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Elephant Recycled Leather Journal

RRP: $48.00
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TBF-2728
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Product Description

Ethically sourced leather cover features an intricately embossed elephant and Indian henna-inspired design. The fold-over flaps with snap closures open to reveal 144 pages of 100% tree-free, cotton paper. Artisans collect cotton waste and turn it into a pulp to create a rich textured paper with a uniquely soft feel.

Features:

  • Recycled leather with embossed elephant and henna design
  • 144 unlined pages
  • 100% tree-free, cotton paper
  • Measures 5 x 7"
  • Handmade by artisans in India

ABOUT LEATHERCRAFT ARTISANS

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.

Most of our leather artisan partners belong to a social class called Chamar, which excludes them from other classes of society and severely limits their resources. About 30 families formed a development group to empower artisans, beginning with advanced tooling techniques. As a result, the caste stigma is gradually diminishing as artisans make economic and social progress. Housing, sanitation, and health care access have improved, and children are attending school. Through access to trade, the village was able to realize its dream of opening its first school for girls.

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