Athulya, the handmade paper unit of Srishti is a unique venture in the business of rehabilitation of the differently abled dependents of the tea plantation workers in the High Range. The unit presently has expanded so as to employ over 35 young adults with special needs.
The Novel idea of “Wealth from Waste” gave rise to our handmade paper unit. We make handmade paper with other natural additives available in and around Munnar. Our popular papers are the tea waste paper, lemon grass paper, eucalyptus paper, coconut husk paper, pineapple leaves paper, ﬂower petals paper, tea tree paper and elephant poop paper. Thus a Full-fledged Handmade paper unit was born in 1999.
Living up to our motto “We can and we will” these enthusiastic youngsters have proved that with sheer hard work anything is possible. Today, as many as 90 eco friendly, azo-free, bio-degradable innovative products are being routinely produced from the basic handmade papers. The unit hopes to experiment and introduce new methods and products so as to expand the unit’s marketing possiblities. The “enthusiasm is a sign of spiritual health and imperfections are what make you beautiful”. And here at Srishti, our endeavor is to make their dreams come true and enjoyable