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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

Favors

Seeded Gift Soap Boxes

2" Square Boxes       1.75" Square Boxes

These gift boxes are made of our Seeded Lotka Paper. They are earth friendly because they are made from renewable resources. Since they are embedded with wildflower seeds you can plant these and your garden will flourish with wild flowers. There are printed instructions on the boxes letting the receiver know how to plant them.

These boxes measure 3" x 4" x 1.5"

Lotka Seeded Gift Boxes


 
Seeded Soap Box - $2.40
 
Add 2" x 11" embellishment strips to customize your gift boxes - $0.30
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Add custom text to personalize your strips - $27.00 for a 50 pack
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Click on the swatches below to see how they look on a gift box.
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 

Our 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. Once the bark is removed to make paper, the stick is dried and used to heat the villager’s homes. 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. The 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.

Our lotka seed paper has a blend of wildflower seeds embedded in the paper; 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 wish us to print directly onto the handmade seed embedded paper.

If you plant this paper in a pot, or in your garden please cover with just 1/8” of soil and keep moist until established.

Germination may begin as quickly as one week or may take up to six weeks depending on your regional growing zone.


Buttercrunch after 2 weeks Click for larger image

seed paper in bloom
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