We started with an idea in 2009 and started doing business in 2010.
Our current team consists of Roxanne, managing behind the scenes and Nileta managing production. Porcia manages our staff. Carolette is a trimmer and assists Nileta in all aspects of production. Franza is in charge of our administration. And at the core of our team are our paper- and product makers; Porcia, Desmorien, Cecelia, Meisie, Ceearl, Natalie, Leena, Griet – all members of the local community. Pam is responsible for getting orders packed and ready. Abdul and Beranice are also trimmers and Zaid is the person that sees to all the deliveries and collections, as well as our quality control! Victor Klompmaker handles imports and distribution for unprinted Growing Paper in Europe ( www.vlkbd.nl )
Our factory is situated on a Farm,Wyngaardt, at the foot of the Paardeberg, a beautiful setting with a full view of Table Mountain.
We produce quality handmade seeded products starting with the collecting of post-consumer paper from Schools, Banks, and local businesses. We process this paper into pulp by adding only water. From this pulp, our papermakers produce our handmade sheets. Our paper is dried in a tunnel.
All our paper is embedded either with flower, herb or vegetable seeds and will grow as soon as you have planted it, and nurture it with the necessary water, sun and love.
We have 4 mixes of seeds in our paper:
Mixed flowers: Alyssum and Poppy
Indigenous flowers: Buck bay vygie and African Daisy
Herbs: Basil and Wild Rocket
Veggies: Carrots and Tomatoes
All our products are produced in our Growing Paper factory and are made by hand.