I was first introduced to Field Notes and their products through their bootstrapped interview by 37 Signals. If you haven’t yet, please read the entire bootstrapped series! Field Notes is an interesting experiment in taking on what appears to be an established giant in a space that requires an off shoring model to succeed.
“Coudal felt the big player in the field, Moleskine, was ripe for taking down. “I was not buying the bullshit from Moleskine about the Picasso notebook that’s made in China,” he says. “And I personally needed a notebook I could carry with me. And I liked the aesthetic of them, the sort of 1930s and 40s mid-American agricultural design, the Futura typeface, the fact that we are only sourcing materials from the United States.”
I immediately bought a sample pack and have been hooked on their paper and pens since. I love their films and their marketing in general. While we’re clearly not a retail store here at 349, we almost all rely on paper and pen in our meetings and we like good products. I reached out to Field Notes about selling their products here, both to our members and the public. They responded with…
“After checking out your website and what you guys are all about, we’d love to have you sell Field Notes!”
So we now have Field Notes for sale here in Guelph. Our pricing matches what’s on their website and currently we have pens, pencils, Steno Books, and a variety of 3 packs including Red Blooded, Neon Summer Camp and original. Stop by for a coffee and some paper!