Crane & Co. is a manufacturer of cotton-based stationary, national currencies and passports based in Dalton, Massachusetts. 200 years ago, Stephen Crane decided to become the first papermaker in his family, who began printing the first paper money for the American Colonies. In 1806, Crane was asked to print for the local government and began printing their currency on cotton paper.
For the last two centuries, Crane & Co has been manufacturing the currency papers for the United States Treasury, which are known as the most durable banknote papers in the world. The company remains in family hands, and will for the next generations to come. Each artisan is highly skilled, and produces unique hand-painted stationary which rich colours.
Crane & Co. continues to make their papers from 100% recovered cotton fibres. This requires a lot fewer chemicals and produces far less waste than that paper made from trees. Their company remains crucially aware of environmental issues, and take great importance in reducing their carbon footprint. They have their own staff devoted to minimizing their waste in order to upkeep their environmentally friendly products.