Acorn Designs, Since 1981
Acorn Designs In A Nutshell
Acorn Designs is an environmentally focused stationery company established in 1981, with our studio nestled amongst the apple trees at Redbyrd Orchard Cider. We specialize in beautiful nature inspired stationery, paper goods and gifts, working with over 40 different artists worldwide.
Our hope is to make your world bigger, wider, richer for you right there in your day-to-day. Our intention with every product is to encourage connection: to ourselves, to each other and to nature. The more connected we are to the natural world, the more we will all work to preserve and protect it. Thank you for letting us be a part of your experience.
We are an eco-friendly studio, all of our products are made with recycled paper (with the majority being 100% post-consumer waste recycled), packaged in pcw paper or 100% plant-based biodegradable cellophane sleeves and always prepared to ship with recycled packing materials.
We've worked with the same local printer since 1985.
All journals are made by hand with a vintage rhin-o-tuff foot operated open ended punch & manual flat bar binder. Birch, Oatmeal, and Black paper is hand glued onto binders board to make the covers before being imprinted for artwork on an antique foot operated embosser. Artwork is then hand affixed to the front of journal and educational or inspirational story is glued onto inside of front cover.
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For The Love of Nature
With every image printed on Acorn Designs products, a story accompanies it... be it scientific details or natural history or even poetry evoked by the artists’ rendition of the natural world.
The products are as much educational as they are beautiful and inspiring.
Our hope is to make your world bigger, wider, richer for you right there in your day-to-day. The more connected we are to the natural world, the more we will all work to preserve and protect it.
Thank you for letting us be a part of your experience.
"I just want to tell you how happy I am with my cards! They are gorgeous! Also, I like the information slip on the back a lot – really neat. Also, It's wonderful what you all are doing for the environment... crucial. I just love the designs." - Gwen, Stratford, CT
Products made with 100% Recycled Papers
There is an ecological story behind every product we consume. Paper casts a large ecological shadow, from the gathering of the source material through its pulping, bleaching and processing. With that in mind, as a paper goods business, we want to make the best choices possible for how our business impacts this world we hold so dear.
We are committed to using 100% post-consumer recycled papers when available for all of our products. Although this increases our costs (sometimes more than four-fold), we can’t imagine making any other choice and we hope you feel the same.
All of our printing and binding of our journals happens right down the road from our studio in the lovely hamlet of Lodi, NY with a small printer who has been serving the Finger Lakes for over 30 years.
You can rest assured that you are making a spending choice that does the least harm when you buy any product from Acorn Designs.