Wilder Field Notebooks
Made in Britain, Wilder encourage you to take time to recharge yourself.
If you’ve ever experienced the joy of channelling your thoughts through a favourite pen or pencil onto a fresh clean sheet of paper, you already know the answer. If you haven’t, you might be interested to know that there are countless studies backing the idea that journaling supports both physical and mental health and wellbeing. That choosing the slower pace of handwriting over the frantic rush of typing aids learning and understanding.
Wilder is a way of encouraging more people to experience these benefits – and more – while supporting traditional British craftsmanship and celebrating exceptional quality. Journaling at bedtime means a break from the screen before sleep and better thought processing overnight. Journaling in the morning – just being briefly present and mindful of what’s going on in your head – affects productivity throughout the whole day.
In 2020, during the brief window in which they were allowed to travel, Sarah and Rupert (the founders of Wilder.) ventured from their home in the Southwest and travelled to Scotland. With the exception of the Sat-nav to keep the map related fights to a minimum, staying away from screens as they followed the North Coast 500 in a campervan. Instead, taking notebooks. When they weren’t sitting by the fire or dragging one of their dogs out of a loch, there was a chance to write and think and talk, free from the endless pings of smartphone notifications. They hadn’t really planned a digital detox, it just happened. But in that place of quiet, an idea took hold.
Inspired by the tech-free trip and the UK’s many artisans and skilled manufacturers, the idea for Wilder was born. When they returned home, they researched the very best papers, testing dozens of samples and selecting the most buttery-smooth, nib-friendly one that could be found. Having debated colours endlessly, settling eventually on ink-inspired blue, graphite-inspired grey and nature-inspired green. Sarah and Rupert sought out a local, independent manufacturer and watched the first notebooks coming off the press.