The Handmade Paper Institute (HMPI) Pune, an initiative under the Maharashtra State Khadi & Village Industries Board, are the pioneers in manufacturing eco-friendly handmade paper in India since the past 80 years.
This renowned institute the brainchild of Mahatma Gandhi and scientist KB Joshi and was officially inaugurated in August 1940 by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The intent was to introduce the method of paper making out of waste material...
To address the needs of changing times, the Maharashtra State Khadi & Village Industries Board's Handmade Paper Institute has been re-established under the brand name of Pune Handmade Papers. By weaving in the combination of design thinking and evolving sustainable global market needs; the aim is to manifest the beauty of rustic handmade paper & retrieve this hand crafted art by developing a wide range of contemporary artistic papers & paper products that represent...
We strive to deliver world class sustainable paper and products by adapting the best practices with a blend of traditional and modern techniques. It is our mission to promote the fact that handmade paper manufactured is completely eco-friendly and made by recycling waste materials like various types of cotton, jute, mill waste and is 100% wood-free. Our motto of ‘save our trees-use handmade paper’ not only encourages a sustainable way of living, the entire manufacturing process is completely eco-friendly...
towards a sustainable tomorrow
A movement that started 80 years ago, with a vision to bring us together as citizens in a meaningful and collaborative manner, tightening our bonds as a self-sustaining community living in harmony. Marking the 150th birth anniversary year of Mahatma, we at Pune Handmade Papers rejuvenated this movement with design thinking and an understanding of the market. Handcrafted products with culturally rich designs and a touch of the contemporary makes Pune Handmade Papers stand out as compared to other eco-friendly alternatives. All our products are 100% -Wood Free, made from waste material and are biodegradable, giving us a proactive edge when it comes to sustainable living and building a greener tomorrow. They are designed keeping in mind a delicate interplay of the rustic and the contemporary, and can last upto 100 years, making this the perfect gift item or an item for everyday use.
Pune Handmade Papers has transformed the institute itself, hosting workshops, talks, performances and all manners of events. The space has quickly become a hub that encompasses the vision of the founders: to bring us together as citizens in a meaningful and collaborative manner, tightening our bonds as a self-sustaining community living in harmony.
under Maharashtra State Khadi & Village Industries Board
Paper making has always been a tradition. Maharashtra State Khadi & Village Industries Board has taken up the development programme of Pune Handmade Papers in partnership with Studiomars - a leading design firm in Pune through its departmental unit. Where the mode techniques are adopted in the production process of handmade paper. Here, local artisans crafted beautifully textured paper made only from Cotton Waste, Jute Waste or Mill Waste, and continue to do so till this day as Pune Handmade Papers.
As a CEO of Maharashtra State Khadi & Village Industries Board, Dr. M.Neelima Kerketta quotes, “Our vision is to make a sustainable eco-friendly tomorrow ”