Washable Paper?

Each bag is handmade so not one is exactly the same.

Our charming Elm bags are the perfect organic storage solution.

Our Aspen Tote bags are versatile and unique


 building many ranges of unique and simple luxurious lifestyle items. Our brand is growing and we hope to bring nature to your home, and want you to love and cherish this material as we do. Every little decision we make defines us as we love and cherish our life and the environment we live in.



WHO we are

and quality. We want you to feel the same feeling of pride with a choice of product that stands for sustainability and enjoy the personality of each unique bag displayed or worn in the home.

We fell in love with this strengthened paper material and what it stands for in sustainability and its so many uses. It is so light, durable yet looks like leather but oozes individuality and style

Our passion at Bark & Elm is to create a range of aesthetically beautiful and simple products that are versatile in use and are aligned with our key purpose and vision of an eco-friendly lifestyle

We see unlimited benefits for introducing many new products to connect and support with each element of everyday living

These bags are so unique and age wonderfully depending on how you use them. Their leathery look developes more personality with age.

Your Bark & Elm bags will mature with you….


We want to promote a simple sustainable life. So these gorgeous lightweight bags can be used over and over. You can wash them in cold or warm soapy water and they develop more personality as they crease with age


As the ever-growing awareness of our environmental issues touches more and more people, we are focused on finding solutions to sustainability for every element of our lifestyle. Our product range is evolving constantly and we strive to be an eco-household name





The material is created through a process of combining tree pulp fibers from wood from natural resources of cultivation, not deforestation. The great thing is that it uses recycled wood, and trees from cultivation not deforestation. Also from salvage cuttings from natual disasters or industrial Also from reforestation is praleftovers like wooden pallets.

Wood pulp generally comes from trees such as spruce, pine, fir, larch and hemlock, and hardwoods such as eucalyptus, aspen and birch

cticed in the majority of areas so trees are a renewable resource. There is an increasing demand for pulpwood as a source of green energy by the bio-energy sector.

It does not involve extensive bleaching and nearly all the products used in the process are recovered and reused, in a self-sustaining method. The only products not recycled are then reused for other manufacturing purposes.

The timber resources used to make wood pulp are referred to as pulpwood. Wood pulp comes from softwood trees such as spruce, pine, fir, larch and hemlock, and hardwoods such as eucalyptus, aspen and birch.

  • Trees raised specifically for pulp production account for 16% of world pulp production, old growth forests 9% and second- and third- and more generation forests account for the balance.[1]Reforestation is practiced in most areas, so trees are a renewable resource.
  • Pulpwood is also used as the raw material for some wood products, such as oriented strand board (OSB).
  • There is an increasing demand for pulpwood as a source of 'green energy' by the bio-energy sector.


Pulpwood is also harvested from tree farms established for the specific purpose of growing pulpwood, with little or minimal sawlog production. Monoculture of species intended specifically for pulpwood include loblolly and slash pines in the southern USA; various species of eucalyptus (most commonly Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus grandis) in Latin America, Iberian Peninsula, Australia, south-east Asia[2] and southern Africa and acacia (most commonly Acacia mangium) in south-east Asia and southern Africa.

Salvage cuttings[edit]

Salvage cuts after forest fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, or other natural disasters are often used for pulpwood. An alternative source of wood for use in Kraft pulping is recovered lumber from demolition, industrial processing of wood and wooden pallets.[3]

Wood residuals[edit]

Saw residuals are used as pulp wood. The most important of these are the side cuttings from lumber edger. This gives wood with almost only sapwood and no heartwood. The sapwood is easier to pulp.[4] due to a more open structure and less content of extractive than the heartwood. The fiber length of sapwood is generally longer than the fiber length of heartwood. The sapwood is also normally lighter and that is an advantage when producing mechanical pulp as less Bleaching of wood pulp bleaching is needed.

Earlier sawdust had some limited use in paper production. It gives very short fibers that are suitable as part of the furnish for paper tissue and writing papers. Saw blades have become thinner and with smaller teeth making the sawdust too small as fiber source.[5]


Economically important pulpwoods[edit]

  • Hardwoods






Pacific Albus

  • Softwoods



Chemical composition of some pulpwoods[edit]

Chemical composition of pulpwood[6] (%)













Paper Birch






Red maple






Balsam fir






Jack pine






White spruce








How is pulp made?

Pulp is truly a versatile bio-product manufactured from renewable wood raw material. Modern pulp production is based on the best available technology and the philosophy to create more with less raw materials, water, energy and environmental impact.

Pulp manufacturing is more than energy self-sufficient generating wood-based bioenergy for the national electricity grids. In addition, pulp manufacturing from softwood generates valuable by-products and production residues such as lignin, turpentine and tall oil which can be further processed to innovative products.

Wood is first debarked and cut into small chips for more efficient pulping. The bark of the trees is used for bioenergy production at the mill.

While the raw material affects significantly the properties of the end-product, the process for both hardwood and softwood is nearly identical, the only difference being the structure of the wood. Softwood consists mostly of cellulose and lignin, and it contains less hemicellulose than hardwood. Softwood fibres are longer than hardwood fibres and thus softwood pulp is called long fibre pulp, whereas hardwood pulp is short fibre pulp. Softwood's long fibres contribute to strength of the material it is used for.

Cooking the wood chips in the presence of sodium hydroxide and sulfide liquor under high pressure removes the lignin and separates the wood into cellulose fibres. During the cooking process, approximately half of the wood dissolves.

The pulp is then washed, screened for quality and bleached.

The spent cooking chemicals and dissolved wood material is called black liquor. This substance is recovered and burned in a recovery boiler to produce energy that keeps the process running. It is renewable, wood-based, pure energy - perfect for replacing fossil fuels. In causticising, even the cooking chemicals are processed for re-use.

The pulp is then dried for easier handling and transportation, cut into sheets and baled. Now the pulp is ready to travel the world.


It is then strengthened with latex to create a lightweight and versatile paper that exhibits the properties of leather. It is not only sustainable, but fully bio-degradable, lightweight, tear resistant, water repellent and washable. It will create more creases and slightly fade with time and use.

You choose how you mould and fold or crunch each bag to your desired look. Each one is so unique


The material used to make Urban Kraft is a style of paper that combines fibers from natural resources such as the bark of a gampi tree, bamboo, and mitsumata shrub that grow in Japan. The quality of the material is stronger than ordinary paper made of wood pulp due to the longer fibers that its combined with. It involves a long and intricate process that is often undertaken in the cold weather of winter, as pure, cold running water is essential to the production of the material. Cold also makes the fibers contract, producing a crisp feel to the paper.



The look and feel of leather, but the eco-conscious attribute of a simple but indestructible sheet of paper. This concept resulted in a light but durable bag that can reflect the character of each owner in a different way. With time, the bag gains unique wrinkles and shapes depending on the lifestyle you share with it


combines beauty, functionality, tradition and design


washable paper looks and feels like leather but washes with ease. It is made using a cultivated fibre and does not contribute to deforestation. Our paper is 100% recyclable, water-resistant, tear-resistant, and washes like fabric. It holds its form so it can be used over and over again, promoting sustainable living





Green field® Washable craft paper storage bag custom color


  • Made from washable kraft paper. A brand new concept of environment friendly material.
  • Beautiful - looks like paper, feels like paper - strong as cloth!
  • Durable enough to avoid being worn, available to wash once item get dirty.
  • It's perfect in workmanship and rational in integrated design.
  • It is simply designed, and will be your loving companion.
  • Can be hand washed
  • Feel very special, and make a simple and convenient
  • Care:
  • Unroll bag and wash in warm water using a mild soap or detergent, rinse thoroughly and dry flat. Handwash only do not machine wash or dry clean.


Urban Kraft products are made from a unique material that instantly sets i