have been used and sharpened over and over for months and months, and are down to nothing but a stub and an eraser, I know we got maximum use. The best compliment I can receive is seeing our pencils sharpened down to the stub, so short, they can no longer be used to write or draw.
I love these little stubs and feel great pride that the products I sell are high quality and used to their maximum potential. Maximum use should be a major consideration for all of us in our throw-away society. When we purchase well made, quality products, we can use them longer which translates to less waste in our landfills and less resources used. This is important to me, so much so, that I strive to provide not only toxic-free, but also long lasting products made from sustainable sources. When a set of colored pencils can last an entire school year and be handed down to a younger sibling or re-used the next year, I know our customers are getting great value for their money.
Here’s a list of our favorite high quality pencils – tried and true – and we’re happy to introduce them to you:
Cedar Pencils – eco-friendly, triangular shaped pencils made from recycled cedar wood scraps. The ergonomic shape is very comfortable and the natural finish with beautiful wood grain makes these pencils very unique.
Smencil Pencils – scented pencils made from 100% recycled newspapers in a variety of gourmet scents. They sharpen just like a regular wood pencil – kids love these!
Eco-friendly Graphite Pencils – cedar wood pencils certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to have originated from environmentally well-managed forests.
Eco Highlighter Pencils – neon color highlighters that are made from natural wood and use no plastics, no ink solvents, and no volatile organic compounds. They are long lasting and work great – will not bleed through thin pages. One of our best selling products!
Eco-friendly Colored Pencils – made from cedar wood that is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council to have originated from environmentally well-managed forests.
These and many other eco-friendly school and office supplies are available at Stubby Pencil Studio. Let us know if you need a recommendation.
– Mama Kate