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Paper No. 9’s unique material is inspired by kinkarakawakami, a wallcovering developed by 19th century Japanese artisans to mimic gilded leather and displayed in some of the most opulent rooms of Buckingham Palace.


Free of plastics and complex polymers, our innovative textile is natural, non-toxic, and features a texture and appearance unlike any other fabric on the market.



Originally designed for use in fashion and interior design, the material can be used in a wide array of applications. We have produced custom and exclusive colors, textures, and effects for various clients with products ranging from haute couture apparel to stationary to wearable tech to bags and other accessories. 



Paper No. 9 has been featured in publications worldwide (Vogue, WWD, Interview, InStyle, ELLE, WGSN, Drapers, Surface, Pantone, Metropolis, Wallpaper*, Fast Company, and design milk), in showrooms across the globe (Material ConneXion and The Sustainable Angle), and at international textile and fashion shows.

All goods & textiles are made by hand in Brooklyn, New York, USA and are available for customization.

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 • handcrafted • exclusive • on trend • durable • natural • customizable •

handcrafted
Using our proprietary process and sustainable ingredients, our material is handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York, USA, resulting in a textile unlike any other that is closely monitored for impeccable quality. No two pieces are alike.



exclusive

Paper No. 9™ is sold exclusively through our website and on QueenOfRaw.com. Our design department consults directly with clients to further distinguish the material with both subtle and grandiose effects, including transparencies, sheen, original textures, and custom colors. Prices upon request.

on trend​
Our stock collections cover a range of styles. Original Collection appeals to clients seeking the look and feel of
distressed leather. Metal + Stone uses soft materials to emulate solid ones; stone, metal, and concrete. And Dirty Playground adds an urbane depth and texture to traditionally bright and carefree hues. 



durable

Our textile is soft and flexible yet durable, multi-textured, and water-resistant. It is available in varying weights and stiffness. 

natural

We use animal-free and plastic-free ingredients to create Paper No. 9™. Our process is done by hand without the use of stripping agents, bleach, or wastewater. Everything is crafted using minimal waste and zero toxins.

customizable

Paper No. 9™ is sold by the square foot, averaging six square feet per panel, and can be customized. Each piece can be specifically designed to suit your needs and to incorporate different textures and effects. Paper No. 9™ can easily be integrated into your existing patterns without additional stabilizers or fillers.

Paper No. 9 creates, consults, and collaborates in exclusive bespoke sustainable textiles and limited edition goods.

Copyright 2012-2015, Paper No. 9, LLC. Brooklyn, New York, USA.

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2014 Future Materials Award Best Innovation - Sustainable Textiles Finalist

2014 LAUNCH Innovation Challenge Top 20

2013 WGSN Global Fashion Awards Finalist

2013 Material ConneXion Certificate for Excellence in Material Development

2013 Source Awards: The Global Awards for Sustainable Fashion Finalist

2013 Independent Handbag Designer Awards Finalist