Why This Product?
An infinitely re-fillable journal cover prevents the waste from continuous purchases of expensive leather journals. Accommodates all 3.5″ x 5.5″ pocket notebooks.
Includes 1 journal insert, and 1 pen (not shown).
An integrated pen loop doubles as a hinge lock to keep the user’s privacy and pen. The Nomander’s single pocket design provides a flat writing surface from the very first page, preventing awkward uneven writing surfaces. Contrasting the square shape of the notebook a round integrated bookmark yields a clear visual cue when in use, and tucks away to create a flat writing surface when not in use. Users can also discover an optional discreet tab on the inside of the front page. The tab keeps the pages held down when the notebook is adjusted, preventing pages from becoming obtrusive.
Die cut with a manual hand press, and sewn by hand without the use of sewing machines, this piece is made entirely without the use of electricity; and it centralizes the human in the production process. A nearly stitch-less front gives a pleasant, un-interrupted experience of the natural, vegetable tanned leather.
Made using no electricity at every stage of the process, and assembled with no automation by using only manual proceses.
Materials / Care
Cabal Crafted uses materials that value change and maturity. The hope is that your relationship to the object changes into a relationship with a faithful life companion.
The leathers used by Cabal Crafted are all tanned with vegetable matter. Because of this - the leather will age with exposure to oils, sunlight, the elements and according to the user's own habits. Cabal Crafted recommends Skidmore's leather cream to clean, condition and protect the leather. Your unique cut of leather and its grain will wear from sunlight, oils and elements. This turns the piece from "an" object, into "your" object.
The 100% cotton canvas Cabal Crafted uses is free of environmentally harmful formic acids, thermosets, or thermoplastics. Because the canvas fibers are drenched in the wax instead of having only a top coat, the canvas is easily cleanable with a clean horse-hair brush.
Design as a way of life
What we practice becomes our habit. If we practice accummulating meaningless 'stuff' and make a habit of discarding the things that surround us, then it's no surprise that we throw away other humans and relationships: it has become our habit as a culture. Cabal Crafted is interested in cultivating a diferent culture, one where what we value is not discarded but repaired.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the dialogue about how Cabal Crafted can repair the Cabal piece that's grown valuable to you. Please be ready to present your "Craft Contemplation Card" as proof of your purchase.