Love this 48: Sari notebook

It's no secret that I like a notebook or two and probably have more than I can use at one time - however I'm a firm believer that need doesn't apply to stationery and definitely doesn't apply to notebooks!  I tend to buy lovely notebooks when I see them, so that when the perfect use arises I'm all set. 

I've recently spotted these fair trade handmade sari covered notebooks on NotOnTheHighStreet.com and I'm smitten!

Photo credit: NotOnTheHighSteet.com

Photo credit: NotOnTheHighSteet.com

The notebooks come in two sizes (8.5cm x 11cm and 12cm x 16cm) and seven colours. Each contains 30 pages of handmade recycled cotton paper and is fastened with a traditional wraparound string.  And at £3 and £4.25 respectively they're very reasonably priced and would make a great gift.

The NotOnTheHighStreet.com website says "the cotton used is unbleached and is the left overs from the massive Indian garment industry. They are made in a small workshop in Rajasthan, India by skilled crafts people using a mixture of traditional and contemporary methods."  The saris used for these notebooks are new and come from Varanasi which is a centre of excellence for sari making, 

My next-to-be-used notebook is this A6 sized gorgeousness from my last visit to the V&A much earlier in the year. I'm off to Blogfest14 this Saturday and I can see it getting plenty of use!

The front and reverse

The front and reverse