Mohawk Renewal was born out of a desire to redefine the contours of how they source fiber and expand the existing definition of sustainable papermaking. By rediscovering old fiber sources like hemp, straw, and cotton rag, Mohawk uncovered a new path forward. You might say they looked to the past to discover the future.
Mohawk partnered with a new technology that was designed to extract pulp for paper from humble wheat straw. This new pulp making process is more environmentally friendly by requiring 25 percent less water and 70 percent less energy and also eliminates the need for the annual "fall burns" set by farmers to clear straw from their fields, creating acrid smoke and carbon emissions.
Anchor Paper is a local stocking merchant of Mohawk Renewal in the Twin Cities. Stay tuned for stock availability, expected in late May 2020.