Lokta Paper Dragonfly Gift Wrap with Tags

£6.95
SKU Code: GWP31
Availability: Out of stock

These gorgeous giftwrap packs come with 3 sheets of dragonfly design 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)

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.

GPI making a differenceOur colourful recycled notebooks and beautifully handmade gift wrap are sourced from Get Paper Indistries (GPI), an incredible, socially aware cooperative in Nepal.

The charity work they do in the local area has earnt them many awards, from their support of people affected by HIV and Aids, to establishing schools to support the education of underprivileged children.

Milan, a founding member, is a man with an amazing passion for life, and he and his team are making a huge difference, as we’ve been fortunate enough to see with our own eyes. As our own small contribution to their work, Paper High sponsor 10 girls to attend one of their schools.

By making a purchase, you are helping to continue the fantastic work of our producers.

Feefo Reviews - Average 100% (3 reviews)

Date Score Customer Comment Our Response
16-Sep-2020 Product:

Gorgeous paper , with deep clouds and very pretty design 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... Read More.
29-Nov-2017 Product:

Absolutely beautiful wrapping paper, stunning We are so pleased to hear you love the lokta paper dragonfly gift wrap that you bought from us. We agree that it is absolutely stunning and so special as it is handmade.
16-Jun-2017 Product:

Super stuff great service
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