RHINO Notebook Awarded Stationers' Warrant
We are delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded a Stationers’ Company Warrant for our RHINO Flexiback Journal Notebook in recognition of manufacturing to the highest possible quality standard, using cutting-edge methods and techniques.
What is a Stationers' Warrant?
This mark of recognition, launched in 2014 to highlight excellence within the Communication and Content industries, is a very proud achievement for our RHINO Journal Notebook which has been judged with the following criteria in mind:
- Original design and interpretation
- High quality manufacturing and production techniques
- Effective use of materials and attention to detail
- Appropriate and sustainable packaging suitable for its method of sale
- Environmental credentials and compliance with ethical trading guidelines
- Relevance to its industry or market sector
The warrant seal of excellence may be used on products, or to promote products, that meet these standards.
Who is the Stationers’ Company?
The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers (to give it its full name) pre-dates the introduction of printing in England by William Caxton in 1476. Until then, all communication had been by the spoken and handwritten word with which stationery and greeting cards have always been inextricably linked.
The Stationers’ Company is one of the City of London’s older livery companies – there are 110 livery companies in total, each representing a discrete profession or trade. In 1403 the Mayor and Alderman of the City of London approved the formation of a Stationers’ Guild whose members were manuscript writers and illustrators, booksellers and suppliers of parchment, paper and writing instruments.
They were given the nickname ‘stationers’ because they had set up fixed stalls or stations around St. Paul’s Cathedral to sell their wares (stationery) at a time when most other craftsmen in London were itinerant.
When printing came to England in the late 15th century, the Stationers had the good sense to embrace it and we have continued to adapt to the many changes in the Communications and Content industries ever since.
Charitable giving is one of the defining features of a Livery Company and the Stationers’ Company is very proud of its work in education and welfare - annual grant-giving now exceeds £350,000 and it is their aim for this to reach £500,000 by the end of this decade. You can find out more about the Stationers’ Company here https://www.stationers.org/