Thursday, May 7, 2009

O'Bon Review and Giveaway!


I spent 13 years as a student, 5 more years as a university student, and about six years as a teacher! Imagine the forest of trees which supplied my education and the education of my pupils with paper and pencils!! I am an amateur artist, crafter, and writer so I continue to consume paper and as a mother of three I also am responsible for supplying my children with the tools of education.
Imagine every minute, an area of rainforest the size of 20 football fields combined is cut down, partly due to the creation of conventional wood pencils. O'Bon has found a way to change this by creating a quality pencil out of recycled newspapers. These pencils are superior to the traditional wooden pencil. I was sent a set of O'Bon Wildlife series pencils. These pencils are created through a special process which wraps recycled newspaper around a graphite core. I love the smooth texture of the pencil barrel. As you sharpen one of these pencils you can actually see the layers of paper. Upon examining the pencil shavings I could still see the newsprint! O'Bon pencils not only save trees but the purchase of these pencils saves wildlife. O'Bon donates a percentage of the proceeds to education programs and charities. O'Bon pencils come in 2B and HB as well as professional sets of various grades of hardness. They are also produced in a variety of striking patterns! The Wildlife series is designed to mimic the nature given patterns of wild animals. The artwork on O'Bon pencils is exciting and vibrant enough for kids yet elegant and mature enough to appeal to adults.


What would we do with pencils without paper to write on? If O'Bon is creating pencils out of recycled newspaper what do you suppose O'Bon notebook paper is created of? You may not have heard of Bagasse but from now on you can add this word to your known vocabulary! Bagasse is essentially the pulp of sugarcane. Yes, "sugarcane paper"! Like bamboo in clothing manufacturing sugarcane is a plant which grows like a weed. It requires little fertilizer and pesticides and creates little wear and tear on the earth. I received a beautifully designed 80 bagasse page notebook. I openned my "Less Footprint" notebook to find high quality paper. The sugarcane paper was reasonably thick and had a lovely smooth texture. You would never know the difference between bagasse paper and traditional high-quality note paper. O'Bon is certainly "something different" but also something fabulous! O'Bon also carries binders made of recycled cardboard, folders, and pencil crayons. I will be purchasing O'Bon supplies for my children knowing my conscience is a little clearer!
Now you or your children can experience O'Bon pencils for yourself! One lucky Northern Mama reader will win a Wildlife Series - Jungle Touch Fact Book & Pencil Set!

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Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents. Giveaway closes May 21, 2009 10:00pm CT. Read General Giveaway Rules for further details.

40 comments:

  1. I like the bird series binder, especially the violet one

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  2. I like the wildlife series coloured pencils.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  3. I'm a subscriber.

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  4. Follower

    melacan at hotmail dot com

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  5. I would love to try out the O'BONanza Series - A5 Spiral Notebook - Apple. I love notebooks.

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  6. I like the L'Artiste Series - Art Pencil Set

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  7. Blog follower

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  8. I'd like to try the Art Pencil set.

    teamjones5[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  9. This is so neat!
    I'd love to try the Sugarcane Series spiral notepad in Charcoal

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  10. I am an email subscriber too :)

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  11. I would like to try the L'Artiste Series - Art Pencil Set.

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  12. I would most like to try the L'Artiste Series - Art Pencil Set

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  13. I would like to try the Sugarcane spiral notebooks.

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  14. I like the wildlife series, colored pencils!

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  15. I subscribe
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  16. I grabbed your Button!
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  17. I would like the Sugarcane Series - A4 Spiral Notebook - Charcoal, but actually all their notebooks are fun

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  18. The wildlife series colored pencil set is the one I would most like to try.

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  19. i like the green sugarcane spiral notebook

    babblingbrooke30atyahoodotca

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  20. i just signed up to subscribe

    babblingbrooke30atyahoodotca

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  21. i like the bird series binder in granite.

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  22. I like the Sugarcane Spiral Notebooks!

    Elaine R
    emrosser@shaw.ca

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