In 2014, Bambook started out as a student company by four ambitious students Brent, Marco, Richard and Ward. When yet another brainstorming session ended up in the paper bin, they thought to themselves: “what if we could reuse these pieces of paper straight away?” This idea took the form of a notebook with whiteboard pages that can be easily erased. Over the years, Bambook has evolved into one of the larger suppliers of sustainable office supplies.
Ultimately, our goal is to offer a climate positive alternative to all paper stationery. Allowing millions of people worldwide to write without it taking a further toll on our planet.
But enough about us. We are not the most important in this story. That's you! Because a solution that isn't being used is not a solution. Together we can make the sustainable option the new standard.
We believe it’s time to turn the page. Or better yet: erase it and use it over and over again! We want to provide people and companies with the tools to make sustainable choices for our planet. We understand that you are looking for the right balance between what’s best for you and what’s best for the planet. With Bambook you can have the best of both worlds and continue to write as you are used to while doing the right thing for the environment. That's a win-win situation in our (Bam)books!
Despite digitalization, writing is and will continue to be an integral part of our daily lives. By writing down your thoughts, you get a better hold on them. However, we’ve lost a hold on our paper use. Deforestation, the draining of our natural resources and the power consumption of the paper recycling process has taken its toll. We aim to change that! For every Bambook product you buy, we plant a tree at the Bambook planting site in Madagascar.
We are very proud of the fact that our products are assembled by hand at our sheltered workshop in Ede, The Netherlands. Your Bambook is put together with love and care by people who are disadvantaged from entering the labour market. By purchasing Bambook products, you create employment opportunities for even more people!
For Dutch orders we work together with Fietskoeriers who deliver Bambook packages by bike whenever possible. This way we can ship sustainably and reduce CO2 emissions. Additionally, we use packaging that is specific to the size and type of each product. This means fewer shipments are necessary, reducing our carbon footprint. This also means that little to no stuffing is needed to protect the products making sure it arrives in perfect condition at your doorstep.
For each product sold, we plant a tree in Madagascar in collaboration with Eden Projects. Over the years more than 90% of the forests and rainforests have been cut down and this poses a direct threat to the overall biodiversity. With our reforestation project, we contribute to the restoration of Madagascar’s ecosystem and create employment opportunities for the local communities.
Within Bambook I am responsible for the international sales (B2B) of our notebooks. There is (literally) a whole world to uncover. That's why I like to pitch our mission and products in a whole new market. In addition, I always love to get a glimpse of the companies that work with Bambook. I personally believe that a sustainable alternative is chosen sooner if you do not have to make concessions, we always try to pursue this with Bambook.
Did you know that you can't dream when you snore?
Within Bambook I'm responsible for the sales of our office branch and partly for our notebooks. The great thing about my job is that I can work directly with companies to find a solution to prevent paper from being wasted. This takes me to different countries, companies and all kinds of people. Thinking about Bambook for your organisation? Feel free to contact me.
Fun fact about me:
I cycle up and down every day from Veenendaal to Ede to the Bambook office.
All the best and hope to speak to you soon!
The newest member of the Bambook team and very proud of it! Have you sent a message through the website or by e-mail? It’s very likely that, as a customer service employee, I am the one getting started on your question or comment. That way I make sure that you can use and enjoy your Bambook in the most optimal way. It really energizes me to see the group of people who want to make a conscious choice and positive impact growing day by day. Hopefully we inspire you too!
Fun fact about me:
I absolutely lóve de Efteling (a fantastic Dutch theme-park), you’re even allowed to wake me up for it (if you bring some good coffee to get started ;))
Nice to meet you! I'm content marketer on our marketing team. If you send us a message through our socials: good chance it's me who will reply to you. I'll tell you all about our Bambooks and help you decide which one suits you best. Together we can take care of the earth: so I would like to encourage you to make the sustainable switch and listen to your ideas. Social change is a team effort!
Fun fact about me:
Apart from enjoying the outdoors, I am also a homebody. Cosiness and some music, standing in the kitchen and cooking, good food, game time, friends, family and nice conversations. Yup, random kitchen dances are not excluded.
Digital marketing strategist at Bambook. It is my job to make sure that everybody over the whole world knows about Bambook. In that way we can plant as much trees as possible. That's the part I love most about my job. Because the forest is my favourite place to be. Wether I'm bird watching (with my binoculars ofcourse!) or running: 9 out of 10 times, you can find me in the forests around Wageningen.
Fun fact about me:
At age 13 my first job was at VoetbalPrimeur.nl. At that time it was the second biggest Dutch football news website. I worked there as an online editor. A cool beginning of my journalistic career which in the end brought me to SEO and digital marketing.
In assignment of Bambook, I am working on improving the customer journey for b2b customers who want to order a Bambook product. As a graduate student from the Christelijke Hogeschool Ede, I am researching how we can give you, as a business customer, the best experience in your journey to reduce paper waste in your office. I enjoy doing my part for the environment.
Fun fact:I literally turn everyting into a 'to-do'. Due to this, I used to have plenty of sheets with unfinished tasks flying around my house. Now, with my Bambook Do-Book, I can easily erase my 'to-do's', write down new ones and I don't have to tidy up so much. Perfect for me!
I just joined the team as Content Creator at Bambook. Do you wish to have a Bambook notebook customised with your logo? Then it's part of my job mock it up for you! I also make sure that every Social Media platform is filled with posts about the possibilities and impact that Bambook has. That is also what makes this job so much fun: Creating for and having an impact on a better world of tomorrow.
Fun fact: Name a title of a 'Friends' episode and I can tell you exactly what happens.
Hoi ik ben Joelle! Ik werk op de klantenservice hier bij Bambook. Samen met Manon beantwoord ik jullie berichten via de mail en social media. Ik vind het fijn om met klanten in contact te staan en om ze zo goed mogelijk te helpen, zodat ze met een tevreden gevoel hun mailbox sluiten. Zelf vind ik ook zaken omtrent duurzaam ondernemen erg interessant. De manier waarop Bambook een positieve impact maakt en wil maken, door o.a. bijv. mee te werken aan de herbebossing van Madagascar, maakte me dan ook enthousiast om bij Bambook te mogen werken. Ik zie er naar uit je vragen zo goed mogelijk te beantwoorden, zodat jij nog lang met plezier gebruikt maakt van Bambook.
Funfact: Ik heb bijna altijd twee verschillende sokken aan
Your Bambook is in very capable hands with this team of dedicated Bambookers. They are the ones putting together the pages you selected, spiraling them together and packing your package by hand before your Bambook arrives at your doorstep. We feel grateful that the workshop is close to our office so we get to visit regularly and see all the love and care that they put in their work.
We are proud to have them be part of the ever-growing Bambook team!
Bambook is a Social Enterprise. This means we feel the responsibility as a company to take care of our people and our planet. A Social Enterprise is a company whose main objective is to have a social and environmental impact first, rather than to solely make a profit.