FROM T-SHIRT TO PAPER- Let ecological paper mill grow!

In the paper mill, clothing waste becomes a new product - a sheet of the new paper. Let us protect nature together! You will help with the finishing construction of a studio, equipment of the studio with vats, and buy a bookbinding press.

  • Handmade papers

  • Clothes must be cut before the process

  • Drying on the sun

  • Postcards

  • Bookmark

  • Handmade paper notebooks

  • Haiku book

  • Tarot cards

  • Natural soap

  • Studio needs new walls

  • The roof is almost finished

  • Biggest size

  • Papers before pressing

  • Smashing plant fibers

  • Paper with seeds

  • Memory game

  • Hollander beater

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103 contributors pledged

Ecology, Design

Fryšták, Zlínský kraj, Česko

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Did you know that global paper consumption has increased by 400% over the last 40 years, leading to an increase in deforestation? And over 35% of the world's harvested trees have been used for paper production?

And it's not just trees - conventional pulp bleaching with elemental chlorine releases large amounts of dioxins into the environment. Dioxins are a highly toxic persistent substance. More than 90% of human exposure to dioxins takes place through food, mainly meat, dairy products, fish, and shellfish, as dioxins accumulate in the food chain in animal fat tissue.

Who am I and how did it all start?

Hi, I'm Maky. I created my first handmade paper when I was about sixteen at the Secondary School of Applied Arts. I think I fell in love because haven't stopped making paper since. After high school, I studied Drawing and Graphics arts at the University of Ostrava and also in Gdańsk at the Academy of Fine Arts. I started making art books from handmade paper, but there was much more in my mind to create. After many years of trying to create paper from clothes or plants, I accidentally found an offer from a paper mill nearby, that was selling a paper machine called a Hollander beater. This machine arrived from New Zealand, where it was created by a local papermaker. I enthusiastically bought a Hollander beater, so it all started... 

Details...

In a paper and upcycling studio, clothing waste becomes a new paper product, whether it is a sheet of paper, a book, a diary, an envelope, a lamp, or an experimental material for the production of furniture or shoes. The basis is a quality fiber from clothing made of natural materials: cotton, linen, and hemp. The clothes are cut into smaller pieces and go to the Hollander beater. In Hollander beater, it is ground together with crushed plant fibers and waste pulp. It is such an alchemy that waste turns into a new product.

Why HITHIT?

I have been repairing the studio for four years, now it has reached a point where I will need more funding. Every small step is important. With your help, you will contribute to the completion of the paper studio, you will help with the buying of vats and purchasing a bookbinding press. I already have the most important thing and that's the Hollander beater, the machine is able to process clothes, plants (nettles, flax), and discarded paper pulp into new paper. But there is still a lot needed to finish the whole workspace...

Rewards...

HAIKU BOOK

GRAPHIC PRINT

HAND PAPER DIARY

Many thanks for all the help with the building and equipping of the paper mill studio!

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  • sold 16
    I support you with selfless love

    Do you also like pure nature? 

    Or are you fascinated that something can be created out of waste? 

    Or are you just helping for no particular reason? 

    Thanks a lot! :) 

    (You can also increase your gift at will.)
     

    Reward delivery: not specified

    EUR 4.06
    (CZK 100)
  • sold 10
    "I Eat books!" paper bookmark

    Do you eat books? 

    Great news!

    Even better, you can now have a handmade paper bookmark with a motif of your unconventional passion. 

    Who wouldn't want that? 

    Postage may change depending on your country.





     

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 8.12
    (CZK 200)
  • sold 16
    "I 'm bringing you a letter..."

    Another reward is 3 pieces of upcycled envelopes of different sizes.

    7x10 cm
    9x14 cm 
    12x16 cm 

    You will receive one piece from each envelope. Envelopes are soft and warm to the touch. They are made of handmade paper and it is not a problem to write on them. 

    Send your lady a letter! Or someone else! You can also put a gift in the envelope and give it to someone or insert an invitation, picture, or postcard. 

    There are no limits on usage. 

    Postage may change depending on your country.



     

    Reward delivery: on address, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 10.15
    (CZK 250)
  • sold 10
    Paper plant

    Do you want to grow a plant out of paper?

    No problem!

    Ecology can reach its limits and use waste as a growing material, grow a plant out of paper. 

    You can plant the paper with seeds in the soil or grow it only with water. 

    You will receive a package of 5 different pieces of paper, the seeds will include herbs and flowers. 

    Plants: basil, lavender, marigold, sage, borage ... and more. 

    I can also put to the paper the plant or flower on your wish.

    In the note, you will just write what plants you are interested in. 

    Postage may change depending on your country.

     

    Reward delivery: Zásilkovna, in a quarter after the Hithit project end

    EUR 11.37
    (CZK 280)
  • sold 1
    Gift package

    A package full of interesting things made of handmade paper.

    Package contents:

    Envelope 12x16 cm
    handmade paper bookmark
    recy paper bag 12x18 cm
    5 labels on a string 1,5cmx3cm

    ​Postage may change depending on your country.

     

    Reward delivery: Zásilkovna, in a month after the Hithit project end

    EUR 16.24
    (CZK 400)
  • sold 16
    Handmade diary

    Do you want a handmade diary with a special name? The medium format of the diary (16x13cm) is printed with linocut - name + illustration. 
    You will have a choice with many original names: 
    • Diary of a hot cook
    • The diary of a tireless discoverer
    • Diary of a passionate gardener
    • Diary of a takeoff airman 
    • Diary of a persistent mushroom picker
    • Diary of an overjoyed workaholic 
    • Travel diary 
    • Notebook of cat lover 
    • Dog lover's diary
    • Horse lover's diary

     Didn't you choose? Does not matter! 

    We will come up with a name completely yours! 

    Postage may change depending on your country.

     

    Reward delivery: not specified

    EUR 18.27
    (CZK 450)
  • sold 4
    Handmade memory game

    If you still enjoy playing games, then a recycled memory game is right for you.

    The memory game is made entirely of handmade paper, it is printed with linocut. 

    The motifs are inspired by nature. 

    6x6 cm

    Postage may change depending on your country.
     

    Reward delivery: Zásilkovna, in a quarter after the Hithit project end

    EUR 20.30
    (CZK 500)
  • sold 11
    Tarot cards of Marseille

    No abracadabra thing.

    (Although you can use them also on abracadabra .) 

    Tarot cards are made to introspect and examine one's own unconscious contents of the mind. 

    These are printed with linocut on handmade paper. 

    Postage may change depending on your country.


     

    Reward delivery: Zásilkovna, in a quarter after the Hithit project end

    EUR 28.41
    (CZK 700)
  • sold 2
    Natural Cosmetics

    Pure natural cosmetics from the "Hostýn" Hills- nature reservation

    The package includes:
    • Natural soap - ingredients: coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, chamomile, lavender                        
    • Herbal bath salt - ingredients: sea salt, chamomile, lavender, mint, lavender essential oil                       
    • Herbal freshly dried tea mixture - composition: nettle-leaf, blackberry-leaf, chamomile, mint         
    • Herbal ointment - marigold, lavender, mint, coconut oil, beeswax


     Postage may change depending on your country.

     

    Reward delivery: Zásilkovna, in a quarter after the Hithit project end

    EUR 32.47
    (CZK 800)
  • sold 5
    Graphic print

    How about decorating a toilet, living room, kitchen, or garage? 

    No more dolphins with a sunset bought in chinese shops. Go for art! 

    Graphics on recycled A4 paper.

    Signed number of prints.

    ​Postage may change depending on your country.

     

    Reward delivery: Zásilkovna, in a quarter after the Hithit project end

    EUR 40.59
    (CZK 1,000)
  • sold 2
    Bigger gift package

    A package full of interesting things made of handmade paper.

    Package contents:
    5 sheets of A5 handmade paper
    3 sheets of A4 handmade paper
    3 envelopes 7x10 cm, 9x14 cm,12x16 cm 
    3 bookmarks
    2 small notebooks 6x10cm
    5 signs
    3 handmade paper party garlands (2metres)

    Postage may change depending on your country.
     
     

    Reward delivery: not specified

    EUR 44.65
    (CZK 1,100)
  • sold 3
    Custom bookbinding/work

    Want a photo album for a long time? 

    Did you forget to fulfill your dream with your own cookbook?

    Do you want to have a bigger diary with your name on the front page or any other special illustration or mark? 

    Do you have a dream to create handmade paper business cards for your company?

    In short, do you have an idea and want to make it happen? 

    I'm here for you. :) 
    Let's figure it out together!

    Just write in a note and then we will communicate together by email on a topic that we will process.

     

    Reward delivery: not specified

    EUR 48.71
    (CZK 1,200)
  • sold 1
    Handmade paper workshop from plants-online

    Let's make paper from plants together! 

    Let's talk together which plants and why they are more suitable for paper.  

    We can also decorate the paper with flowers.
    And together we will create at least 10-15 sheets of paper. 

    (You will receive a voucher for each workshop, so it can also be a gift.) The voucher will be delivered by email. 

    The workshop will be repeated as needed, by appointment.

    (for this workshop quality blender is needed)

     Number of hours: 4


     

    Reward delivery: in half a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 60.89
    (CZK 1,500)
  • sold 1
    "Make a book" workshop online

    Do you want to learn to sew a book, diary or photo album yourself?

    Then this workshop is made for you.

    We will tie a book together, there will be several types of bindings to choose from. You choose your own and then we will create it.

    (You will receive a voucher for each workshop, so it can also be a gift.) The voucher will be delivered by email. 

    The workshop will be online.

    Number of hours: 4







     

    Reward delivery: in half a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 60.89
    (CZK 1,500)
  • sold 1
    Paper from T-SHIRT

    Surely you know a situation where you have to throw your favorite T-shirt or any other favorite piece of clothing in the trash.

    Not suitable for charity or chisel.

    It already has a hole here and there, it's dirty from the paint, or it just doesn't fit anymore.

    So what about that?

    Paper!

    You will send me some clothes and I will create paper from it!

    We can discuss the color and usage of plants or flowers.

    We can decide about the size.

    And in the end, I will send you your paper back!


     

    Reward delivery: in half a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 60.89
    (CZK 1,500)
  • sold 1
    Haiku handmade paper book

    Do you want your own book made of handmade paper?

     Do you like haiku poetry? 

    "Basho" and handmade paper fit together. 

    Bound in Japanese binding, book format A5.

     Text and illustration printed with linocut. 

    Haiku Author: Matsuo Bashō 

     

    Reward delivery: Zásilkovna, in half a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 81.19
    (CZK 2,000)
  • sold 0
    I want to learn everything!

    Do you want to learn more?


    Go through a bit of paper or art history together, learn linocut, create your own paper, bind a book, and create natural cosmetics or soap, for example? 

    Then I offer a long-term course of 9 lessons. 

    The script and dates will be on our agreement.

     I'm interested in what you want to learn and I'll suggest something for you. The plan will be individual.

    Each individual course will run for at least 3 hours. (You will receive a voucher for each workshop, so it can also be a gift.) 

    The voucher will be delivered by email. 

    The workshop will be repeated as needed, by appointment. 

     Number of hours: 40
     

    Reward delivery: in half a year after the Hithit project end

    EUR 162.37
    (CZK 4,000)
  • sold 3
    None of that...

    Do you want to become a sponsor of the paper mill?

    Do you want to support just like that?

    You will be able to choose from any workshop or gift!

    Thank you!

    Reward delivery: not specified

    EUR 202.96
    (CZK 5,000)