Guest Post contributed by our Product Photographer Nicole
Gorgeously textured inside out, light and earthly on touch..
Presenting, Daphne Paper’s beautiful lokta paper notebooks.
The handmade livelihood of numerous women in Nepal, Daphne Paper is a social enterprise start up by local Singaporean, Thien Qi Yun. Apart from supporting Nepal’s developing economy, the paper from which these notebooks are made come from an extra special bush – that unlike your regular paper tree, is able to self-regenerate!
Known as the Daphne Bush, it is able to self-regenerate into a fully grown 4 – 5 meter bush ready for another round of paper harvesting, 2 to 3 times faster than the time you’d take to grow a brand new tree.
(Wow.. 4 – 5 meters.. that’s like 3 x my height hahaha!)
Whilst a brand new tree may take 10 – 20 years to fully grow and be ready for harvesting, a Daphne Bush regenerates in just 5 – 7, making Daphne Paper’s lokta paper notebooks a great eco-friendly, alternative paper choice for notebooks.
And hey, it does feel great at touch to hold and caress.
Would you look at all that gorgeous texture!
I can never get enough of gazing upon it. ?
My little sister, Cherie and I, immediately fell in love with
the lovely “closer to nature” feel of Daphne Paper’s notebooks.
We jumped on the opportunity to collaborate with Qiyun for a lifestyle x product shoot, and had loads of fun together!
Cherie so wished she could just keep all the colours hahaha! (At least during the shoot she got to pretend to, HAHAHA.)