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Clairefontaine: The Papers of Emotions Since 1858

Clairefontaine has been making the world's finest writing paper since 1858. With both a passion for producing the best quality paper that is satin smooth paper to the touch and just as smooth and easy to write on. But the story does not end there, as they are just a passionate about the environment and their role as a leader in the paper industry.

The production of paper is a long tradition for the valley of the Meurthe in France, since the creation of the first paper mills back in XVI century. It is in this convenient environment that Papeteries de Clairefontaine started their production in 1858, in the town of Etival Clairefontaine, situated next to Meurthe river 90 km from Strasbourg. Taking advantage of rags supplied by the local textile industry, Clairefontaine became, in just a few years, one of the most important factories of the region.

The Clairefontaine mill has been making paper since 1858 and stationery products since 1890. The company is best known for making the first school notebooks in France, and has become famous for their exceptional paper quality. Clairefontaine is currently the only European manufacturer making its own paper for its own products. This guarantees not only consistent quality, but also controls the environmental impact of the manufacturing process. All of Clairefontaine's Classic Notebooks and Notepads include 90g acid-free white paper, laminated covers in assorted colors, and a smooth satin paper finish.
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