In Hawaii, most people have a deep respect for nature and the aina or earth.
Kona Paper follows this respectful tradition by offering a paper actually made from recycled coffee bean bag fiber.
If you care about coffee and the environment, why not let Kona Paper become second nature to you?
In the summer of 2009,
St. Louis entrepreneurs
Kelly Stewart and Ted Gast were wondering what they were going to do with a pile of old coffee bean bags.
The story goes that a local coffee company, buried in empty bags, somehow convinced the two business partners to take the roaster's excess bales of burlap bags.
Known by savvy graphic designers throughout the Midwest as the "Ben & Jerry's of Paper," Kelly and Ted had extensive experience creating sustainable specialty papers.
Vintage Rag, Kelly and Ted's eco-friendly cotton paper, is made out of recycled thrift store clothing. Making paper out of burlap bags, however, was quite a different challenge.
After many months conducting numerous experiments, the entire creative team finally perfected Kelly and Ted's ideas by introducing Kona Paper, a true waste stream product. Kona Paper not only makes good ecological sense, but can actually mean more "cents" for your business!
Sheet Sizes: 8-1/2 x 11, 12 x 12, 17 x 22, 23 x 35
Sheet Sizes, Custom: Up to 52 x 60
Roll Widths: 3" to 74" with 40" Max O.D.
Weights: 50 lb. Text to 100 lb. Cover
Colors: Dark Roast, Hanalei Green, Lava Rock (Black), Lite Roast, Natural, Volcano Red
Standard Finish: Antique
Embossed Finishes: Burlap, Leather, Linen
Recycled: 100% Post-Consumer Waste (PCW) Blend of Repurposed Coffee Bean Bag Fiber (CBBF) & PCW Material
Other: Acid-Free, Custom Closed Loop Orders (Made with Customer's Own CBBF) Available, Custom Colors/Weights Available, Made in USA
• Annual / Sustainability Reports • Bags • Bookmarks • Brochures
• Business Cards • Calendars • Coasters • Cup Sleeves • Gift Bags
• Gift Cards • Gift Card Holders • Gift Tags • Gift Wrap • Greeting Cards
• Labels • Menus • Note Cards • Notepads • Postcards • Packaging
• Placemats • Point-of-Purchase Materials • Recipe Cards • Stationery / Envelopes • Store Signage