Rag and Bone Bindery produces hand bound archival quality books and albums. These handcrafted books are perfect for safekeeping your special memories. Their product line includes: photo albums (see review below), journals, guest books, baby books, binders and more. Rag and Bone books and albums are available in a wide selection of attractive cover fabrics.
The bindery is located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and their books and albums are handcrafted right in the studio, by professional bookbinders. Rag and Bone also sources, many of their materials locally. This local sourcing is not only an environmentally sound choice, but is economically beneficial to this struggling community. Another way that Rag and Bone has reduced the environmental impact of their production is the use of recycled content. 30% post consumer content paper is used for pages and paper products, and the book board used to create the covers is 100% recycled content (75% post consumer).
It is also nice to know that, Rag and Bone has done special orders for Oprah, Barnes & Noble, Sundance and many more.
Books, albums and papergoods can be purchased directly through the Rag and Bone website, or through various boutiques.
Hand Bound Photo Frame Album: Review
I was given one of Rag and Bone’s Photo Frame Albums for review. The album features slip in heavy stock pages, made of archival paper. It holds twenty standard size (4″x6″) photographs. There are currently 37 different fabric options available for the covers. The pattern featured in this review is called “Poppies”.
The bindery has been in business since 1991, and the experience certainly shows in the quality of their products. The cover was well constructed with tight seams. Unlike mass produced books, the care taken in production is quite visible.
I found it very easy to slide my photographs into the frame pages. The photos stayed snuggly in place without any slippage, but removing them, to rearrange was no trouble at all. These are important things to keep in mind, when selecting an album, especially if you are dealing with older cherished pictures. No one wants to damage special photographs putting them into an album for safe keeping.
The photos I put in my album are some of my favorite shots of my daughter. Most are about two years old now, and finally have a home. I am happy to know they are now safely stored in archival sleeves, and the presentation could not be better.
I will be keeping these photo frame albums in mind, when buying shower gifts in the future. They are perfect for both bridal or baby showers. The albums would also be an excellent choice for professional photographers, to showcase or package their work.
*Disclaimer: While I was given a free sample for review, the views presented here are my own honest opinion and no monetary compensation was given.