James Cropper manufactures some of the world’s most distinctive paper products, using materials ranging from cotton and wood pulp to carbon fibre. Established in 1845, the six generation family business is based at Burneside Mills on the fringes of the Lake District. Employing more than 500 people, the company has three divisions. James Cropper Paper makes luxury coloured papers serving industries ranging from fine art to luxury retail. Technical Fibre Products make advanced materials from carbon and other fibres, not least for use in composite aircraft, while James Cropper 3D Products – founded in 2016 – has developed high quality coloured moulded pulp to replace plastic packaging.