Mangaluru: Paper Seed, a company based in Pakshikere near Kinnigoli, produces green, sustainable products and has launched a line of eco-friendly decorative items made of recycled paper for Christmas.
A social entrepreneurship that focuses on helping humanity by solving social problems, Paper Seed applies practical innovative and sustainable approaches to benefit society with an emphasis on the poor and marginalized. The company has been making seed pencils, seed bombs, pens, invitation cards etc. for the past three years.
The objective of the company is to sell indigenous and original gifting items to people.
Founder of Paper Seed, Nitin Vas has launched a wide range of decorative items including snowmen, Santa Claus, bells, and stars that have been made with recycled paper.
Nitin has joined many women entrepreneurs in the areas surrounding Pakshikere and together, they are making eco-friendly products.
It can be recalled that the company, in 2019, made over 11,000 paper seed Indian flags, which decompose in soil and grow into plants. The company had also made eco-Ganesha idols for Ganesh Chaturthi, as well as eco-rakhis for Raksha Bandhan.
Nithin revealed that they had experimented with a few decorative items last year, but were unable to launch the same due to the tension following the December 2019 anti-CAA/NRC protests. “This year, we have increased the number of items, even though it has been a dull year from a celebration perspective, owing to the pandemic,” he said.
Speaking about the team, Nithin said that the group working on this project is comprised of eight women and is led by Reena D’Souza. “All the items are made by hand using recycled paper. We have been trying to do something unique for Independence Day or Ganesha festival for many years. This time, we decided to make Christmas more environment friendly,” he added.
For Christmas 2020, the team has made decorative stars, ornate balls, Santa Claus, bells, etc. There are around 500 pieces of each item and the team is expecting a few more orders.
“Most of our clients are from Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Udupi, and Mangaluru. We also make paper furniture and toys, which will be ready by January 2021,” Nithin said, adding that their aim is to create awareness among the public to opt for an eco-friendly way to celebrate festivals. “We are also trying to make toys and other items out of paper pulp, and attempting to build a paper seed village on 1.5 acres of land using sustainable materials,” he added.
For orders and queries, contact Paper Seed at email@example.com or 8550048684/6363065911.