What is Uashmama?


Uashmama products are made from a paper material called 'AGGO' which looks, feels and wears just like leather.

The process starts with buying raw materials from trees that are cut in a sustainable and controlled manner. The materials are then reconditioned using the UASHMAMA formula and adding natural vegetable waxes and reducing the chemical substances inside the raw material. With their unique treatment process brings out the very best of the material, becoming their very own “AGGO”. 

The final touches such as specialised dyeing, finishings and doubling paper are added in order to strengthen and style the paper.

Uashmama created their paper material, “AGGO”, because they wanted to produce the perfect blend of ethical and durable washable paper. They created this material in response to their own needs.


From design concept to final product, every step of the manufacturing and production process is thoughtfully managed and considered. Uashmama strive to reduce their environmental impact throughout every stage. 


-Uashmama certify their raw material processes, implement water-saving methods, and do not use chrome. 

-They use organic cotton, woven in Tuscany with certified organic fibers, for their bag linings.


- Is the paper waterproof?

The signature washable paper is water resistant. A simple rain shower is not enough to get the bags ‘wet’ and they can be soaked and washed to clean.

- Is the paper durable?

The paper is very strong, think of it like a strong organic canvas. The fibres are bound together during the treatment process making the paper act more like a fabric than a paper.

- How do I wash?

Products without leather are hand washable, wash in warm water with a mild soap or detergent and reshape before drying. Products with leather can be still hand washed to the point of the leather. The sealed or coated paper (Luxe or TEC paper) is super low maintenance a simple wipe now and again is all it needs.

- How do I clean?

Spot cleaning is extremely effective, however before applying water or cleaning solutions use a simple clean pencil eraser for light scruff marks and dirt. To move harder stains soaking, spot cleaning or dry cleaning can be used.

- Will the paper soften with wear?

Yes, like leather the paper will soften and shape with wear. The paper characteristics will become more prominent with time and wear.

- Will the metallic paper peel?

No, the intention of the metallic paper is to become slightly distressed with wear but it will not peel off.

- How do I use the paper bags?

Originally designed as a bread bag, the washable paper bags are a simple organic storage solution. Use on the table, at the desk, in the pantry, in the bathroom, as a vase or as a bin. Use for herbs, plants, fruit, vegetables, jewellery, makeup, craft, toys, laundry, recycling or storage and that’s just a few ideas.

- Where are Uashmama products made?

Proudly Italian made. From start to finish the products are designed and made in Tuscany, Italy.