This project's funding goal was not reached on December 16, 2013.
About this project
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Give more than just a gift this Christmas, wrap it in Eden’s Paper.
Eden’s Paper is 100% plantable wrapping paper. Currently there are five wrapping papers to choose from, these have the seeds of Carrots, Tomato, Broccoli, Chilli and Onion all embedded into them. Eden’s Paper helps reduce landfill paper waste by encouraging people to plant their wrapping paper to grow vegetables, instead of throwing away wrapping paper in the bin.
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How it works
Who are we?
Eden’s Paper is the culmination of three company’s expertise. An international seed supplier, a Print factory and an Innovation agency. Together we have over 80 years’ experience in Seeds, Print and Product Development. You can read about our experience in creating brands and products at BEAF.com.
We need your help! For the past 12 months we’ve been testing and refining Eden's Paper, we've planted so many of our wrapping papers in the ground the crop would feed 5,000 people for a year! All the manufacturers are lined up and ready to begin production. Your support will help fund the first production run and get Eden's Paper from our warehouse to under your Christmas Tree this year! The funding will assist with the cost of manufacturing and distribution. We will also be using the funding to expand the range of fruit, veg and herbs available for you to choose from. In order to bring Eden's Paper to life, we need your support. Not only does this mean pledging for Eden's Paper, but also sharing this project with your friends. Something as simple as tweeting about our page or sharing our Facebook page (facebook.com/edenspaper) will go a long way to the success of Eden's Paper. So please take a moment to share our Facebook page or engage with us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/edenspaper) and don’t keep Eden's Paper a secret!
Eden's Wrapping Paper Technology
What is it the paper made from?
Our paper is made from 100% recycled paper. The seeds are embedded on the back of the wrapping paper in seven layers of biodegradable tissue paper. The Wrapping paper and tissue paper layers use no glues to hold them together, as glues are harmful to the soil.
How are the layers of paper held together then?
The layers of printed paper with the wrapping paper designs on, and layers of tissue paper containing the seeds are held together through an embossing process carried out during manufacture. Each layer of paper is interlocked with the one above it, sandwiching the seeds between them. This means no seeds can fall out of the paper, and ensures that no glues are used in the manufacturing process to bind the layers together.
What about the ink used on the paper, isn’t that bad for the soil?
Even the ink used in the printing process is vegetable-based, so this is an entirely earth-friendly product.
Each sheet measures 45cm x 70cm (standard wrapping paper size)
Currently we have 5 wrapping paper types available. These are Carrot, Broccoli, Chili, Tomato and Onion, but the plan is to roll out more vegetables, herbs and flowers as the production ramps up so we can create a huge range of plantable wrapping papers.
The underside of each wrapping paper is layered with a thin linear sequence of seeds, so that when you plant your wrapping paper, your veggies grow in straight lines!
We've already got a full range for herbs and flowers lined up and ready for production if we can make this successful, so we need your help!
Make and Deliver in time for Christmas.
Utilising the print factory and the seed factory we are able to print and manufacture Eden’s Paper to order, and we are able to ship it to your door in time for wrapping your presents this Christmas.
In order to get your Eden's Paper before Christmas, you will need to pledge before the following dates:For the UK: Weds 18th December
For U.S: 16th December
For Western Europe: 16th December
For Eastern Europe: 16th December
Sending all over the world.
Yes, totally. If you support us wherever you are, we will get your Eden’s Paper to you.
Instead of giving you guys a tiered reward system, our pledge to you is to deliver your plantable wrapping paper before Christmas, so that you can wrap up your presents in it, in time for Christmas.
Risks and challenges
What are our risks and Challenges?
The print factory has been printing beautiful things for over 25 years. The Seed supplier has been distributing seeds across the globe for over 40 years. BEAF, as an Innovation Agency has been producing new products and brands for over 8 years, so we have a massive amount going in our favour with regards to expertise.
If we are successfully funded, one of the potential risks will be in scaling production to meet demand. We really believe in this product, and if people like the product as much as we do, then coping with demand will be our biggest challenge.
In order to address this challenge, the print and seed suppliers can increase their production times and output, so we are able to compensate for fluctuations in demand levels and keep delivering Eden's Paper to the world, as and when the world wants it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
For best germination results, work a 4cm layer of compost into the top 6cm of soil to help new roots penetrate. Peel off the front of your wrapping paper to reveal the seeded underside of the wrap. Place the seeded paper in the soil and cover with 1cm to 2cm of soil. Keep soil constantly moist for seven days after planting.
You don’t have to plant the whole piece of wrapping paper, simply cut the wrapping paper into thin strips and plant a few.
Vegetables are good for you, they help you become big and strong, but if you are more of a fruit eater, then we will be rolling out fruit-based wraps in the coming months.
No, as production increases, the cost to the end-consumer will fall, saweeeet.
Eden’s Paper works with forestry charities, and donates a percentage of each sale to the conservation, protection and reforestation of trees for paper production. All our wrapping papers are printed on recycled paper to boot!
Our seeded papers are fully Soil Association approved with the Organic Standard. We will be using organic seeds in the production of the papers too. Nice, nice, nice!
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