The Shelf-life of Lokta paper is 1000 - 3500 years. It’s natural properties and making process make it safe from insects. The Lokta Fiber itself is extremely durable. Its durability is one of its competitive advantages.
Talented artisans convert bushes into an excellent piece of paper with elegant colors, textures and designs. Lokta is truely a wildcrafted, handmade artisan paper.
Lokta Products does not require cutting of the trees to complete the process. Instead, they cut the hedges. These bushes fast-growing and require regular trimming to be back in the original height.
helps rural economy
The industry currently employs about 4000 families in rural areas in paper making and another 2500 people in Kathmandu in paper product making, 80% of them being poor women from disadvantaged ethnic groups.