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RAW Tips are made on an antique Fourdrinier paper machine. Whereas RAW papers are made in Alcoy Spain, they only have machines to produce thin paper in Alcoy. For the thick tipping paper they had to travel to an old paper mill in Northern China that was still using an original Fourdrinier. This was the only place they could find that still had one of these old machines in use, which they needed to make the special long-fiber paper for RAW tips.
Want to know more? Modern paper mills use small-structure cellulose to make paper. The original paper mills used fiber instead. For tipping paper to perform best, it needs to be made from fiber – not just boiled cellulose. Fiber-based tips roll smooth AND have enough structural rigidity to both keep its shape in your mouth AND to not dissolve. There are precious few of the original Fourdrinier paper machines in use because they’re antiques and expensive to operate. Raw was lucky to find this old mill, it’s the only one in the world that can produce RAW tips to their specifications.
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The Natural Way To Roll
Since day 1, RAW has been on a mission to be the leader of the pack in the rolling paper industry. RAW revolutionized the smoking world by creating products that are naturally ingeniously designed to enhance the smoking experience.
RAW only makes high-quality & earth-friendly products that improve your smoking experience, and we refuse to ever change what we stand for. We enjoy smoking our unrefined paper every day, and we will always keep it pure and RAW – for both you and us!
One universal statement guides all efforts of the RAW Foundation: All human life is equal. Overall we have likely saved or greatly improved over 25,000 lives and counting!
The RAW Foundation is the name of our philanthropic efforts. We work tirelessly to improve the greatest number of lives possible with the resources we have. Whether it is building water wells for the Sisters of Mother Teresa in Ethiopia, providing clean water wells to communities in Peru, funding orphanages in Indonesia, donating to hurricane relief efforts, helping many dogs get rescued and finding them new homes or helping extremely low income children attend some of the finest schools – the RAW Foundation goes where our resources will have the greatest impact.
RAW is the culmination of a decade-long project to produce the most natural rolling papers ever. Before RAW, there was an ocean of homogenized bleached white papers with animal or chemical glues and added chalk, with little regard for what smokers actually want. RAW Founder, Josh Kesselman, had a vision to change everything.
“RAW was a project that came to mind after a friend gave me an additive-free cigarette in 1993. I thought “If they can make an additive-free cigarette, why can’t they wrap it in an additive-free paper?” I became determined to produce and market the purest cigarette rolling papers possible. I refused to use anything I myself wouldn’t want to smoke (like calcium carbonate which gives a bogus white ash or dyes).
They say, “the devil lies in the details”, and the problem was how to bring this ideal product to fruition? It took years of research and development until we finally produced the first sheets of what would later become known as RAW. We blended plant materials until the perfect burn rate, flavor (or lack of it) and consistency was achieved. In the end RAW naturally became a beautiful translucent medium brown that is reminiscent of honey whole wheat bread. I was so proud of this beautiful creation.”
– Josh Kesselman