Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mr. Ellie Pooh Paper at the NSS

Walking the National Stationery Store aisles takes a lot of stamina, and so as C and I got to the end of one aisle towards the middle of the show area we stopped for a snack and a rest. That's when C spotted some small, unadorned tables loaded with paper and brochures quite a distance from the rest of the booths.

Welcome to Mr. Ellie Pooh, 100% recycled paper made from 75% elephant dung and 25% post consumer paper using natural vegetative binding agents in the paper-making process and water-soluble salt dyes for coloring. Given how "green" many of the booths at the NSS were, I have to say this was the only manufacturer marketing elephant dung paper.

C and I spoke with Karl Wald, the guy behind Mr. Ellie Pooh, for a few minutes and looked at the different pooh products. And there are a lot of them to check out! Note pads, memo pads, pins, stationery, pooh paper heart boxes in an assortment of distinctive colors--check out the website for the product line and retailers in your area.

What does the paper feel like? Amazingly, it does remind me of linen or rag paper. There's a wonderful roughness to it that puts me in mind of the fine paper at Kate's Paperie or other paper shops. I'm not sure how fountain pen friendly this paper might be, but I'll look for it in NYC and report back to everyone.


  1. I can't wait to hear what you think about this paper.

  2. Elephants are useful to human kind in a remarkable way! Even their 'waste' is not wasted and is utilised to make such beautiful craft paper..


  3. anyzan, thank you for the link to your blog and the great post on Mr. Ellie Pooh paper.

  4. I'm glad you liked it..Thanks.

  5. I found Ellie Pooh paper years ago at the St. Louis Zoo. Now it is the only thing I use for scrapebooking and my scrapebooking friends are really enjoying it oo.