Handmade Leather Travel Journal – Sudara

Handmade Leather Travel Journal

Specialty items

$ 72.00

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Part of a thoughtfully selected batch of specialty items offered in our holiday Designers for Sudara collection. Sudara teamed up with artisan leather smith Alicia Lovejoy to create a line of custom leather goods. Each piece is made entirely by hand.

Each travel journal comes with a pencil and field notes with blank pages to serve as a journal, sketch book, grocery list, etc. The other side includes stitched pockets perfect for smaller things like coupons, receipts, business cards, credit cards, etc.

Handcrafted from highly coveted Horween Dublinther produced in the USA and hand stitched using the outstanding Tiger Thread, the thoughts, plans and ideas that pass between the pages of the journals inside are protected and immortalized by timeless beauty and the highest quality possible.

*Due to the nature of this material- unique markings, scratches and discoloration are completely normal and are what make each handmade item completely different from the rest.
Pencil and Field Journal, plus extra refill journal included
measures 4.5" x 6.25" when folded/closed

Want to know more about Alicia Lovejoy and why we are so excited about this collaboration? Read more on the blog here >

*Handmade in Bend, Oregon




In 2005, Sudara* founder Shannon Keith took a trip to India that opened her eyes to a tragedy occurring daily to women and girls throughout the country. She could hardly believe what she witnessed in India’s Red Light Districts—modern day slavery. Shannon listened to story after story of young girls being sold into the sex trade by their families, orphans picked up off the street by pimps, and even young mothers just trying to get enough money to feed their children. Many were held against their will. Others were trapped by economic poverty. Worst of all were the stories of those who managed to escape the brothels only to return due to social stigma and having no other means to survive.

Shannon returned home and gathered friends to help do something about it. The team knew that without safe, steady employment, these women stood little chance of surviving outside of the brothels. They identified a group of like-minded partners in India who were compelled to work together with any women looking for a way out of the Red Light Districts. Together, the team created a simple pattern that could be used to teach anyone wanting to learn how to sew.

In 2006, Sudara hired the first 6 employees in their first-ever sewing center partnership and began teaching each woman the skills needed to become seamstresses and our first pair of PUNJAMMIES™ loungewear was produced. Stitch by stitch, the women gained confidence not only in their newfound trade, but also in their newfound hope and freedom. Since that time, our relationships have grown into multiple sewing center partnerships and hundreds of women gaining a new community and safe place to work and heal.

*prior to 2015, known as International Princess™ Project




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