The Checkered fabric notebook (A5) is covered with unique, vibrant African-wax fabric. With plain pages inside, this notebook is perfect for adults and children. Whether it is used as a journal, drawing book or or to jot down ideas and lists, it will inspire and brighten your day!
The Checkered fabric notebook handmade by artisans in Tanzania at the Neema Crafts Centre. The paper making area is headed up by Josephat, who was born profoundly deaf and with spina bifida, he is one of the founding members of Neema Crafts. Josephat makes two types of paper, using locally sourced recycled materials, maize leaf and elephant dung paper. Hand-made paper is perfect for Neema Crafts as it is low technology, environmentally friendly, uses free waste materials and has lots of different stages so everyone in a mixed ability group can take part in at least one part of the process.
Composition Maize leaf paper and 100% cotton African wax fabric on the cover. This product is plastic-free
Size 19cm x 14cm
Designed by Neema Crafts
Designed and handmade in Tanzania, East Africa
Neema Crafts provides training and employment opportunities for over 120 people with disabilities in the Iringa region of Tanzania. It also aims to change negative attitudes towards people with disabilities in the local society. There’s a great stigma attached to having a disability in Tanzania, and the centre provides dignity and hope for many people who previously relied on street begging or were hidden away at home. The centre has eight craft workshop areas, a therapy unit for disabled children, an award winning cafe, a conference centre entirely staffed by deaf people and a welcoming guesthouse.
Article no. (SKU) 30005 Checkered fabric notebook A6
Please note: Neema Crafts products are meticulously handmade by artisans one piece at a time and not factory manufactured. Due to this process, there may be a slight variation from one item to the next. Every item is unique. We like to celebrate the unique nature of each and every single product we sell as well as the desirability that goes with the knowledge that you are buying a hand crafted item.
Please be aware that the colours may be slightly different to the images shown. That each African-wax fabric notebook may vary slightly in size and weight. Price in store and online can be different.
Any pens, pencils or markers in the photos are not included with the notebook. They are for display and visual purposes only.