Unique, Handcrafted and Eco Friendly Indian Journals

Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Announcement    In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Indian government has issued a 21-day nationwide lockdown, beginning 25 March, 2020. This means that all non-essential deliveries are suspended and I will temporarily be unable to send parcels to you. We thank you for your orders and for supporting a small hand made business like ours. All your orders are safe with us and will be dispatched at the earliest opening

Please contact info [!at] for Boutique stores/ Yoga studios / Wholesale / Bulk / Party giveaway orders .

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Last updated on 09 Apr, 2020

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Indian government has issued a 21-day nationwide lockdown, beginning 25 March, 2020. This means that all non-essential deliveries are suspended and I will temporarily be unable to send parcels to you. We thank you for your orders and for supporting a small hand made business like ours. All your orders are safe with us and will be dispatched at the earliest opening

Please contact info [!at] for Boutique stores/ Yoga studios / Wholesale / Bulk / Party giveaway orders .

Zodiac Range Line Sheet : (scroll at the end for the link please)

Instagram : indianjournals


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About IndianJournals

Sales 2,455
On Etsy since 2009

Own a Beautiful Eco Friendly Journal, Uniquely Handcrafted with Traditional Indian Art and Sari Covers using Handmade Paper

Indian Journals are one of a kind, Beautiful and Artistic Diaries derived from Traditional Indian Art that are infused with Eco Conservation Values.

Since my teens, I have always been interested in Eco, Organic, Recycled, Earth-Friendly ways of living. The idea of saving trees slowly led me to foray into paper products made from recycled and handmade paper. I also started to show keen interest in re-using and up-cycling leftover fabrics into creations of usable art.

Likewise, coming from a design background, I nurtured a very strong inclination of developing and using aspects of Traditional Indian Folk Art in our everyday lives. Something that could become a part of our daily routine and not just remain obscure in libraries.

Indian Journals was thus born out of my fondness to re-use fabrics, of handmade paper and of my passion to revive and work with Traditional Indian Folk Art.

My days are full of vibrant colours as I mix and match remnants of Embellished Sari's , Cushion covers, Embroidered Dupatta's. It’s remarkable to see how beautiful and distinctive each Fabric Covered Journal can emerge.

The Traditional Art designs are again amazing creations, especially when we see the same Indian Folk Motif turn vividly different just by playing with colours. Every journal seems to be a living being with its own special character and moods !

I now offer my Journals in Four Sizes to suit different needs, which in terms of variety, is a big addition as compared to the basic medium size that I sold for the longest time.

" Indian Journals " happily runs from my home based studio - an Enabling work space that reflects my style and sensibilities and compliments my creativity and Eco Conscious Values.

One of my favourite shop reviews that lauded the hard work that goes behind each journal in the best possible way was : "These are unique, beautifully crafted journal books, handmade in every way, with vivid colors and great attention to detail. I have never seen anything like them, definitely worth having as works of art, even if to leave the pages blank, though they are wonderful to write in – the paper is highest quality, purely handmade, and a joy to feel. I purchased two of these journal books because I wanted something more personal and aesthetic than just a plain notebook to keep in my purse. "

Another customer's best friend very aptly said : "it's one of the most beautiful things, I have ever been given!"

Here's a little peek at Indian Journals behind the scenes -

Shop members

  • Vishruti

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    Besotted by Natural Living. I absolutely Love Traditional Folk Arts all around the World. It's remarkable how they seem to come out of the same creative thread even though they were created in different time and geographic zones. Sheer Beauty !

  • Raju

    Dispatcher, Assistant

    Fast is what describes him ! From talking to packing to shipping - he personifies the word FAST He loves listening to Bollywood numbers too !

Production partners

  • Ideal Printlinks

    Mumbai, India

    Francis Uncle - the heart and soul of Ideal Printlinks offered help in screening the covers of my journals when I was no longer able to handle everything all by myself. He is the owner of a print shop where we get the covers of our Journals done. A quick peek behind the scenes -

Shop policies

Last updated on 10 May, 2022
Welcome to Indian Journals!
Beautiful OOAK Handmade Paper Journals created using Up-Cycled Embroidered Patchwork Fabrics, Embellished Sari's and Traditional Indian Folk Art Prints.

If you have any questions or would like a custom order, please feel free to contact me via Etsy or by email:
info [!at]

Accepted payment methods

Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
Cancellation : I surely accept cancellations. Kindly ask for a cancellation BEFORE the order is marked as shipped :)

Returns : I will gladly accept returns within 15 days of you receiving the item. However, before deciding to do so, it is best to get in touch with me and we could come with a quicker and better solution. If you must return, kindly send the item back in the exact same condition / sellable condition using registered / post with delivery confirmation. Shipping however is not refunded and the buyer pays return shipping. Custom orders & personalized items are non refundable. If however, the item is not what you had asked for or is damaged, then I will be paying for the return shipping.

Exchanges : Yes we can do an exchange. The rules of the exchange are same as that of "Returns" above. Once I receive my item back in the same condition as it was sold, you can get a store credit equivalent of the item (not the shipping) - and you can use this credit to buy any other item(s) that you like.

Postage and Deliveries : The nature of postal systems depends on various intermediaries and a package typically passes through many hands. Such events are beyond our control and this is why I am not responsible for lost, wrong address, damaged, returned or stolen items in the mail; or those stuck in customs for whatever reason. I will ALWAYS do what I can to help fix the situation if it occurs.

Return of Parcel : In the event that a parcel is returned to me for reasons such as -unclaimed, or wrong address, or No Authorized Recipient Available etc, in that case, there are two ways to resolve the situation :
a) you may choose to re-pay only the shipping amount where I can ship the parcel one more time either to the same address or another address in the same country. b) You can choose to opt for a store credit equivalent to the price of the product (not including the shipping). c) You may opt for refund equivalent to the price of the product (not including the shipping)
I take PayPal only at this time.

The 'other' option is for arranged orders, only use this payment method if it has been discussed.

Thank you!
Regular Shipping : I generally ship via Registered Indian Post which has a tracking number and can be tracked via Etsy.

Expedited Shipping : I also ship via DHL, TNT , Fedex etc if such an arrangement is required.

All parcels sent via Indian Registered Post can be tracked here -

Although this hardly ever happens, but incase of any import taxes / duties / custom charges- the buyer or the recipient is responsible for the costs incurred.
Additional policies and FAQs
Do you ship Internationally ?
Of course we do !
We have Standard Shipping as well as Expedited Shipping options that suit your needs of the delivery time frame.

So what are your delivery time frames ?
Good question !
Standard Shipments are shipped via Registered Indian Postal Services. For most parts of the world, they parcels typically reach within 2 - 4 weeks. However by our statistical data, we have seen 10 - 14 day deliveries in most cases.
Expedited shipments are shipped via DHL / FEDEX etc. They ship in 3-6 business days.
Both types of shipments are supported with a tracking number.

Do you deal in wholesale orders ?
We welcome Bulk, Wholesale , Store consignments , Fair and Convention orders. Private Brand Labeling for wholesale customers is an option.
Please convo or e-mail me for details.

Is there any care information for the journals ?
The journals or diaries are not supposed to be washed or wet with water. Wiping with a dry towel to clean is all you may ever need.

Privacy Polices
Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information -for a custom order , for example, if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 6 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at info [!at]

More information

Last updated on 18 May, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Wholesale availability

Yes we gladly cater to all wholesale inquiries. We work seamlessly and offer both made to order and ready to ship options. Please feel free to reach us at

Custom and personalized orders

Yes custom orders for boutiques / stores / organisations are welcome. We can even create custom printed cover designs exclusively for you with a minimum order quantity requirement

Sizing details

Extra Large Size is 9 x 7 inches is recently introduced and is observed that people who like to sketch , write for longer duration or use it for specific purposes prefer this size.

Large Size is 8 x 6 inches is most preferred by avid journalists.

Medium size of 6 x 4 inches as well as Medium Plus of 7 x 5 inches is what sells the best not just because it is easy to carry or use as a handy purse diary, but also because several such journals can be categorized for food, travel, everyday logs, personal notes etc instead of cramming everything in one journal.

Mini Size is a cute 3.5 x 5 inches which is generally preferred as a handy book, pocket notebook, quick jotting down journal usually preferred for shopping lists , to do lists etc.

Gift wrapping and packaging

So happy to do this for you ! Please check out this listing - along with your order

How long does it take for the parcel to deliver ?

As per the post office, the standard shipping takes 2-3 weeks for most parts of the world, however in my statistical experience, it takes 12-14 days.

Expedited shipping via DHL takes 3-5 days