This handcrafted Plain Paper box set is made from Lokta Paper, made from lokta bushes which grows on the southern slopes of the Nepali Himalayas between 5,250 and 13000 feet. When properly cut, the bushes can produce three to eight new, fast-growing shoots making Lokta paper one of the most renewable and eco-friendly non-tree papers. Being used anciently for sacred texts, Lokta paper has been a staple of Nepalese artisans for centuries. Lokta paper has a beautiful texture containing natural flecks from the bush and can vary slightly in thickness from page to page due to the unique handcrafting process.
Local Women’s Handicrafts is a fair trade textiles and handicrafts collective based in Kathmandu that guarantees fair wages, no child labor, and safe and healthy working conditions with equal opportunities for every person.
By buying this handcrafted Paper, you’re not just purchasing beautiful, handmade, products but you’re helping us educate women with skills so they may support themselves and work in a happy, healthy, and secure environment. We are working hard to eradicate sweatshops as soon as possible.
All our products are crafted with a love for craft and tradition, which makes each pieces truly unique. The products may differ slightly from the products on the product images with regard to color, size and pattern.
Because our products are handmade from ecological materials, we recommend you wash them in cold to tepid water and allow them to dry flat. All our products are handcrafted with a love for craft and tradition, which makes each product truly unique. The products may differ slightly from the products from the shown images with regard to color, size or pattern.
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I love the texture of this paper, and reading the history and about it's sustainability make me so happy. Thank you ladies xo