FSC Certified Promotional Products
If you are into reading labels, you may have seen the FSC Certification on your cereal box, paper envelope, and even your sweatshirt tag. And if you are reading labels, you want to know what you are buying. We do too. We want to see wood fibre sourced sustainably to support the long-term health of our ecosystems. So sustainably managed forest products are something many buyers are looking for:
What does FSC mean?
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization that provides proven sustainable forest management solutions. In 1992 the Eco Summit in Rio failed to produce an agreement to stop deforestation, and the FSC was born. The Council is a group of businesses, environmentalists, and community leaders who saw a need for change and developed a voluntary, market-based approach that would improve forestry practices. They offer the rigorous certification that is FSC Certification. By bringing together experts and adhering to standard practices that have provided 25+ years of sustainable forest management and successfully promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
FSC forest management certification confirms that the forest is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity and benefits the lives of local people and workers while ensuring it sustains economic viability. – FSC
Impact Of Deforestation
A 2021 study by GlobeScan found biodiversity loss and deforestation are growing concerns for many consumers. Additionally, they found consumers trust that FSC effectively protects forests, with seven in ten shoppers feeling motivated to buy products that show the FSC label.
Today, utilizing responsibly sourced timber and wooden products from FSC-certified forests is an easy decision for mindful brands. So, when we offer products with the FSC Certification, you can be confident the products will be an environmentally friendly alternative to noncertified materials. Maintaining the health of forests contributes to air quality, wildlife habitat, and even the prevention of soil erosion. It is in our best interest to care for what forests we have left. Forests provide a renewable resource and a carbon storage system – if we nurture and treat our forests with respect, they will last generations.
Consumer insights are crucial to help FSC focus on the priorities. These findings inspire confidence that consumers appreciate the vital role forests play in tackling major sustainable development challenges and that consumers recognize and trust FSC as part of the solution.
– Jeremy Harrison, Chief Markets Officer at FSC
FSC Certified Products
Fairware offers many FSC-Certified products and non-renewable plastic alternatives, such as shopping bags, toothbrushes, paper straws, and even electronics.
Fairware recognizes FSC certification and the importance of ensuring sustainable forest management, and many of our preferred vendors carry FSC Certified products.
In February 2022, one of our top suppliers, Leed’s, earned the Forest Stewardship Council Chain-Of-Custody certification. Tracking FSC products from forests through the supply chain and verifying the materials are identified and kept separate from non-certified materials. They announced via PPAI Media that they were offering 20 products that include FSC-certified material at the time of the announcement, with more to be introduced throughout the year.
Forest Wireless Charger
This charger features a beautiful surface made from FSC® Certified maple wood and is compatible with Qi-enabled devices. Screen Print or Laser Engrave Imprint.
Journals and Notebooks
The ECO notebook is a 6″ x 9″ and perfect bound with a 13 pt soft cover and 144 ivory lined pages. They are coloured with organic, soy-based inks made in Canada with 100% recycled materials.
The Alternative Modal Tri-Blend T-shirt comprises 40% Tencel™ Modal FSC Certified, 35% USA combed ring-spun cotton, and 25% recycled polyester.
FSC CERTIFICATION LABELS
There are three FSC Labels you may see across our product lines:
All materials were sourced from forests audited via FSC’s rigorous social and environmental standards. As a result, this label holds the highest standard in contributing to the FSC’s initiatives.
100% recycled – the materials are verified to contain only recycled materials from either pre-or post-consumer materials, and it intends to take the pressure of virgin wood sources.
The product contains a mixture of materials from FSC-certified forests, recycled materials, and or FSC-controlled wood. To learn more about controlled wood, read the article Controlled wood and FSC Mix.
Check out this video by the Forest Stewardship Council as they detail their label systems to get a complete understanding of FSC Labels on the product:
In conclusion, we love our forests and our sustainable fibres and FSC Certified products. Knowing where your product’s materials come from is as important as the fibres themselves. As a B Corp, we recognize the importance of sustainable and ethical manufacturing and will continue to seek out more products with the FSC Certification.