Is writing an escape for handling hard times?

Ever since Covid-19 has made sure we all stay at home, many have been frustrated and bored wondering how to while away time …

We, at Bluecat Paper, have a solution for you to keep yourself occupied while also staying safe. Our solution is to write or keep a journal.

These activities help introspect, look for those elusive life answers within, and understand yourself better. Better yet, they help keep you indoors at a time like this!

Writing a book or maintaining a journal has multiple benefits;

  • Writing enables you to put your thoughts together
  • Expressing yourself can help increase your vocabulary
  • Writing leads to better thinking and  communicating
  • Journaling can help understand your mood swings better
  • Writing leads to increased gratitude
  • You are more focused and this helps increase your concentration

Expressive writing helps to improve your mood and allows us to reflect on the day we have had. Writing also helps ease anxiety and reduce stress. And we all know we need a little less stress with all that is going on these days.

At Bluecat Paper, we enable you to write more and avail the benefits that maintaining a journal can bring. That too, with the most beautiful, handmade tree-free paper.

We make paper without cutting down a tree. We save trees by creating paper from residual by-products.

We encourage the use of tree-free paper over the traditional mill made paper. All waste materials are sourced from factory units and farms and contain as high as 85-90% cellulose rather than tree fiber which comprises only 30-40%

Additionally, in the conventional paper industry, about 60-80 chemicals are used to make paper-thin and white. Therefore, making tree-free paper by upcycling waste, we save our forests. Our paper is acid-free paper or chemical-free paper, enabling us to recycle water back into production

Our high-quality books are created in different sizes and types in order to help you write more. There is no right or wrong way to use our handmade journals and notebooks as Ernest Hemingway famously said

“There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly: sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.”

Japanese Stitch Journals

Japanese bookbinding (seihon) was developed around the year 610 AD. This form of bookbinding is also known as stab binding. Multiple books can be repaired this way; just punch four holes through the book near the spine and lash it together with needle and thread.

Bluecat paper has taken this a step further by elevating this simple but elegant design. Furthermore, all our books are sustainable and handmade using cotton rags and other plant fibers.

Check out our japanese stitch books

Japanese stitch journals
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Accordion Notebooks

Accordion journals (Orihon) is a book-style originating from the Tang dynasty (A.D. 618-908) in China and was later developed in the Heian period (A.D. 794-1185) in Japan.

Long rolls consisting of sheets of paper pasted together began to be folded alternately one way and the other to produce an effect like an accordion.

This cultivated design has been mastered here at Bluecat Paper and is a joy to record the day’s activities in.

All our books are eco friendly and acid-free. We use secondary agro-waste and textile waste like cotton, linen, coffee husk, corn husk, banana fiber, elephant poo, and many other raw materials. When you buy products that are earth-friendly, you are making a significant contribution towards reducing the carbon footprint.

Check out our Eco-friendly accordion books

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Coptic Bound Notebooks

This style of bookbinding was employed by the early Christians in Egypt referred to as the ‘copts’ in the 11 AD. Coptic binding generally refers to the multi-section binding. Single Coptic codices are called as Nag Hammadi Bindings.

Bluecat Paper takes the historic piece of bookbinding and adds a modern spin to it along with a rustic version that will truly take you back to when times were simpler. We make 100% tree-free paper using natural fibers.

We have a wide range of Coptic bound notebooks to choose from, Fine cut coptic bound journals and deckled edge coptic bound are the styles, that are available at Bluecat Paper

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Mini Journals

Journal keeping is a tradition that dates back as far as when we learned to read and write. It also helps you reflect on the day and think about what you are grateful for throughout the course of the day.

The word journal is an old french word for daily. The reason for keeping a journal is to record the daily happenings of the day. Therefore, why don’t you give it a try with our sophisticated mini journals that allows you to keep track of your body, mind, and heart by recording it daily.

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Most of the health experts recommend journaling as it improves your mood and helps rejuvenate your spirit and manage symptoms of depression. Studies support this and suggest journaling is good for your mental health.

At Bluecat Paper we try to educate people that paper can be made without cutting down a single tree. All our books and journals are made of tree-free paper using plant fibers and other materials.

Check out our handmade mini journals

Handmade paper books
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At Bluecat paper we try to make the best out of a bad situation during these challenging times.

We encourage you to do activities that stimulate your mind as the lack of social interaction can be quite monotonous over such extended periods.

Being eco-conscious goes hand-in-hand with being energy-conscious. On the other hand, we save 30+ tonnes of wood a month, 55,000+ liters of water a day.

Bluecat Paper encourages you to GoGreen and switch for eco-friendly products and save planet Earth. Support the cause for tree free paper