Gray Leather Paper Lined Journal

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A great gift for your most courageous companion, the Leather Paper Journal is made from gutsy fiber! This tear-resistant material is an innovation developed by the artisans at Salay. Handmade Industries in the Philippines.

Handmade paper journal with handmade paper cover
4x6 inches
30 sheets; 60 pages
60 pages/30 sheets, lined, removable

Salay Handmade Products Industries produces and markets handmade paper and handcrafted products with pressed flower designs. Using cogon grass, a weed that interferes with local farming, and other natural fibers, workers create lovely papers and boxes, many decorated with dried flowers. Benefits to workers include pensions and profit sharing.

Salay Handmade began as a civic organization known as People's Economic Council (PEC). Ten local supporters began this NGO to create employment for people in the community of Salay, on the island of Mindanao, in an area with little industry and a history of political unrest. Through experimentation, the group developed its trademark handmade paper. Salay is a privately owned cooperative with 48 shareholders, including 14 workers.