Each Recycled Paper Bulb is handmade in Vietnam from the pages of discarded magazines. Each piece is unique and provides a fair, reliable income in a safe and dignified environment.
m a k e r + s t o r y
"We are very proud of what we do and excited to share it with the world." These are the words of Phuong, the young woman who leads a team in turning tons of used magazine paper in decorative art each year in the Chuong My district of Hanoi. Like many artisans in this region in Vietnam, this group worked primarily with bamboo but faced major shortages when vast fields were cleared to make way for industrial factories. They took an innovative leap applying traditional techniques to a new material - magazine paper. The result is as sustainable as it is beautiful.