As a companion to the Mindful Notebook, we wanted a beautiful cover to house it. We choose to use ostrich leather for our notebook covers.
Why ostrich? 2 reasons: First, it’s arguably the highest-quality leather on the planet which is why it’s used in high-end products. Second, it’s also an eco-minded leather as ostriches have one of the lowest carbon footprints on the planet. The EPA considers their methane production “insignificant.” They also require less feed, less land, they reproduce more quickly than other leather-producing animals.
We personally flew to Chile to meet the farmers at the ostrich farm we selected. We don't believe in cruelty to animals and this was a huge decision in our vetting process of farms. Based on our research, we believe that we have selected a cruelty-free farm.