Leather or paper?!?
A Story of Serendipity
The very first ArtDori® prototype we made back in 2015 was too stiff and never made it to production. We perfected the ArtDori® for my first collection.
In February 29, 2016, I was spring cleaning and was about to throw the first prototype to the trash bin when I accidentally discovered its leather-like strength when I crumpled it! It was a eureka moment for me and I had my team of artisans reproduced, tested and perfected it!
And that's the birth story of our Gutsy® ArtDori® line. :)
But wait! There's more: When we finally perfected our Gutsy® paper, I figured it would be lovely if I can combine my first collection with Gutsy®. The result was a combination of strength and beauty with a story.
- Thicker than the printed ArtDori®, it is sustainably-made from abaca plant fibers, organically-treated to make it tear-resistant by our local artisans.
- It has a strength of a soft leather but lightweight as paper.
- We aim to give an alternative to people who are not keen on leather sourced from animals.
Handmade. Sustainable. Vegan. Fair-Traded.