Parsemains is a love story, a project, a commitment and a message to convey. Juliette Pubellier and Andrei Rosu, the two co-founders of Parsemains, artists and apprentice papermakers, offer handcrafted seeded paper. They turn waste paper into resources. Juliette and Andrei recover the material from schools or offices to make their recycled paper. They add seeds of wild flowers or aromatic herbs.
Each sheet of recycled paper is unique, its color, its weight, the variety of seeds. They make calendars, cards or bookmarks. Creations that only last a while before being reborn in a garden.
Creation is something we all have. Me, for example if I don’t create something, I get frustrated. For me to create is to let go.
We all have this need, within us, to create, I haven’t necessarily found my medium. I like painting, drawing. Creating has been very liberating, telling myself that I’m doing a little watercolor and it’s going to become a card that’s going to be held in the hand of a lot of people.
Andrei ROSU was born in Romania. At 17, he left school, worked in the hotel industry in Turkey, Serbia. At the age of 20, he moved to Spain, where he spent ten years in the restaurant business. It was in Spain that he met Juliette, a Franco-Hong Kong woman born in France. With a classical background and a double bachelor’s degree in philosophy and modern letters, she is destined to teach philosophy and history of science. After Spain, Juliette and Andrei went to China for two years then returned to France and it was somewhat by chance, during the pandemic, that they came to recycled paper.
Their research and experiments combine recycled paper and to germinate.
” Our paper will not necessarily be planted, because we are well aware that sometimes people like to keep them or forget them in a drawer, we ExplainJuliette Pubellier. For me, paper is the most invisible object in our daily lives, (the one) that we have in abundance, that we throw away without even thinking about it. Wherever we are, we use paper. This paper is not waste… It is always a resource, it is something that can be planted, which can give life, which has its place in nature.
It’s important to rethink our relationship to the resources we use, to make people aware that resources are precious and that at the same time they are infinite if we give ourselves the means. And then there is a more aesthetic aspect, perhaps more commercial, which is to offer something beautiful so that people want to share it. »
Paper recycling made with mail, magazines, newspapers, invoices, administrative documents, advertisements or scraps of paper but in the most ecological way possible.
“ Paper mills work from linen, cotton or natural fibres; even if the tools are more or less the same, it is not the same process. The recipe for the paper is very secret. There is no paper mill that will divulge the recipe for its paper pulp. Yes, there is linen or cotton that goes into the composition, but afterwards, you have to add things so that it isn’t blotting; to be able to work afterwards with the paper, for printing or writing, you have to add ingredients. Each mill has its own recipe.
I had to search the internet for bits and pieces on forums. We try… it doesn’t work… we try something else, it works even less… Today we arrived at a good quality product. We can write and print on it and on top of that we had to do research to make the paper biodegradable, to create a medium that is good for writing a message, but at the same time – once planted – the paper must be biodegradable. “
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