Each piece is made from meticulously built paper beads and is designed to last for many years
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Spotted: Designer Devi Chand transforms wastepaper into beautiful home decorations and stylish jewellery. Her company, Papermelon, is zero waste and works with other local artisans and suppliers for jewellery fixings, packaging and gift wrap. Each piece is made from meticulously built paper beads, and since all the material is upcycled, the final results are always unique.
The studio receives a steady stream of paper from friends and businesses who collect their waste paper specifically for use by Papermelon. Coated in several layers of sealant, the jewellery and home accessories are designed to last for many years. Everything is done by hand, including the labels written for shipping. Items are available for sale via the Papermelon website, and the company ships internationally at no additional cost. New designs are available each month.
As businesses seek to make headway in reducing packaging waste and overall carbon emissions, paper and composite materials that include paper are often used because of their recyclability. Two recent examples spotted by Springwise are the electronics company that has created a new sustainable packaging material, and the use of plain white paper on roofs and walls as an air conditioning replacement.
Written by: Keely Khoury