It’s always good to reuse and recycle. But in relation to reusing items made with lokta paper created in Nepal, the action assumes new meaning. In our 9th year partnering with Nepalese paper makers, Aveda is already producing paper for gift wrap, 禮盒, bags, and other giftable items during the season.
Because the earthquake in 2015, the relationship has been particularly poignant as it is helps create income for more than 5,500 women*-who definitely are, subsequently, helping their families rebuild following the devastation.
Papermaking is a terrific way to support rural, impoverished areas 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 rewarding cause-by buying either one of 12 pre-packaged Aveda gift boxes or by building a customized one starting in November-will make you feel good, too. Lokta paper is among the world’s finest quality acid-free papers. It is said how the paper may last for 1,000 years if shielded from sunlight. The truth is, it’s so sturdy that this Nepalese government uses it for archiving important documents.
In the spirit of continuing the legacy of Nepalese lokta paper, we’ve assembled several new uses of your lokta boxes, in order to survive at your residence for years to come after you’ve emptied them of their gifts.
1. Store photos: Make use of a stack of them to stash pictures. Your three-by-fives will fit nicely from the medium box, while your four-by-sixes will rest comfortably from the large box. Don’t forget to adhere a label externally in the box identifying the events from which you took your shots.
2. Gift cookies: We swear that sweets taste sweeter when presented in a pretty box.
3. Come up with a window garden: Line a box using a plastic bag and poke a few small holes at the end of your bag. Fill the bag with soil and drop in a couple of seeds-once the plant outgrows the package, transplant.
4. Craft coasters: Trace the bottom of a 64dexkpky drinking glass to the lower box. Cut out the circles and employ those to support smaller glasses.
5. Create wall art: Flip on the lids in the 伴手禮 and paint them or cover them in photos-then tack them onto the walls for memorable living-room décor.