Some words on Tomoe River.

Hello! Daryl here. I hope you're all safe and well.

If you're here you're probably looking for our piece on how the manufacturing process for Tomoe River has changed.

This piece was originally written as an update for our subscribers, but subsequently went viral on the back of the fountain pen community's unbridled passion for pens, inks and their favourite papers.

As a result, we've received a lot of questions in our inbox about the changes to Tomoe River and how they impact the new paper's performance. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write to us — your collective love for our shared hobby is very clear.

Unfortunately, while we've tried our best to answer all of these questions, it has become very difficult to keep up with their sheer volume, while also concentrating on our core mission at the atelier of employing and empowering disadvantaged communities.

As such, I've decided we should take the piece down to reduce the amount of turmoil it was generating, and to allow us to refocus on our work. I appreciate your understanding on this decision.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone affected. It was not my intent to cause such a big shock, and for that I'm deeply sorry.

Tomoegawa, the manufacturer of the paper, has released an official statement on their Facebook page confirming the change to the machinery used to make Tomoe River, and some other things besides. You can find more details there.

Please stay safe out there, and keep lighting candles in the dark.

Much love