Dimensions: 3" x 5"
This beautiful journal is made of recycled silk saree fabric accentuated with kantha hand embroidery. Printed silk sarees are worn by women of India throughout the year. Worn out printed silk sarees are collected and recycled to prepare a fabric that is adorned with intricate kantha hand work. This restorative hand work provides sustainable employment to many women artisans in villages and urban slums. The journal is bound with handmade cotton paper inside and secured on outside with a hand braided cord and Pom Pom.
Available in sizes of 6" x 8", 5" x 7", 4" x 6"
Includes 48 unlined cotton recycled handmade paper pages inside
Handmade with love by artisans in India
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.