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Peace Handmade Leather Journal - Matr Boomie

This handmade journal features an embossed peace symbol on the leather cover. It measures 4" x 6".  Inside are 72 blank pages of tree-free cotton paper.

India artisan families from the minority group called Kagzis have been in the paper making industry for over 80 years.  The paper is made from recycled cotton fabric by hand without the aid of heavy machinery. Discarded cotton scraps are collected from India's textile industry. 

Leather craft and tooling is an important traditional craft in a vegetarian region of Rajasthan, India.  The 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. Hand tools are used to cut, stitch, and emboss the journal covers.

Meet the Artisans

Matr Boomie

MATR BOOMIE is a fair trade collection from India that marries modern design sensibility with inspiring traditional art forms, bringing people and cultures closer together. With the mission of creating opportunities for women and minorities to realize their creative, economic and leadership potential. They have grown to empower 20,000 artisans in 40 partner communities throughout India.

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