In my quest to find the perfect notebook, I have decided the ones below are the world’s best notebooks. It’s down to personal choice of course and your particular requirements at the time. I’ve tried to think about cost, quality (and in particular paper quality), looks, size (whether you need something lightweight and fairly small and slim or something larger with more space) and what I want from a notebook at the moment. Although was meant to be a kind of ‘top 10’ notebooks, there are more than 10 and the order does not really matter as these are all great British made notebooks.
British made stationery.
Manufacturing in the UK allows companies to control supply, guarantee quality, offer flexibility and to be ethical and environmentally sound.
You and your company or organisation or club or school or university can support British companies and British jobs and be environmentally friendly (by reducing your carbon footprint through reducing the miles goods are transported) by buying British at home, at work and for school.
A good starting point is to buy only British made stationery (pens, pencils, staplers, paper clips, scissors, paper, files, etc.). Don’t order stationery unless you know where it is made. Refuse to buy cheap foreign made stationery. Buy British stationery for your workplace and home and it will last longer and so save you or your company money long term. Most stationery these days is foreign made but you can insists on buying British made stationery. Just say 10 years ago most stationery was made in the UK, but sadly this is no longer the case.Most stationery these days is foreign made but you can insists on buying British made stationery. Just say 10 years ago most stationery was made in the UK, but sadly this is no longer the case. We all know those cheap Chinese made staplers don’t last 5 minutes, whereas the old made in England stapler that has been floating around your office since who knows when is still going strong! My old made in England Rexel stapler is superb quality; modern Chinese made Rexel staplers are very poor quality and do not last very long at all before they are broken.
Nice quality stationery. British made. Good prices.
Silvine make British made stationery – notebooks, pocket notebooks, exercise books, sketch pads, jotters, shorthand notebooks (reporter’s notebooks), scrap books, refill pads, record cards, postcards, raffle tickets, writing paper, envelopes, exercise books, memo books, cash books, duplicate books, triplicate books, receipt books, educational planners, petty cash vouchers, water resistant outdoor notebooks, etc. You can view their full range in their catalogue on their website. Nice quality stationery. There’s a review of a Silvine memo book here. British made. Good prices. Silvine paper products are made by Sinclairs in Yorkshire, who were established 1837, and can also make bespoke own-branded stationery for companies. All but a few of their products are made in the UK. For example Silvine don’t manufacture their Executive soft touch notebooks in the UK, but almost everything else is made here. In January 2017 their sales team said “Our soft feel executive notebooks are one of the very few lines in our range that are not produced at our manufacturing site here in the UK, these are currently sourced from the Far East.” Available in locals shops, good stationers, and online (for example on eBay, Amazon, and the Post Office).