Karst describes themselves as the world’s first mineral paper stationery company. They make a series of hardbound and paperbound Moleskine-like notebooks with Stone Paper brand material made from calcium carbonate. The notebooks are thread-bound and lay completely flat. Writing on the paper is smooth because it lacks the grain directionality of normal paper. Karst says their mineral paper is brighter than regular paper, and it has a velvety smooth texture. It’s waterproof and tear-resistant. It’s friendlier to the environment than regular paper, as well. Karst states that each metric ton of their paper saves 950kg of carbon from entering the atmosphere, 18 large timber trees, 4720 kilowatts of energy, and 2770 liters of water, compared to the manufacture of regular paper. Both the bindings and the paper are recyclable, too.
Karst has just launched their 2018 planner. The notebook has weekly and monthly views, and Karst says each month has a “theme or focus for an all-rounded sense of achievement and development by the end of 2018. Each monthly theme has been carefully curated to work to help increase your productivity, goals, and overall fulfillment.” Due to demand, expect your planner to ship in 4-5 weeks, so you should order now to have it in time for the new year. The Karst 2018 Planner is $38.95.