January 19, 2024

Qashti’s Unique Seeded Paper

By Sifan Boru

We firmly believe that collective small efforts can create a significant impact. That's why we are dedicated to using only 100% recycled silver as the base for our jewellery, collaborating with trusted partners who share our commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices. As an African jewellery brand with a deep regard for the Earth, we opt for packaging that is recyclable or naturally breaks down. This not only lessens our environmental footprint but also provides you with a stunning piece to adorn guilt free!

Our Unique Business Cards:

Our business cards stand out from the ordinary - they're embedded with tiny seeds. Unlike regular paper that often ends up in the trash, our seeded paper is plantable. By a simple process of watering and waiting, you can witness the enchanting growth of flowers or herbs.

But why did we choose seeded paper? It's all about giving back to our planet's pollinators. That's why one of our business cards is embedded with chamomile tea, a favourite of bees.

How to Plant Seeded Paper: A Step-by-Step Guide

Let's dive into a bit of controlled messiness for a good cause! Follow these simple steps to plant your seeded paper:

  1. Prepare the Soil: Choose a sunny spot with good-quality, well-draining soil.
  2. Soak the Paper: Before planting, soak the seeded paper in water to activate the seeds.
  3. Plant the Paper: Place the soaked paper on the soil surface, gently pressing it. If using a pot, cover the paper with a thin layer of soil.
  4. Water and Wait: Keep the paper consistently moist during germination, using a gentle spray to prevent seed disturbance.
  5. Watch it Grow: In a few weeks, tiny sprouts will emerge.

Caring for Your Seeded Paper Plants

Ensure the continual growth and vitality of your seeded paper plants with these tips:

  1. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the germination period but avoid overwatering to prevent mould.
  2. Sunlight: Provide plenty of sunlight for your growing plants, as most flowering plants thrive in sunny spots.
  3. Thinning: As the plants grow, thin them out to allow for healthy, robust blooms.

Even if your seeded business card ends up in a landfill, it continues to serve a meaningful purpose (given favourable conditions for plant growth). It's our way of ensuring that your experience with Qashti is as beautiful for the Earth as it is for you.

Please note that we can only ship our seeded business cards to Australian states due to regulations, and we cannot guarantee the germination of the seeds.