Stunning handmade, fair trade and eco friendly leather covered journal. The leather has been embossed by skilled local village crafts people.
Ideal for anyone who has a passion for writing, sketching, painting or just doodling.
These journals have 125 pages of unlined handmade khadda paper, made from recycled cotton (also known as kaddi or khaddi) that has been left over from the massive garment industry in India. They are handmade and don’t contain any chemicals as we only use unbleached cotton.
The paper is made by a charity in rural Rajasthan that promotes women’s education and their social standing in the rural villages.
This journal is available simply embossed or, for a more intrepid look it can be stitched around the outside.
We are a fair trade company and regularly visit our suppliers to ensure the highest standards are met. We also quality control all our products to ensure that you only receive the best product available.
We pay our suppliers 50% upfront and send money to them whenever they need it and we never send anything back, even if it’s damaged. To incentivise the staff, we have a bonus system in place and they can earn up to 5% of our total order value, which can equate to an extra month’s wages per year.
The leather has been tanned by our suppliers and the journals have been crafted using a mixture of love, contemporary and traditional skills. The embossing has been expertly created using small individual handmade tools making each journal unique.
Due to the nature of these leather journals the embossed pattern might not be the same as on the image.
The pages have been bound by hand so they are strong and perfect for travelling. And these beautiful books don’t have to be used as a journal, they’re also perfect to use as a scrap book or art book, doodle book or diary, and the paper is great for water-colour painting. We don't recommend using fountain pen with this type of handmade paper.
Dimensions 160 x 110 mm