This journal features embossed map of the world (with India and Asia on the front) and a reminder that there are "Miles to go..." on sustainably sourced leather cover. The 72 refillable pages inside are cotton rag 100% tree-free paper. In a vegetarian region of Rajasthan, India, the cultural art of leather craft and tooling is inherited through the generations. This beautiful leather journal 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. Tree Free Cotton Paper, measures 5”x7”, Fair Trade.
Fair Trade Artisans: Urban Entrepreneurs Like the remote rural villages of India, the sprawling urban centers present economic and social struggle for minorities, lower castes, women and the poor. We believe that through fair trade the cycle of poverty can be broken, and the cycle of economic empowerment and education can take its place. In all our artisan partnerships, dignified employment through craft, self respect, and education are top priorities