In a world full of plastic goodies that are thrown away after a couple of uses, we offer more durable products made principally out of paper. You would be amazed at what you can create with simple paper, cardboard, and some creativity! FromScratch takes on the challenge to substitute plastic goodies with paper and digital alternatives. The goal is to create plastic-free, durable, fun and educational products that will bring people together, and that they will want to keep and use again and again.
However, the impact that paper might have on the environment should be taken into consideration as well. Nowadays, increasing deforestation has become a global concern. It is mostly a result of illegal logging. Therefore, we want to ensure that our paper comes from responsible and sustainable sources. We also offer other alternative materials. This is a way to show our respect for the environment and do our business without putting future generations in jeopardy.
By working with us, you will support our cause for a better world and you will be able to propose an added value for your environmentally conscious customers.
A possible alternative to traditional pulp paper is stone paper. It is a relatively new but game-changing innovation in the paper industry. As the name speaks for itself, it can be made from various crushed stones. This substance has been used as a filter and coating for traditional paper, so the industry is actually quite familiar with it.
Stone paper is tear-resistant since it stretches before it tears. It is also waterproof. Thanks to these features, it guarantees more durability. It is mostly used for children’s books since children won’t cut themselves on the sharp edge of the paper. Thus, you can also call it children proof! It has a velvety and softy touch which promises a luxurious experience.
Besides all these benefits, it is also known for being future-friendly. During the production of stone paper, neither a single drop of water nor tree is used. Therefore, stone paper helps to tackle global deforestation. Moreover, its carbon footprint is 60% smaller than that of traditional paper. Although it is not biodegradable, stone paper is recyclable and photodegradable which means that it can decompose with enough exposure to sunlight.
Washable Kraft Paper
There are some other exciting alternatives to traditional paper that offer exciting possibilities.
One of these alternatives is washable kraft paper. It is a biodegradable material that mimics the look and feel of leather. Moreover, unlike genuine leather, it is cruelty-free. Not only does it have a more sophisticated look, but it is also super light, vegan, and washable. It is made from natural plant fibers and it is extremely durable, water resistant, and it does not tear. It can be used as an alternative to cardboard for book covers, but it has many other applications as well, such as plant pots and bags.