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Of The Earth is an environmentally focused handmade paper and hand dyed silk manufacturer. Our logo is an allegory of our idealized world; the people and plants in harmony with the earth in a circular flow of renewal and regeneration through responsibility.

handmade paper invitations and silk ribbon manufacturer

Handmade Lotka Paper Business Cards

Color Printing on the Front, Black on the Back

 

seed paper with color printing
Seed Paper Card with Color Printing
 
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500 - $0.58 each

1000 - $0.40 each

2000 - $0.32 each
 

This handmade lotka paper is made in the highlands of Nepal by rural craftspeople in an environmentally friendly process with 50% recycled content. The raw material for our paper is the Daphne bush. It is farmed and harvested from 3-4 year old plants that are cut down and stripped of their bark. The plant is not destroyed when cut down, it regenerates from the root. The cane like stick, once its bark is removed, is dried and used to heat the villager’s homes, to provide fuel for cooking, and also for the production of the paper. All of the water used in the paper production is reclaimed and reused. The bark is beaten by hand and boiled to break it down to a pulp (where it is mixed in with recycled pulp and paper scrap collected from the card and envelope manufacturing process) that is then pored into screens to form the sheets. These sheets are then dried in the sun. The whole process is not only earth friendly but also provides a large community with a healthy enterprise.

This paper has a blend of wildflower seeds embedded in the paper. It tolerates partial shade, needs 4 hours a day of direct sunlight and grows to about 3'. Seeds include Spurred Snapdragon, Tussock Bellflower, Creeping Thyme, Lilac Godetia, Foxglove, Catchfly, Monkeyflower, English Daisy, Red Corn Poppy and Showy Evening Primrose. This blend is specifically designed for those who to print directly onto the handmade seed embedded paper.

Buttercrunch after 2 weeks Click for larger image

Germination may begin as quickly as one week or may take up to six weeks depending on your regional growing zone and planting depth.  We recommend just 1/4 inch of soil coverage.

seed paper in bloom
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