Thibierge & Comar is committed to reducing its environmental impact on the world through its papers.
Paper, by its very nature, is one of the world’s most sustainable and renewable materials. Continually recycled and natural, it can repeatedly be brought back to life and repurposed.
Thibierge & Comar papers have a low environmental impact in their manufacturing, and many of the papers that we carry have specific environmental accreditations.
The main concern when it comes to using paper is where the wood is sourced. We are pleased to verify that many of Thibierge & Comar ranges, are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ®. This means that they are made with, or contain, pulp that comes from FSC well-managed forests, and follows a certified chain of custody that tracks the timber through every stage in the supply chain from the forest to the final user.
FSC certification : FSC-C167542
In Europe, where almost all primary forests are protected, paper comes from sustainably-managed forests where the cycle of planting, growing and logging is carefully controlled.
Another key environmental concern when it comes to creating paper is the bleaching of pulp. Nearly all of Thibierge & Comar papers made from virgin fibre are either classified as Elemental Chlorine Free (ECF), or Totally Chlorine Free (TCF), which means the bleaching process avoids the use of harmful chlorine, or does not use chlorine at all.
The Thibierge & Comar writing papers is entirely made with linen fibres, highly sustainable material.
Linen fibre is made from flax. Normandy is the main area of flax production and France is the world's largest producer. To make Thibierge Paris paper we use a blend of fibres from different origins in order to guarantee constant quality, whatever the results of the harvest.
“Linen is protective and fertilising, with seed which is certified GMO free. The plant requires very little pesticide and no irrigation, needs no herbicide and helps store CO2 emissions in the atmosphere.
Grown in temperate and rainy climates, flax, unlike most other natural or cellulose fibres, does not require any irrigation apart from natural rainwater.
Growing flax therefore contributes to protecting waterways and groundwater.”