Journal craft meets cotton paper - the skills to make these journals are passed through generations inRajasthan, India.
The cotton-waste paper of the journal is treeless. Artisans convert cotton waste into a pulp to create richly textured, 100% tree-free recycled paper pages with a uniquely soft feel.
Leather is carefully controlled in India, as it needs to take into account cultural, religious and social factors. Sometimes called cruelty-free leather, the leather used here is from animals that have naturally died. The tanning is vegetable-based, providing for an eco-way of dyeing the leather.
It's worth noting that vegetable-tanned leather tends to be stiffer initially and may require more time to break-in compared to chemical tanned leather. However, it is highly regarded for its natural aging and patina development, as well as its eco-friendliness.
192 Pages L=16 W=12cm Handmade Cotton Waste Paper Cruelty-free Leather Cover Fair Trade India