Small Businesses Embracing MADE IN THE USA
AquaNotes – Waterproof Notepad
Have you ever been in the shower and had a great idea and wished you had a way to write it down so you wouldn’t forget it? Well – problem solved! Meet AquaNotes®, the totally recyclable, environmentally friendly, non-toxic waterproof paper that is made and assembled in the U.S.
“Shower thinker” Mark Knudsen, who had his best ideas in the shower, used to keep a pad of paper and pen outside the shower to jot down his ideas. But those notes would inevitably end up soggy, torn and illegible after getting wet. So Mark experimented with a variety of waterproof writing apparatuses and eventually developed AquaNotes®. The waterproof pad with paper and waterproof pencil allow you to jot down notes while in the shower (or any other wet environment) and then remove them to take to the office or on errands and it’s all made right here in the USA.
“Manufacturing in the U.S has several benefits for us. The first is that we have leverage to make our suppliers correct quality issues or shortages when they occur… and they will occur,” advises Mark. “Second to that is that we don’t have to second guess the quality and safety / toxicity of the materials being used in the product, which is a common issue with manufacturing overseas at a lower cost.”
AquaNotes also uses recyclable materials whenever possible, as well as wind energy and vegetable based inks in the manufacturing process – sustainable practices that are not often readily available in other countries, but are important to Mark and his product.