Uganda Fair Trade Paper
Women and children in Uganda make these Fair Trade beads from old newspapers and magazines processed with water and adhesives to make pulp that is turned into narrow strips and wound to make beads. Newspapers are the preferred raw material because of their abundance, eco-friendliness and the fact that most use color fast inks. Once dried, the lightweight paper beads are often painted with bright colors and glazed. Once varnished, these beads are water resistant and durable.