The cow leather we use is of high quality and vegetable-tanned. The vegetable tanning process is one of the oldest leather tanning techniques there are and it is done using different vegetable matters such as tree bark, wood, leaves, fruits and roots. The whole vegetable tanning process is done using organic materials. This method is rich in tradition and an important cultural legacy in many countries. It produces leather that is soft but also sturdy and strong, and becomes more beautiful over time.
When we dye the leather we use water based, non-toxic Eco-Flo dyes that are made specifically to suit vegetable-tanned leather. They are also low on V.O.C. (volatile organic compounds) which shortly means that they are not harmful to the environment or humans. The dyes are great for the use of solid color or background dyeing as well as for floral, figure, and pictorial coloring. In order for us to achieve a certain color or effect on the leather were dyeing we might need to use multiple different colors to achieve it.
After the leather has been dyed it is finalized with a leather polish that is made from natural beeswax and oil. This gives a bright and shiny coat to the dyed leather as well as protects it from losing color or aging poorly. It increases the strength and durability of the leather. The whole dyeing and polishing process is safe for humans and environmentally friendly.
The paper that we use for our notebooks is Conqueror Laid Cream paper which is a very popular and professional writing and drawing paper. It is ideally used with pencil, crayon, pastel and watercolors or even with gel, ink or fountain pens. It is thicker than the average printing paper and therefore stronger, so it does not easily rip or bend. The paper is ivory colored which suits to the antique and old-time atmosphere that the leather notebook cover gives.