Alternative FibersOur growing collection of tree-friendly products includes artist quality papers made with cotton and hemp plant fibers. Alternative fibers, such as cotton and hemp, grow faster than trees and harvesting does not disturb natural ecosystems. In fact, one acre of hemp can produce as much usable fiber as four acres of trees.
Hemp can be pulped using fewer chemicals than wood because of its low lignin content. Its natural brightness prevents the need for chlorine bleaching. Also, paper made from hemp can be recycled several times more than wood-based paper.
Our acid free hemp charcoal paper products consist of 25% hemp fibers and 75% post-consumer waste fibers, and contain no virgin wood. Our 100% cotton-based papers rely on cotton rags and recovered by-products of plants already grown for use in the textile industry.