DistantVillage

Compostable, EcoFriendly & Recycled Packaging & Labels

Chicago, Illinois · 1046 Sales

DistantVillage

Compostable, EcoFriendly & Recycled Packaging & Labels

Chicago, Illinois 1046 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(208)

Announcement   COMPOSTABLE, ECO-FRIENDLY AND RECYCLED PACKAGING AND LABELS. Since our founding in 2000 we have been exclusively dedicated to producing world-class sustainable packaging solutions. International recognition from customers and the media demonstrate the depth of innovation and deep commitment in revolutionizing the packaging and label industries with compostable adhesive labels, natural tree-free hemp papers, and eco-friendly packaging for conscientious brands. Via Etsy, we offer sustainable FAIR TRADE handmade and many TREE FREE items and gifts for immediate purchase, some in regular stock and others as extra overrun samples.

We feel Etsy is a great fit to sell our handmade SUSTAINABLE items to individuals and to offer fair trade sustainable packaging and ecofriendly packaging supplies for Etsy artisans.

Many of our clients are individuals and organizations that share our commitment to sustainability and like to combine that with the importance of CREATIVE PACKAGING DESIGN, labeling, marketing, and branding as a compelling brand experience. Many of our clients are rebranding packaging, launching a new business or product line, seeking to improve their carbon footprint in new ways, or to be more socially responsible and environmentally conscious through 100% RECYCLED and COMPOSTABLE LABEL STICKERS.

Feel free to reach out to us, if you would like to learn more about our sustainable options or should you need custom ECO-FRIENDLY packaging, COMPOST friendly paper and envelopes, or tree free PURE Labels & Stickers for your business and products.

Rich
Distant Village, established in 2000
(PURE Labels and Elevate Packaging are divisions of Distant Village, Inc.)

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS (Outside USA):
We are happy to ship orders outside USA.
We handle international orders manually since we didn't have a reliable method
to accurately calculate international shipping/VAT expenses within ETSY.

EASY ORDERING STEPS:
Send an email to Info [!at] distantvillage.com with the following information:
* Quantity for Each Item you wish to purchase
* Your full name and mailing address.
* If the billing address for your Visa or MasterCard is different than your
mailing address, provide the billing address too
* Phone number
* Skype account, if available
* Your Air Courier Service and Account Number (e.g., FedEx, UPS, TNT, DHL, etc.)
The shipment of goods will be delivered through your air courier service and
all shipping, tax, duty, VAT, etc will be responsibility of the recipient.

Once these details are received by us, we will reply to you with an invoice and then call you via Skype (preferred) or phone to get your credit card information.
After payment, the shipment will be sent to your mailing address using your air courier account and you will be provided the shipping tracking number of the shipment.

We look forward to your email and order!

Best regards,
Rich

Announcement

COMPOSTABLE, ECO-FRIENDLY AND RECYCLED PACKAGING AND LABELS. Since our founding in 2000 we have been exclusively dedicated to producing world-class sustainable packaging solutions. International recognition from customers and the media demonstrate the depth of innovation and deep commitment in revolutionizing the packaging and label industries with compostable adhesive labels, natural tree-free hemp papers, and eco-friendly packaging for conscientious brands. Via Etsy, we offer sustainable FAIR TRADE handmade and many TREE FREE items and gifts for immediate purchase, some in regular stock and others as extra overrun samples.

We feel Etsy is a great fit to sell our handmade SUSTAINABLE items to individuals and to offer fair trade sustainable packaging and ecofriendly packaging supplies for Etsy artisans.

Many of our clients are individuals and organizations that share our commitment to sustainability and like to combine that with the importance of CREATIVE PACKAGING DESIGN, labeling, marketing, and branding as a compelling brand experience. Many of our clients are rebranding packaging, launching a new business or product line, seeking to improve their carbon footprint in new ways, or to be more socially responsible and environmentally conscious through 100% RECYCLED and COMPOSTABLE LABEL STICKERS.

Feel free to reach out to us, if you would like to learn more about our sustainable options or should you need custom ECO-FRIENDLY packaging, COMPOST friendly paper and envelopes, or tree free PURE Labels & Stickers for your business and products.

Rich
Distant Village, established in 2000
(PURE Labels and Elevate Packaging are divisions of Distant Village, Inc.)

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS (Outside USA):
We are happy to ship orders outside USA.
We handle international orders manually since we didn't have a reliable method
to accurately calculate international shipping/VAT expenses within ETSY.

EASY ORDERING STEPS:
Send an email to Info [!at] distantvillage.com with the following information:
* Quantity for Each Item you wish to purchase
* Your full name and mailing address.
* If the billing address for your Visa or MasterCard is different than your
mailing address, provide the billing address too
* Phone number
* Skype account, if available
* Your Air Courier Service and Account Number (e.g., FedEx, UPS, TNT, DHL, etc.)
The shipment of goods will be delivered through your air courier service and
all shipping, tax, duty, VAT, etc will be responsibility of the recipient.

Once these details are received by us, we will reply to you with an invoice and then call you via Skype (preferred) or phone to get your credit card information.
After payment, the shipment will be sent to your mailing address using your air courier account and you will be provided the shipping tracking number of the shipment.

We look forward to your email and order!

Best regards,
Rich

Rich Cohen

Contact shop owner

Rich Cohen

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(208)
April Graham

April Graham on Feb 8, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

I really really want to offer more earth friendly products to my customers but sadly this is just not going to be the solution for me. I have had to refund 10 orders from my last shop update as these bags simply do not hold up in shipping even though all of my orders are well packed in bubble mailers. I was using them to hold my custom blended teas and cocos and i really liked the heat seal option. But the brittle packaging splits with basically any contact. Such a bummer!

alx2ort

alx2ort on Feb 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Perfect! Printed great in my inkjet printer. I did have to feed one page at a time but that is expected with the deckled edge.

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Updates

Natural Compostable Sugarcane address labels are back in stock!

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About

Our Story: An Eco-Friendly Compostable Packaging and Label Company.

Hi there! Welcome to DISTANT VILLAGE PACKAGING!
We are an award-winning sustainable packaging and label company using world-class sustainable and natural materials and many from best-in-class fair trade artisans.
Since 2000 we have been a leader in sustainable packaging. A trusted and respected source for authentically sustainable packaging and labels.

What's Our Story?

TRUSTED AND RELIABLE
I am passionate about the environment and well-being or our society and wanted to understand how I could HELP small businesses to make BETTER packaging decisions which were actually good and conscientious.
The mission of Distant Village is to revolutionize sustainable packaging. Early on, my focal point was to innovate a new way to experience packaging with handmade papers because I was seeking a way to elevate "dislocated and isolated" communities of artisan craftspeople.
By working with talented paper artisans and our designers we created brand-specific packaging that created an amazing brand experience and used fair trade, world-leading sustainable natural handmade papers and zero-energy handcraft artistry. We believe (and now know) when people are offered a choice to choose packaging which is sustainable and socially-responsible, they will.
That is how it started, when in 2000, after gaining expertise in strategy and technology at a Fortune 500 company, I explored how to create a new kind of packaging company – a packaging company centered around an uncompromising mission to excite the senses through an uncompromising commitment to sustainable practices in every aspect. The world's most responsible and eco-friendly packaging! That is our challenge and what drives us every day.
The sustainability bar we set in 2000 continues to lead the packaging industry.
With that level of community and sustainable commitment, we had to have a novel and compelling offering. Since sustainability was not so common in 2000 as it is today, we knew the only way to thrive and grow would be to offer revolutionary new packaging ideas and deliver uncompromising super-tight branded packaging designs. It was a bold and ambitious mission and today we owe our gratitude to our outstanding clients for their trust and confidence in giving Distant Village the opportunity to be trusted to serve their sustainable packaging. We proudly enjoy being part of the success stories of our customers businesses as they enjoy the fruits of these world-leading sustainable packaging solutions.
The Distant Village Etsy site has a growing range of items we have available for organic product packaging, compostable adhesive label stickers, handmade paper stationery, wedding favor packaging, natural and organic event cards and envelopes, home office recycled paper, DIY papercraft projects, certified compostable food-grade packaging, and much more.

In July 2016 we renamed Distant Village Packaging to ELEVATE PACKAGING to better represent our growing business. Elevate Packaging is the leading source for sustainable packaging solutions and branding. We're trusted experts in creating eco-friendly brand experiences with recycled, compostable, and recycle-friendly packaging, boxes, bags and labels. Your business is sure to stay ahead of the pack with innovative sustainable packaging solutions!

Please take your time looking around, let me know if I can help in any way or answer questions.

Thanks for reading about us!
Rich Cohen
Founder
Distant Village Packaging

A Few Highlights & Accolades:
“Top 14 Eco-Preneur in Chicago”, NBC-Chicago, Awarded August 2012
“Best Eco-CSR Program of the Year”, Department of Trade Philippines, Awarded November 2010
“Most Innovative 3S Program”, Global Sourcing Council, New York, Awarded February 2011
Cover Story on Package Design Magazine, December 2010
Best Green Packaging, Health and Beauty Association (HBA), 2008
Labels & Labeling Magazine Story on PURE Labels, 2013

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  • Handmade Paper Craftsman

    Creator

    Neil runs the handmade paper artisan business in a tiny Filipino village. Distant Village Packaging has been supporting artisan communities since 2000. Together we celebrate artisan craft while creating valuable innovative packaging & paper items.

  • Rich Cohen

    Owner

    My career is dedicated to sustainable business. Since 2000, our mission has been completely dedicated to creating leading innovative and authentic sustainable packaging for natural and organic products. With you, we can CHANGE PACKAGING, FOR GOOD!

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Shipping Cost

We've done our best to optimize our calculated shipping prices here on Etsy, but if you ever feel that shipping rates seem excessive please send us a convo and we will do our best to help.

Additionally, if you have your own UPS or FedEx account, we're happy to ship it on your account.

International Shipping

We try our best to get internationally shipped packages to you as quickly and painlessly as possible, however we are not responsible for any extra VAT, customs fees, or any lost international packages.

Thank you for your understanding