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.

We source most of our papers from an incredible carbon-neutral mill that utilizes innovative manufacturing processes to mine the “urban forest” with the least amount of impact on the environment and its natural resources. From biogas energy to closed-loop water and hydrogen peroxide bleaching processes, their recycled paper is one of the most environmentally sustainable in North America. Check them out at

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.