The Kisa Banana Leaf Notebook features a cover that is uniquely hand-sewn from banana leaf fibers. Each folder is solid and sturdy, protecting the pages of your creativity. Each notebook folder comes with a composition book from New Leaf, which is made from 50% or more recycled paper. When you’ve filled your Kisa Notebook, simply remove the composition book from the folder and buy a new standard 9.75in x 7.5in composition book from any office store. Slip your Kisa Notebook folder back on, and yo’re ready to go. A product that’s recycled, organic, and re-usable – you can’t go wrong with that.
Making products from banana leaf fibers is actually not as common in Kenya, and the Urembo National Group that we work with are one of the few who do. Artisans from this group share a single bicycle to go in search of fallen leaves from banana plants. The leaves are shredded up into thin fibers, sewn together, woven into their shape, and glazed with a a transparent glue to hold it together. The result is a beautifully intricate yet sturdy work of art that you becomes part of your daily story. Also included within each notebook is the name of the artisan who designed it. Write your story, connect with theirs.