LEATHER JOURNAL: a collaboration with Another Escape

Devon oak bark tanned bridle leather / Natural undyed wool felt / Handsticthed with waxed linen thread

rural kind + another escape collaboration

We are big fans of Another Escape - a small independent publication focussed on outdoor lifestyle, creative culture, sustainability and people, with inspiring essays and photography. So when Jody Daunton and Rachel Taylor (the founders of Another Escape), approached us with the idea of a collaboration we didn't have to think long about it. We have a very similar outlook on life and shared values, so the idea of a leather journal sleeve to jot down thoughts and ideas, with a nod to the traditional explorer journals of old, seemed to us a perfect fit.

Made from our dark brown oak bark tanned leather, and natural wool felt inner, we designed and made this journal with the idea that it will be carried throughout life, developing character with use, and be a reminder of the journeys you have been on. The elastic allows full notepads to be removed and replaced, and the felt liner creates a couple of pockets to store paper, receipts, photos, tickets... or anything else you may want to tuck away for safekeeping. The closure is made from a leather washer (we make these from scraps of our leather - we're  aiming for minimal wastage) riveted to the lid; a short length of British made black elastic loops around the washer and keeps everything nice and snug.

The journal is made completely by hand - the leather cut with a sharp knife, the stitch holes individually punched and hand sewn with waxed linen thread, the copper rivet hand hammered. Built for durability with a simple aesthetic and made to be a lifelong companion. 

The journal sleeve is exclusively available at Another Escape. Find out more and purchase here.

We also had a fun day this summer when Another Escape visited us for the day to document the making of a journal and to chat about our processes and values. You can see more photos, and if you have a spare 5 minutes, read the interview here.

rural kind + another escape collaboration
rural kind + another escape collaboration

Bottom left photo by Rural Kind. All others by Jody Daunton / Another Escape.