Our Lokta Papers are exclusively and traditionally hand - produced in the rural Himalayas of Nepal, using local labor and raw materials. These acid free papers are made with no electricity usage, no synthetic additives and most significantly, no trees destruction. The bark of the Lokta bush that grows at an altitude of 6500-9500 feet from sea level, is a renewable source with a capability to regenerate itself from the undamaged root system. The high quality, germ-resistant and eco friendly Lokta papers are thus transformed to useful and thoughtful Monk Paper products. We are proud of our undertaking to preserve the art of traditional paper-making and our involvement in the socio-economic development of the lower strata of society in rural Himalayas of Nepal. Thank you for purchasing this product. But most importantly, thank you for being responsible towards the environment.