Recycled Paper Initiative

  • Artisans first blend scrap fabric with water until the mixture becomes a watery paste. To create the broad spectrum of colors available, vibrant azo-free dyes are added at this stage. Artisans then pull wire mesh screens through tubs filled with the mixture, forming paper-shaped sheets. These wet sheets are skillfully transferred from the screen into stacks, each sheet separated with layers of fabric. Excess water is first removed using a hydraulic press, then individual sheets are hung to dry. Once fully dry, each sheet is pressed flat. Many are then embellished with beautiful hand block print designs.

    A different set of artisans make the completed sheets into a beautiful range of products. 

  • Sustainability & Fair Trade
      • Made using 100% recycled waste cotton
      • Processed without chlorine
      • Azo-free prints and dyes 
      • Water used in process is reusable
      • Fair, steady daily wage
      • Employs low income artisans from various caste groups
      • Healthy and safe working conditions
      • Provides financial and technical assistance

 

  • Rural and low income artisans are gainfully employed in this enterprise in North India. 
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