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 beautiful floral pattern gift wrapping paper made out of reusing/up-cycling newspaper and traditional printing techniques of India, Block printing. Block printing is a hand made the process of printing, which is energy-efficient and eco-friendly.
These are three colour prints in a variety of designs. These are averagely sized newspapers measuring 54 cm X 69 cm.
These papers can be used in different ways according to ones need. These papers are a perfect design for gift wrapping. They also can be used as laminates instead of fresh machine-printed papers. They make beautiful wall decoration as well. These beautiful papers can themselves be a gift on their own to inspire and encourage the idea of up-cycling/re-using. Gift a Gift Wrapper
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.
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 two colour prints in a variety of designs. These are averagely sized newspapers measuring 54 cm X 69 cm.
This product can be used in many ways according to ones need. These papers are a perfect design for gift wrapping. They also can be used as laminates instead of fresh fabrics or other materials. They make a beautiful framed wall decoration as well. These beautiful papers can themselves be a gift on their own to inspire and encourage the idea of up-cycling/re-using. Gift a Gift Wrapper
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.
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|
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.
These goggle cases are hand-cut and made from discarded tyre tubes. They have an inner lining of recycled felt that forms a soft cushioned surface for the spectacles. The cases make a good environmentally conscious substitute for the existing cases in the market. The tire tubes have a long life span and durability. These measure 17 cm X 5.5 cm X 6 cm in size.
|Materials||Discarded tyre tubes
Recycled polyester felt
|Process||Hand cleaned tyre tubes infused with recycled polyester felt for soft cushioning for the goggles
Hand-cut and hand-stitched finish
* Please note that the product textures and colours may vary based on available raw materials.
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.
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