Sri Aurobindo Handmade Paper

Established 1959, Pondicherry, India

Manufacturer and Exporter of Fine Cotton-rag Paper & Handcrafted Stationery

Our Herbarium Mounting Cotton Paper

Our natural handmade cotton paper is perfect for herbarium collections. Each sheet is hand lifted, pressed, and dried with care using age-old techniques from high quality, pure white cotton rag. The result is soft yet crisp, print-friendly luxe paper which no other type of paper can compare to.

Perfect for Herbarium Mounts

Media Suitable for professional herbarium mounting
Colours White and Ivory (off-white)
Grades Available in 110gsm to 420gsm and above
Size Standard size of 66cm x 88cm, or cut down to preference

Technical Details & Sustainability

Material Made by hand from 100% cotton
Acidity Naturally acid-free and lignin-free
Buffering Available buffered or unbuffered with calcium carbonate
Finish Finished on a cold press to a medium-smooth texture
Sourcing Cotton off-cuts sourced from the textile industry in south India which helps to reduce waste which would otherwise become landfill
Water treatment Post-production water is treated on site and used again in our production line for secondary activities as well as in our gardens

Availability & Ordering

Quantities Available in packs of 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 250 sheets
Pricing Tiered pricing with a discount available on each pack size, 50% saving for quantities of 250 sheets and more
Shipping Both express and cargo shipping available for domestic and international customers

Earth-Conscious Papermaking

100% Recycled

The cotton in our paper comes from recycled off-cuts sourced from the textile industry in south India, which helps to reduce the waste which would otherwise become landfill.

100% Tree-Free

Cotton is the only raw material used in our paper, a natural source of strong and long fibres which is also naturally acid-free, perfect for paper with a high permanence.

100% Zero Waste

Our papermaking starts with a recycled material and ends with recycled waste too. After use, our papermaking water is treated and reused in our papermaking and in our gardens. Our paper off-cuts are also used to help strengthen subsequent production batches.

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