One Million Handmade Boxes
Little Known Fact: Distant Village has a production capacity of 1,000,000 handmade sustainable boxes within 60 days. Yes, One Million!
Occasionally, we are asked about our capacity to scale up production of our popular sustainable handmade packaging. It delights us to answer this question. To the surprise of many, our handmade production capacity is 1,000,000 units within just 60 days. You may also ask the next question that others ask, “How is that possible?”
Quality and Reliability Follow a Two-Fold Strategy
As an illustrative example, Distant Village’s handmade production model is a bit similar to that of a large high-quality coffee roaster. How can a large coffee roaster like Starbucks produce so many cups of coffee? (Do they have one hugely massive coffee bean plantation?) We work with a large number of carefully selected artisan communities to develop a consistent high quality line of handmade products using natural fiber materials. As production volume ebbs and flows we extend or retract production across our network. Our local quality control team coordinates and manages our quality standards and production consistency across our producer network. Our advantage is a flexible production capacity in which we are able to produce unprecedented numbers of consistent quality products in a reliable manner with impressive turn-around.
Machine-Made Wild Grass Paper
To further improve speed and capacity, we looked at how to produce machine-made wild grass papers. We have devised a way to shave off weeks of handmade papermaking time by producing large rolls of our exclusive wild grass paper on conventional paper mill machines. We also are producing a variety of many other natural fiber milled papers, such as banana paper, abaca paper, mulberry paper, water hyacinth paper and other paper varietals using invasive plant species and other natural fibers. By machine-producing the paper for our handmade boxes, the time to market for our clients has dramatically improved and opened the doors for Distant Village to work with larger customers with larger volume needs.
Better Packaging at Better Prices
The name of the game is better prices for sustainable packaging solutions. By continuously improving our production processes and strategically automating production, we have been able to help our clients get product faster at lower prices. We’re proudly able to serve our clients with orders up to 1,000,000 units at the most competitive packaging prices in the world.
To learn more about world-class sustainable packaging at affordable sustainable prices, contact us at info@distantvillage or call at 1-773-276-4554. We look forward to learning how we may help.
Distant Village designs beautiful custom handmade sustainable packaging and produces PURE Labels™. We create products to build strong brand identity to communicate an authentic sustainable message. Distant Village was founded in 2000 and is a proud member of Green America, Social Venture Network, and Fair Trade Federation.