This ethically sourced leather journal celebrates the classic look and feel of vintage, soft leather. Undergoing a multi-step process that includes vegetable tanning, oiling, waxing, sanding, and rolling, this leather ends up with a distressed finish that brings out the beauty of the leather and has a soft, textured feel. This journal also features a stitched spine design, deckled edge sheets, button tab closure, and 96 pages of 100% tree-free recycled cotton paper. Measures 5" x 7"
How it's made
In a vegetarian region of Rajasthan, India, the cultural art of leather craft and tooling is inherited through the generations. Cows are revered here, and hides are obtained only after an animal dies of old age or natural causes. Our leather is tanned using a vegetable tanning method, which protects the environment and tannery workers from toxic chemicals. Artisans then use water-based dyes or oils to color the leather. With a set of hand tools, each artisan applies love and skill to cutting, stitching, embossing and embroidering our leather journals, bags, and accessories.
Our 100% recycled cotton paper is made by artisans in Rajasthan, India, following a generations-old process. First, discarded cotton scraps are collected from the textile industry. Cotton is broken down into fibers using a traditional wheel press and then soaked overnight. Next, the pulp is strained, pressed into pages and hung to dry. After ironing, crisp pear goes either into journals or into the hands of artisans for screen-printing, embroidery or patchwork. The entire process is tree-free, non-toxic, and conserves and filters water for reuse in irrigation.