Fair Trade, beautifully crafted journals bound in vibrant saris and filled with handmade paper.
A beautiful gift for someone who loves writing, sketching or just doodling.
These journals have 125 pages of unlined khadda paper; khadda is recycled cotton that has been left over from the massive garment industry in India. The paper may have a splash of petals or be an off white colour, each style of paper is stunning and very easy to write on. We don't recommend using fountain pen with this type of handmade paper.
It's handmade and doesn’t contain any chemicals as we use unbleached cotton. The paper is made by charity in rural Rajasthan that promotes women’s education and their social standing in the rural villages.
We are a fair trade company and regularly visit our suppliers to ensure the highest standards are met. We quality control all our products to ensure that you only receive the best.
We pay our suppliers 50% upfront and send money to them whenever they need it. We never send anything back or not pay for damaged goods. We use a bonus system for the staff and they can earn up to 5% of our total order value which can give them an extra month’s wages per year.
The sari’s come from Varanasi, one of the most religious cities in the World and a centre of excellence for sari making. We use new saris as we cannot guarantee the cleanliness of recycled sari’s and cannot always get the correct styles and designs.
These albums have been expertly crafted using a mixture of contemporary and traditional methods and the pages have been hand bound and are ideal for travelling and perfect for just doodling or diary writing.