Left-handesign to expand sustainability in office supplies for Aussie

Karen Pham

Karen Pham


Left-handesign, a Singapore-based sustainable and zero-waste stationery brand, has aimed to launch the green evolution of office supplies in the Australian market.

After experiencing the unnecessary waste produced by other industries and the lack of progress made by the stationery industry, the entrepreneur Radhika Mayani founded Left-handesign with the simple goal to put nature back into people’s lives.

The brand’s core product BĪJ pen is produced by only 10 per cent plastic. Each pen has an embedded capsule containing seeds that can be planted at the end of the pen’s life. 

“We are trying to propagate a ‘Use and Grow’ mentality instead of ‘Use and Throw’,” explains Radhika. 

“Inspired by the beauty of nature, each of our products are thoughtfully designed to ensure they are zero-waste, practical and, of course, gorgeous.”

Sales of its pens and pencils have resulted in 443,505 grams of plastic waste kept out of landfills. 

All the products from Left-handesign including business cards, pens, notebooks, and greeting cards can be grown into a plant.

Karen Pham

Karen Pham

Karen Pham is a marketing and branding enthusiast with a major in legal English. Based in Ho Chi Minh City, she is a contributor to Viable.Earth.


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