Phumani Paper is the central marketing and sales agent for a wide variety of locally made papers and products. Phumani Paper works with and supports 17 hand papermaking producer groups in 7 South African provinces. Each producer group hand crafts unique papers using a diverse range of fibres that originate from the different areas.
The paper crafters specialize in different agricultural plant species that are specific to their local surroundings e.g. the Free State group produces paper from mielie husks while the Kwa Zulu Natal paper is made with sugar cane waste. Other fibres utilized in the production of paper are banana stem fibres, river reed, ficus and agave sisal. Invasive vegetation such as black wattle, Port-Jackson and blue gum as well as noxious weeds such as milkweed are also utilized.
Environmentally friendly production techniques ensure eco-friendly products. The papers created by the Phumani producer groups have a raw earthy feel that cannot be reproduced in any other country as the paper takes on the colour and feel of the natural vegetation found in South Africa. By buying Phumani Paper products you will not only satisfy your needs for beautiful hand made paper and products but you will also be contributing to job creation and waste reduction.
Environmental Goods or Services, Social Enterprise