Bluecat Paper was started in 2018 with a focus on creating handmade, recycled and, upcycled paper and paper products. We create our papers from cotton, coffee husk, mulberry. Paper is a watery affair. At Bluecat Paper emphasis is laid on the conservation of water and natural resources. Our inspiration arises from recognizing the need to upcycle and recycle. Paper has always been a passion. So, has ways to reduce harm to the environment All of the above without compromising creativity. Bluecat paper aspires to tick all the boxes. Save trees. Choose earth -friendly products. Reduce carbon footprint We make 100% handmade upcycled recycled products
Why do I make handmade paper? Why make paper by hand? What made you think of hand papermaking as your next venture? Why paper? These are questions I often get asked by friends, well-wishers and customers. The answer to this question is not simple. The answer to this question has been a journey and a process. Bluecat paper is a product of sleepless nights, feeling around in the dark moments, agonizing helplessness and a sum total of several hands-on pursuits. When the idea of Bluecat paper was conceived, it was most appealing that we were not cutting down trees to make our beautiful paper. Indeed, paper manufacturers with the mismanagement of forestry have harmed planet earth enough. Therefore, at Bluecat paper, we take the waste of cotton hosiery, coffee husk among other fibers, cook it, pulpit and lovingly form it into sheets. The water is then recycled back into production making the products earth-friendly as it is beautiful. Handmade paper makers are mostly concerned about the environment. Do I fancy myself an up cyclist or a recyclist? an environmentalist maybe? Whatever the answer, there is no doubt the joy I receive when I feel a beautiful pressed sheet between my fingers, the rough texture that is almost like cloth lovingly pressed and formed in the hands of its maker. Yes, there is something special about a handmade object. And a beautiful, gorgeous piece of handmade paper is sure to arouse your senses. You sense a person behind the product and not a machine. Indeed, people don’t pay too much attention to the paper. It is so commonplace that it’s hardly noticed. And therein lies its irony. As quoted by Tom Bannister `paper is exceedingly common, so an unusual handmade sheet is that much more exceptional. ` So why do I handmake paper? I hope this answers the question.