Flax is a very unique long fiber. Flax is used to make linen. Flax seeds are harvested from the flax plant. At bluecatpaper, we buy the residual waste that is used in the first process to make linen garments. This is called decorticated fiber. this works very well on being converted to paper.
At bluecatpaper, converting flax fiber into paper was quite a challenge. It took our founder Ms Kavya Madappa and her team more than 5 months of experimentation in order to be able to turn this stubborn fiber into paper. The fiber was not easy to work with. And once we managed to make paper, the drying process made the paper very wrinkled and warped around so it made calendaring very difficult as well. However once the team managed to figure these little kinks, the paper turned out absolutely beautiful.
Flax is strong, smooth and can be used into making bags, crochet yarn and just plain wrapping paper. The paper has a certain translucency to it and yet it is strong and tensile. It is strong and dries faster than cotton, this fiber involves a certain intricate process. Therefore the resultant paper is so resilient and is the pride of bluecatpaper production.