The Emilio Braga brand was founded In 1918, by Emilio da Silva Braga himself. Almost a century later, and now in the hands of the fifth generation of the family, Emilio Braga Stationery continues to make their iconic notebooks from their workshop just outside Lisbon, Portugal.
Crafted by hand, the notebooks are famed for their marbled covers and meticulously wrapped corners in bright colours. The edge of each page is hand-sponged into a distinctive pattern, ensuring that each notebook is genuinely unique.
Apart from a little bit of help from digital technology, these iconic notebooks have remained largely the same for nearly a century. Still a family business, they continue to produce notebooks including the famous “Galocha” - A pocket-size notebook, totally handmade with a distinctive and hard wearing spine and corners bound in colourful fabric. It is THE genuine Portuguese Notebook.
The impact to the environment is always an important factor for any modern producer, especially in the stationery business!
Emilio Braga notebooks are still produced in the hand-made way. This traditional approach veers away from punishing, industrial processes and uses materials that are non-toxic, recycled and recyclable; all paper used comes from FSC certified suppliers.
The books are sewn and glued using techniques over 100 years old. The smooth crème paper is suitable for both writing and sketching. Each book comes with a piece of card lined on one side and squares on the other to use as a writing guide.
The spine and corners are crafted from cotton fabric to give it superior resistance and the paper edges are sponged with a contrasting colour which gives a wonderful dappled effect.
To add to our colourful stationery offerings we have curated a small collection in our own colour combinations which we hope you will love. Each handmade book is filled with FSC crème plain paper with hand sponged edges. They really are a treat and a book to treasure however you fill it.
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