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Journey Memento Box

"Enjoy the journey. Collect moments, not things." Well, maybe a few treasures, just enough to fit in the clever Journey Memento Box from the Philippines. All-natural, handmade paper is padded and stitched to create this unique box. Called "gutsy fiber," this tear-resistant material is an innovation developed by the artisans at Salay Handmade Industries in the Philippines. Evidence of our collaborative design work with artisan partners, the photo on the front was taken by a Ten Thousand Villages buyer.


  • Handmade paper keepsake box
  • Navy blue box with image on lid
  • Includes removable tray (1 inch deep) insert with 3 compartments
  • 8Lx6.5Wx3H inches
  • Handmade in the Philippines

SKU: 7925880


Salay Handmade Products Industries produces and markets handmade paper and other items using cogon grass, a weed that interferes with local farming, and natural fibers. The group was founded in 1987 as People’s Economic Council (PEC) to create employment for people in the community of Salay, an area with little industry and a history of political unrest. Through experimentation, the group developed its trademark handmade paper. In 1990 the papermakers incorporated separately from PEC as Salay Handmade Paper Industries, Incorporated. In 2015, the group changed its names to Salay Handmade Products Industries to reflect its expanded product offerings. Through global marketing, Salay was introduced to the concept of fair trade and began providing development assistance to its artisans. Other benefits to workers include pensions and profit sharing. Ten Thousand Villages has purchased products from Salay since 1997.

Welcome to our global maker-to-market movement where, together with 20,000 artisans, we ignite social change. We create opportunities for individuals, families, and communities in developing countries to thrive through strong relationships, fair wages, safe working conditions, and sustainable practices.