Paper made from durian rinds offers tender filament and better quality than mulberry-pulp paper. Durian rinds may be blended with fruit or vegetable fibers to produce different kinds of paper.
Designs can be made by adding rose petals or leaves soon after sieving, but before drying it in the sunshine. Beautiful designs depend on the maker’s skills. Paper made from durian rinds is natural and has no caustic soda, thus safe to users.(see http://www.pinoybisnes.com/business-ideas/handmade-paper-from-durian-rinds/)
KATAKUS is an offshoot of the Women and Appropriate Technology Program of Women Development & Technology Institute (WDTI) National Office in Davao from 1991-1996. It was formally organized in May 1996 to continue the development work that WDTI has started in Davao
Started in 1994 with a training on handmade paper production given by DEVLINK and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).
Started as a community based project of Kababayen-an sa Katipunan Alang sa Kalamboan (KKK). The KKK was organized in 1992 by the Women Development and Technology Institute (WDTI).