Journals from Haiti: Goat Leather

by: 2nd Story Goods

Category: Household, Journals


Dream Keeper

Store your most secret thoughts in this sleek leather journal from Haiti. Handmade and sewn with genuine, locally-sourced goat leather, it will feel and seem different than any other journal you've owned. Each purchase supports the livelihood of artisans in poverty situations. Read more below.  



Artisan's Story

Leather artist Benson Thermidor lives in Jubilee, a village just outside of Gonaives, Haiti. He was binding songbooks, Bibles, and texts for local friends when 2nd Story Goods, a local nonprofit, asked him to teach his skills to others in the village who needed work. Through this partnership, Benson's business has grown to include 25 other men and women and a full-sized workshop.





Product Details

Dimensions and Qualities
  • Dimensions: Large 8"x9"; Medium 6"x9"; Small 5"x6"; Pocket Size 3"x4"
  • Made from Goat Leather (cover)
  • Includes hand-cut paper (normal grade)
  • Includes a black, elastic band to hold the journal shut
  • Utilizes fabric lining
  • Branding: "Genuine Goat" (front); "Made in Haiti" (back) 
Origins and Guarantee
  • Made in Haiti
  • Created by artisans via 2nd Story Goods
  • Ships from the U.S.
  • 100% money back guarantee, for up to 90 days


Fair Trade Product Features

Hand-bound journal.

Incredibly well crafted.

Creates jobs in Haiti, for people from extreme poverty situations.

Part of the Jesus' Economy shopping model, benefiting developing world communities.






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