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FOLKUS packages the sustainable practices of Black folk with innovative material science and manufacturing.

FOLKUS products are a medium to
tell a story, to transfer knowledge and to write a new chapter on sustainability. FOLKUS represents the lived experience and contributions of Black folk across an array of domains and aims to expand how we celebrate, cope and connect through Black culture and environmental stewardship

Many eco-friendly products are smoke and mirrors – inferior quality, expensive, ugly and barely move the needle toward sustainability.

Sustainable products need a hero. FOLKUS is that hero designing beautiful, multipurpose, durable, sustainable goods inspired by the ways and means of Black folk.

Our Design Philosophy and Values

We try to pack a lot of functionality into each of our products, so that you buy less, yet do more with FOLKUS products. We think this helps to reduce excess and waste and simplifies life.
Material Science
Plain and simple, the materials used in FOLKUS products matter. We are on a quest to use materials that can disrupt and innovate in meaningful ways.
Climate Friendly Manufacturing
We mitigate pollution, waste and climate harm in the manufcturing process and zero tolerance for inhumane work. We foster pathways to economic and social mobility.

Why Paper?

My connection to sustainability was
fostered by my grandparents. 
My grandparents had a gift for reimagining and transforming ordinary goods. Nothing went to waste; they were life-giving folk. For my grandparents sustainable living yielded mindful consumption, minimal waste, low environmental impact. 

Paper is the leading single use disposable product and its production process is trash. Deforestation, ecosystem depletion, pollution and immense water usage are required to manufacture traditional paper originating from trees. I took a page out of the playbook of my grandparents and decided to reimagine paper.

The goals -- make paper manufacturing climate-friendly and make paper a "durable good".

Why Stone?

FOLKUS stone paper is made from calcium carbonate, a common substance found in limestone rocks, marine organisms and egg shells. We opted for sustainably sourced limestone primarily derived from construction waste to create our stone paper. Limestone bright white appearance makes it possible for us to ditch the typical "bleach" and optical brighteners used to make old school paper.

FOLKUS stone paper gift wrap is multipurpose and helps consumers infinitely reimagine the gifting and repurpose experience. A single roll of FOLKUS wrap can be used for gift wrap, as a table runner/cloth, drawer liner, backdrop, floral, food and chilled beverage wrap.

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