Sustainability



Keeping our Planet Healthy. It's in our DNA.


We believe that all parts of our operations should reflect our devotion to a greener planet, which is why we adopt a sustainable mindset each time we make a business decision. We like to give a nod to Mother Nature by making sustainability a top priority in our wall art production and frame production, and that means using materials that are eco-friendly. Locally sourced products are the first step towards more sustainable consumption.


Our posters are printed on FSC certified paper that is not only partially recycled but also manufactured locally by a mill in Quebec (Canada) that uses advanced green bio-gas technology. Our wood frames and poster hangers are exclusively made of FSC certified wood. Finally, packaging and supplies are made from post-recycled materials produced in Canada and the U.S. Keeping our forests growing and our planet healthy is important to us. After all, it’s the only one we’ve got.



Our Prints | Opposite Wall team member rolls design posters with care before packaging it in a tube and shipping it worldwide


Giving Back to our Planet


Our devotion does not end there. Linking sustainability with Opposite Wall does not solely imply the promotion of locally sourced goods. Since giving back is an integral part of who we are, we're proud to announce a partnership with 1% for the Planet. Each year, we commit to donating 1% of our annual proceeds to help support environmental initiatives that secure a more sustainable environment now and for the future. Specifically, our donations go towards approved non-profit organizations that focus on the issue of renewable resources and product lifecycle research, both viable areas for more climate-smart consumption.

For each purchase made with us, 1% of the sale goes towards non-profit partner organizations that share our ambition to create a healthier planet and a brighter future.

We believe that taking collective responsibility is how lasting change can come about. Help us help the planet.



Join a Global Movement


1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. It recognizes that the current level of environmental giving - only 3% of total philanthropy - is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet. 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions.

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, its members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,200 member businesses, a new and expanding core with hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for its logo and visit 1% for the Planet onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.

 

Supporting a specific cause: Taking Root


Because we are aware that our business is based on what Mother Nature offers us, we were eager to support a cause related to it. That's why we chose to support Taking Root 2019.

Reforestation is essential to limit climate change to 2 degrees. We will not meet reforestation targets without engaging and working with the world’s 500 million smallholder farmers. When farmers earn an income from growing trees, climate change and poverty are addressed simultaneously. Taking Root create the conditions for farmers to reforest their own land by providing financial incentives to grow trees, advisory services and market access for forest-based commodities.

Together with them, we wanted to create our own impact by growing trees - and we planted 625 trees in 2019 - and reducing our carbon footprint with Taking Root's certified carbon credits.