The production of paper is a long tradition for the valley of the Meurthe, since the creation of the first paper mills back in XVI century. It is in this convenient environment that Papeteries de Clairefontaine started their production in 1858, in the town of Etival Clairefontaine, situated next to Meurthe river 90 km from Strasbourg. Taking advantage of rags supplied by the local textile industry, Clairefontaine is going to become in a few years one of the most important factories of the region. To complete its offer, the company will start the manufacturing ofenvelopes in 1880 then to follow those of notebooks.
Clairefontaine is a stationery specialist for office, school and handicraft. The company is best known for making the first school notebooks in France. Clairefontaine is currently the only European manufacturer making its own papers for its own products. The Clairefontaine mill has been making paper since 1858 and stationery products since 1890. In 1950, Clairefontaine began to offer high quality notebooks for schoolchildren. Now famous for its premium notebooks, Clairefontaine inspire quality through its products : staplebound notebook, Wirebound notebook, diary, Address book, music notebook, text book, school diary, office accessories, boxes, paper bags, wrapping paper. Clairefontaine… the name has become a symbol of quality in the world and has always been able to create products that are perfectly in tune with the needs of students and teachers. Notebooks and paper products that fulfil well their function and become the « must-have » in stationery