FA VO is a brand of high quality design products with a concept that focuses essentially on the use of environmentally sustainable materials throughout the entire creative process.
FA VO was created in the city of London in 2017, through the minds of two young architects, Ivo Silva and Liana Magalhães, who always wanted to design, produce and make available their own creations that are Made In Portugal. Their passion for sustainable design and the manufacture of high standard quality products, led to the foundation of FA VO, originating goods at an affordable price.
FA VO Notebook - Introduction
We´re introducing our first collection of 100% fully recycled notebooks, made of environmental friendly materials.
During the design process, we thought many times what it would mean to use only 100% recycled materials in this product. For us, it´s more than just a concept, it´s doing it right, contributing for a better environment.
So in our products we use the highest quality recycled materials available on the market. We carefully selected materials, suppliers and manufacturers that have the highest environmental standards, awards, certifications and public recognition.
How our actions impact our Planet is a great deal for us and we strongly believe it should be for everyone.
Our aim is to help Earth and influence others to do the same.
For that reason, when someone purchases our notebooks, they are contributing directly for the planting of new trees and the increase of environmental sustainability and awareness.
FA VO Notebook - Woodland Trust
By using environmental friendly materials, we´ve created a tree friendly notebook. When someone buys a FA VO Notebook, a percentage goes to our environmental partners Woodland Trust.
Woodland Trust contributes to the planting of new trees and the increase of environmental sustainability. Their vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. They campaign to protect woods that are under threat and purchase vulnerable woods to safeguard them.
FA VO Notebook - 4 Colours
Made from 100% recycled fibers that include by-products such as olives, almonds, coffee and other Eco-friendly materials.
This led to the choice of 4 colours: Olive, Coffee, Vanilla and Almond.
FA VO Notebook - Details
Our team takes the development of product design very seriously and its main objective is to find the best solutions throughout the creative process. FA VO started from a passion for the design of environmentally sustainable products and the creation of everyday objects that reflect quality, simplicity and elegance, at a fair price.
Details such as numbered pages and round corners for a smooth tactile transition between pages and a minimal back engraving. A high quality, visible perfect bind keeps everything together while allowing for an effortless 100% flat opening. We´ve also included an embossed engraving to emphasize the 100% Recycled characteristic.
We have chosen a paper strong enough to support different tools. We have tested the application of Fountain Pens, Markers, Coloured Pencils, BallPoint Pens, Watercolour, ect. on FA VO Notebooks. We can confirm that the paper chosen truly supports different utensils without bleeding, leaking or smudging.
We´ve created a Ruled and Blank version.
With your help, we´d like to include a Dotted version.
FA VO Notebook - Dotted
After Feedback from costumers, friends and family, we decided that a Dotted version would be the next addition to our collection.
Bullet Journalists have shown much interest in our product and keep asking us for a Dotted version of our notebooks. This made us think of Kickstarter!
We´ve developed a design that serves as a platform for different types of creativity. With light and discrete dots to guide you, your able to create Storyboards, Calendars, Bullet Journals, Charts, Notes, Lists, etc. without the intrusion of lines or grids.
Our manufacturers are standing by, ready to get these made so we can sell them online or in stores. We really need your help to get sufficient funds to make this possible. We´d also like to move on to new products with the same eco-friendly ideals.
Our aim is to ship our first units to backers in December before Christmas, however we are taking into consideration that we want to ship worldwide and some orders may take longer than others to arrive at their destinations. Delivery by January is guaranteed, although we´ll do everything we can to have all our deliveries done by Christmas.
If you pledge £400 or more, we can add a personalized engraving of your choice to put on the front of the notebooks (e.g. company logo or name). If you pledge £1000 or more, you have the option of making the engraving embossed with the choice of one of any colour.
The placement of the engraving may be Center/Top or Center/Bottom of the front side of the notebooks.
We´re on Kickstarter because we really need your help achieving the necessary funds to continue FA VO. Printing projects like this requires full payment to place an order and are only cost effective if we reach a certain quantity threshold. We need to reach enough capital to make our Dotted version a reality and hopefully move on to our next project!
We´d like to send special thanks to friends and family who tested our notebooks with their awesome talents and gave us the best constructive feedback. Thank you to those that have already purchased our products and helped FA VO come to life, and another thank you, in advance, for those who choose to back us and help us continue our journey.
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Risks and challenges
FA VO is a brand that has been on the market for a few months now. We´ve been working with our manufacturer and have a great working relationship with them. We have already printed Blank and Ruled versions of our notebooks and know timings and costs of the whole process.
We´ve kept this project simple to minimize delays.
Our notebooks are fully designed and ready to be printed, so all we need is you to move forward.
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