Books made from rock! - sustainable & stylish
Books made from rock! - sustainable & stylish
We’re On The Rocks, we make stylish stationery, from rocks! We will realise the ROCK TOOLS Metamorphic collection - we need your help!
We’re On The Rocks, we make stylish stationery, from rocks! We will realise the ROCK TOOLS Metamorphic collection - we need your help! Read more
About this project
On The Rocks offers ROCK TOOLS - stylish stationery made from stone. Because we want to make the world more beautiful by saving important resources and offering products made from the best alternative to traditional paper. A material made out of waste products - stone paper.
We will offer hardcover and softcover ROCKBOOKS in three different patterns. And we'll make your 'familiar', usually boring stationery but then stylish, like ROCKVELOPES, ROCKPADS, POCKETROCKS, ROCKMEMOS, and we might even offer ROCKCUPS. So actually, anything you can think of stationery-wise, we will make. From stone.
But we’re not there yet…
We’re just getting ready to ROCK…
Why this Kickstarter campaign?
With this Kickstarter campaign, we want to fund our first project: the METAMORPHIC ROCK TOOLS debut collection, that holds all the basic stationery we use in daily life, to realise ambitions and let creativity roam freely.
From product designs, to testing samples, to realising the first product and building up relations with manufacturers, we’ve done it all. We work closely together with the innovator of stone paper in Taiwan, as well as a very experienced production facility. Both were visited by our ambassadors, who are of invaluable importance to us, and who assist us in all our activities. So, we’re all set.
But we need a community of ROCKSTARS to help us start to make a change, and make it last.
Right now, we need to start doing things differently, to keep our planet a healthy place for future generations. The paper industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world, and a suitable alternative exists: stone paper. So, why not start using it on a bigger scale? That’s where On The Rocks comes in.
But there's more. We will donate 5% of our profits to a horizontal reforestation foundation in South Africa. We promise to be good by doing good. That’s also why we're on our way to become a Pending Benefit Cooperation
With various experiences in entrepreneurial projects, working experience in marketing and community-building (but a background in European Law and History...) Anne is the leading force behind On The Rocks.
The creative brain and design rockstar involved, is Sietse. With over 10 years of working experience in design, illustrations, UI development and brand building, he brings with him a lot of talent and experience.
Eva is our website/webshop- and social-media mastermind. She really knows how to rock the digital world. Having worked in these areas for a host of different companies she now also joins our team of rockstars.
Without the help of talented photographer Philip we wouldn't have been able to show you our prototypes this stylishly. We're already looking forward to his pictures rocking the stage in our future projects.
Apart from this team, we have Ambassadors that rock! They assist us in everything we do, and fully support our project. We can always count on their guidance and (life)lessons.
With this Kickstarter campaign, we will be able to produce our METAMORPHIC ROCK TOOLS basics. All designs are finished and ready for production, but funds are lacking.
We've already been prototyping our ROCKBOOKS for some time. First, Anne went for a very basic small notebook.
Even though the result was nice, it lacked 'spice'. So, that's when Sietse and his creative magic came in. He designed three lines of products, based on natural stone formations.
And then we decided, this needed some color to make it rock.
Because it's not all about the outside beauty, but also inner beauty, we've added something nice inside the ROCKBOOKS as well.
To give you a space to write, doodle and mind map at the same time, the lines in our 64 sheet ROCKBOOKS are very subtle. Just enough for you to see them, but not too much to distract from what really matters - your content.
Besides that, all our hardcover ROCKBOOKS, will come with a back pocket, a pocket for you to fill with the best memories.
And, all of our hardrock ROCKBOOKS, come with three ribbons. Yay for that! We're sure that with all the things you need to keep track of to make your ambitions and dreams a reality, this will come in pretty handy.
Plus, what's a hardrock ROCKBOOK without an elastic to close the thing? Can't forget that one.
For this campaign, we thus offer our ROCKBOOKS as a reward. Including, one special limited edition! Inspired by - of course - mountains. Very famous mountains indeed, Huangshan in China.
What we will be able to do after this campaign
Most of the money we raise, will directly be used to produce and ship all rewards. An exciting ordeal for us, also since we are of course very curious to find out your unsalted opinion about your real life ROCKBOOKs!
The product designs for all of the other elements of our Metamorphic ROCK TOOLS debut Collection (ROCKPAD, MINIROCK pocket notebook, ROCKVELOPES) are finished, and we will be able to start sampling and producing those.
We'll also be able to do the plate-making, so that all of our Metamorphic hardcover ROCKBOOK covers can be embossed with the Metamorphic design. Cool, right?!
After production of all of our ROCK TOOLS is finished and we're all satisfied with the quality and how they've turned out, we'll invest in opening up shop for everyone. No worries, we'll make sure, you'll be the first to know so you can keep your pioneer position. Exciting!
Risks and challenges
After the successful funding of this project, we will be able to launch our METAMORPHIC ROCK TOOLS. But, as with all things in life, sometimes it can get messy. Even when you least expect it.
For us, there are a couple of interesting challenges ahead.
- Shipment: we will ship worldwide, but will of course do the final-final-final quality check ourselves, and will pack all the rewards for backers ourselves. So that whole logistics part might become challenging. We're in touch with a couple of different shipping agencies right now, to find out how we can get the rewards out as fast and as good as possible.
- Leading production from a distance: We'll manufacture the ROCK TOOLS in Taiwan, close to the source of stone paper. With our previous experiences in working long-distance, sometimes this can lead to miscommunications or is it just very difficult to explain details of our designs. Even though, when really necessary, we can travel to Taiwan, we hope we can deal with this and build further on the great relationship we have with our manufacturers.
Apart from that, we can't think of significant risks or challenges. Our designs are solid already, we know what our manufacturer is able to do and know that they will deliver high quality products, made with eco-friendly ink, glue and production methods.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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