Cotton for paper-making comes in the form of either short fibered linters or long fibered rag. Khadi's pulp, like all its papers, is made from 100% cotton rag that produces exceptionally strong, durable paper.
The pulp is processed in a special paper-making beater for several hours. It is then dried and can be used for paper-making, pulp painting, papier-mache and paper sculpture.
Sold in 500 gram bundles. It is acid free.
In the early 1980's, Khadi Papers was the first to introduce Indian handmade papers to artists and designers in London. Fifteen years ago, Kahdi, in partnership with Mr. Vasudevan, the former head of India's Handmade Paper Institute, established its own paper mill. The mill now employs more than 50 men and women and additional jobs for local bookbinders, printers, envelope makers and carpenters.
The mill also runs its own organic farm, irrigated by the run-off water from the paper mill. Here Khadi grows mangoes, bananas and vegetables.
The paper mill is near Karnataka in South India in a cotton growing area. Cotton, more specifically cotton rag offcuts from local industry, is Khadi's primary raw material.
The supplies available on The Saturday Market Project will provide you with the raw materials to make your own handmade paper.