Paperthinks first concept is 'think colour' and with this they believe everyone has the right to pick the colour that influences them the most. Their second concept 'think green' represents the love for the environment and the surroundings we live in, and there lies the reason behind their use of 100% recycled leather. Paperthinks brings colour to your life and they believe that everyone should be able to choose the colours that best represent them, with the aim to fill everyone's lives with happiness and joy. With a colour for every emotion, inspired by 100% recycled leather carefully picked from industrial waste.
After living in the Bay area for almost a decade, Aron moved back to Hong Kong to take over his family’s printing company. During the same time, he also met his wife Joey. They shared many of the same interests including a passion for quality notebooks. When Joey complained that she could not find an elegant and eco-friendly journal, something clicked. The more they discussed it and the more they thought about it, the clearer it became. After years of searching but not finding what they wanted on the market, the Yu’s decided to provide it themselves and so Paperthinks was born.
Paperthinks believes in a happier life for all, in a world where we protect the beauty of our natural surroundings. and this is the ethos behind their products. Paperthinks leather is 100% recycled and made from the off cuts, trimmings and shavings from the wastage of other leather manufacturing processes from Asia, which ultimately reduces the wastage going to landfill sites. The colour treatment process uses a non-harmful laminate technique, which protects the water table from nasty dyes and chemicals and provides you with high quality recycled leather in an array of beautiful colours.