Tree Free Paper
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Instead of the standard cellulose this “tree free” handmade paper is mixture of 100% cotton (3 different grades) together with the Lotka, Silk and Bamboo.
The Nepalese Lotka plant is strong and durable. Books printed on Lotka paper are still in existence today some 2000 years after they were printed.
The first grade is the discarded cotton broadloom which originates from the clothing industry. The second source of cotton is the linters that are a by-product of the cotton ginning. The last grade cotton comes from faulty manufactured clothing.