GSG Industries is a family owned business established on 08 August 1991 by Geoffrey S. Gonzales with son Tony, who was the first Designer of its handmade papers and gave the company its creative direction, and daughter Gigi, who providing discipline to the vision of the company's creators.
The handmade paper mill is situated in Barrio Arimbay, Legaspi City, Albay in the Bicol Region, an area in the Philippines known for its treasure trove of indigenous Philippine fibers. Foremost of these fibers is abaca, touted to be one of the strongest fibers in the world, and which virgin pulp is the base upon which all GSG handmade papers are produced.
Handmade Paper Products
GSG Industrial Corporation was established in 1997 with the vision of creating an all-natural, tree-free paper using a cost-effective industrial process that dramatically reduces the price of its product and makes it more competitive in the world market. The GSG Industrial Corporation abaca paper is still made from 100% virgin abaca pulp, or with inclusions of other natural fibers for substance and design, and strongly retains the integrity of its handmade paper counterpart.
Machined Milled Abaca Products
In 2003 Gigi Gonzales established Flora Weaves to expand the use of abaca paper into a more creatively flexible material for a variety of uses. Woven Abaca Paper combines the traditional Bicolano craft of handlooming,this time using paper as warp and natural fiber or cotton thread as weft. Harnessing the skills of Albay womenfolk and combining fibers with abaca paper, Flora Weaves creates a new dimension to paper that extends its application into not just packaging
products, but lending itself a perfect material for houseware and tabletop accessories, window blinds,
cushions and seat upholstery fabric, and even material for fashion items such as bags and shoes.
Hand woven paper products