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2019

JUNE

Recently, a lady asked me about my use of leather.

Leather is a beautiful material and I certainly can understand its appeal. Leather is a versatile material, adaptable to various purposes. But: 
– Leather is a by-product of the meat industry but not always
– Sometimes just for the skin matters
– Vellum uses the skin of unborn animals
I do not think journals justify the killing of animals so I work with ethical vegan leather. I only use leather wastage. The left-overs are from dismantled furniture, fashion, horse-riding. Journals with good Karma 😉

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=> Strandhill People’s Market: We will be in Strandhill (Sligo) on Sunday 2nd of June, delighted to be celebrating the market’s fifth year. Plenty of goodness and good intention in this hangar, a great celebration of Irish craft, food, and fun living so come and visit, it is fun!

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MAY

Yeah! The new collection of travel journals is now available on Huga! Vegan leather with marbled paper, decorative stitching and upcycled paper, It is already proving popular! Check the “Artisan Section

Travel Journal stack

The writing paper was made on the first and original Fourdrinier Paper Machine, which launched the revolution allowing paper to become the cheap and plentiful product that we all use in our daily life. Faithfully restored by a group of enthusiasts, the machine is now part of a mill now run as a charity so its unique history can be preserved. Still modern in outlook, the mill now uses a range of recycled raw material for paper of great character and quality. History and goodness all rolled into one.

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=> We will be in Strandhill People’s Market, Sligo, on the 5th of May. If you fancy anything, give us a nudge and we will bring it just for you!

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APRIL

I just to take this opportunity to thank Rachel for her trust and allowing me to be a little part in a very important trip she is about to take. A bespoke journal just like she wanted…

I ordered a bespoke travel journal for my upcoming trip to New York. I was involved at every step along the way and my ideas were incorporated in the design.

The finished product is better even than I’d dreamt, and uses top quality material. I can’t begin to put into words how happy I am with this journal – it’s utterly beautiful!

Thank you so much, Natalie ! I hope I get to make more once-in-a-lifetime trips in future just so I can order more once-in-a-lifetime journals from you!

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=> Don’t forget, we will be in Strandhill, aiming to be there the first weekend of every month. If you spot something you would like to pick up, let me know and I will make sure to have it with me!

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MARCH

Coptic Polka Dot Collection

Spring is here and I am feeling light-hearted: here is a range of polka dots journals, blank or lined – as usual with soft lokta paper for added goodness! Let’s get Dotty..

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=> This Saturday, I will be attending the ‘Change Your Mind Festival‘ in Sligo. There should be live entertainment, plenty of stalls with Huga represented, comedy, demonstration, etc… A celebration of mental health in all its aspects. Journaling is a key tool in re-gaining or maintaining mental health: Let’s never forget the power of writing and the power of a blank page. As mentioned before, a blank Kindle is only a power failure, a blank page is a window of opportunity! Check the latest Huga Blog post on how Body, Mind and Spirit become one with the help of journaling! – See you there!