It’s always good to reuse and recycle. But with regards to reusing items made with lokta paper made in Nepal, the action assumes new meaning. Inside our 9th year partnering with Nepalese paper makers, Aveda is already producing paper for gift wrap, 禮盒, bags, and also other giftable items through the season.
Because the earthquake in 2015, your relationship has become particularly poignant as it is helps create income for longer than 5,500 women*-who happen to be, subsequently, helping their families rebuild after the devastation.
Papermaking is a terrific way to support rural, impoverished parts of Nepal, since the shrub that yields the bark (Daphne bholua and Daphne papyracea) grows in communities where tasks are scarce. Equally impressive is the fact the lokta shrub regenerates after cutting-making sure that this important economic endeavor is sustainable and preserves the fragile forest ecology of mountainous Nepal.
Needless to say, while supporting a worthwhile cause-by purchasing either one of 12 pre-packaged Aveda gift boxes or by creating a customized one starting in November-will make you feel good, too. Lokta paper is probably the world’s top quality acid-free papers. It is said that this paper will last for one thousand years if protected against sunlight. Actually, it’s so sturdy the Nepalese government uses it for archiving important documents.
From the spirit of continuing the legacy of Nepalese lokta paper, we’ve come up with a few new ways to use your lokta boxes, in order to survive in your house for many years after you’ve emptied them with their gifts.
1. Store photos: Work with a stack of them to stash pictures. Your three-by-fives will fit nicely within the medium box, while your four-by-sixes will rest comfortably inside the large box. Don’t forget to stay a label on the outside from the box identifying the events at which you took your shots.
2. Gift cookies: We swear that sweets taste sweeter when presented in a pretty box.
3. Create a window garden: Line a box having a plastic bag and poke a couple of small holes in the bottom of your bag. Fill the bag with soil and drop in a number of seeds-as soon as the plant outgrows the package, transplant.
4. Craft coasters: Trace the base of a 64dexkpky drinking glass on the bottom of the box. Reduce the circles and use these people to support smaller glasses.
5. Create wall art: Flip on the lids of the 伴手禮 and paint them or cover them in photos-then tack them to the walls for memorable living-room décor.