Location

EuropeItaly

Piazza Anfiteatro 31
55100 Lucca (LU)
Italy

Values

Plastic FreeZero Waste

Certifications

OETEX

Uashmama – Lucca

April 29, 2020

UASHMAMA washable paper looks and feels like leather but washes with ease. Our bags are soft yet resilient, where the manufacturing process is similar to leather the paper is stretched and tanned making it durable to withstand washing and daily use.

Things of note

UASHMAMA washable paper is made using a cultivated fibre and does not contribute to deforestation. Paper that washes like fabric holding it’s form so it can be used over and over again promoting sustainability perfect for catering and homewares.

Transparency

Our basic paper bags are all sewn in a cottage in Tuscany, so we are proud to call ourselves a cottage industry. The more sophisticated designs our totes and handbags are produced in Florence by manufacturers who also produce for the fashion elite.

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Community growth

Le Sorelle ‘The Sisters’ is a small family run company based in Montecatini just outside the walls of Lucca. Once a popular tourist destination Montecatini has struggled in the last decade being bypassed for more promoted areas. The village now thrives again with the growth of UASHMAMA, who employ a large group of local men and women to sew from home the paper bag you buy today.

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