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Filofax

The remarkable popularity of Filofax over the past decade has naturally led many people to believe it is a relatively new concept. Yet its origins go back as far as the First World War when an Englishman working in the USA, came across an American organizing system consisting largely of technical more...

leaves for engineers and scientists. In 1921, shortly after this discovery, a London based company was formed to market personal organization systems in the UK by mail order. In 1930 they registered the trademark "Filofax", the name having derived from the description "file of facts".

A strong clientelle was built up especially amongst military and the clergy and at one point a Filofax was a compulsory purchase at the British Army Staff College in Camberley!

However, it is the forward thinking of one employee that ensured the name Filofax has lived into the 2000s. Grace Scurr joined the company between the wars as a temporary secretary and saw the value in listing all of the company's supplier and customer details in her Filofax as a back up to the office filing system.

This foresight proved to be invaluable during the Blitz in 1940, when the Aldersgate Street offices were totally destroyed along with all of the company records. Grace, upon surveying the sight, immediately set about re-building the company from her notes which she had taken home with her each evening, and the company was back in business within days in Watford and away from the bombs, this time!

Thirty years later, Grace retired from her position as Chairman. In 1976, a business by the name of Pocketfax was formed by two avid Filofax users to market Filofax and other products by mail order, from their home.

Such was their enthusiasm for the product and their belief in its potential that in 1980 they purchased the company and the name, and set about developing and marketing Filofax into the household name that it has become today.

The business continued to grow and moved to larger premises in Ilford in Essex, and by 1987 had a retail network of 1,250 outlets in the UK alone, with many others in the world's major cities.

The Filofax personal organizer had developed from a simple loose-leaf diary and notebook into an indispensable organizer and status symbol for the 80s. Prestigious stores around the world stocked Filofax, Harrods and Harvey Nichols in London, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales in the US, Bon Genie in Switzerland, Galleries Lafayette in Paris and Seibu in Japan amongst others.

Today the Filofax personal organizer continues to be a valuable and practical asset to people in all walks of life.

In 2001 the Letts Filofax Group was formed after Charles Letts and Company Limited acquired the Filofax Group. Today Filofax UK is responsible for the sales and marketing of the Filofax personal organizer ranges.

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Filofax store in Australia
manufacturer website: www.filofax.co.uk

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In Showroom Zip Closure Envelope A5 FILOFAX - 1
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Zip Closure Envelope A5

343618
$8.35
Store loose documents in this handy transparent zip closure envelope. 
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Zip Closure Envelope Personal

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$7.96
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Notepaper Personal

133008
$4.74
Notepaper refill Personal for Filofax Personal organisers.
In Showroom Notepaper A5 (25 sheets) FILOFAX - 1
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Notepaper A5 (25 sheets)

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Notepaper Pocket

213008
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Notepaper refill Pocket for Filofax Pocket organisers. Ruled 25 sheets Plain 30 sheets
In Showroom Everyday Fun Day Stickers Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
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Everyday Fun Day Stickers Multi-fit

132835
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Our stickers are repositionable and printed on a matt finish, so that you can easily write on them with pens and markers.
In Showroom Ruled Paper Refill A5 Notebook FILOFAX - 1
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Ruled Paper Refill A5 Notebook

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In Showroom Pastel ruled notepaper Personal refill FILOFAX - 1
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Pastel ruled notepaper Personal refill

132670
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Perfect Pastel Ruled Notepaper Refill for your Filofax Organiser to brighten up your notes, in six soft shades.
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Pastel ruled notepaper A5 refill

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Perfect Pastel Ruled Notepaper Refill for your Filofax Organiser to brighten up your notes, in six soft shades.
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Dotted Journal A5 Refill

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This Dotted Journal Refill for your Filofax Organiser is ideal for creative thinking, journaling and more.
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Add a burst of joyful florals to your plans with this sticker set from our Garden Collection. 
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Confetti Stickers Multi-fit

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Sprinkle some joy on your pages with this sticker set from new Confetti Collection. 
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Confetti Notebook A5 Charcoal

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Confetti Notebook A5 Rose Quartz

115118
$12.35
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In Showroom Together Sticky Notes Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
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Together Sticky Notes Multi-fit

132806
$7.55
Feel empowered every step of the way with our repositionable sticky notes from the Together Collection. 
In Showroom Everyday Home Stickers Multi-fit FILOFAX - 1
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Everyday Home Stickers Multi-fit

132837
$6.54
Make household chores more fun with this set of stickers from the Everyday Collection. Our stickers are repositionable and printed on a matt finish, so that you can easily write on them with pens and markers. 
Calendar Refill Pocket 2023 FILOFAX - 1
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Calendar Refill Pocket 2023

6827123
$4.27
Calendar refill Pocket for Filofax Pocket organisers Languages in "5 language" calendar: English, German, French, Italian, Dutch
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$37.75
A smart and practical personal organiser that's perfect for every day. Smooth leather look PU with subtle grain effect. Width 135mm, height 187mm. Ring mechanism size: Six rings of 23mm. Left: Four vertical cut out credit card pockets, two vertical turned edge pockets with full length pocket behind, pen loop. Right: Mesh notepad pocket, pen loop....
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Saffiano Organiser A5 Rose Gold FILOFAX - 1
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It's all about the colour. Special edition of Saffiano Rose Gold organiser of sophisticated classic leather-look cover in bright on trend colours. Combined with simple personal organiser construction and clean lines.
Notebook Classic A5 red FILOFAX - 1
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Notebook Classic A5 red

115008
$18.39
Depth:20mm Height:214mm Width:163mm Details Classic leather-look Smart Filofax Notebook with secure elastic closure. Features a clever construction which allows the pages to be easily added, removed or repositioned for flexible personalisation. Unlike most other notebooks it also folds back on itself and lies perfectly flat when open. Special Features...
Notebook Classic A5 black FILOFAX - 1
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Notebook Classic A5 black

115007
$18.39
Depth:20mm Height:214mm Width:163mm Details Classic leather-look Smart Filofax Notebook with secure elastic closure. Features a clever construction which allows the pages to be easily added, removed or repositioned for flexible personalisation. Unlike most other notebooks it also folds back on itself and lies perfectly flat when open. Special Features...
Dotted Journal Refill A5 Notebook FILOFAX - 1
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Dotted Journal Refill A5 Notebook

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$4.34
  White paper 32x linear pages
Dotted Journal Personal Refill FILOFAX - 1
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Dotted Journal Personal Refill

132680
$4.74
This Dotted Journal Refill for your Filofax Organiser is ideal for creative thinking, journaling and more.
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