Used clothing becomes paper in Portugal

Mohinjo papierPortuguese paper manufacturer Moinho de Chula is unique. Since 1993 it produces cotton-based paper. The manufacturer receives rest materials and used clothing from clothing manufacturers and uses these as the base source for their paper.

Production has remained artisanal, both manual and mechanical. This approach allows the company to produce large quantities of paper but keep the artisanal properties of the cotton paper, such as grain, texture and life cycle. Moinho is also environmentally friendly: the paper is cotton based and all water used during the production process is recycled. They make different types of paper, 100-800 g/m2, on a small machine.
The company also offers a wide assortment of other products such as bags, notebooks, albums, pacakging and envelopes, with or without natural scent.



Rob van den Braak

Printer’s devil (1964), phototypesetter, offsetprinter, teacher of graphic techniques, salesmanager, productmanager, trade journalist, founder of BlokBoek e-zine (2011). But above all husband, father, friend and lover of life in southern Spain (since 2010).

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