Molly Mahon's handmade jotter note book with her sketches of new designs set on a table with paint dish of a multitude of colours

Paper handmade from Waste Garments

Making paper out of cotton waste garments is a technique that has been used in India and around the world for decades and the quality of the paper is perfect for the creative artist and the journal keeper.

hands cupping the pulp left from the process from pulping cotton waste garment

Cotton Garment Pulp

Nothing goes to waste! Here the cutting waste from the fashion industry is pulped so it is ready to be made into paper.

  • a pile of cotton garment cutting waste from the fashion industry in a corner of a warehouse

    Cutting waste from the fashion industry

  • two men with their hands making the garment pulp into paper sheets

    The mixing process to creating cotton paper

  • two men readying the pressing process for making cotton paper

    The pressing process

  • two ladies sorting out the pressed cotton paper

    The finished cotton paper sheets