Carta is the Italian word for paper. Carta Varese and Carta Fiorentina originate from areas around Florence and Venice, famous for centuries for their intricately printed coloured papers. The tradition of manufacturing these exquisite papers continues to be upheld by present-day family businesses.
Lokta papers are handmade in villages on the slopes of the Himalayas from the bark of the lokta bush (silk gum) and printed in the Kathmandu valley. The importer of this paper supports local craftsmen by helping to establish new lokta plantations and through fair trade.
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Natural material designates an organic material consisting of lignin, cellulose and plant fibres. Lignin is the substance that leads to the formation of stems and trunks in plants, in short: to lignification (at. lignum = wood). It is a waste product of the paper industry that has been put to new use in producing natural material. This organic material is 100 % biodegradable, causing no pollution to soil and water. Its production is CO2-neutral and made entirely from renewable raw materials. The material is free from harmful substances and heavy metals.