Kurinji Gifts are handcrafted by girls and women, from *Calcutta India, who have escaped sex trafficking and been given a fresh start, a renewed sense of dignity & worth, and a freedom that otherwise could not have been imagined.  Together we can work to help one more girl off the streets where there is a future and a hope waiting for her.

*We partner with Priya at “Love Calcutta Arts” to provide you with beautiful gifts that carry a meaningful message of hope.



These journals are one-of-a-kind and carefully crafted using recycled materials.  Their hand-bound pages are made with reclaimed cotton fabrics and woolen blankets.  They are covered with three layers of vintage sari material, the traditional garment of Indian women.  The cotton journals are embellished using a running kantha stitch.

The blankets are hand-stitched with two layers of vintage sari material, using a running kantha stitch.  They are reversible, each side unique and beautiful.  You may feel nostalgic as you wrap up in your soft, cozy blanket and remember a life half-way around the world who made it for you!


Keeping It Personal



Pocket Journals are carefully handcrafted in a petite size for tossing in your purse, car, school backpack, or anywhere you need a place to write down something you don't want to forget!  The hand-bound pages are made with reclaimed cotton fabrics and woolen blankets.  The covers are wrapped with three layers of vintage saris. (no handwritten notes inside these small ones)

Memo Box lids are wrapped in vintage sari fabric.  You'll find the boxes filled with the same uniquely textured, handmade, paper.  After you use up the paper, you can refill with your own paper or sticky notes, or use as a sweet little keepsake box, prayer box, etc.



Faux Leather Journals - have a simple, clean look with the letter "k" in the lower left corner.  The pages have the same unique, handmade, textured feel as our other journals.

The cards are handmade with layers of recycled paper and/or sari scraps, then accented with pretty bead work.  Blank on the inside so you can write your own sentiment on the beautiful, textured paper.  The perfect addition to any gift!



The Story Behind Our Name


See What Others Are Saying . . .

"I'm excited to give such unique gifts and it's a bonus that my purchase is for good."  - Crystal

"Loved meeting with Dawn to hear about this new adventure.  The story of how these women overcame so much adversity is very touching.  The journals these women make are absolutely beautiful.  But the story behind it is even more amazing." - Kathy

"I love my journal!  It is by far the nicest quality journal I have!"  - Ashley


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