About This Project

One thing you have plenty of in prison is time. Isn’t that why it’s called “doing time”? Inmates find hobbies to cope with all that excess time. Some start to draw, others write. Besides keeping your head together, a creative hobby has healing effects to physical, mental and emotional problems. These become avocations to some, and there are numerous published inmate authors. Wherever you are and whatever your motivation, these handmade notebooks and protective leather covers are handy, when creative inspiration lights up – or when you just want to pour out what’s rumbling in your mind.

These notebooks are handmade in Helsinki Prison.


Cover Material:

• 100 % Leather

Notebook Size:

• A6 (105 mm x 148 mm or 4.1 inch x 5.8 inch )

Cover Colorways:

• Antique Brown with County Orange Stitching

Notebook manufactured in Helsinki Prison

Cover manufactured in certified factory in India*

* This item is inspired by prisoners like all pieces of Project Papillon. While some pieces are also made by inmates while doing time this one requires partly machinery and personnel that is not available in prisons. Thus it has been partly crafted by a trusted partner in line with our code of ethics. Here we aspire the use of organic raw materials and production sites where good working conditions and reduced environmental impact are ensured.