Get Paper Industries (GPI) (Nepal - Fair Trade)

Get Paper Industries (GPI)

GPI - Hand Made Paper helping local Nepali people since 1985.

Get Paper Industry was established in 1985 as a Hand Made Paper Products Cooperative. It uses waste materials like cotton rags, waste paper, agriculture waste like banana fibres, straw and water hyacinth. The production process is environmentally friendly and paper drying is based on sun light. There is a water treatment plant to process waste water.

Their mission is to carry out traditional hand made paper crafts of Nepal in a commercial as well as environmentally sustainable manner and provide employment opportunity, mainly for women.

40% of Get Paper Industries profits is put back into social development issues of Nepal including girls' education, AIDS awareness, tree plantation, and agriculture based income generating programmes.

Handmade paper being processed at Get Paper Industries, Nepal