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Pure Labels introduces Fair Trade facestock

March 19, 2013

Manufactured by Distant Village, Inc. the facestock is made from a blend of wild grass and hemp.

Pure Labels has announced a new sustainable pressure sensitive adhesive label showcasing premium Fair Trade paper facestock from Distant Village, Inc.

“Pure Labels is the first commercially available label using Fair Trade artisan paper. This is a revolutionary new alterative for sustainable adhesive labels," says Rich Cohen, president of Distant Village. Cohen says the fair trade product category is more than $5B, and growing rapidly at more than 20% annually. "Pure Labels are aligned with the missions of specialty brands in fair trade, artisanal, and biodynamic segments such as coffee, chocolate, wine, textiles, body care, and more," he says.

Pure Labels are manufactured by Distant Village, Inc. using the company’s exclusive fair trade label facestock made from their trademark blend of wildgrass and hemp. “PURE Labels is a global leader in sustainable specialty labels. It is the only PSA label which is 100% recycle compatible, natural, and fair trade," says Cohen. “Label printers are the real winners because they finally have a sustainable solution which also performs like a champ with practically any printing technology.”


Currently the company is completing development of the next generation of sustainable labels, including a 100% compost-friendly sustainable PSA label and a wet-strength artisan PSA label targeted toward the wine and spirits segment.


"Through their membership in the Fair Trade Federation, Distant Village has displayed a full commitment to all fair trade principles. By creating economic opportunities for craftspeople and developing innovative, eco-friendly products, Distant Village brings fair trade to the packaging industry in a new and exciting way," says Renee Bowers, executive director of Fair Trade Federation.


Distant Village Inc. was founded in 2000 and headquartered in Chicago, IL, USA. The company is an award-winning firm that manufactures innovative packaging, labels, and other products made exclusively from natural sustainable tree-free plant fiber. Distant Village has earned international recognition as a leading innovator and pioneer in sustainable packaging and adhesive labels. Distant Village is a proud member of the Fair Trade Federation.


The Fair Trade Federation is the trade association that strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade. The Federation is part of the global fair trade movement, building equitable and sustainable trading partnerships and creating opportunities to alleviate poverty.

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