I bought this journal because I love the feel of old paper, even though it is not old. It's like old parchment, you know? The kind of paper used in the 1700's (not sure really). Well I found it at Barnes & Noble and I honestly don't remember if it said it was 100% recycled paper or organic? But wait a minute! How can paper be organic? Is that even possible? All I can say is I love my journal (and I am almost certain it said organic).