These albums have been lovingly crafted using a mixture of both contemporary and traditional skills. The embossing & stitching is expertly done using small individual handmade tools, making each album unique. The pages are bound into the leather by hand, so it is built to last.
The leather used is a by-product of the meat industry in India and is tanned using only natural dyes.
The pages are made with khadda paper, which is made from recycled cotton that has been left over from the massive garment industry in India. Only unbleached cotton is used to ensure there are no chemicals present. The paper is made by a charity in rural Rajasthan that promotes women's education and their social standing in the rural villages.
The pages of the album are plain so you have the freedom to fill the pages however you would like. Photos can be added using photo corners (available in any good photography shop), spray mount or just glue.
We don't recommend using fountain pens or similar with this type of handmade paper, as it it very textured and the ink may run.
We are a fair trade company and regularly visit our suppliers to ensure the highest standards are met. We also quality control all our products to ensure that you only receive the best products available.
We pay our suppliers 50% upfront and send money to them whenever they need it and we never send anything back, even if it’s damaged. To incentivise the staff, we have a bonus system in place and they can earn up to 5% of our total order value, which can equate to an extra month’s wages per year.