Of The Earth is an environmentally focused handmade paper 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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Paper With Seeds
Cotton Seed Paper
Lotka Seed Paper

Paper from India
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Paper from USA
Cotton Paper With Petals
Seed Paper With Petals
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Paper from Nepal
Lotka Seeded Paper
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Made from a natural cotton fiber, our papers are tree free and have a luxuriant feel. We make every effort to conserve water and resources in making our paper. We add no chemicals or other agents to ensure that our process is as environmentally friendly as possible. We are happy to offer 100% post industrial waste recycled handmade paper upon request at no additional charge.
Custom Handmade Paper
Ready to Ship Paper
Flower Seed Paper
Flower Seed Lotka Paper
Handmade Paper Wedding Invitations
Handmade Gift Wrap Paper
Handmade Lotka Paper
Computer Printer Lotka Paper
These handmade papers are examples of possible combinations. The pictures are intended to show you what the flowers can look like when put together. You can order from these, use these to help design your paper or you can start from scratch. Clicking on the link on picture on the left will bring you to a page that displays custom papermaking options. The picture on the right will bring you to papers that can ship immediately. There are many popular styles to pick from. We also have computer generated images that can be used to aid in your ordering process. For each custom paper order we use only the flowers you request. Look at our examples and then come up with your own recipe. Email us with your flower choices and we will create a picture of what that combination looks like. Have a look at our ordering page to view a sample proofing page if you are ordering invitations too.

For an explanation of ingredients and costs click here. To see a larger version of a paper click on the pictures. To find out what flowers are in the picture hold your mouse over it. To view papers that can ship today click here. The papers shown on this page (and any custom order) require one-two weeks to produce.

Lotka is made in the highlands of Nepal by rural craftspeople.

The Daphne bush is farmed and harvested from 3-4 year old plants that are cut down and stripped of their bark to become the raw material from which the sheets are formed. The plant is not destroyed when cut down, it regenerates from the root. The cane like stick, once it's bark is removed is dried and used to heat the villagers homes and to provide cooking fuel for meals 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.

Buttercrunch Seed after 2 weeks Click to Enlarge
Recycled Seed Paper Invitation Paper Birch Seeds Sprouting
Paper Birch Seeds Sprouting!
Lotka Seed Paper Invitation With Print
To see more examples click here
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