PAPCOT PAPER

COTTON PREP

FRAMING

FRAMING

feels like Paper. made from Cotton

PapCot is a novel material made from cotton waste.

 

It's lightweight and versatile like paper. It even feels like paper.

 

But it has the strength and durability of cotton.

If you are concerned about the environment, but need a 'paper' product, choose PapCot!

WHY PAPCOT PAPER?

ECO FRIENDLY

PapCot Paper is made from waste cotton collected from mills.

Wood fribres/pulp are never used, therefore preserving the environment

STRONG

Although PapCot Paper looks and feels like paper, because it is made from from cotton, it is 10 times as strong.

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DURABLE

PapCot Paper has a long life. Therefore you can be sure it will survive, whatever comes its way.

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FLEXIBLE

Packaging, Bags, Gift Boxes, Colours, Branding....whatever your needs are, we can help!

ECONOMICAL

PapCot Paper is affordable despite its unique properties. Ask, you will be surprised!

FROM SEED TO SEED!

PapCot Paper starts life as a seed and ends life as a seed!

SEEDLING

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COTTON

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COLLECTION

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BACK TO SEED

Our PapCot Paper starts life as a cotton seed

The seed grows to become cotton

Waste cotton is collected from the factory floor

When PapCot paper is discarded, the  seed will sprout.

HOW PapCot PAPER COMES BACK TO LIFE!

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In the final stages of production seeds are added to our white PapCot paper. If you take a close look at the 'paper' you will see little black dots 'embossed'. These are in fact, seeds.

As the bags degrade, the seeds will sprout!

Can you get 'greener' than PapCot paper?

ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

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Wherever you use traditional paper or card, think PapCot.

 

Papcot can be used to replace traditional paper, without compromising the quality to your customers or impacting the environment. 

SO, CONTACT US TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOUR NEEDS ARE. WE ARE HERE TO HELP

PapCot, the paper alternative you've been waiting for!

A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION

SUSTAINING AN ANCIENT CRAFT

SUSTAINING TRADDITION

 

The making of Papcot bags is a jealously guarded secret. And for good reason. The manufacturing process is unique and provides employment for rural communities in India.

By using a Papcot bag, you are sustaining communities and livelihoods.

FULLY
BIODEGRADABLE

BIODEGRADABLE

 

Because Papcot bags are made from cotton, they are highly reclycable and biodegrable.

At the end of their life, the bags will simply return to nature, with no harm to the environment.

Papcot!

 

Nature's choice.

WASTE NOT
WANT
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NO WASTE 

 

Papcot bags are made from cotton waste, collected from the floors of cotton mills.

 

With Papcot bags, this waste has a second life.

Less Waste. Less Pollution. Great for the environment

ENVIRONMENTAL

ENVIROMENTAL

 

Papcot bags are handmade by artisans. No industrial processes that pollute.

Tjherefore PapCot bags have a low carbon footprint, reducing environmental damage.

For this reason alone, PapCot bags are clever alternative to paper. 
 

THE MAKING OF PAPCOT PAPER

COTTON PREP

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Village women cut the waste garments and fibres, to begin the process of making Papcot. These women are the mainstay of the process and the community owns the intellectual property of the Papcot process. This empowers the women economically by providing them with an independent income.

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The settled paper is dried with sunlight, thus using a sustainable and free energy source. Drying takes between four and six days.

DRYING

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The cut fibres are soaked in preparation for the next stage of setting the frame for the sheets. Soaking requires only a small amount of water, which is reused many times. This makes Papcot bags very environmentally-friendly. The base colour of the bags is determined at this stage.

SOAKING

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Settling the soaked material gives it consistency, form and size. It requires patience and time. Flower seeds are embedded here for PapCot seed fabric.

FRAMING

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Each bag and article is cut by hand, thus each is unique.

CUTTING

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Traditional blocks are used for printing with natural colours.

PRINTING

PAPCOT TRANSFORMED

After the end of production, the paper is ready to be transformed into anything you wish!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does PapCot 'Paper' look and feels like?


PapCot paper feel like very thick, textured paper.




What can PapCot Paper be used for?


PapCot paper is very strong and versatile and can be a substitute wherever wood-pulp paper would be used.




Is there anything PapCot paper cannot be used for?


PapCot paper can be used for anything.




What happens at ‘end of life’ for PapCot Paper?


Because PapCot Paper is made from entirely natural materials, it can be recycled or even composted. Indeed, because some of our 'paper' contains seeds, they will complete the circle of life.