Jaspen was officially born early one morning during a beautiful gondola ride into Telluride, CO. After 15 years of soul crushing managerial work for big defense and tobacco companies, I wanted to do something different…I wanted to have fun…I wanted to be myself…and I wanted to make a difference in the world. Before the gondola arrived into the village, I had called my wife to tell her my crazy plan and texted a good friend in the paper industry to get things rolling. And so it began…

Why our little mountain town company prides itself on doing business a different way….

First, we wanted to provide our friends and customers with the highest quality papers available in today’s connoisseur rolling paper market. Jaspen rolling papers are made from sustainably harvested, ultra-premium pulp and manufactured using an advanced elemental chlorine-free process. Then, we add just the right amount of natural, plant-based glue to keep our extra fine rolling papers tightly rolled. That’s it. No odd sizes, no artificial flavors, no animal-based glues, and no gimicky marketing here. Some may call us old-school…and that’s just fine with us.

Second, Jaspen is committed to being environmentally responsible. We partnered with a manufacturer that is an industry leader in sustainable paper manufacturing and shares our beliefs about environmental stewardship. We are aggressive recyclers and use post-consumer recycled or responsible goods whenever possible. The Jaspen cabin was built using locally sourced wood and low-impact materials like thick, formaldehyde-free insulation. During the winter, we heat our awesome cabin office using an efficient wood stove and natural local scrap wood. If you would like to learn more, check out our FAQ section and read more about the specifics.

Lastly, we believe being a responsible small business is more than just some environmental standards quoted on our website. At Jaspen, we want to be a conscientious global citizen…that is why we give back 3%+ of our profits to non-partisan environmental and social causes. It’s not about marketing. It’s not about politics. It’s about doing the right thing as a successful business in the 21st century. To learn more, please take a moment to read Jaspen’s strict Marketing & Ethical Standards.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about us. We truly appreciate your support and hope you enjoy every one of your Jaspen rolling papers. And, we would love to hear from you and see some photos of your latest Jaspen adventures!