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November is World Vegan Month


In comparison to vegetarians, vegans refuse not only meat but also all animal-based products such as dairy, eggs, and leather products. They want to ensure the products that they buy and use are produced without animal products or animal testing.

No matter the type of product – be it food, cosmetics, or apparel – businesses that sell vegan products must ensure that their product is entirely vegan from production to sale. This includes the packaging!

Plastic, plastic alternatives (such as Distant Village compostable cellophane bags, made from wood cellulose fibers), glass, and metal packaging can fulfill this need for vegan packaging. Some paper packaging can also be acceptable provided that the manufacturing process does not use animal-based glues.

Businesses that sell vegan products also need to be aware of … Read More

ALL unpadded paper mailers are on sale, 20% off!

Internet sale

For the very first time ever, ALL of our very popular unpadded mailer envelopes are on sale at 20% off. This pricing will be offered only through the end of the year and expires on December 31, 2015.

Favorite Packaging for Tee Shirts and other Clothing

Our brand owner customers have long loved this product because it is 100% recycled content making it one of the greenest packaging options available. They are light weight, compared to using corrugated boxes for order fulfillment, but yet they are plenty rugged and will hold up through the shipping cycle.

Our year end clearance includes white and Kraft (brown), flat or gusseted, and every stock size is included in this first ever 20% off sale.

Also Available Custom Printed and Branded

This sale on … Read More

100% Recycled Kraft Gift Boxes with Black Ribbon for Gorgeous Gifts!

Kraft Gift Boxes Black Ribbon

Are you looking for the ideal gift box? Well Nashville Wraps 100% Recycled Kraft Gift Boxes are all these things perfect:

versatile, lots of sizes, easy to put together, quality materials, eco-friendly, made in the USA, in stock, a good value and of course very pretty.

If you are look for a very hot trend right now in packaging, it’s kraft. These boxes come with a varnish stripe which makes them look even more beautiful. These can be gift wrapped, or left plain and simply add a beautiful ribbon. They look great with our Double Faced SatinGrosgrain and Cabana Stripes Ribbon along with Burlap and Twine. We especially love them with red ribbon for the holidays and black ribbon for year-round elegance and then personalized with … Read More

Salazar Packaging – New Tag Line and Logo, Same Great Company!


As we approach our ninth year of business, we are thrilled to be introducing our new look and tag line: Packaging That Communicates™.

Is This a Departure from Our Previous “green packaging” Focus?

Not at all. We realized most of our time is now being spent helping companies communicate who and what they are to their customers. This is increasingly important in e-commerce and subscription box applications where brand presentation is everything. “Green” is one of many messages a shipper can deliberately send to their customers and we still have the products and expertise to help them accomplish that.

As a quick stroll through our gallery proves, we are equally capable of communicating “we are playful”, “we are upscale”, “we are masculine”, “we are contemporary” and just about anything … Read More

Natural Sinamay Packaging for your Sustainable Brand


What is Sinamay?

Interested in finding a new, fresh & easy natural look for your packaging? Need it to be affordable and high quality? Available immediately?

Organic and natural sinamay could be the answer! Sinamay is made of woven strands from the manila hemp plant (tree-free) to make an all-natural mesh fabric that our artisans use to create beautiful mesh ribbons, bags, and totes. Distant Village Packaging is a leading importer of sinamay products from the Philippines and stocks a complete range of ready-to-ship sinamay packaging, bags, and envelopes. Eco-minded clients just love the experience of high quality sinamay used in creating a variety of beautiful packaging gems!

A Sustainable Choice for Eco-Friendly Brands

Eco-friendly bags made of mesh sinamay can be a fresh and exciting packaging make-over for your … Read More

Unique Subscription and E-Commerce Boxes

One color print inside and out

A corrugated shipping box does not have to look like, well… a plain brown box. Our customers appreciate that and see their box as a marketing tool that enhances the customer experience. It also helps to create and support their brand image and as we say,  it is “packaging that communicates™”.

One of the things your packaging can say about you is that you and your company are unique, and creative. All it takes is the right structural box design, and a graphic artist with an imagination and a box can look like something completely different.

Alpha Outpost creates a box that looks like a map

These cool people wanted a box that is as unique as their subscription program and their web site. Check it out at… Read More

Additional Green Resources and Products

  • All About the Future
  • Teragren
  • Let's Go Green
  • Green America
  • Zing Green Products
  • Sustainable is Good
  • Jonah Coyote Design
  • Promotional Product Soltutions
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Wabnitz Editions
  • Squishy Press
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