Cotton paper has been made in India for centuries, where the paper making technique was introduced by the Chinese.
This environmentally friendly paper is made from mainly recycled cotton. New cotton is only used for the production of white paper. Recycled cotton is shipped in from all over the world for the production of this unique and distinctive paper.
Old rags are sorted according to colour and cut up into similar size pieces. These are then soaked in large water tanks where the cotton is beaten. Cotton pulp is subsequently recovered. The cotton pulp is coloured as required and at this stage additional fibres or flower leaves are added to produce specific effects. The pulp is spread evenly over large screens and any additional water is pressed out. The cotton sheets are hung up to dry to the air.