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 Serious, but Fun.

Naked Binder’s mission is to create the most sustainable office supplies by offering an eco-friendly alternative to the toxic options on the market. We believe that a 3-ring binder may not be able to save the world, but they can reduce the toxic waste that must be landfilled and keep your office and home air better.

Hooray- I’ve used these before and recommend them for school, office, and home use. There are several styles of Naked Binders in various sizes to suit your style or need. The papers and board are acid free. They also sell folders and tabs. 

Boohoo-They are not found in stores and so would have to be purchased online. The inside D rings are a bit clunky. I prefer smooth and quiet.


Naked Binders are available in several styles and sizes. My favorite binder is the little plain one (bare board) and the one that I still have in good working condition. (5 years now)

A discount is offered for materials used in the line of work for educators, teachers, and schools. I asked and this discount applies to home school teachers.

Naked Binder provided product to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.




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This is a father and daughter shop of handmade, reclaimed & recycled wood creations. This Eco minded shop is located “in a beautiful small town of Saint-Andre-Avellin, in the province of Quebec in Canada”. They have a nice assortment of products available on their Etsy site.

One of the items they make is a Pencil Holder/ Desk Caddy.

Made from reclaimed maple wood. With its modern and rustic style, it will help you clean up your workspace or organize your art supplies. There are three rectangular holes for pencils, pens, paint brushes, scissors or other office supplies.

Height : 4-1/16″ (10.3 cm)
Length : 6-7/16″ (16.4 cm)
Width : 2″ (5 cm)

My thoughts: Eco & purposeful! LOVE the good motives in using reclaimed wood. A hand crafted item that’s as good looking as it is practical. & I like how they finished the wood- very smooth. The photo below shows my organized incense supplies. 


Notes From Dawn received the desk caddy from Eco Kazen in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Interesting name, right? I was sent an assortment of Naked Binders to use & I’m 100% impressed with their simplicity. “All of our eco friendly 3-ring binders are created with FSC certified 100% recycled board (100% post consumer waste). We use no vinyls, plastics or toxins, minimize waste and minimize processing. ”

Naked Binder

Started in 2008, Naked Binder emerged having multiple goals: sustainability, great design, preserving wilderness we love and giving back to education that helped us get here. We designed the strongest, most sustainable 3-ring binders available – cutting waste in manufacturing, processing and travel.  We make our binders, foldersand tabs in Des Moines, IA in the US of A out of FSC certified, 100% post-consumer waste binders board, 100% cotton cloth, a few FSC certified papers and metal rings.  No plastics, vinyls or toxins. We designed our 3-ring binders to look so good you won’t want to get rid of them.  We have everything you might need to impress a client, store your taxes or decorate your office. Naked Binder donates to support wilderness areas and schools around the US. Learning to think and space to think in are important for a better world.

Cobalt & Aztec Gold

Simple, yes. But they are also strong and stylish. They are available in several colors that dress them up to coordinate with your project or compliment your room decor. The colorful spine wrap is made of library-grade cotton book cloth.

In my opinion, the Naked Binders are sturdier than the vinyl binders; the durability will help offset the additional purchase cost. All the Naked Binders use a D ring and are available in several sizes. The Project Binder is also available in a round style spine. Tabs are available to organize your binder; they have debossed roman numerals on them.

The Notebook Binder is a smaller version of the Naked Binder. No color, just bare. This size binder holds. 5.5 x 8.5 paper. I’m using mine as a recipe keeper.

Naked Binder always offers a 25% discount on materials used in the line of work for Educators, Teachers, and Schools. This discount applies to home school.

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Naked Binder is giving away 2 Notebook Binders & Tab sets

to a random Notes From Dawn reader.

To Enter, visit the Then leave your comment here telling me something you liked on their site. One entry per person. Please be sure to leave your email address. If I have no contact information, I can’t award you as winner.

Contest ends February 10th @ 11:59 pm est. (available only to US residents) A winner will be selected at random using the integer generator from The winner must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize.

I received an assortment of  Naked Binders in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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