our paper

recycled, post-consumer waste & food waste by-products


goods products start with good ingredients which is why we choose papers made from recycled, secondary and post consumer waste materials. in choosing to use recycled materials we hope our business can help to ease the stress on the world's forests.

fibres can be found in manufacturing by-products and used consumer goods such as coffee cups. we work with paper mills that utilise these materials to restore these fibres to suit another use. we make books using the most interesting ingredients that we can find and source our papers from two main suppliers, seawhite of brighton and favini of italy.

recycled papers are not an industry standard and so by choosing recycled materials as our foundation we are forced to operate differently. our printing and manufacturing processes are dictated by this decision, forcing us to develop combinations of hand-making and machine-made processes that, though sometimes troublesome and inconvenient, compliment our ethos - it can be troublesome to cause less trouble. 

all of our papers are FSC certified. 


seawhite of brighton 

cupcycled 140gsm cartridge paper has been our main notepaper since it was first introduced in 2019. as a post-consumer waste paper it is made using fibres from used coffee cups (80%).


as a cartridge paper it is suitable for many different art materials including watercolour, pencil, gouache and ink. Cupcycled Cartridge paper is collaboration between Seawhite of Brighton and James Cropper Papers. 



favini - italy

we started working with Italian paper mill Favini in 2021. we use the 100% recycled,120gsm Shiro Echo range in our a5 writing notebooks.  this paper is more suitable to writing tools and is more suitable to use with a fountain pen or inky roller ball.


Favini's papers use some of the most interesting ingredients in their production. coffee, almond, wool, kiwi, grape, wool, and many more common items that contain fibres can be utilised in the production of paper. favini use by-products from these industries to create ranges of paper that we use to make our books.