Category Archives: Sustainability


The Top 10 Trends of Natural Products Expo West 2015

Natural Products Expo West is one of the best times of the year to immerse yourself in the natural products movement, as well as to connect with industry leaders, emerging companies, and “green” enthusiasts from around the world. 2015 was no exception.

I had a fantastic experience at Expo West, and on the way home to Chicago I took the opportunity to reflect on the Top 10 trends I encountered during the show:

  1. Juicing trends are shifting from fruit to vegetables, including many raw and cold-pressed varieties.
  2. Organic, raw, gluten-free, and non-GMO are strong themes that have
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Buyers Guide to Sustainable Paper Packaging

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As a companion to the Buyers Checklist for Adhesive Labels, here is a quick and easy-to-use checklist for sustainable paper packaging.  Use this concise guide when sustainable or eco-friendly packaging is important.

What is Sustainable Packaging?

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How to Create an Irresistible Sustainable Brand

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The Whole “Brand” Picture

Suppose your product is sustainable.  That is, your product may be 100% organic, natural, holistic, fair trade, recycled, compostable, or embodies some über-sustainable attribute.  And, your sustainable product is perfectly designed for the needs of a … Read More

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PURE LABELS™ Online 20% Discount

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As quick as a bolt of lightning, labels will be on sale for 20% off at PURE Labels™ until February 15, 2014.  There are no limits but time is limited, so now is the time to stock up … Read More

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Top 3 Trends in Sustainable Packaging to Watch in 2014

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#1 Fair Trade Packaging

Fair trade continues to gain momentum and the adoption of fair trade practices will accelerate throughout 2014.  Most recently, Patagonia announced they’ll be one of the first major outdoor-clothing companies to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel … Read More

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A Buyer Checklist for Sustainable Adhesive Labels

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Q:  Are 100% Recycled Paper Labels Really Eco-Friendly?

I received a call from a person asking whether 100% recycled paper or Kraft paper labels were the better eco-option for their adhesive labels.  The answer was “No”.

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Top 3 Sustainable Branded Packaging Sources


Choosing the best sustainable packaging supplier for your brand packaging can be a challenge.

Questions abound for sustainable packaging buyers, such as: Which supplier provides the best quality 100% Recycled Boxes? Do they provide FSC certified papers? Do they use … Read More

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Fair Trade Packaging – The Next Wave


Labels and Labeling announced PURE Labels™ – a sustainable label substrate manufactured by Distant Village, Inc. – was the first packaging company to receive recognition from the Fair Trade Federation for their innovative new PSA label material produced with fair-trade … Read More

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Top 5 Questions to Find Sustainable Packaging


Rainforest Alliance Certified Paper

Distant Village Packaging has expanded capabilities through strategic partnerships with the leading paper-based packaging sources throughout the USA.

One-Stop for All Paper Packaging

When authentic deep-rooted sustainable packaging matters, count on Distant Village to provide the … Read More

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Our Best Value In Packaging


When MADE IN USA meets FAIR TRADE amazing things happen!

Distant Village Packaging is proud to introduce our best value in sustainable packaging – premium-quality boxes under $0.50 each.

These new gift boxes are made in America with beautiful artistic

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