Sustainability Information

Sustainability At Naked Binder

Sustainable products can help your business - Naked Binder


60,000,000+ vinyl binders get sold each year in the United States alone. Why? They are cheap to make and they break almost immediately so there is big business in replacing them. These 60 million binders release dioxins from the day they are produced. From sitting on the shelf to sitting in landfill or the Pacific Gyre, they are toxic and will not go away.

Naked Binder products are healthier, recyclable, last longer and look better. They save you money by lasting longer while looking better and working well. Plus, they fit your image as someone who cares about the details of your business: great design, high sustainability, environmental awareness.


Recycled: We use only board that is 100% post consumer waste and 100% recycled.

FSC Certified: All of our papers and paper board is FSC certified.

Stronger: Our binders have been tested to 250,000 flexes without fail, making them perhaps the strongest 3-ring binder in the world.

No Plastics: Naked Binder does not use plastics, vinyl or other toxins in manufacturing or shipping so everything is easily returned to the recycling stream. This takes pressure off of your waste management system, landfills and reduces the need for new production of virgin resources.

Recyclable: All of our 3 ring binders, pocket folders and tab dividers are 100% recyclable.

Innovating: We constantly test new materials to craft the most environmentally safe products that last longer, work better and look great.

Local: All of our products are made in the USA, minimizing world wide travel to get to you. Our manufacturing plant is in Des Moines IA.

Community: Naked Binder works for two causes, education and wilderness preservation. Over the years, we have donated thousands of binders to kids who need them across the country. We have discounts for schools and have worked with organizations who are working to increase access to educational resources.

What is Sustainability?

Many businesses are interested in purchasing products and services with characteristics that make them environmentally and socially beneficial. Yet, it is often difficult to know whether one product or service is better than another, and whether you are making good decisions about what to buy. Naked Binder wants to help you find the products that fit your needs and are more sustainable.

A sustainable product is one that is economical; efficient to create; crafted from renewable non-harming sources; it works better for a longer period of time; and it’s easily returned into the recycling stream.

A strong economy

  • Help to develop markets for sustainable products
  • Stimulate innovation by working with suppliers with fewer impacts
  • Enhance local production

A healthy environment

  • Avoids the generation of waste
  • Harvests and uses raw materials more efficiently
  • reduces or eliminates toxicity, air and water emissions

Social well-being

  • Supports companies and suppliers with a strong commitment to local communities, social and environmental responsibility.
  • Promotes better working conditions and safety standards
  • Provides safer and healthier products