Notebooks and Journals
Available in A6is (15 X 10 cms), A5is (21 X 15 cms) and A4is (30 X 21 cms) sizes. Please note the sizes may vary a little due to available materials. Please do look out for larger sizes in our Limited Edition collections.
Gift wrapping papers
Newspapers - Our upccyled newspapers are of a standard full spread of a newspaper block printed. However teh size may vary around 54 cm X 69 cm.
Filmposter - Our upcycled filmposters are avaialble in 94 cm X 66 cm. Please note these too may vary based on available materials.
100% recycled paper - Our 100% recycled papers are avaialble in 94 cm X 66 cm. Please note these too may vary based on available materials.
Our gifting boxes are available in 3 regular sizes, A6is (6.5 cm height), A5is(6.5 cm height) and A4is(7 cm height). We do offer customisation for various requiremetns. Please do write to us at info [at]thesecondlife.co or call us at +91 96321 25143.
Methods & prices
Currently, we offer only standard shipping to all our cusotmers. Standard shipping is processed for shipping with in 1-3 days of the order.
The shipping prices are defined based on weight. Each 0.5 kg of weight is charges at Rs 50.00 (Actual weight vs volumetric weight whichever is higher) including packing and handling.
Domestic & international shipping
Currently we offer our products to Indian continent only. We are working on our international shipping and will be available to a larger international market.
Shipping time frames
All domestic orders are processed for shipping within 1-3 days of the orders. Once shipped all orders are expected to be delivered within 72-96 hours.
Have a question?
We’ve been questioned by many who visit us - why are sustainable products expensive? ☘️
After giving it a lot of research and exploration we decided to do it based on simple available option and human trust. We want everyday to a sustainable day and make choosing sustainable alternate easier for everyone, especially for the lower income groups.
If you think you fit into a lower income group, we’re here to help you make an easy switch. We are offering a range of discount codes on our website applicable on all our listed products.
The process is fairly simple -
• Head on to our website - www.thesecondlife.co (link in bio)
• Pick your favorite products and add them to cart.
• As you checkout, select the discount code based on your spending capacity.
Based on our research offer is suitable for people making INR 65000 and less.
If you would like to pay more to support our intitiative there is an option to tip and that will go to the artisans.
All we ask is that you stay true to yourself while you choose a suitable code for you and trust you to not misuse it. No cheating 😉
Give it a shot, share it with your friends, people who work for you in the house or in the office and do let us know what you experience in the exchange. We look forward to hearing from you 🙂
For now this is available only in India as we figure out international shipping.
Discount ranges from 5% to 60% in increments of 5. Use code - PEOPLEPLANET(discount%)
A set of simple staple-bound books made using upcycled and recycled materials. A perfect fit for those day to day notes or scrapbooking needs. Available in A6 (pocket-friendly) and A5 sizes.
|Materials||Upcycled and block printed newspapers
Upcycled paper boards from the printing press
100% recycled paper
|Process||Upcycled and block printed newspapers are cut to size and stuck to the waste boards (250-300 GSM)
Prepared covers are staple bound with 100% recycled papers using a staple binding technique
Final cutting is done using a die punch
** Please note that the block printed newspaper covers may vary based on the base print of the newspapers.
These tool kits are hand-cut and made from discarded tyre tubes. These toolkits can be used for multiple types of tools and use cases like pencils, pens, hand tools of appropriate thicknesses. The kit can be rolled up and secured with an elastic that makes it easy to be carried around. The tyre tubes have a long life span and durability. These measure 30 cm X 20 cm in size.
The slots are of varies length to accommodate different thickness of tools.
|Materials||The upcycled discarded tyre tube
Recycled polyester felt
A wooden bead from waste wood
Discarded elastics from large scale factories
|Process||Hand-cleaned tyre tubes using soap and coconut oil
Lathe turned wooden bead from waste wood
* Please note that the tyre tube textures may vary based on available raw materials.
** Please note the pencils and tools in the image are only for reference on how to use it. The tool kit does not come with any tools/pencils.
Pencils are a great source of inspiration for many who write, sketch, design, illustrate or even calculate. These set of 6 pencils are made using recycled papers and hand-dyed using organic colours. Available in 3 types of patterns. A flat colour, a twister and a spiral style visual design feature.
Available in three styles and packs of 6 and 9 based on one's curiosity and personal style.
HB / 2B leads
|Process||Pencil leads rolled in recycled papers or newspapers using glue are hand-coloured using organic colours to create solid and pattern styles|
** Mix sets will have a mix of three visual styles in the same number of pencils.
A perfect fit for the rough and rouged kinds who like stuffing there items in a jiffy and run to work, party or an exciting weekend. Handmade Coptic style books using upcycled tyre tube covers and available in 2 sizes and two styles.
|Materials||Hand-cleaned and hand-cut upcycled tyre tubes
100% recycled inner papers
Discarded threads for binding
|Process||We use hand-cleaned tyre tubes with a backing of the paper board as covers of the Coptic bound notebooks. The inner papers are 100% recycled papers made from waste papers.|
|Page details||120 unruled pages of 100% recycled paper|
** Please note that the tyre tube textures and thicknesses are subject to available raw materials.
A perfect book for those radiant thoughts and day to day events without compromising or harming the natural resources. These books are handmade using recycled boards, block printed newspaper, 100% recycled paper and leftover threads.
Discarded threads from factory units
|Process||Block printed newspaper combined with recycled boards
100% recycled papers hand-bound using Coptic style binding and discarded threads
|Page details||120 unruled pages|
* Please note that the cover textures and colour may vary based on available raw materials.
Are you the one who ticks with coffee. These coffee stained and burnt cover books are made using an exciting combination of upcycled and recycled materials. It is made for those who love coffee and all that comes with it. Regularly available in 3 different sizes and two styles. A6, A5 and A4 with Portraits and Landscape style. Pick the best-suited one for you.
|Materials||Upcycled coffee ground coloured papers
100% recycled paper for inner paper
Discarded threads for binding
|Process||Waste coffee grounds are used to extract the coffee-brown colour in the form of ink. This ink is used to create an abstract pattern on waste white papers.
We use these papers as covers for the Coptic style books.
|Page details||120 unruled pages of 100% recycled papers|
** These are abstract patterns created using an unpredictable process. The product images are for reference for a visual style.
These are the best companion to a sustainably vegan traveller to record their travel stories, explorations and itineraries along their journey. Handmade using upcycled tyre tubes, recycled felt covers, 100% recycled papers, discarded elastic and paper boards. They come in a variety of colours and are refillable. Available in 20 X 13 cms size.
|Materials||Discarded tyre tubes
Recycled polyester felt
Discarded elastic from factory waste
Leftover / one-sided paper boards from printing presses
|Processes||Hand-cleaned tyre tubes fused with recycled felt provide a flat surface for the covers
2 staple-bound notebooks
A folder & an envelop made out discarded paper boards
|In the book||
The travelogue/ planner contain 1 reusable/refillable cover, 2 notebooks, a folder and an envelop. All reusable.
* Please note that the colours and tyre tube textures may vary based on available raw materials.
* Customisation is possible for corporate gifting and branding
A simple saddle stitch book with recycled felt cover and 100% recycled inner papers. A perfect fit for the low budget requirements or something regular to use for all kinds of notes and scribbles.
|Materials||Recycled felt of various colour
100% recycled inner paper - Brownish grey
Upcycled board for backing the cover felt
|Process||We stick the recycled felt to the upcycled or waste boards to give it a sturdy cover feel and then bind them using 100% recycled papers and discarded threads/elastic found from various sources.|
** Please note that the colour and thickness of inner papers may vary based on supply from the recyclers.
* Keep an eye out on our social media for those limited editions. These will have upcycled papers of various kinds.
Beautiful floral pattern postcards, a set of 5, made out of upcycled newspaper and discarded cardboards from printing presses. Block printing is a hand made the process of printing, which is energy-efficient and eco-friendly.
The art of re-using newspapers through the technique of traditional block printing of India. Block printing is one of the oldest forms of handcrafted printing. The process uses human energy extensively as a form of renewable energy source, which makes it energy efficient. And the use of Eco-friendly inks adds to the concept of a sustainable product line. These are 2 and 3 colour prints in a variety of designs. The postcard is 13.8 X 9.4 cm
Is upcycled and sustainable what you are keen on, then these ones are the best fit. These are a combination of 2 processes. Japanese stab binding and french folding technique used in bookbinding. This Japanese stab bound books are made of 100% upcycled materials. The covers are made using waste boards and waste paper as cove jacket.
|Materials||Upcycled boards covered with handmade papers
Inner papers are leftover pamphlet sheets from the printing press
Bound with waste threads from production units
|Process||These books are hand-bound using waste board, waste papers and old bill book papers. The cover is screen printed using a simple handwritten and drawn artwork "There is no planet B"
Dedicated to the planet earth which is supposed to be treated and respected as a mother.
90 unruled pages of 100% upcycled papers and boards
100 GSM upcycled paper one-sided pamphlets- rough texture
** These books are part of our limited edition range and are available for a limited no.