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LOKTA NATURAL COLORED NOTEBOOK - GREEN
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: NEPAL
Lokta is one of the world's best quality acid free papers. The Nepalese have been making lokta paper for centuries from the bark of a shrub (Daphne Cannabina or Daphne Papyracea) which grows at a high altitude of 6500 to 9500 feet. The Lokta shrub regenerates after cutting, ensuring that this important economic activity is sustainable and preserves the fragile forest ecology of mountainous Nepal. Of all the handicrafts, paper making has one of the best potential to best support rural and more impoverished areas of Nepal. The shrub grows in communities where jobs are scarce and can be semi-processed before arriving in Kathmandu for finishing touches.
BOOK: 5 " x 7" Green
Aproximately 50 natural, unlined pages
Wooden button to keep it closed
THIS FAIR TRADE PRODUCT IS CRAFTED BY A SMALL CO-OP OF MOSTLY WOMEN IN KATHMANDU
This small scale supplier based in Kathmandu is managed by a mother-daughter team and made up primarily of female employees. The paper raw materials come from many outlying and isolated areas supporting thousands of individuals with jobs and income for poor areas where jobs are scarce.