AIGA Charlotte would like to welcome Domtar as our 2012 chapter partner. Domtar is the largest producer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America, and their operation center is located right here in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Domtar is a paper company that’s committed to sustainability within their industry. In the past 10 years they have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by over 30%, and more than 75% of the energy used to make their products comes from renewable energy sources. Domtar’s forests, manufacturing practices, and distributing operations are certified by internationally recognized third party organizations, including the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forestry Initiative. They are also committed to supporting the design industry—in conjunction with the printing of the Good Design Still Matters poster, Domtar made a donation to AIGA’s Design for Good initiative. The poster, shown below, was created by Hatch Show Print for Domtar’s Paper Because campaign.
We are excited about partnering with such a socially conscious paper company. Domtar just became an AIGA Charlotte partner, but they’ve already donated the paper for our Letterpress Fest promotional materials. They’re participating in our events as well—they will be providing one of their Hatch Show Print posters for a raffle on the Monday of our Letterpress Fest week.
Domtar is excited about partnering, with AIGA Charlotte, too. Lewis Fix, their Vice President of Sustainable Business & Brand Management says that “Domtar has a history of recognizing the importance of graphic design as an industry and the role great design plays in our daily lives. We’re thrilled to add AIGA Charlotte to the esteemed list of wonderful organizations we’ve had the pleasure to call a partner. We look forward to the opportunity of supporting our local creative community, growing together and continuing to make great things on paper.”
We look forward to great things coming about because of this partnership over the upcoming year.