Hey there friend!

Meet Fred! 

A Leathersmith, designer and  storyteller. 

White Washed Wood

The symbol found on your leatherbound journal is called Akofena; Pronunciation: Ako-fna , a symbol from the Akan tribe in Ghana.  The Akofena symbol represents courage,valor and heroism. The Akofena symbol comes from a collection of symbols called Adinkra symbols. Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti tribe of Ghana and the Gyaman tribe of Cote d'Ivoire in West Africa. 

This handcrafted leather journal was expertly made in Ghana and is complemented with a durable thread and a quality hand-sewn binding.The leather wraps the pages of this journal with care and protection with a traditional envelope design.

The Mudcloth detail also known as bògòlanfini Mali: bogo means “clay” or “mud”, lan means “by means of” and fini is “cloth” is hand sewn onto your journal. The ancestral art of making bogolanfini was developed by the Mandé people in West Africa. Bogolanfini is a handspun and handwoven cotton cloth, hand-dyed following a complex process involving the use of plant extracts, fermented mud from the Niger River, tropical sun and water.Today the mudcloth is still handmade in Mali and in some of its neighboring countries, like Burkina Faso, but the etymological roots are Bambara, the language spoken by the Bamana ethnic group of Mali. 

We do hope that as an esteemed member of the ECD Courage Crew, that this beautiful journal will remind you of the impact you make and the courage that you exemplify in the work that you do at Pfizer.