Also known as Nepali Kagaz, the Lokta Paper is a handmade paper made of the fibrous inner bark of the Lokta plant, an indigenous plant in Nepalese southern slopes of the Himalayan forests.
The most distinctive feature of the Lokta tree is its regenerative property, which happens naturally every 4 to 5 years. Hence it not only helps prevent soil erosion but also has no negative impact on the environment.
Due to its variety of uses, the Lokta tree is an asset to the economy of Nepal, giving employment to hundreds of men and women in rural areas.
Why we use Lokta Paper to make our gift boxes:
High resistance to mildew and insects such as paper crawlers and silverfish
Non-perishable in water and not easily torn
Last for a long time and protects items wrapped in it from scratches
Unique texture and feel, decorated with dried flowers, which comes in a variety of colors
Eco friendly and environmentally sustainable
Not treated with harmful chemicals such as bleach
Indirectly supporting Nepalese handmade paper artisans in rural Nepal
Due to the high resistance of Lokta Papers against humidity and mildew, government officials have traditionally used them for official documents and religious texts.
Touch Nature chose to use this beautiful Lokta Paper to make handmade soap gift boxes. Two of Touch Nature's more popular gift sets made with this beautiful paper are:
These gifts are special as not only the Lokta paper is sourced directly from Nepal, but also these soaps are hand made by trafficked women from Nepali.