Our studio is situated in Mbabane, the capital of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). Our partnership with the local magazine distributors means we use their unsold returns so all our paper is 100% waste. And this paper is our main raw material. We started with the simple rolled paper bead and have since come up with innovative ways to turn this waste into design-led wearable pieces.
Over the years we have experimented with various techniques and have created our own original methods, including turing paper back into its origin as wood, which we call paper-wood. This is all done by hand, layering each magazine page with glue. Our home collection is the rough yet smooth paper pulp we create from newspaper. It looks like cement but is water based, durable and very light. We also have a metal work area where we use brass off cuts to create our own jewellery. Each piece you see is made by hand from start to finish in our own workshop by an individual artisan who has been trained by us. We believe in sustainable design; craft that has a postive social imapct, is good for the environment and is beautiful.