If you’ve tried our Creativity, Bookmaking and/or Art Dolls Kits, you’ve probably been struck by the beautifully-designed, vibrant paper they feature.
Wondering where we found such unique, high-quality paper (and what exactly makes it eco-friendly)? Here’s the secret:
Shizen (which means “nature” in Japanese) imports all the paper in our kits. But this is no ordinary paper!
Shizen’s paper is handmade by artisans in India and Thailand.
It’s entirely composed of scraps from the Indian Garment Industry, making it 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper.
The paper-making process is completely pollution-free.
A fantastic husband-and-wife team owns the company. Neil and Shelly do an amazing job working with their contacts abroad to bring this paper to the US, and Shelly designs all the glorious patterns herself.
Thanks for helping to make our kits so beautiful, Shizen Design!