Meet the Bengaluru-based startup that is working towards a sustainable future with tree-free and zero-waste paper
In a world where climate change is a reality and sustainable living seems mandatory, Bengaluru-based startup Bluecat Paper is showing us the way. Founded by Kavya Madappa in 2018, the company designs, produces, and sells sustainable paper and paper products made from materials such as cotton, coffee, lemongrass, and more.
ಕಾಗದ ಇಲ್ಲದೇ ಇರುವಂಥ ಜಗತನ್ನು ಊಹಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ನಮಗೀಗ ಸಾಧ್ಯವೆ. ? ಡಿಜಿಟಲೀಕರಣದತ್ತ ಸಾಗುವುದು ಕಾಗದ ರಹಿತವಾಗಿ ವ್ಯವಹರಿಸಲು ಉತ್ತಮ. ಆದೆರೆ ದಿನ ಬೇಳಗಾದರೆ ಓದಲು ಸುದ್ದಿ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆ, ಪುಸ್ತಕ, ತೋಚಿದ್ದನ್ನು ಹಾಗೇ ಗೀಚಿಡಲು ಒಂದು ಕಾಗದದ ತುಂಡು ಸಿಗುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂದಾದರೆ ನಮ್ಮದೆಂತ ದುಃಖದ ಪ್ರಪಂಚ ಎಂದು ಒಂದು ಕ್ಷಣ ಅನಿಸದೇ ಇರದು.
How Did You Plan To Start Your Company Bluecat Paper? What Is Its Vision And Mission?
The vision of our company is to support the cause of tree-free paper. To make sure that awareness is created about the fact that you DON’T need to cut trees for paper. Paper is made from cellulose and water. There are several secondary waste materials such as textile waste, farm waste such as coffee husk, lemongrass, mulberry, flax, etc. that can be used for paper.
We may think that paper is cheap, but it costs many trees to create paper. Paper comes at a price for planet Earth. Paper is generally produced from pulp, which needs sawing of timber and removal of bark.
Indian Startup Makes Tree-Free Paper That Saves Water Too
Bluecat Paper makes its homemade products out of upcycled natural plant fibers.
It was predicted a few years ago that since the world is going digital, paper would become obsolete but that is not the case. People still want to read printed books, keep a journal, and write thoughtful thank you notes. Paper is here to stay, but it doesn’t have to be made of trees.
Kavya Madappa’s Bluecat Paper wants to make ‘tree-free’ paper mainstream
Kavya Madappa’s cabin at Bluecat Paper, a company that makes upcycled paper, overlooks a small verdant garden with a passion fruit vine and other plants. A black native dog sleeps on a thick sheet that is spread on a plush couch. It is not her pet. “He just likes to hang out here,” says Kavya from her desk. The office, located in Peenya, is airy, green and relaxing — it is unsurprising that Kavya also owns a spa resort in Coorg.
These entrepreneurs create an impact by empowering artisans, making tree-free paper and products for conscious living
Kavya Madappa was running a resort in Coorg when she got the desire to find a sustainable solution for the paper used in bills and brochures. She started researching tree-free paper-making methods and found out that a lot of materials could be used to manufacture paper, including residual waste.
The second edition of Bengaluru ByDesign explores immersive and interactive programming
The festival will feature events focusing on demystifying design and making it more accessible to the public.
Blue Cat Paper, The Makers Market, The Object Shop and The Museum of Everything will return with bigger and compelling content this year along with D:Talks that will explore topics including Mobility Design in Cities through data-driven insights, The State of Indian Homes and The Future of Architecture, Culture makes Design: Design makes culture in this year’s edition. The Festival will also organise talks and workshops with international designers at Anant National University, Ahmedabad.
Bluecat Paper ties up with Polish designer to create World’s first Bee Saving Paper
Bangalore Thursday April 10th 2020:
Bangalore based tree free paper manufacturer, Bluecatpaper today announced the collaboration with Poland based founder of BEE SAVING PAPER, Anna Gadecka to create a one of its kind paper which helps save the diminishing bee population.
Bluecat paper is India`s new Handmade paper making company. They specialise in unique papers created from cotton, linen, coffee husk, banana, mulberry and lemongrass. Their paper is 100% handmade, upcycled, recycled and they don`t cut trees for paper.
Interview with Paper Artist — Creating Room for Thought on Public Art
I was just walking in UB City one day to encounter a public art worth a thought. It was made up of recycled paper and as I stood there contemplating the art, the artist came up to me and had a chat. What materialised after that brief encounter was this interview. Kavya Maddapa is the founder of BlueCat Paper and also the artist of the UB City Mall artwork that is being displayed till early-December.