You’ve celebrated Christmas and already looking to conquer the year ahead with conscious intention and purpose. Whether you’re a small business owner, a working parent or a college student, you’re keen to get organized and make 2019 your best yet – and you’re keen to do it in ethical and sustainable style.
Whether you’re after vegan, sustainable, plastic-free, recycled diaries, organizers and planners for 2019, we hope this curated list of fabulous diaries makes your life easier, and better organized!
1. Emma Kate Co. 2019 Daily Planner (Digital Download)
We love Emma Kate Co.’s gorgeous diaries, stylishly designed and they are recyclable (most diaries are lol) but they can stand to be more sustainable, as they are neither made from recycled materials nor made locally (Australian designed, made in China). The great news is that there is a more sustainable option to this popular diary – it can be purchased as a digital download, as a weekly planner or a daily planner, so you can print it yourself on recycled paper! And it’s cost-effective this way too at just A$11.
This artisan-quality Paper & Lattice 2019 A5 weekly diary is made by hand in the UK and features eco-friendly recycled papers, a hand-stitched open bound spine using linen thread, patterned
3. TRIAPress Recycled Diary Planner 2019
For an artistic and abstract eco-friendly planner, you can’t go past the recycled planner from London-based studio TRIAPress. Featuring original art on the cover, the A5 planner is made of recycled and acid-free paper and each week is spread over two pages. There’s also space for notes on each page. All materials used in the products and packaging are ethically sourced, eco-friendly, recycled and recyclable.
There are several artistic covers to choose from. Buy your unique planner here.
4. Jstory Undated Weekly Planner
Designed and made in South Korea from recycled FSC-certified (responsibly managed forest) paper and printed with soy ink, this Jstory weekly planner is undated so you can start at any time. It contains 56 pages and measures 21cm x 30cm. It’s also super affordable costing just A$9.98.
Purchase it here.
This Mighty Paper handmade 2019 A5 organiser is printed in Germany on 100% recycled paper. Compact and lightweight, it contains a to-do-list on every page for every week of the year, space for addresses, notes and sketching, and includes cute illustrations. Comes in two colours. Measures 14.8 x 21cm.
Buy your Mighty Paper 2019 diary here.
Made in Australia, this high-quality eco-friendly diary is made of 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Designed in collaboration with Australian artist Claire Ishino, it features her unique artwork, a week-to-a-view diary, a goal setting page prior to each month, a page-to-view calendar for each month, contacts and birthday pages and blank pages for notes and a bookmark.
Get the 2019 Earth Greetings eco diary here.
7. Letter C Design 2019 Recycled Wall Calendar
This Letter C Design 2019 wall calendar is printed on recycled white card stock and featured gold foil details. This versatile calendar can be placed in whichever room you need it. The calendar has enough space to record notes, appointments and event details. It is also spiral bound to enable hanging.
Purchase your eco-friendly wall calendar here.
8. Posh Totty Designs Handmade 2019 Personalised Diary
This handmade made-to-order 2019 A5 matt-laminated diary is ideal for those wanting something unique to scribble in. Each diary is made in the UK and has two days per page giving the owner plenty of space to plan and make notes. You can personalise it with your name or short sentiment up to 40 characters over two lines of text long. Comes in pink or navy blue only. Dimensions 15cm x 21cm.
Get your personalised ‘slow’ diary here.
Proudly designed and printed in Brisbane Australia using FSC certified Paper, this Penny Paperoni handmade A5 2019 gold-wire bound diary features week-to-week planner, inspiring quotes, month overview planner and monthly meal planners, weekly to-do lists and shopping lists, as well as a monthly habit tracker to help keep you on track to achieve your goals. It measures 21cm x 14.8cm and features linked notes and blank pages for sketching.
Purchase your 2019 eco diary here.
10. Earthcare Recycled Diary 2019 A4
For the practical, unfussy types who prefer a diary to be a diary and not a glam office product to be Instagrammed to death. The A4 Earthcare Recycled Diary has a green cover and is made from 100% recycled fibre with 30% post-consumer waste. It’s also printed with vegetable oil-based inks that contain no nasties on FSC© Mix paper with 60% recycled post-consumer waste. The internal front pocket is suitable for holding notes, loose receipts etc. Since it’s a no-frills straightforward diary, it’s also one of the most affordable at A$17.45. Also comes in A5 and week-to-view or day-to-page format.
Buy yours at here.
11. Frank. Stationery 2019 Daily Planners
Purchase a Frank. 2019 diary and you’ll be giving back to children in need as this New Zealand company donates a school book to a child through their partners Schoolkit. The business has so far donated 45,000 school books to children across New Zealand. The diaries are filled with words of wisdom and gratitude quotes to inspire as well as keep you on task! Is A5 in size, includes pockets for keepsakes and features a week-per-spread view and also includes a weekly and monthly view.
Browse the collection of diaries here.
Made with a washable faux leather, this handcrafted A6 diary planner is minimalistic in design, measures 10.5cm x 15cm, provides a whole page for week days and half day for weekends, is printed on cream, recycled paper and can be customised so you have a choice of rounded or sharp corners, style of lines, start date and colour (brown, blue, black or red).
Check out the vegan recycled diary here.
13. May Designs Custom 2019 Diaries and Planners
If you’re after custom, personalised diary planners, calendars and notebooks, you’ll find it at May Designs. You’re given a wide range of choices, from the size, the cover artwork, personalisation and logo choice, text, shapes, font styles and much more. All diaries and notebooks are handsewn to withstand wear and tear and the durable covers are made from part post-consumer waste recycled paper. This business was also featured as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things – talk about a massive endorsement for a deserving small American business!
Browse the wide selection of 2019 diaries at May Designs here.
14. Bundle of 2019 Weekly Planner Booklets
This is a weekly planner booklet set of four, one booklet per quarter. These cute handmade weekly planner booklets are made with recycled cover stock and recycled paper. It features two pages per week, plenty of space for scrawling, scribbling and note-taking. Booklets measure 15.25cm x 22.9cm. You can choose the same booklet cover or mix and match.
Browse this booklet set here.
15. Pace & Pattern 2019 Goal-Setting Planner
Ethically made in the United States, the Pace & Pattern Goal-Setting Planner is designed to help you align your purpose and vision with meaningful and realistic goals. It is cloth-bound, has personal reflections worksheets, goal brainstorming pages, monthly and weekly planning calendars, habit trackers and much more.
Get your Pace & Pattern Goal-Setting Planner here.
16. Ecowise Recycled Hard Cover Wiro Bound 2019 Diary
Another no nonsense straight up organiser, this A5 Ecowise 2019 Diary sources from responsibly managed forests and holds FSC® certification. The hard cover is constructed from FSC® MIX board with minimum 70% post-consumer waste. Pages use 100% FSC® recycled paper with 85% post-consumer waste and are printed with eco-friendly non-toxic vegetable oil-based inks. Features a week-to-view layout.
Purchase your Ecowise diary here.
17. Sasha Kretova Illustrated 2019 Sustainable Diary
Sasha Kretova is an illustrator and designer who creates ‘slow’ diaries, planners and notebooks from her home studio in Helsinki. Sustainability is front and centre, so her stationery creations are made from 100% recycled paper sourced in Europe and are hand-bound and made. Choose your cover, choose your size, choose your pages. The choice is yours 🙂
Browse her unique diaries here.
This minimalistic handmade desk calendar is sustainably-made using Eco White Recycled 300gsm card and a Tasmanian Oak timber stand. Each month is is handwritten with a brush typography. This is the perfect desk calendar for your home office or for the shared workspace.
Buy your desk calendar here.
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