Handmade Leather Journal
Everything about this journal is special and completely made by hand. We partnered with a women's group who use create
recycled paper to craft these beloved, handmade leather bound journals. Using their community's scrap paper, they give old paper new life.
- 36 Recycled Paper Pages
- Size: H 8.25" x L 6.5"
- Inside Leather Pocket
- Vegetable Leather Cover designed to be reused for life
- Leather Wrap Tie and Pen Holder
- Paper Inserts Coming Soon
Lots of thought and love goes into making these journals. From start to finish of the beautiful process, our artisan partners in Ecuador make them by hand. Recycled paper is reduced down to be able to create fresh, new sheets for these handmade leather journals. Then we use Vegetable Tanned Leather to make a one-of-a-kind cover designed to be reused and last for generations.
We partner with a small, family-run business that has worked with suela, a vegetable-tanned cow leather, for over 25 years. Each journal is made by hand with high-quality leather that is naturally-dyed and free of chemicals to reveal its unique texture and natural imperfections. The leather will naturally wear over time, picking up oils to soften and beautify.
If you are in between sizes or unsure of your hat size, we recommend sizing up and using a hat filler or hat sizing tape for the perfect fit.
Please read the description for each product to understand if there's any changes or design notes to take into account.
Finding your hat size
To find your personal hat size, you will have to measure the circumference of your head. You'll need either a flexible tape-measure or a long piece of fabric (i.e. scarf or string) and a ruler. Simply wrap it around your head about 2-3" above your eyebrows) to find the circumference.
Caring for your hat
If your hat needs a tune-up, we recommend using a soft bristle brush or lint roller to lightly clean it. If you have any stains on your hat, you can use an all-natural soap and white damp cloth to remove the stain. On our wool hats, stains may come out by using sandpaper. If your hat gets wet, allow it to dry on a flat surface so it maintains its shape.
Re-flatten or shaping the brim of your hat
If your hat is losing it’s shape or stiffness, you can easily reshape it at home. You will need an iron, ironing board, and damp sheet or cloth. Place the hat on an ironing board with a damp sheet covering brim where the iron will make contact. This will avoid the iron burning or scaring your hat. With steam, gradually iron the brim of your hat. Once done ironing, let your hat cool on a hard and flat surface for at least 10 mins.
Caring for your bag
Cabuya, the natural plant fiber we use for our bags, is plant dyed and spun by hand. Cabuya is a very strong and durable fiber, and it also softens and its character deepens with wear.
If you end up with a spot or stain on your bag, gently rub the spot with a damp white towel using a gentle, natural soap. It is important to understand that natural, plant-dyed fibers should be washed by hand in cold water and limited chemicals. Given it’s all-natural makeup, using harsh detergents or machine washing your bag will result in color fade. Hang or sit out to dry.