When Shinola does something, they do it right: no cutting corners, using only high quality, cost efficient source materials, and design with simplicity in mind. All of which is done in the good ol' US of A. This notebook is no different. All of the materials are sourced from the U.S. and made by Shinola in Detroit. What makes this notebook truly special is its binding. The smyth-sewn binding (a threaded binding usually performed by sewing stacks of 16 signatures (32 pages) to their neighboring stacks) allows the notebook to lay completely flat with no center crease bulge like with most other glue-bound notebooks. The paper they use is milled using wood from sustainable U.S. forests and is acid-free, reducing environmental impact. All of this bundled into one simple, yet efficient notebook that is both enjoyable to look at and use.
Available at Shinola.com for $22