Apologies for the layout of this post (the picture-heavy format made it hard to lay out)
One of my favourite sites of all time is Etsy – it is like Ebay for handicrafts.
If you do a search for Filofax on Etsy you will find inserts and dividers galore – pretty and practical and unusual. You can also find handbound and unique Filofax binders. If you buy one here it will be one of a kind!
This is what came up on a search today.
- a Vintage Windsor
- a Filofax-alike binder
- ahandtooled binder
- a handtooled binder
- lots by maudiemade who is often spoken about on Philofaxy
- Filofaxalike binders
- calendar stickers
- Ring mechanisms for if you want to make your own binder
- Gorgeous baroque-like embossing and tooling in grey with silver dust – you could have this made in any colour with a filofax ring mechanism.
- Celestial Ring Binder (I love this one!)
I love Filofaxes but I believe that Filofax itself is ignoring its core market. Markets like Etsy and also Dawanda mean that you can find alternatives. The skill sets on Etsy mean that you can design and create almost anything. I have had books designed, restored, recovered and refilled on Etsy, by individuals who love their craft. Related to this is the wonderful bank of templates on Philofaxy designed by people who love and understand Filofax and its faithful followers. With that and a hole punch the world is your oyster! Maybe that will be the way to go?
Here is what came up when I did a search for leather ring binder – so you could buy some Filofax rings and have most of these binders custom made for a Filo. All you neeed is a set of rings.