Sustainable gift wrapping at The Good Gift store
You can now have all your gifts wrapped in eco-friendly Lokta Paper.
How to get it?It's easy!
- Choose the products you want to get
- Add them to your shopping cart
- At check out, choose the option "Gift Wrap"
What is Lokta Paper?
Lokta Paper is a Nepalese handmade paper made from the fibrous inner bark of high elevation evergreen shrubs primarily from two species of Daphne (plant) (Greek: meaning "Laurel"): Daphne bholua and Daphne papyracea, known collectively and vernacularly as lokta bushes.
Lokta bushes proliferate in open clusters or colonies on the southern slopes of Nepal's Himalayan forests between 1,600 and 4,000 m (c.5,250–13,000 ft).
Historically the handcrafting of lokta paper occurred in the rural areas of Nepal, most notably in the Baglung District. Today raw lokta paper is produced in more than 22 districts in Nepal, but finished lokta paper products are produced only in Kathmandu Valley and Janakpur.
Lokta paper's durability and resistance to tearing, humidity, insects and mildew have traditionally made lokta paper the preferred choice for the recording of official government records and sacred religious texts.
At The Good Gift store we source our Lokta Paper through Paper High UK, a reliable brand that works with Nepalese producers in rural areas.