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Set of Saddle stitch booklets - Upcycled and recycled papers - The Second Life India Set of Saddle stitch booklets - Upcycled and recycled papers - The Second Life India
A6is A5is
Rs. 375.00
A6is A5is

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.

Tool kit - 26 pencils and tools alike - The Second Life India Tool kit - 26 pencils and tools alike - The Second Life India
Rs. 850.00

Hand-cut from upcycled tyre tubes, the robust 30 cm X 20 cm kits offer an incredibly versatile way to store and organize a range of items, such as pencils, pens, and hand tools of suitable thickness. An elastic closure allows for easy transport and the durable tyre tubes guarantee long-lasting use.

The slots are of varies length to accommodate different thickness of tools. 

 Materials The elegantly upcycled discarded tyre tube, recycled polyester felt, a wood bead sourced from waste wood, and discarded elastics from grand factories - all come together to form the perfect sustainable accessory.
     
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.  

Recycled paper pencils - Hand dyed and patterns - The Second Life India Recycled paper pencils - Hand dyed and patterns - The Second Life India
Rs. 180.00

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. 

Materials Recycled paper
Organic colours
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. 

Rs. 100.00

This is an earphone holder or organizer to ease the tangle of your earphones. These are made from an old tyre tube by upcycling and repurposing the tube part of it.

Unlike many other designs one does not need to carry a box or a piece around separately. This organiser can be left on the earphones while in use or not.

Find a tutorial video at the link here. 

Materials Discarded tyre tube
Process Hand-cleaned tyre tubes die punched to needed shapes
Coptic bound note book - Upcycled tyre tube cover - The Second Life India Coptic bound note book - Upcycled tyre tube cover - The Second Life India
A5 B6
Rs. 700.00
A5 B6

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. 

Embroidered travelogue / Planner - Upcycled tyre tube and recycled felt - The Second Life India Embroidered travelogue / Planner - Upcycled tyre tube and recycled felt - The Second Life India
Rs. 1,500.00

Embroidered cover travelogue cum planners made using upcycled, recycled and discarded materials giving you an alternative to the machine-made or leather products. The embroidery is inspired by the traditional form of Kasuti embroidery and also some contemporary style cross-stitches. These are in size close to an A5 size book. Sized at 20 X 14 centimetre. 

 Materials Upcycled and hand-cleaned tyre tubes
Recycled polyester felt
Discarded threads from production units
Process

First, the waste and discarded tyre tubes are hand-cleaned and cut to size for the Redori covers and prepared by sticking the embroidered recycled felt to it.
Hand-cut finishing, assembly of accessories and functionality fixtures


** Please note that the embroidered threads may vary in colour and thickness based on available discarded materials.

Coffee Essence: Coptic Bound Notebook with Upcycled Coffee Grounds - The Second Life India Coffee Essence: Coptic Bound Notebook with Upcycled Coffee Grounds - The Second Life India
A6 A5 B6
Rs. 360.00
A6 A5 B6

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. 

Reusable Multifunction Planner / Travelogue - The Second Life India Reusable Multifunction Planner / Travelogue - The Second Life India
Rs. 950.00

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

Hand stitched Multipurpose pouch - Upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape - The Second Life India Hand stitched Multipurpose pouch - Upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape - The Second Life India
Small Medium
Rs. 890.00
Small Medium

Sometimes one needs that odd size for their tools, nick-nacks or other creative supplies. These are for those times and to be organised and relaxed. These pouches are a unique combination of our own (invented) stitching process and will tickle the sustainable bone in you. 

Size - 15 x 11 x 2 centimetres 

 Materials Hand-cleaned Upcycled tyre tubes
Hand-stretched upcycled VHS (video) tapes
Metallic buttons
Process The VHS tape used as threads is first hand-stretched with proper tension to convert them into threads for stitching. Hand-cleaned tyre tubes are prepared with punching holes manually for sewing.
Then using a strip hand-cleaned upcycled tyre tube and VHS tape thread the pieces are hand-stitched to perfect shape. For finishing and closure, the final metallic button is added for an intriguing look.

 

** Please note that the texture and thickness of tyre tubes may vary based on available raw materials.
** Customisation is possible for orders above 50 pieces.

Rs. 150.00

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

There is no planet B - Stab bound fusion book - The Second Life India There is no planet B - Stab bound fusion book - The Second Life India
A4 A5
Rs. 580.00
A4 A5

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. 
Page details

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. 

Refill books & accessories - Travelogue / Planner - The Second Life India Refill books & accessories - Travelogue / Planner - The Second Life India
Rs. 340.00

A range of accessories designed and develope from upcycled, recycled materials and handmade + machine processes. We keep designing and adding new accessories to help our customers organise and utilise the best potential of the Travelogue cum planners. 

Materials Discarded paper from the printing press
Old Vinyl records
Process Folder & envelops - Discarded paper boards are punched using a machine push for accuracy and then folded and hand-stuck using glue for final finishing.
Bookmarks - Old vinyl records are Laser cut to the shape and size designed for bookmarks.

 

** Please note that the paper quality and colour may differ based on available waste materials. 

** Keep a look out on our social media for those limited editions if you have the stationery bug in you. 

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