Handcrafted in Italy by the artisan leatherworkers at Luca Natalizia Legatoria, each Manufactus "No Bag" Leather Journal is cut from full-grain, vegetable-tanned calf leather, selected from one of six tanneries outside Rome that have been supplying the company since just after its founding in 1910. The included A5-size notebook holds 128 pages of cream-colored lined or unlined 90 gsm pages and fits snugly inside the supple cover, which can accommodate refills of different thicknesses.
Note: At checkout, you can select a leather color of Brown or Grey, and paper style for the included A5 replaceable journal from Lined or Unlined. You can also add a 3-pack of lined or blank refills (+$24). As every journal will be handmade to fill this order and shipped from Italy, the best estimated shipping date is 6-8 weeks after the drop ends.
Incredibly soft and conveniently refillable, the "No Bag" Journal lays flat for easy writing and buckles closed onto chrome studs with two leather straps. The "No Bag" Journal owes its name and existence to a total coincidence, having been created when a designer at Luca Nataliza designed and made a messenger bag with these same straps and closures. When the prototype was finished, they found this leather to be so supple that a large, open messenger bag would not hold its shape—but it was perfect to make a journal cover with unique closures.
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is July 17, 2018 PT.
After the drop ends, payment will be collected. To deliver the best value to the group the request will then be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Be sure to check the discussion page for updates.