Collette Broeders- le papetier vert (the green papermaker) is an artist located in LaSalle, Ontario specializing in beautifully handcrafted papers, paintings, drawings, prints, paper accessories, organic art supplies and artist books. All papers are hand-crafted in her design studio with an environmentally conscious mandate. These unique handmade papers are tree-free, and eco-friendly using the finest quality of natural fibres and earth pigments.
These beautiful and unique papers are like no other found on the local market and are suitable for a variety of uses. All artist-made papers and products created follow the standards of archival quality and are suitable for graphic artists, visual artists, artisans and crafters alike.
At le papetier vert, we take environmental sustainability seriously and believe in reducing our impact on the planet in the way we conduct and operate our business. We understand that everything manufactured has a role with good or bad effects and our approach is to maintain a positive impact on the environment, our community and the world.
Some of the ways we commit to our environment are:
-We make tree-free paper produced from plants such as cotton, abaca, sisal, hemp and jute;
-We also recycle all our office paper and leftover cuts and reproduce handcrafted recycled papers;
-We make plantable papers that grow into a variety of flowers and plants;
-We use only recycled packaging and re-use boxes and packing materials;
-We print on either our own papers or sourced recyclable papers;
-We do not print unnecessary catalogues.