Raw Rolling Papers. RAW is the culmination of a 12 year project to produce the most natural rolling paper possible.
RAW was a project that started when a friend and I were smoking additive free cigarettes in 1993. The thought I had was, if they can make an additive free cigarette, can they wrap it in an additive free paper? There are many rumors about gunpowder rings and strange additives in conventional mass-marketed cigarette paper, these additives could actually increase carbon monoxide. I became determined to invent and market the purest cigarette rolling papers possible.
They say "the devil lies in the details", and now that I had an idea the problem was how to bring this idea to fruition. It took years of research and development (and many failed attempts) until we finally produced the first pack of what would later become known as RAW.
I later designed a watermark that accented the burn qualities of the paper and helped to prevent uneven burning. The unique criss-cross HBI watermark is another proprietary technique we use to accent our papers and help deliver a smooth, even burn.