ABOUT US

FROM STICKS TO STONES

OUR STORY

Just like every idea, we started with the question, "Why?" Why is the environment suffering? Why aren't we, as a species, trying to better preserve the world we live in? Being in the paper industry for over 20 years, we realised that we were also contributing to the problem. We realised it was time for a change.

Traditional paper has been made from new wood pulp for centuries, resulting in mass deforestation and almost irreversible damage to our planet. Why does paper have to be made from wood? This was the question that lead us to the path we are on today: stone paper.

Us 3 brothers, Kane, Keiv, and Rhys, are embarking on a journey that will hopefully leave a positive mark on our world! That's the hope, at least.

WHY STONE PAPER?

While looking into alternatives for traditional paper, we discovered something as interesting as it is strange! Stone paper? As in paper made from stone? Sounds strange, doesn't it?

Stone paper is not only a great alternative, it is the best alternative (that we currently know of). It is made from limestone, an abundant construction waste. We crush the limestone into a powder (calcium carbonate) and add a binding material that holds it all together!

Here's why we love stone paper:

• Tree-free 🌲

• Eco-friendly & Sustainable 🌎

• No water used when producing the paper 💧

• No bleaches or acids added ⛔

• 60% lower CO2 emissions ☁️

• Made from recycled materials ♻️

• Infinitely smoother to write on ✍️

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GIVING BACK

We founded Etched not only to make a difference to the environment, but to also give back and support our community.

During each order, you're able to choose one of the four charities in which we will donate to:

🎗️ Cancer | American Cancer Society

💧 Water | Charity: Water

🌏 Environment | Global Footprint Network

🐘 Protect Animals | Humane Society

The four dots on all of our products represent each of the four charities we give back to. A subtle, yet powerful reminder that you have made a difference.

Read more about how we give back here