DIRECTORATE OF HANDICRAFTS AND HANDLOOM, GOVT. OF SIKKIM
HAND MADE PAPER UNIT
 

The Handmade paper unit was established as an important section of the Directorate of Handicrafts & Handloom in the year 1957 with aim to process/ convert used waste into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials, reduce consumption of fresh raw materials, reduce energy usage, reduce air pollution and water pollution by reducing the need for conventional waste disposal as compared to virgin production. Recycling is a key component of modern waste management. Further old files and documents of Office are restricted from being disposed in the open market due to many reasons confidentiality being the main. There are others sources from which waste paper and raw materials are gathered.
1.Printing press.
2.Argali (Edgeworthia gardenia) bark.
Handmade paper and its attractive products are becoming popular in the world market due to their eco-friendly attribute, artistic appeal and durability. As handmade paper is made entirely from recycling of waste materials, its uses helps in saving trees and this contributes to healthier environment. The Government in furtherance of its vision to make Sikkim a clean green state is committed to ensure that tress are planted regularly , banning uses of plastic bags and encourage the
use of eco- friendly articles in day to day life.

Handmade Paper sheets
These handmade paper sheets are ideal for gift wrapping, greeting card, wedding invitations, and autograph.
THICK RED RAYON PAPER SIZE : 56 cm X 76 cm THICK YELLOW RAYON PAPER SIZE : 56 cm X 76 cm THICK GREEN RAYON PAPER SIZE : 56 cm X 76 cm
THICK BLUE RAYON PAPER SIZE : 56 cm X 76 cm LAMA PAPER SIZE : 56 cm X 76 cm FLOWER MOTTLE PAPER SIZE : 56 cm X 76 cm

Handmade Paper File cover and File Board.

These handmade paper file cover and file board are used for keeping records
FILE COVER51 cm X 35cm FILE BOARD26cm X 35.5 cm FILE ENVELOPE 34cm X 39 cm
 
ENVELOPE 26cm X 31cm ENVELOPE 15cm X 10 cm ENVELOPE 25.5cm X 11 cm
 
PAPER BAG PAPER BAG  
 
Argelli Pocket Diary in various Size Auto-Graph with traditional Chiminda design Writing Pad Paper Cover with Tanga design
 
Photo Frame and Waste Paper Basket Paper colour Photo Frame Paper Pen Stand
 
Paper Carry Bag File Board and Cover File Bags
 
Male and Female Workers Working in Handmade Paper Unit at DHH.