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Environmentally Friendly Card Lines Some important Definitions 1. FSC The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization that was established to promote responsible stewardship of the world’s forests. FSC certification is the global standard for responsible forest management. When paper is FSC-certified, that means the wood used to manufacture it has come from a sustainable forest that meets strict management standards in regard to environmental impact, treatment of indigenous people and compliance with the laws of the land. 2. Soy Based Inks - Soy inks are predominately made from non-toxic soybean oil instead of petrochemicals. Using soy reduces VOC emissions (which cause air pollution) and creates a safer work environment for print shop employees. Soybean oil, which is also a renewable resource, aids in recycling the paper after printing since the waste is not considered hazardous and can be treated more easily, completely and cost-effectively. 3. Pre and Post-Consumer Waste (PCW)- is simply the garbage that individuals routinely discard, either in a waste receptacle or a recycling bin. Post-consumer waste is distinguished from pre-consumer waste, which is the reintroduction of manufacturing scrap (such as trimmings from paper production, defective aluminum cans, etc. ) back into the manufacturing process. 4. Bamboo – Unlike cotton, which consumes millions of pounds of pesticides each year, bamboo grows without pesticides or fertilizer, and is non-GMO. The fastest growing planet on the planet; it generates up to 35% more oxygen than hardwood trees; it absorbs four times as much carbon as hardwood and it can detoxify waste water and improve soil quality. Paper E. Clips – Greeting Cards 1973 Being eco-friendly is of the upmost importance to 1973. Nearly all products are made from recycled paper or from sustainable forests. They also use biodegradable cello bags and acid free inks. Allport Allport values environmentally sustainable and resourceful practices in their production process using sustainable harvest wood fiber processed chlorine free, soy and vegetablebased inks and recycle their production waste. Amy Smyth

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The Amy Smyth cards and white envelopes are 100% PCF (post consumer fiber). The "natural" color envelopes are 30% PCF. The inks are vegetable based and VOC (Volatile organic compound) free.

Art Angels Where possible Art Angels print on 100% recycled board, otherwise they use boards manufactured from 100% elemental chlorine free pulp from FSC approved managed forest with a sound replanting program. All new envelopes are now made from 100% recycled materials. The envelopes on the 'Eco-chic' range include straw particles with the recycled pulp; the notelets and 'Millefleurs' ranges are made from post consumer beverage cartons! All cello packaging is made from corn starch and is biodegradable and compostable. Banksy/Full Colour Black The cards are printed on paper from sustainable sources using vegetable based inks. The pre-press is completely chemical free using no developers or fixers and leaves no waste liquids. Any aluminum plates used are recycled. All offcuts and trimmings are pulped for newsprint and packaging. Any waste product is disposed of via a licensed waste agency. Beautiful Project Environmentally conscious, all Beautiful Project products are printed on FSC-certified recycled card stock and are printed at a local & reputable FSC-certified print house in Vancouver, BC. Calypso Calypso Cards adopts environmentally friendly products and procedures whenever possible using the highest post-consumer recycled content available, while maintaining their commitment to quality. They use vegetable or soy-based inks and all cards are either PCF (Processed Chlorine Free) or ECF (Elemental Chlorine Free). Designs By Val Each Designs by Val card often starts out as a simple sketch or a cluster of words. After much attention to the design process and colour palette, a new card is happily added to the collection. Designs by Val cards are printed locally on high quality post-consumer recycled cardstock. Ecka & Pecka E&P cards are printed with 100% PCW paper stock. The inks are vegetable-based and 100% VOC free. Earthworks Earthworks is printed on paper produced in Finland. The Äänekoski Board Mill is registered under the ISO 9001 quality assurance scheme and has been awarded ISO 14001 for environmental management. The paper is made from 100% primary fibre from sustainable forests. (PEFC accredited).

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The bleached pulp used is elemental chlorine free (ECF) and is an acid free board. Great Arrow All Great Arrow greeting cards are printed on 100lb. cover stock using FSC

certified recycled paper and the envelopes and packaging use recycled materials wherever possible. Because the products are manufactured entirely within their facilities in Buffalo, NY they are able to exercise control over all aspects of production. This allows them to select materials for printing and methods for disposal of production wastes that are environmentally sound and safe for their workers too. J. Falkner These cards are primarily printed on Cougar paper which qualifies as environmentally responsible paper - the general standard for responsible paper is that it is is "FSC Certified". Cougar is honored to be the premier member of the Domtar EarthChoice® family of products. All Cougar paper is FSC® Certified, SFI® Certified Sourcing and Rainforest Alliance Certified™. Featuring 10% post consumer recycled content and certified fibre, it’s the optimal environmental choice. Jodds These cards are all printed on Ensocoat Board that is an ECF Board (Elemental Chlorine Free) using wood fibre from sustainable forests - FSC CREDITATION RW COC SGS-COC-000912. The ink is Alpha Eco Intense, which uses a vegetable oil base rather than the less eco-friendly mineral and solvent based ones. Lagom Lagom uses recycled papers, biodegradable thermal lamination, shrink-wrap film with 22% less plastic, vegetable-based printing inks, and a chemical–free thermal plate-making processes. Plus 100% of their manufacturing waste is reclaimed or recycled Ling Design Ltd. All products are produced using vegetable inks (Soya based) and our major suppliers are all ISO or Sedex registered. Most of the board used to produce Ling card product is FSC certified even if the FSC mark in not on the products. (They only print the FSC logo on new products rather than reprints due to internal stock management). There are exceptions where we use Chinese board but this is a very small percentage. All non card products such as gift wrap, stationery or wallet notes etc are not FSC. Liz & Pip Liz and Pip print their cards on FSC certified papers. Lone Tree

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All Lone Tree cards and envelopes are made out of FSC accredited paper stock that has been produced using 100% wind power. Their printing is done by a UK printer who was the first carbon neutral printer in the UK. The printer ensures that 99.4% of their dry waste is diverted from landfill and they also recycle 90% of their press rooms solvents. Laura Darrington Laura Darrington uses FSC boards for the majority of her ranges. In addition, the cards are printed using vegetable based inks on presses using solvent reduction technologies. Maria Maria’s cards and envelopes contain post consumer recycled content, and the cello bags are recyclable. She will soon start printing this information on the back of the cards. Masha D’Yans These cards have always been printed with soy inks on recycled paper. Just one more important reason to feel good about offering Masha’s cards to your customers! Old Tom Foolery The Footnotes Collection: • Letterpressed by hand with rubber-based ink • Why letterpress printing with rubber-based inks is eco-friendly: http://sparkstationery.blogspot.com/2008/10/ink-soy-vs-oil-vs-rubber.html • 100% cotton paper (made from recycled textiles) • Envelopes manufactured using 100% hydropower • Packaged in a clear protective sleeve (standard plastic right now, but we have been looking into biodegradable options) The Headlines Collection: • FSC Certified paper • Rainforest Alliance Certified paper • SFI Certified paper • Envelopes manufactured using 100% hydropower • Sold without plastic sleeves unless requested The Marquee Collection and The Magnetic Poetry Collection: • FSC Certified paper • SFI Certified paper • Printed with UV inks • Why UV inks are even better than soy: http://printfinishblog.com/2009/03/environmental-benefits-printing-uv-ink • Marquee envelopes manufactured using 100% hydropower • Magnetic Poetry envelopes are FSC Certified and Rainforest Alliance Certified • Sold without plastic sleeves unless requested OplusD

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OplusD cards are printed on Finch Paper. All Finch Paper products now carry the Sustainable Forestry Initiative速 (SFI) on-product label, which certifies that the wood fiber used in the product line meets the sourcing requirements of the SFI速 program. As well, all of the OplusD envelopes are at least 30% recycled: most are 100% recycled. Peacerev

Peacerev cards are printed on 100% recycled paper and printed right here in Canada. Portfolio Most Portfolio cards are produced on FSC materials, printed from recycled aluminum plates, chemical free, on machines with totally eco-friendly compressors utilizing soya based inks. The paper is from sustainable forests and is Chlorine free. Red Cap Cards All of the Red Cap cards are printed with soy based inks on premium recycled paper. The Letterpress cards are printed with soy based inks on 100% tree free cotton paper. Roger La Borde RLB cards are printed with vegetable based inks on FSC certified papers. Scarlett The cardstock for the handmade cards is Via and is cotton based. The papers are mostly handmades or partially recycled. The printed cards are done on a cornwall stock which is partially recycled and is FSC approved. The inks are all environmentally friendly too. Shannon Martin All Shannon Martin cards are now printed using soy-based inks on FSC-certified paper stock. This recycled paper includes 30% postconsumer waste and was made with wind generated electricity. It is also acid free. Shannon Martin has also replaced her white envelopes with a custom matte copper colour, printed on 30% recycled paper. Smock Smock creates their cards using pesticide-free bamboo (the fastest-growing plant on earth). They are powered by wind energy and give 1% of their sales to environmental causes (1% for the planet). Two Bad Mice The new occasion cards (OMX) are FSC accredited and printed with vegetable oil based inks. The accompanying envelopes are not.

Velvet Olive Velvet Olive cards uses inks that non-polluting and all the board comes from sustainable forests in the UK and Norway. The cello bags are compostable in 45 days.

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Paper E. Clips – Gift Paperthinks – The main line book cover material, recycled leather, is the material which reprocessed the remainder of the leather generated at the time of manufacture of a leather article. It is the ecology material which contributes to effective use of resources, and reduction of industrial waste. The material also goes through extensive measures to ensure that its contents include no chemical compounds which harm the environment and human health. Paperthinks notebooks are bound by both recycled leather and recycled paper. The paper itself consists of 50% pre or post-consumer waste. Presto! Pencils – Pencils made from recycled CD cases

Paper Plus Madison Park Madison Park uses all FSC certified papers Quotable Quotable cards and envelopes are printed in the USA on 100% post consumer recycled paper that is FSC certified, carbon neutral, acid free and chlorine free, using certified wind power and vegetable based inks. Smudge Ink Smudge Ink cards and envelopes are made with at least 30% post consumer recycled papers. The clear bags and boxes, and cardboard boxes are recyclable and all offsets are printed with soy inks using 100% wind power. Shoppers are made from 15% recycled materials and are completely recyclable. Whigby Whigby cards are printed on Cougar paper by Domtar using 10% post consumer recycled, FSC certified, SFI Fiber Sourcing certified paper, made with TFC total chlorine free, ECF elemental chlorine free virgin fibre content , under alkaline (acidfree) conditions. Waste Not Paper The base for all printed notes, wrap and bags is eco-white, made of 100% recycled content with 30% PCW. Bulk lines are made with at least 30% PCW, Luxe papers are made with a mix of recycled content and cotton, a renewable resource. Please see their catalog for further eco friendly information. Wendy Tancock

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Wendy Tancock cards are printed on FSC certified and recycled papers.

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