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The Nepali Garden of Dreams Journal We’re happy to announce a new journal, the Nepali Garden of Dreams Leather and Lokta Notebook. The journal is the perfect place to capture you dreams, aspirations, or musings. A New Notebook Design The notebook features a tradition hardcover notebook look, but with a minor twist. The water buffalo leather, vegetable-tanned, is placed over the spine of the notebook. The dark brown leather is...

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New Combination Leather & Lokta Cover Journal The Nepali collector journal features a brand new design unlike anything we’ve ever created. The Nepali Collector Notebook has a cover that is both leather and lokta. The spine is made from water buffalo leather, while the cover board is made from lokta paper. Both are colored using the time honored tradition using natural vegetable dyes. Vegetable-Dyed Covers The Nepali...

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Gifts Ideas for the Season Journals from Kathmandu Valley Co. are made with a special paper called Lokta Paper. The paper is tree-free and made from cuttings of the lokta bush which grow naturally in the high Himalayan mountains of Nepal. When cut, the lokta bush quickly regrows, making it a renewal source for the paper. Strips of the inner bark are cooked into a mash and then spread by hand across boxed screens. The pulp joins...

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A December of Giving With the traditional hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s nice to take a moment and reflect on what we have, and how we can use what we have to help others. One of the charities that we love is called Heifer International which provides opportunities to help the poor around the world. Heifer International has taken a role in helping people around the world for decades and has spent more than 20 years...

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In recent years, the term “Green Monday” has popped up in relation to online shopping. It’s usually designated the second Monday in December and began with eBay back in 2007 (See Wikipedia: Green Monday). It’s a shopping day or holiday that was designated as the “best sales day in December.” More Meaning in the Term Green Monday Perhaps there is something more to Green Monday than just a day for...

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Have You Found Your Way? Writing out your thoughts, troubles, joys, and sorrows can sometimes be what is required to reach clarity. There’s something almost meditative when sitting down with pen and paper and letting it all come out through writing. That’s why we designed the Nepali Wayfinder Handmade Notebook with a selection of three sizes with a soft cover that makes the notebooks light weight. They’re portable,...

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Lokta Paper is Handmade When was the last time you appreciated a piece of paper? A single sheet of paper? Something small can make a big difference, helping us be conscious of the world around us. Each sheet of Lokta paper is crafted by an artisan trained in the ancient tradition of lokta paper. Lokta paper comes from cuttings of the Lokta bush which grow naturally on the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Cuttings...

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An amazing trip can provide memories that will last a lifetime, but how to you capture those memories adequately in a travel journal? To begin with, you don’t need to be a professional writing or even be poetic with words to get the most from writing in your own travel journal. It’s the personal touch that makes a difference, and there’s some fun ways that you can go about it. 1. Write A Travel Log This is one of the...

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