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Last updated September 2, 2019

From Pallet to Pencil- Recycled Wood Pencils

Recycled pencils made from reclaimed pallet wood.

From Pallet to Pencil- Recycled Wood Pencils

Recycled pencils made from reclaimed pallet wood.

£390
pledged of £60,000pledged of £60,000 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, September 2 2019 3:25 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 2, 2019

About

We are Chambers Pencils, a family run pencil manufacturer in Nottinghamshire. We are one of only two British pencil manufacturers, of which we specialise in bespoke, made to order items with low minimum runs. 

As a family we've been in the pencil industry since 1913, so the knowledge of pencil making has been passed through many generations. The company is currently being run by Timothy Chambers, Gemma Chambers (Tim's daughter) and Daniel Chambers (Tim's nephew). 

Wood availability can vary, but our current pencils are being manufactured with pine wood, which we are proud to say is PEFC certified, so is sustainably sourced. However, we are always looking at ways to be kinder to our environment. Trees are imperative to our planet. They provide oxygen, control noise pollution, provide shade, fight soil erosion, are home to many animals, amongst many other important things. So we got to thinking about what we can do to make our business more eco-friendly. 

We noticed that a lot of our raw materials were delivered via pallets. So we thought why not try and turn that wood, that would otherwise be discarded, into pencils.....

In order to manufacture pencils, you need a very specific size of wood slat for it to work. Because we've always bought our wood externally, the slats are supplied to us in the perfect size. So, to check whether the pallet wood is compatible with our machines, we've cut each piece by hand to the perfect size, to try and create a recycled wood pencil....but we didn't stop there.....


Every product you see in this image is made from reclaimed pallet wood, by hand, by Chambers pencils.


This is where you come in. We've sent these prototypes to clients and everyone is really excited and keen for us to get these into production, but we don't currently have the right cutting equipment to be able to produce the quantities to meet demand. 

Wood cutting machine
Wood cutting machine

Your generosity, will enable us to buy the relevant machinery and turn our company into a fully recycled wood manufacturer by 2021. 

So support a British manufacturer today and help us to turn pallets into pencils! Thank you 

Risks and challenges

Our current pre-made wood slats are treated with a special kind of wax, to enable the wood to run through production with ease. Because the pallet wood is raw, we may face the wood being harder to manage on a larger scale. However, we have done extensive research into the components that make the wax and are planning to create our own treatment in house.

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    Virtual hug and Thank You!

    A virtual hug and enormous thank you for your donation! Not only are you supporting a UK business, but you're also contributing towards making ALL our pencils eco friendly!

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    1 x Recycled Pallet Pencil!

    You will receive a recycled pallet pencil and our eternal gratitude!

    *Single unit, no bespoke packaging provided

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    Pack of 4 Recycled Pencils

    Receive your very own pack of British made HB recycled pallet pencils, made as a result of the project you helped to fund!

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    Pack of 4 Recycled Pencils & Ruler!

    Receive your very own pack of British Made HB recycled pallet pencils and recycled ruler + Thank you card from all the team at Chambers Pencils!

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    Pack of 4 Pencils, Ruler & Sharpener!

    Receive your very own pack of British Made GRADED recycled pallet pencils, recycled ruler, sharpener + Thank you card from all the team at Chambers Pencils!

    *grades: 2H, H, HB, B
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    25 x Personalised Packs!

    This reward offers the opportunity for you to receive 25 PACKS containing 4 graded pencils, a ruler and a sharpener with the wording of YOUR choice! Plus a Thank you card from all the team at Chambers Pencils containing an exclusive 30% discount code that can be used for a future purchase on any of our pencil products (ideal if you have a business OR know of a company that would love some pencils with their branding!)

    *100 Pencils, 25 Rulers and 25 Sharpeners supplied in plain boxes
    *Grades: 2H, H, HB, B
    * 1 colour print to 1 position, same design across all pencils and rulers. Sharpeners are supplied plain due to limited print area
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