*Hemp Plastic was first introduced to Josh in the 1990’s at a hemp fair in the UK. It took him years to convince the German factory to make the first commercial shipment of this material. These Rolling machines are some of the world’s first items made from this revolutionary material.
RAW Rollers are NOT MADE IN CHINA and are NOT CONVENTIONAL PLASTIC! Hello and welcome to a truly unique Rolling Machine. Others may appear similar, but after a month they are usually broken. RAW rollers usually last a lifetime. That is the ultimate in sustainability – a product that sustains itself by simply being well built and well designed.
RAW rollers are made using specially produced German Hemp Plastic. We then use a special eco-friendly cold-injection process. Our rolling aprons use double thick vinyl with high tensile strength – they too are designed to last.
RAW rollers are made on the island of Kudus in Indonesia. This is the place where clove cigarettes were first invented in the 1880’s. In Kudus there are still large cigarette factories that hand roll cigarettes. Some employ tens of thousands of people to hand roll cigarettes. In the 1930’s a factory was established to supply the local factories with hand rolling machines. This factory is the oldest existing rolling machine factory in the world. We formed a relationship with them in the 1990’s and now we are their biggest customer – thanks to you! Our factory knows how to make high quality rollers that last for tens of thousands of rolls. Sure we could probably save a ton of money by making our rollers in China like everyone else, but quality is more important than cost to both of us.