21 Fools focuses on making new sustainable products from Beej Kapas Paper and Reclaimed wood. It is India's pioneer company to manufacture Plantable Seed paper and paper products that grow into a plant. The small team of 21 fools has handcrafted over 4 million products for almost 400 clients.
Plantable Seed Paper
Plantable Seed Paper is a paper handmade from seeds and cotton. When you plant the paper in the soil, the cotton will start decomposing itself in the soil and the seeds will start to germinate and slowly becomes a plant. It is made from pre-consumer cotton material and embedded with seeds.
In 2014, from our workshop in Jaipur & Mumbai, 21 Fools has introduced ‘Beej Kapas’ – A paper that grows into a plant in India for the first time. Since then we have handcrafted over 2 million Beej-Kapas products that grew into millions of plants.
Beej-Kapas Paper is loosely called Seed Paper/ Plantable paper. It is a handmade paper which grows into a plant when planted in the soil. Beej Kapas Paper is made from Pre-Consumed cotton material and is embedded with seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, the pre-consumed cotton material decomposes itself in the soil and the seeds start germinating.
We have 15-20 varieties of Beej-Kapas/Plantable Paper. Here is the list: Wildflowers, Sweet Alyssum, Baby's Breaths, Holy basil, Lemon Basil, Basil, Tomato, Marigold, Poppy, Petunia, Cosmos, Coreopsis, Forget me not, Green Chillie and various other seeds.
We make the Beej Kapas Paper product depending on few factors - the Climatic condition when the paper will be planted, in which region will the paper be used and the relevance of the seed to the customer/client. We manufacture the paper together with a wonderful set of people at Kalpana Handmade Paper who are expert in Handmade Paper manufacturing. The unit is located in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
We procure the post consumer material from factories which manufacture cotton clothes and then convert it into Plantable Paper. So the paper is completely wood/tree free.