What's New in Custom FramingWe are now offering a selection of certified forest friendly frames and matboards for your next custom framing project. First Street Gallery is now carrying Larson-Juhl frames from the Biltmore and Sorrento collections that are PEFC certified. PEFC, which stands for the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, is the world’s largest forest certification system ensuring the chain of custody from forest to final product meets sustainability standards. Through third-party certifications, such as PEFC, consumers can be confident that they are purchasing a product that is from a well-managed, sustainable forest.
In addition to offering PEFC certified frames, we are also offering the Artique collection of FSC certified matboards. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is the fastest growing forest certification system in the world. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers the products come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. In addition to FSC certification, these products also carry the Rainforest Alliance certification. The Rainforest Alliance works with the FSC to ensure that products do not negatively impact indigenous populations, come from conservation areas, come from genetically modified trees and are not illegally harvested.