Müsvedde was founded in December 2016 in İstanbul. The founder, designer, and crafter, Simla Akbulut, also works full-time as a sustainability professional in a private company and volunteers in associations.
The idea that laid the foundation and gave the brand its name was to craft notebooks from one side used papers – called ‘Müsvedde’ in Turkish. So, the journey began by collecting used papers in the office and handing them back to people as hand-stitched notebooks. While ensuring that both sides of a paper were used to complete its life span before recycling, this process also allowed Simla to actually realize her passion for creating handmade notebooks.