Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Zippered Closure

Karen

We recently got this email on our Rhodia website: “am mad (love) about your paper quality; brought an armful of pads today and would love to know where to purchase buttery-soft leather pad holders, preferably with zipper close for the different size pads.”

Exaclair has gotten this request enough at this point to prompt me to start looking for a possible supplier – either at the upcoming National Stationery Show in New York or through our customer recommendations.  I do know of two artisanal places: one in Montana and a second in Washington State – one-person shops that make leather covers to order and completely by hand.  Stephanie has suggested Colonel Littleton in Colorado. I know Tom Bihn makes wonderful bags where you can tuck in your Rhodia pad, but not leather zippered ones that I can see.

Friends, please help me with your advice:  would you be interested in a leather zippered cover for your Rhodia pad? Can you suggest any suppliers? Would there be any other feature in this product that would be important to you; i.e., pen holder, place for business cards, etc.? All comments and suggestions are welcome.  Thank you very much.


16 thoughts on “Zippered Closure

  1. Karen,

    I have enclosed a link to my Flickr site with a version of a zippered case I found some years ago on a military supplies website. The case is not only a pad/spiral notebook holder, but also a combination pen/pencil case with a front pocket. I really like the case and find it very useful even though the 4X6 Rhodia pad is an extremely tight fit.

    The case would be perfect for me in a leather edition with a little more room for the 4X6. I wouldn’t even mind something similar as a case for the Webbies or a portfolio style for the No. 18 pads or spirals. Even the Mlle No would be great in a leather portfolio type case.

    I actually keep my large Triomphe pad in a standard leather portfolio with envelopes in the slit pocket.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/grannykass/2551615941/in/set-72157600066360206/

    Hope this helps.

  2. Karen,

    I have enclosed a link to my Flickr site with a version of a zippered case I found some years ago on a military supplies website. The case is not only a pad/spiral notebook holder, but also a combination pen/pencil case with a front pocket. I really like the case and find it very useful even though the 4X6 Rhodia pad is an extremely tight fit.

    The case would be perfect for me in a leather edition with a little more room for the 4X6. I wouldn’t even mind something similar as a case for the Webbies or a portfolio style for the No. 18 pads or spirals. Even the Mlle No would be great in a leather portfolio type case.

    I actually keep my large Triomphe pad in a standard leather portfolio with envelopes in the slit pocket.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/grannykass/2551615941/in/set-72157600066360206/

    Hope this helps.

  3. Are you thinking of padfolios? I see those at major office supply stores. However, my ideal one would have space for 3 pens, some business cards, and perhaps a pocket or two. Definately zippered around 3 sides. Big enough to hold an 8 1/2 by 11 inch pad but not too big in case I want to carry a smaller pad of paper.

  4. Are you thinking of padfolios? I see those at major office supply stores. However, my ideal one would have space for 3 pens, some business cards, and perhaps a pocket or two. Definately zippered around 3 sides. Big enough to hold an 8 1/2 by 11 inch pad but not too big in case I want to carry a smaller pad of paper.

Leave a Comment:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

RHODIA PADS

A modern notebook since 1934

Buy Rhodia