The Galen Leather Company’s line of handcrafted, thoughtfully designed goods has taken the fountain pen world by storm over the past few years. Fountain pen fans across the globe, our team included, can’t get enough of the rich leather pen cases and notebook covers, as well as the astonishing wooden Writing Box. We are very excited to announce that we’re now carrying these wonderful items. Be sure to read on to hear more about this company’s history and the products you can now find at GouletPens.com.
This family company, based in Turkey, blossomed out of tough circumstances and a need to adapt to life’s curveballs. After a cancer diagnosis left founder Zeynep Perens unable to speak and, therefore, unable to continue her career in sales, she switched gears to focus on the world of e-commerce. Through a few trials and tribulations, she was able to get Galen Leather off the ground with her brother, Yusuf. Together, they create handcrafted products that they are proud to sell and that their customers will surely be excited to own. Sadly, Zeynep passed away in July 2019, but her brother and husband, Yunus, are lovingly carrying on her legacy and devotion to beautiful, quality handmade products. You can read more about the company’s history here.
Each Galen Leather Co. product is rooted in a pragmatic design and intentional construction that results in something that is both useful and beautiful. At Goulet Pens, we are proud to offer a selection of leather folios and pen cases, notebooks, accessories, and the gorgeous Writing Box that so many have fallen in love with. Below we will showcase some of the exciting products we’re excited to offer.
We will be offering these gorgeous cases in two sizes and three colors. Take your pick of a 10 or 40 pen case in Crazy Horse Forest Green, Crazy Horse Brown, or Brown (only available in the 10-pen size). The cases are lined with a velvet interior and each elastic pen loop can hold a pen up to 145 mm (5.6 inches) long. Each case is fashioned from 100% vegetable-tanned cow leather and is hand-stitched using waxed polyamide thread.
If you’re a fan of organization and streamlining, this case is for you! This A5 folio has space for credit cards, a notebook, two pens, a cable (phone charger or earbuds), plus a removable 4-pen slot! The removable keychain is a great place to keep your keys handy and easy to unclip when you need to use them. This folio measures 7.3 x 9.2 inches and is available in Crazy Horse Forest Green, Crazy Horse Brown, or Natural color options.
In collaboration with Walden Woodworkers Co, Galen offers this analog box for today’s modern writers, a secure place to store all of your writing tools and take them on the go. The Writing Box is crafted from solid walnut wood and vegetable-tanned leather and serves as a portable writing desk, plus a storage box for pens and notebooks. On the interior, you will find six elastic pen slots, two notebook elastic slots (one large, one small), and four upper elastic slots for clips, papers, rulers, etc. You can also lay your additional supplies inside the bottom portion of the box. Two sturdy legs unfold from inside the box to position the lid and offer a solid writing surface, ideally positioned at a 15-degree angle. The Writing Box is perfectly proportioned with outside dimensions that measure 12.47in x 10.75in x 2.61in. You have the option to purchase it with or without the leather carrying strap, which is not sold separately as each strap is designed to fit each unique box snugly.
Looking for a Tomoe River paper-filled notebook with a decent number of sheets? Galen has the answer! These A5 size notebooks are made of 128 pages (64 sheets) of Tomoe River 52gsm white paper. They are available in packs of 3, contained in a zippered canvas bag. Also included is a blotter sheet, which can be used as a writing mat for comfortable writing, as well as grid and lined guides.
You’ll also want to see these gorgeous brass accessories (Arriving Soon)! The Galen Leather Brass Protractor and Combined Tool includes a protractor, french curve, triangles, and circle gauge. The Galen Leather Brass Ruler is etched with both imperial and metric scales. Both are made from 100% Brass.
Which of these products are you most excited to try?
The Goulet Pen Company Team