Wool and cotton herringbone; Bank Paper

The second in our new series of special edition journals featuring unique cloth and paper selections, this diary is cased in a wool and cotton herringbone suiting fabric with a marvellously soft hand featuring warmth and a hint of texture.

An unusual blend

This experimental blend of wool and cotton was developed by one of our Japanese fabric partners for use in suiting. We repurposed it to serve as the cover of this Labs diary after realising just how spectacular it felt under the hand.

Bank Paper

Made in small batches at Mitsubishi's paper mill in Himeji, Japan, Bank Paper was first created for use in bank ledgers at the Mitsubishi Group's financial arm in 1960.

Seeking both adaptability to everything from pencils to fountain pens and the strength to withstand constant use in a busy ledger, Mitsubishi's engineers combined a proprietary blend of two pulps and a special cooking process to create Bank Paper, a unique paper with a slight texture and a gentle off-white colour.

This paper features fantastic colour accuracy and softens one's writing, making it suitable for diarists, artists and anyone who wants a stronger, more substantial handfeel from their paper than Tomoe River provides.

Socially conscious craftsmanship

Every Musubi journal is handbound in Singapore by a team of artisans with physical and intellectual disabilities. Your purchase funds employment opportunities for these talented individuals.

Gift packaging included

Every diary comes ready to gift, packaged in a Musubi box with a certificate hand-signed by our team of artisans with disabilities. The certificate doubles as a bookmark and has a grid guide sheet printed on its reverse side.