Nepali Eco Journal


Nepali Eco Journal

Capture Your Adventure

Nepali Eco Journal
(Deckle-Edged)

Return to the basics with a hand-crafted journal with pages handmade from the lokta bush. This non-tree, renewable source grows naturally on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13,000 feet above sea level.

When properly cut, lokta bushes can produce three to eight new, fast-growing shoots making lokta paper a very sought-after alternative to tree-based papers.

Great for Home or Abroad

Portability with Style

The Nepali Eco with Deckle-Edged Lokta Paper is available in two sizes:

5x8 inches
3x5 inches (with wingtip design)

Take it with you to the office or to catalogue an adventure in the wild. 

For larger journals in a similar style, view our Nepali Eco Journals with clean-cut pages which are a larger 6x9 inches.

A 1,000-year-old Handmade Tradition

Nature’s Renewable Paper

A tradition of over 1,000 years in Nepal, our 100% Lokta paper is not treated with bleach like other papers and is hand made in rural, high altitude villages of Nepal.

The fibrous inner bark of the lokta bush is “cooked” into a pulp then spread on screens and sun-dried in the Himalayas. The beautiful texture from the process is characteristic of hand crafted lokta paper.

Lokta paper has a beautiful texture containing natural flecks from the bush and can vary slightly in thickness from page to page due to the unique handcrafting process.

Because the lokta bushes are not destroyed when cut, they grow back quickly, making them a sustainable and renewable paper source.

Tree-Free Paper

Lokta bushes grow on the southern slopes of the Himalayas of Nepal.

Vegetable-Dyed

Natural vegetable-dyes create the beautiful varity of colors in the covers.

Sustainable

Lokta bushes regrow quickly after being cut, regaining full height in 5-7 years.

thumb_01_60_6096 Pages (192 Front/Back)

The deckled-edges (similar to rough cut) are made by hand and add to the tradition style. 

thumb_01_60_60Bleach and Acid Free

Modern papers are bleached to gain brigtness, our paper is bleach free and acid-free and retains its natural color.

Handmade Color

The Colors of Nature

The cover coloring is produced with the traditional and vegetable plant-based dyes that have been used for hundreds of years.

No two journals will be the same. The vegetable dye process is not like using synthetic dyes which can match a specific color number every time.

The vegetable dyes we use are mixed by artisans, not machines, and the colors can vary from batch to batch making each journal a unique creation full of character and individual style.

The Forest Green journal is made from a combination of Indigo (blue) and Pomegranate (yellow from the pomegranate skins) mixed together creating a unique green color.

The coloring for the Dark Walnut Eco Journal comes from actual walnut husks which produce a rich dark-brown coloring. The walnut husk surrounds and protects the walnut seed and has been used as a natural dye for centuries.

The unique red of the Terra Cotta journal is made from sap extracted from Cutch wood. The wood is boiled removing the sap which is then dried into a resin to later be used for the coloring process.

Ready for Travel Anywhere

Both 5x8 and 3x5 Eco Journals have deckle edges and come with our 100% Standard Lokta Paper.

Both the 3x5 and 5x8 inch journals come in the following colors:

  • Terra Cotta
  • Forest Green
  • Dark Walnut

Handmade Lokta Paper

Nepali Eco Deckle-Edge

Include the Nepali Eco vintage notebook in your next adventure.

Help Support Talented Nepalese Artisans

Thank you for helping to preserve a 1,000 year old tradition in Nepali paper making and helping to support those affected by the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.

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