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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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New Handmade Greeting Cards We are pleased to introduce to you our new natural greeting cards made from handmade lokta paper. Three new designs include real flower petals added to the creation of the paper. How Lokta Paper is Made Lokta paper is created from cuttings of the lokta bush, a tree-free, natural source that grows on the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Lokta bushs regenerate quickly after being cut,...

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Hefty Pages for Extra Hefty Jobs We’d like to share with you our new extra-thick Epic Pages now included in the Nepali Eco Epic. These pages are great for projects requiring extra or thicker ink. The pages are clean-cut which make them easier to turn and flip through compared to the traditional deckle-edged finish in some of our other journals. Pages Twice as Thick The Pages are made twice as thick as our standard lokta pages....

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