Emilio Braga Notebook


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Manufacturer Papelarias Emilio Braga
Country Portugal
Material Hard Cover, Cloth Binding, Blank Pages
Dimensions 7"H x 4.5" L
The iconic Emílio Braga notebooks have remained the same for almost a century. The hard cover is sturdy and the inside sheets are great for taking notes in class. You can easily drop one of these handmade notebooks in your purse, backpack, or laptop bag.

"In 1918, when Emílio da Silva Braga was founded, they were considered the finest stationers of the time. Almost a century later, Emílio Braga Lda., still a family business, continues to produce notebooks, including the famous "galoche" (from the French galuchat), a distinctive notebook that is fully handmade. It is the true Portuguese notebook. The black-and-white cover pattern is called "cloud"; there is a matching pattern on the edge of the paper. People, myself included, continually ask how the edges of the paper are printed with their unique pattern; when we visited the factory, we were surprised to see the pattern is still hand-sponged. Three women produce the notebooks; the two we met had been with the company for 35 and 37 years, respectively. The large notebook has blank pages; the small one has lines. Until now, I never used a notebook with an elastic. It's very handy, I stuff all sorts of items inside my book and everything is held safe and secure. I really like using this notebook because it is beautiful and well-made, and because every time I take it out, I think about the crazy hand-sponging and the ladies who make them. It's something."

-Alisa Grifo, founder KIOSK

KIOSK was founded by Alisa Grifo and Marco Romeny in November, 2005. KIOSK is a project devoted to showing the world through everyday objects made by independent producers. Everything has been sourced during their travels.