The very foundations of La Petite Papeterie Française are built on Sylvie Bétard’s determination to offer responsible stationery products. After several years studying the relationship between art and ecology, she created a platform for salvaging and reusing waste intended for design professionals, La Réserve des arts. When she set up La Petite Papeterie Française, Sylvie saw the need to be socially and ecologically responsible as essential.
So, every aspect of each product is carefully examined, from its life cycle to its impacts on the environment and humanity. It is important to La Petite Papeterie Française to provide complete transparency regarding the production and provenance of the products created or selected.
This aim took shape first of all in the online shop, where the products selected are a careful combination of aesthetics and ethics. This was then followed by the La Petite Papeterie Française line designed with the same attention to these values.
From design to delivery, the utmost care and attention is paid to each stage, from the choice of responsible raw materials - recycled paper, certified wood - to functional design and local production.
For each product, the balance between design and functionality and sustainable manufacturing must be found.
Paper remnants, the main waste product from the business, are anticipated early in the production process and transformed into post cards, backdrops or other products.
The Slow Office entails an intangible dimension of valuing exchanges and adopting a collaborative development approach, which is implemented in our relationships with manufacturers, suppliers and all other partners involved in this adventure.
Over the years, this commitment has become an integral part of the brand’s DNA and we have carefully developed a set of in-house criteria to guarantee we uphold this commitment and to let our customers know we have done so.
This frame of reference is part of a continual improvement process and guides the actions we take to ensure La Petite Papeterie Française is an exemplary company in terms of Social and Environmental Responsibility.