Cotton Rag Paper
Khadi Papers specialises in handmade paper, working with producers in South India. The company generates sustainable, long-term employment in the local community, supplying over 60 men and women from local villages with a regular and reliable income. Female employees also gain independence and respect in their community through having their own income.
The paper made at Khadi’s mill is created from cotton off-cuts from T-shirt manufacture. Mixed with water, the offcuts are mechanically beaten to produce a pulp that can then be made into paper. The papermaking process is completely organic and free from bleach or other harmful materials, meaning the run-off water can then be used to irrigate the onsite farm, where mangoes, bananas and organic vegetables are grown.