Did you know that our company once started as a stall in Camden Market selling unique, Fair Trade, handmade journals? It is something we are proud to specialise in which is why they are some of our most popular items!

Whether you are working from home, in the office or just started school again, a number one essential is always going to be a journal to jot down your notes. Maybe your loved ones enjoy writing down what has happened in their day or they want to keep all their family recipes in one place, whatever it is journals make a fantastic gift to yourself or others! Especially if they are personalised!

We know it can be difficult to find that perfect journal so we want to help. All of our journals are made with either genuine leather, beautiful sari fabric or out of ever sustainable elephant dung! With a choice of gorgeous colours and textures you can not go wrong with one of these journals in your bag.

Each journal is made with acid free paper allowing the pages to hold your thoughts for years to come. They are handmade with either elephant dung and recycled paper or from Khadda paper, which is made from recycled cotton leftover from the massive garment industry in India. Each journal is handmade and helps the environment in someway!

So here is our top picks for you!

1. Personalised 3-String Coloured Leather Journal

These stunning little journals make wonderful gifts due to the wide range of colour options available and the ability to personalise them with one or two rows of text with up to 6 characters per row. This journals are available in 12 different colour options, pick your favourite and make it yours!

2. Personalised A4/A5/A6 Leather Journals

Our new leather journals now come in A4, A5, and A6 sizes. Allowing you to choose the most appropriate size for yourself! Each journal can also be personalised with a choice of either gold, silver, black or blind debossed (no colour imprint).

3. Book Of Spells Leather Journal

Let your inner wizard out with this Book of Spells journal. Perfect for a fan of Harry Potter films and books or just for someone who loves to get up to some magic. This little journal is a great place to keep all your secrets. The wrap tie keeps everything in place whilst also adding a little flair.

4. Large Sari Journal

These colourful journals are made with beautiful sari fabric from Varanasi, one of the most religious cities in the world and a centre of excellence for sari making. They come in a wide range of colours to choose from – Pink, Blue, Purple, Red, Green and Cerise. Each journal comes with a button fasten so that you can keep everything protected and in one place.

5. Personalised Buffalo Leather Wraparound Journal

This beautifully designed leather journal only gets better with age and makes a stunning present! This gorgeous journal can be personalised in either gold, silver or blind embossed and is designed to take a few knocks. It will only gain more character over the years which makes it perfect for an avid traveller or adventurer.

6. Three Moon Leather Journal

The Three Moon journal is a very special journal for anyone who has a spiritual side to them. The three moons symbolise the three aspects of everyone, the three moons have come to be associated with the lunar goddesses Hecate, Artemis, and Diana as well as the passing of time with the waxing, full and waning moons also representing the maiden, mother and crone. This makes a really lovely gift to anyone who is a passionate writer in your life.

7. Eco Maximus Large Elephant Dung Notebooks

These notebooks are made from 75% elephant dung and 25% recycled paper – yes really! – and comes in a wide range of colours. Inside each one are approximately 60 differently coloured pages which are easy to write on with the pen of your choice. Only natural dyes are used and the paper is acid-free!

The best part of these journals are where they are made! The paper is made by Maximus, who have a workshop in the grounds of the Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF), a wonderful small charity that cares for sick, old and disabled elephants. The elephant dung from these elephants are used to make these fun journals!

8. Personalised Buffalo Leather Journal

If you loved our buffalo journal then you do not want to miss out on this beautifully rustic journal. Also made from real leather, this journal is designed to get better with age. This journal makes a fantastic gift and can be personalised to make it even more special.

Personalise your journal with your choice of up to 5 characters in either gold, silver or blind embossed.

9. Indra Medium Stitched Emboss Stone Journal

Crystal healing is becoming ever popular from its unique stones and their ability to change your mood. These gorgeous journal will be perfect for those who enjoy the colours of these striking stones and the healing properties behind them. Our Indra journals come with a choice of Tiger’s Eye, Lapis, Labourite or Black Onyx stones.

10. Large Elephant Dung Paper Notebook

Want something a bit more simple and sleek? This is the option for you! Our Elephant Dung Journals are also made from 75% elephant dung and 25% recycled paper, making them a really unique and sustainable gift. The notebooks are handmade by skilled local artisans who complete the designs with a brass elephant motif.

A truly unique journal with a fantastic story!

Which Is Your Favourite?

With so many choices we know its hard to choose but we hope that a few of our favourites have become a few of yours! Whether you’re browsing for yourself or a gift, we are positive that you cannot go wrong with one of these stunning options!

Still not convinced? If you would like to browse the full range of journals then click here.

Find Out More

Since 2001 we have specialised in selling Fair Trade paper products and unusual eco-friendly gifts made in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. All our products are handmade using locally sourced sustainable and recycled materials wherever possible.

Each item sold helps our artisans and producers continue their fantastic work. Please feel free to check out our Producer page on our site to find out a little more about the wonderful people we work with. If you were intrigued about who exactly made a specific item please feel free to scroll down to ‘Make a Difference’ on any product on the site to learn more about the artisans of that item. Every item purchased helps all our wonderful artisans in India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Want to know more? Have a look at our Ethics and Story. If you have a burning question then you are more then welcome to email us at sales@paperhigh.com where our team will respond as soon as possible. Or leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

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