Independence Day 2017

From the book “Our Flag” published in 1989 by the House of Representatives…

“On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution authorizing a committee to devise a seal for the United States of America. This mission, designed to reflect the Founding Fathers’ beliefs, values, and sovereignty of the new Nation, did not become a reality until June 20, 1782. In heraldic devices, such as seals, each element has a specific meaning. Even colors have specific meanings. The colors red, white, and blue did not have meanings for The Stars and Stripes when it was adopted in 1777. However, the colors in the Great Seal did have specific meanings. Charles Thompson, Secretary of the Continental Congress, reporting to Congress on the Seal, stated:

“The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.”

Happy 4th of July !!

Red Leather Journal

Hardiness and valor, undeniable strength and tactile quality in this red pigskin suede blank journal. Ideal for the back pocket or purse. 160 pages 5.75″ w x 3.75″ H. Smyth sewn binding using 10 signatures on natural Rolland Recycled writing paper. With Smyth sewn binding, all pages lay open very nicely. The paper performs well with fountain pen, marker, pen, pencil and ink. When we think of this Red leather bound blank journal, we cannot help but pay tribute to our Native American Indian tribes throughout North America.

White Hemp

We used a white Hemp/Organic Cotton blend on this blank journal. Ideal for the back pocket or purse. 160 pages 5.75″ w x 3.75″ H. Smyth sewn binding using 10 signatures on natural Rolland Recycled writing paper. With Smyth sewn binding, all pages lay open very nicely. The paper performs well with fountain pen, marker, pen, pencil and ink. Hemp has played an important role in American culture since before it’s inception. The current demand for hemp fiber is still relatively low, although new uses for it continue to be developed. The energy crisis is shining new light on renewable crops, such as hemp, as a source of energy. The value of the cellulose rich hemp hurds as a source of paper, building materials, fuel and animal bedding is now universally recognized, and the multitude of nutritional benefits contained in the hempseed are manifesting themselves in numerous foods and health care products. However, until hemp can once again operate in the free market it will not even be given the chance to succeed.To learn more in depth about the history of Hemp in America, click here.

Blue Denim

What’s more American than a worn in pair of blue jeans? Rugged — yet soft, this blue jean was up-cycled from an old pair of American made blue jeans. Ideal for the back pocket or purse. 160 pages 5.75″ w x 3.75″ H. Smyth sewn binding using 10 signatures on natural Rolland Recycled writing paper. With Smyth sewn binding, all pages lay open very nicely. The paper performs well with fountain pen, marker, pen, pencil and ink. The Blue denim here is a tribute to all of our hardworking Americans from both public and private sectors, from sea to shining sea.

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