Size 6"x 8"
100 unruled pages
Tree-free; sustainably made from recycled unbleached, scrap cotton fabric
Soft cover adorned with hand printed motifs
Crafted by rural and low-income artisans from Northern India
This special paper is crafted from 100% cotton hosiery waste scrap fabric discarded by cotton t-shirt manufacturers. The paper is processed chlorine-free (PCP) and is unbleached making the product and the process earth-friendly. Makes a thoughtful gift for men and women.
A Fair Trade product. Handmade by artisans in India.
How It's Made
Artisans first blend scrap fabric with water until the mixture becomes a watery paste. To create the broad spectrum of colors, 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.