On the search for a unique gift idea? Consider an old-world style Phasha leather journal. Pronounced 'fasha' - with a small 'a' sound, the name is derived from a blend of its original Canadian founder's two names - Phil and Natasha. Phasha leather journals are made to resemble those dating back to the old-world 16th century, and are beautifully handcrafted by skilled artisans using the same techniques handed down from generation to generation. Since its inception in 2005, the company has significantly boosted the economy in the small town in India where their leather products are created. They've succeeded in doing this largly in part by paying fair-trade wages to their dedicated and talented artisans, and giving back financially to the community through programs and initiatives.
There will be variations from one item to the next, as real leather includes inheritent natural characteristics like discoloration, wrinkles, or stretch marks, adding to the beauty and uniqueness of each piece.
Writing in a leather journal is the perfect way to archive your life's adventures and memories.
You'll love the feel of the thick natural paper (between 100-125 GSM), made from 100% treeless and acid-free recycled cotton. The paper is hand stitched into the binding of each book (see picture below), adding to the old world rustic style of each leather journal. Expect to receive a generous 105-110 sheets (210-220 pages) - more than most journals on the market! Many journals feature a leather strap which is tied to the inside of the spine and wraps around to secure the book when it is closed. Some even feature semi prescious stones on the cover including Jasper, Labradorite, Tiger-Eye, and Lapis Lazuli.
Paper refill kits are also available with instructions so your journal can be easily rebound making it last for years to come.
"I just received the Phasha Leather journals and I am proud to say that it is my honour to include this in my private library. I will be recommending these and the exceptional customer service received from Curtis at Heartwood gifts to the literary community here in Halifax Nova Scotia" ~ Mary A. ~ Halifax, Nova Scotia
"I purchased a journal as a gift for my maid of honour, and I can't wait to give it to her! I was so delighted when I found Heartwood Gifts and the Phasha journals; I'd been searching for ages to find a source for fair trade journals with enough variety to choose a special one for each member of my side of the bridal party. I chose this extra special design for my maid of honour because of her strong ties to nature and her Irish roots! I know that my friend will treasure this beautiful journal, and can't thank you enough for the prompt shipping and friendly service!" ~ Kira ~ Windsor, ON
"Phasha leather journals are absolutely perfect, the quality is amazing and I can’t wait to give them to my parents so that they are able to share their memories, thoughts, dreams and stories with many generations to come. These will become a keepsake to cherish forever. I will be back to order more!!" ~ Happy Customer ~ Alberta, Canada
"I just wanted to let you know that the journal arrived and it is beautiful. I love it! It's old-wordly, and the paper is fantastic. It's even thicker and more impressive than I expected. I can't wait to see the look on my friend's face when she opens it! Thank you for a great gift buying experience." ~ Beth ~ South Easton, MA