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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.

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Lotka Favor Bags

These high quality handmade Lotka paper seeded favor bags come in three different paper styles: Golden Garden, Blue Garden and Natural. Attached to the handle (one on each side for regifting) is a tag that says "To and From" on one side and reads "Flower Seed Gift Bag."

Your gift recipient can reuse this gift bag as it comes with an extra gift tag, or they can plant it and watch it grow a bouquet of wildflowers. All of our Lotka paper is 50% recycled and tree free.

 

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Small Bags - $3
Dimensions are 5" Wide, 7.5" High, and 3" Deep
Blue Garden Lotka Favor Bag
Blue Garden
 
Golden Garden Lotka Favor Bag
Golden Garden
 
Small Lotka Seeded Favor Bag
Natural
 
Large Bags - $4
Dimensions are 8" wide, 10" tall, and 4" deep
Large Lotka Seeded Gift Bag
 

Large Lotka Seeded Gift Bag Style ExampleLarge Lotka Seeded Gift Bag (does not come decorated)

 
 
 

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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