Lokta Paper Petaled Gift Wrap with Tags

SKU Code: GWP33
Availability: In stock

These gorgeous giftwrap packs come with 3 sheets of beautiful wrapping paper and matching plain gift tags.

Each sheet of giftwrap is approx 75 x 50cm in size.

All the paper is Fair Trade and handmade in Nepal from Lokta, a plant native to the Himalayas. The paper is acid-free and the vibrant colours are created using only natural dyes.

Dimensions: 75 x 50cm (x 3 sheets)

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The paper is handmade from the bark of the Lokta or Daphne papyracea plant, a shrub not unlike a large raffia plant, that grows in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Mountain villagers trek to where the lokta grows, harvest it, then transport it back to the village. It is boiled, cleaned, then beaten with wooden mallets to product the fibre pulp. It is then mixed with water and poured into a shallow floating frame made from bamboo poles stretched with canvas, then sun-dried to produce the crisp long fibre paper. Once dry it’s ready to be dyed and printed by skilled craft makers.

All our colourful giftwrap is handmade by Get Paper Industries (GPI), an incredible, socially aware cooperative in Nepal.

GPI has won many awards for the charity work it does in the local area, from supporting people affected by HIV and Aids to establishing schools to support the education of underprivileged children. Milan, a founder member, is a man with an amazing passion for life, and he and his team are making a big difference, as we have seen with our own eyes.

The beautiful paper they use is handmade from Lokta, a shrub that grows in the foot hills of the Himalayas at altitudes in excess of 6500ft and is abundant in supply. Harvesting this sustainable plant helps preserve the fragile ecosystem in Nepal and gives regular fairly paid work to the people of the many mountain villages.

Feefo Reviews - Average 100% (3 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
16-Jun-2017 Product:

Super stuff great service
10-Dec-2016 Product:

beautiful paper and great quality Thanks, the petaled giftwrap is great.
21-Sep-2016 Product:

Te paper is beautiful, special and different. It's good for that special or significant present .It is also very fairly (and competitively) priced. Three separate designs are sent (with different petals imbedded in the paper). I have my favourite that I have used a number of times. Dear David,

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