I love the idea of making your own paper, especially from things that are already around. I’ve thought a lot lately about your concept and how cool it would be to market paper products like cards and stationery that are made of high quality, recycled materials that come from the earth, give back to the earth.
It’s a very cool idea – and people have started to dabble with theconcept, but I think it’s still very niche and not as easy to find locally as you’d think. They’ve done some innovative stuff with this though including message plants, biodegradable wedding invitations and even sprouting business cards. I wonder how much these little ideas catch on, but I love your idea of homemade paper – especially using discarded rags like cotton, linen and cotton/paper blends are a big trend right now. It’s actually allowing brands like Crane and William Arthur to promote their products as fine quality paper rather than marketing themselves as eco-friendly or making efforts to use recycled materials. I think there’s a lot of room for creative ideas with seeded paper.
Think Green Weddings!
Green Business Cards that can really help you to GROW!
Or to build your brand around the basics of nature like this company – Pregression – I thought their concept was cool:
– n. Development towards an impoved or more advanced condition.
– v. To return to a former or less developed state.
(Oxford English Dictionary: 2003)
This project was my submission for the Progress show which a number of the students from my year set up and hosted in Brick Lane, London. My idea concentrates on getting back to basics, and encouraging people to be more self sufficient. (from website)
I just love talking about green brands and green products. So I thought I’d share a bit of inspiration I came across.