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The stories behind our products that demonstrate our commitment to innovation and sustainability.


  • Published on 9 October 2022

    Here at James Cropper we have a rich heritage at the Burneside mill in Kendal, the gateway to the English Lake District, a World Heritage Site, with the mill being used for a variety of industries from grain to textiles and paper. Therefore it was a privilege to work with local artist Tracey Escolme to explore the possibilities of our Rydal collection, together creating a beautiful piece of art.

  • Published on 15 November 2022

    SoA Sustainability Chair and writer Piers Torday chaired a special #SoAatHome industry insider panel discussion with sustainable publisher and farmer Daphne Astor (Hazel Press), and sustainable paper maker Mark Cropper (James Cropper Paper).

  • Published on 18 October 2022

    Helen Musselwhite joins the James Cropper Wainwright Prize as this year’s featured artist. She is a creator of enchanting paper artistry, forging flora and fauna creations with her beguiling craft. There is a humbleness to the way she crafts out of one raw, natural, and modest material; it is a pastoral resourcefulness, an offering back to nature. Creating inherently shares a link to nature - to things grown and made.

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  • Last published on 20 April 2022

    COLOURFORM™ is a multi-award winning thermoformed pulp packaging innovation. Experts in our field, we deliver a full service direct to brands. With moulded fibre and unbridled creativity at its heart, COLOURFORM™ never stops exploring. We were delighted to welcome Michelle Feeney, Founder & CEO of Floral Street to discuss their sustainable pulp packaging by COLOURFORM™ made with CupCycling™ from James Cropper's world first coffee cup up-cycling operation in the English Lake District, UK.

  • Last published on 7 October 2021

    Grant Gibson founder and host at Material Matters sits down with Mark Cropper, 6th generation Chairman here at James Cropper.

  • Last published on 10 September 2021

    The latest podcast in our PaperTalks series continued, explores these questions with the expert help of our very own Stefan Pryor and Tricia Hartmann who are joined by Evelio Mattos from Package Design Unboxd, Charlotte Keesing from Walpole British Luxury and Kirsty Taylor from Lakes Distillery.

You can subscribe to our PaperTalks series through your favourite podcast app and find previous episodes here.

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