About The Brown Paper Movement

The Brown Paper Movement was founded by Oliva Chylinski in 2014. The Sydney born and self-acclaimed paper lover had a simple idea that has grown into beautiful mindful stationary.

The Brown Paper Movement specializes in small batch calendars and cards on textured paper. All of the brand’s mindful stationary is designed and assembled in Copenhagen, Denmark, in Olivia’s home studio. Olivia wanted to combine her conscious approach on work and life with the powerful tool that pen to paper can be. The result was The Brown Paper Movement. The movement provides a connection between spaces and products through stationary that has the earth and aesthetic in mind. The brand prides itself on staying small and being sustainable. Every year, The Brown Paper Movement produces only a small batch of calendars for the local community where after the stationary is made to order.

Brand Ethos

All products from The Brown Paper Movement are designed for slow living and made from recycled and biodegradable materials. Each calendar is beautiful in its simplicity and gives you a small pause from a digital reality. 

The comarché framework

Product lifecycle

Brand sustainability

The Brown Paper Movements approach to creating mindful stationary is grounded in a conscious mindset. The brand’s calendars are a reminder to the consumer to pause, reflect, and make time to put pen to paper. 

Calendars from Brown Paper Movement are made with locally sourced papers from France and Germany. The papers are either made from recycled fibers from post-consumer waste or acid-free cotton pulp that is free from optical brightness additives. All stationary is printed in Copenhagen where The Brown Paper Movement has made a conscious choice to support a local printer. Once each calendar has a new home, it is important for the Brown Paper Movement to consider the versatility that paper can embody. Therefore, all calendars have a notepad on the back so it can be used beyond its original purpose. 


All stationary from The Brown Paper Movement is packed and shipped in reused and recycled materials. If possible, the brand reuses previous shipping supplies. When The Brown Paper Movement runs out of material to reuse, FSC certified and recycled cardboard is used for shipping. Lastly, all calendars are enveloped in a clear bio-degradable corn/potato starch sleeve. 

The Comarché Notes

Pause. Reflect. Write. We love how products from The Brown Movement make us take a small break from a hectic and digital reality. Designed and produced with utmost respect from our planet, all products are made from recycled fibres and post-consumer waste. All calendars are even biodegradable. Yay! 

Sustainable highlights on brand level

Product Lifecycle


The Design Phase is a crucial part of determining a product’s sustainable capabilities. We’ve chosen to highlight a few genius steps that enable a sustainable product right from the beginning.

    Material & Material Extraction

    The materials used for a certain product and how these materials come to life are of crucial importance to the sustainable capabilities we seek in products.

      Transportation of Materials

      This step relates to the transportation of the raw materials from when they are first obtained (harvested etc.) to the production site. Obviously, the closer to the production site, the better.


        Obviously, the production of a certain product has an impact on the overall level of sustainability. Luckily, many manufacturers have now taken steps towards more sustainable production methods.


          How a brand chooses to package its products will have a significant influence of the carbon impact from packaging and transportation.


            This step relates to the distribution of products when they have been produced. Obviously, the closer to the brand’s warehouse, the better.


              How you choose to use and take care of a product has a bigger impact than you think. Just think about how much longer a shirt lasts if it has been washed in the right way.

                End of life

                At this step, there is no way out and we have to find some way of discarding our product. How we discard a product will significantly influence the opportunity of reusing materials used.

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