Doing bookmarks the right way
The most misunderstood book accessory must be the most famous: The bookmark!
We all used in our life a piece of paper or a receipt, a ribbon or a ticket as a bookmark. When we are thinking of bookmarks we envision a piece of paper to mark the pages we are currently on.
When we had the idea of Bookla we envisioned there is something more than just a piece of paper. In this blog post you are going to learn how doing bookmarks the right way. The secret to the perfect bookmark is no longer a secret!
3 things make the perfect bookmark
1. Respect for the books
2. Inspired designs
3. Excellent material
At first we thought it would be impossible to achieve number one since almost all materials can damage a book. Some paper bookmarks leave stains inside the pages. Some wooden bookmarks are too big and damage the spine of the book. We wanted to insert fabric, textile inside the pages of our books. Textile seems to be the only friendly material for a book. Inspired by ribbons that used to be inserted in a book binding process we wanted textile material to accompany our reading ritual.
After experimentation of over a year and a half, we knew we wanted our bookmarks to be thin as a paper but not to leave marks inside the pages.
The loom weaving process enabled us to design whatever we imagined. The preciseness was so close to the digital creation that we knew this was a match made in heaven. A textile so thin as a paper but with a digital art weaved between its threads. That is how Bookla bookmarks was created.
Our first design was Mandala Unbound and it was so early on that we haven’t decided on our logo yet so the first few bookmarks weaved on a loom was without our special logo on the back of the bookmark. We wanted the reade to be able to fold the bookmark. To insert it like a regular bookmark but also creating a small rainbow to mark maybe two pages at once.
Our Bookla friends use them without being afraid of damaging their special bookish accessory and neither their favorite book. We hope this blog post clarify our philosophy around bookmark making. If you have more questions check out the About Us page or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org.