The beautiful handcrafted cards that you receive in the mail are born of simple office waste. At Cards from Africa, we make all of our handmade papers from discarded scraps that would otherwise be destined to burn. Not only is this environmentally friendly, it also ensures that we have a large range of base colors and textures of paper to work with.
Without chemicals and using the traditional African method of making paper, we create various textures using natural products found in the wide open spaces surrounding our workspace.
Bougainvillea petals, Umunyinya (similar to pine needles), reflective mica rock flakes, and the imprint of woven grass mats are just a few things that we incorporate into our process of making unique paper with which to make unique greeting cards.
Each card starts as scrap paper that we pulp and recycle into new handmade papers.