Karnataka is the hub for silk products. Silk is made from silkworms mostly in Ramnagar. The silkworms are fed mulberry leaves. Therefore, plantations of mulberry are grown by the farmers to support `sericulture` as it is commonly called. However once the leaves are stripped and fed to the silkworms, the twigs or branches are chopped by farmers to allow fresh growth of leaves. This creates an abundance of waste that is normally burnt by most farmers.
At bluecatpaper, this is what we need to make mulberry paper.