Origin

Not a single a tree is felled for our paper production. All the paper we sell is made by hand, is acid free and fully biodegradable. Whether you are looking for a keepsake of a wedding, celebration or funeral. Or whether you are challenging your creativity. Our special paper and paper products are made for special moments.

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Lokta paper (Nepal)

Lokta plant

Eco-friendly Lokta paper is made in Nepal from the bark of Daphne shrub. This shrub grows at a considerable height of up to 2000 meters in the Himalayan mountains. For this reason, it is also known as Himalayan paper. Because the bark regenerates after being harvested, it is an eco-friendly resource.

 
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Gampi (Phillipines)

Abaca tree

Gampi paper is made in the Philippines from bark fibre. The bark comes from the Abaci tree, which looks very much like a banana tree. The exceedingly strong fibres in the bark have made it a much-used raw material for many centuries already. It used to be widely used for making rope and clothes. The long fibre structure provides a beautiful, silky finish that makes this paper particularly attractive. For the production of paper, other fibres are also added, including Cogon grass. This ‘useless’ weed was discovered as being extremely suitable for paper production.

 
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Mulberry (Thailand)

Mulberry tree

The Mulberry tree does not only produce an abundance of excellent fruit, it is also the basis for the production of one of the finest fibres – silk – and the finest paper: Mulberry paper. Mulberry tree leaves are used to feed silk worms, while its bark is used for the production of handmade paper.

 
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Bhutan paper (Bhutan)

Mitsumata plant

Paper making is an important part of the culture and traditions of Bhutan. Such paper used to be made by families at home. Nowadays, a small factory produces the traditional handmade paper in keeping with the old paper-making traditions.

 
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Japanese paper

Japanese call it ‘washi’: ‘wa’ means Japanese and ‘shi’ paper. This paper is made from the bark of numerous trees that are native to Japan. It is a traditional, hand-crafted, acid-free paper.

 
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Papyrus (Egypt)

Papyrus plant

Cyperus papyrus or paper reed has a long history of use by humans, most notably by the Ancient Egyptians. It is native to Africa: growing abundantly in swamps and shallow water in wetter parts of the continent. It is nearly extinct in the Nile Delta. The making of papyrus paper is a labour-intensive process requiring particular skills that have been passed on from one generation to the next. The production of papyrus is costly and this paper is therefore not widely used.

 
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Cotton paper (India)

Cotton plant

Cotton paper has been produced since the very beginnings of human history. It has always been primarily produced in India, since the introduction of paper-making techniques by the Chinese to this sub-continent. Cotton paper is made from recycled cotton: usually waste from the clothing and paper industries. Only for the production of pure white paper sheets, new cotton is used. Cotton rags are shipped to India from around the world, especially for the production of this paper.