Seeding Social Inclusion
Paperworks Inc is a Canberra based not-for-profit social enterprise that uses recycling to build community and social capital.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Bringing people together through
recycling, hand print- and papermaking
Social inclusion through community art
Respect for people
Creating a safe space where everyone’s contribution is valued
Respect for the environment
Paperworks uses recycled denim jeans and natural fibres
Across all boundaries of age, culture, education, social status
Being creative and having fun
"I have always loved paper – the smell, the texture, the absolute sensuous nature of it. It is no surprise then, that in 1999 I began making paper, with the intention to play a part in the global drive for recycling. Initially I have used recycled paper – as all beginners do, but soon moved on to recycling denim. It is a laborious process to convert jeans to paper, but well worth the effort. The paper is not only beautiful, but versatile, amazingly strong and even better – it is a great way to recycle!"