0 0

Star Cloud Gift Wrap

Lokta Paper, Set of 4

$13.00 Ref: 3827 Available now

Add to basket
Browse shop > Stationery > Stationery Cards & Wrap

Wrap those gifts in this top quality, hand made Lokta paper gift wrap, featuring 4 sheets of a 'star cloud' design on blue, purple, green and red, designed and printed by artists working through Mahaguthi in Nepal.

Nepalese paper-making is tradition in the Himalayan ranges dating back over 2000 years. The Daphne bush (Lokta) used in its production is found at altitudes above 2,000 metres. It is harvested every 2-3 years by cutting the stem 30 cm above ground level, from where new shoots grow, so the trees survive.

Your purchase of this gift wrap helps provide continuity of employment for workers who are still struggling to rebuild their lives following the devastating Nepali earthquakes of May 2015. Sunil, CEO of our fair trade producer-partner Mahaguthi, wrote immediately after the earthquake:

"Fortunate enough that we are safe... some of us have lost our homes. The second earthquake on Tuesday shattered our confidence as we were trying to get back to life. Still thousands of people are displaced. People are fearful to enter their homes. Everyday aftershocks continue to terrify everyone. Still it is taking time to get back to life. Producers who went home outside Kathmandu are still fearful to return. Those who lost homes are busy finding temporary solutions... Thank you very much for your understanding and support."

Product features
  • Lokta paper is prized for its strength and durability
  • Promotes women's participation in income generating activities
  • Sustainably produced by hand
  • 70 x 50 cm ea
  • Pack of 4 sheets, one of each colour

Mahaguthi Craft with a Conscience

About the Producer

Mahaguthi Craft with a Conscience

Mahaguthi Craft supports the development of micro-enterprises and helps disadvantaged producers improve their quality of life in Nepal.



The New Internationalist is one of the most profound magazines.

Anita Roddick - Founder of The Body Shop

The New Internationalist magazine has won the Media Peace Prize, awarded for an outstanding contribution to world peace and development.

The United Nations Association

I began buying the New Internationalist magazine because it started to educate me on issues that I was interested in; globalization, fair trade, inequities, injustice ... it has huge authority and credibility and authenticity ...

Anita Roddick - Founder of The Body Shop

New Internationalist products are always of high quality. I love receiving them.

A.Gormley, Redcliffe, Qld

Find us on your favourite social network:

The Chetna Organic Cotton Project

Why buy from New Internationalist?

New Internationalist supports Fair Trade producers like The Chetna Organic Cotton Project. Fair Trade promotes a fair wage and fair working conditions, encouraging developing world producers to help themselves.

A little about The Chetna Organic Cotton Project: Say NO to pesticides that poison three million people every year, and help make trade fairer at the same time.

Read more about The Chetna Organic Cotton Project »

World Fair Trade Organization

World Fair Trade Organization

New Internationalist Australia is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization, which means we have to stock a percentage of Fair Trade products, and also adhere to Fair Trade practices ourselves. Great for supporting producers rights, and also for our staff.

Read more »

Email newsletter

Sign-up for our free monthly email newsletter. We'll update you on new products that have just arrived and sales items.