Logomark Eco Flyer

31 Mar

New flyer of Earth Day ideas from Logomark.

Featured items are

Solo® Re:vive Mini Backpack

Huron Recycled Cotton Drawstring Tote

Albany Bamboo Notebook & Pen

Perka® Castellana 6-Piece Steel Straw & Utensil Set

Huron Recycled Cotton Tote

Charlie Plunge-Action Ballpoint / Stylus / Mood Pen

If you are interested in these products to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

RuMe® Recycled

30 Mar

Gemline now has RuMe® Recycled products in their line. These RuMe® Recycled are new for 2021. They are also really nice. Proforma can decorate RuMe® Recycled bags with your brand or artwork. Minimum orders are low at 24 bags.

“RuMe®, short for ReUseMe, is the provider of premium, everyday accessories geared toward creating an organized way of living. Designed with environmentally conscious consumers in mind who don’t want to sacrifice style and functionality for sustainability.”

Take a look at the video from Gemline. Please contact us for specs, design layouts, and virtual samples.

If you are interested in these products to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

Soft 190D rPET Fodable Totoe

24 Mar

New flyer arrived from our friends at Garyline.

Take a look.

If you are interested in these products to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

Eco-Friendly Items for the Outdoors

23 Mar

With its lightweight materials and reversible, double-duty design, the Eco-Arete 18 is one of the most versatile packs we make. This bag gives you room for snacks, layers, essentials, and 1.5 liters of water. It’s lightweight materials and packable design also make it an excellent travel bag that won’t add bulk to your luggage. We updated this version of the Arete with additional pockets to keep your gear organized, along with a removable sternum strap. This bag is made with waterless dyed lining, recycled poly airmesh harness, recycled poly pocket mesh. The reservoir is not included. Use the code on the hangtag to get 20% off the reservoir. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

(This post was sent to us by PCNA and supports their products)

More People Are Heading Outside For Fun And Relaxation. Hiking, biking, camping – even a brisk walk in the park. Between gym closures and people generally feeling stir crazy, the pandemic has driven interest in getting outside, where you can escape the confines of the house without being around lots of people.

At the same time, this renewed appreciation for nature has more people focused on protecting the environment, leading to greater demand for sustainable products. Here are some of our favorite eco-friendly styles for outdoor adventures.

Amos Eco Snood – Made with 34% recycled polyester, the lightweight, breathable Amos has UV protection for sunny days.

CamelBak® Eco-Arete 18L Backpack – Roomy yet lightweight. Eco-friendly features include waterless-dyed lining, recycled polyester airmesh harness and recycled polyester pocket mesh.

Bone-A-Fide Wheat Straw Baggie Dispenser – Don’t take the dog out for a hike without a few baggies for cleanup.

CamelBak® Pivot 25oz Echo™ – Made partly with plant-based material, this durable CamelBak® bottle is perfect for getting out and exploring.

Bamboo Fiber Lunch Box With Utensil Pocket – Pack a lunch for a mid-hike picnic, or stash trail mix and energy bars for a quick snack along the way.

One Percent. Twice As Much Good.

Remember, one percent of EcoSmart® sales are donated to environmental nonprofits, so you’re helping the planet in more ways than one.

Shop Collection (link to: https://www.pcna.com/pcnacontents/en-us/content/ecosmartv3)

If you are interested in these products to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

What Does it All Mean?

18 Mar

Our partners at Raining Rose sent us this little primer on how they define their terms for their products. I am reposting as I feel it is useful information.

ECO-FRIENDLY MADE EASY: What is Natural Vs. Sustainable Vs. Organic?

Did you know 72% of consumers purchased more environmentally friendly products in 2019 than 2018, per the 2020 Global Ad Impressions Study? The numbers don’t lie: There’s a growing demand for promos made from natural, sustainable and organic ingredients. But what do those words mean, exactly? We’re breaking down each term so you can educate and pair clients with the perfect eco-friendly promos for their next project.

Even if sustainability isn’t a top concern for your clients, it may be for their audience. Let clients know that more than two-thirds of consumers consider sustainability when making a purchase and are willing to pay more for sustainable products, per the CGS 2019 Retail and Sustainability Survey. If clients weren’t prioritizing sustainable products already, they will be now.

Hand sanitizer is a great “in” right now to get your clients on the natural trend. These customers are already thinking about health, so keep the conversation going by highlighting ingredients that are non-toxic and naturally derived.

Use lip balm’s affordable price point to your advantage. Your clients will get all the brand association benefits of investing in organic products without breaking the bank – and down the road, they’ll already be sold on why it’s worth it to get organic items for their next order.

NATURAL INGREDIENTS

What Does It Mean?

The Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients defines a natural product as one that is “derived from plant, animal or microbial sources.” Simply put, it means that the product has ingredients that come from a living organism. While there are no specific qualifications a product’s ingredients must meet beyond that, promos made from natural ingredients are a cost-effective way to provide clients with naturally derived items without clients needing to pay more upfront for the accreditations that come with stricter labels.

For example the SOOTHING STICK (SPC-SS) from Raining Rose; Featured natural ingredient: Jojoba oil. With all the time spent indoors, consumers will appreciate promos that give their skin extra healing and hydration. Another example is the 1-OZ. 64% HAND SANITIZER GEL BOTTLE (HSG-1B64). Featured natural ingredient: Ethyl alcohol. Formulated with 64% ethyl alcohol, this hand sanitizer will keep germs and viruses at bay, the natural way.

SUSTAINABLE INGREDIENTS

What Does It Mean?

In short, sustainability means that ingredients are derived in a way that can be maintained. For example, sustainable products are made using renewable resources that don’t disrupt ecological balance when harvested. Products are also dubbed sustainable when they reduce or eliminate pollutants and when companies strive for minimal waste during the manufacturing process and throughout the supply chain – from field to consumer. When it comes to company concerns like lowering their carbon footprint or reducing waste, promos made from sustainable ingredients are the way to go.

Examples include SUSTAINABALM (PLB-SB). Featured natural ingredient: Beeswax. Kind to lips and kind to the planet? What’s not to like? Bonus: each tube is made from potato bio-resin, post-consumer recycled plastic and virgin plastic, making it 100% recyclable and sustainable. 1-OZ. MINERAL SPF 30 BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN BOTTLE (MSS-1B). Featured natural ingredient: Zinc oxide. Not only is it made from planet-friendly ingredients, this sunscreen will keep skin protected against the most powerful rays.

ORGANIC

What Does It Mean?

Organic verification refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed, as outlined by USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) organic regulations. Per the USDA, this includes factors such as soil quality, animal raising practices, pest and weed control, and use of additives. To become certified and given permission to represent products and ingredients as organic, a supplier must apply to a USDA-accredited certifying agent. Because of the strict requirements necessary to achieve an organic label, organic products are perfect for clients who won’t settle for less than the best. They’re also a wise choice for companies in healthcare, as they’re more likely to invest in the most natural and healthy ingredients possible.

Examples include USDA ORGANIC LIP BALM (PLB-UO). Featured natural ingredient: Sunflower oil. Raining Rose offers label options with and without the USDA organic seal for customer flexibility. EOS™ LIP BALM (EOS-LIP). Featured natural ingredient: Shea butter. Made with 95% organic ingredients, this retail favorite will keep lips soft and sensationally smooth.

If you are interested in these products to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

Inspiring Ideas for Earth Day

17 Mar

Inspiring Ideas for Earth Day from Raining Rose.

Sustainable, natural and organic. Consider your Earth Day promos covered. 🌍 We have eco-friendly products with lasting power that won’t end up in the trash.

Idea #1: Connect with eco-conscious audiences. More people are reaching for products that can be recycled or made with sustainable materials – we have a product that achieves both! Clients can showcase their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint while promoting their name. We recommend: Sustainabalm (as low as $0.95)

Speak to the importance of organic ingredients. Ingredients that are certified to be good for you and the planet are becoming more and more important to clients and their brand values. Representing their brand with a high-quality, retail product made with 95% organic ingredients will leave a lasting impression.

We recommend: EOS Lip Balm (on sale for as low as $2.81)

How to use it: Reach your audience with a brand boosting mailer.

Target Markets: Eco-friendly beauty salons, organic nursery/garden centers, organic catering businesses.

If you are interested in these products to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

High Caliber Line

15 Mar

New flyers today of Earth Day idea flyers from High Caliber Line.

If you are interested in these products to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

Rincon Eco Packable Jacket

9 Mar

FABRIC OUTERWEAR: 100% Polyester 240T woven with water resistant coating (600mm) and water repellent finish, 80g/m² (2.4 oz/yd²).

We continue to see more packable jackets coming to market. These light weight jackets are great for daily commuters because the jacket is there when you need it and easily put away when you don’t. If your company is doing a healthy living program, a good package jacket is a nice incentive, maybe with a pedometer or water bottle, with the goal of getting people to walk more.

Into the mix of packable jackets comes the Rincon Eco Packable Jacket, which is 100% recycled polyester. The Rincon Eco Packable Jacket has a fashion friendly design, and is available in 5 colors options, including White/Silver, Black/Silver, Vintage Red, Metro Blue, and Loden Green (shown).

Because the Rincon Eco Packable Jacket is a PCNA product, there a number of decoration options, including embroidery, full color transfer, apparel deboss, and laser engrave. Or mix and match decoration options to create a truly unique garment for your employees or events. Decoration placement can be nearly anywhere on the Rincon Eco Packable Jacket, front chest, front panels, back, yoke, sleeves, shoulders, etc.

From the manufacturer, “Good for your style, even better for the planet. The Rincon is made with recycled polyester and even has recycled zipper tape. It’s also wind- and water-resistant with a roll-away hood to keep you drier longer and it’s got a mesh lining and breathable back vents to keep you cool and comfy. Color pop details for extra style points. It even packs away into a built-in stuff sack for easy stowing.”

If you are interested in these products to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

Yupong Making Caps From Plastic Bottles

4 Mar

Yupong now offering their very popular FlexFit caps made from recycled content. We got this flyer today.

flyer

If you are interested in these products to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

How to reduce plastic waste with easy product swaps

3 Mar

the list

This was sent to us from PCNA and support their products. Also, I want to mention, I think the straw thing is silly. Just don’t use straws. or maybe (rinse) and reuses a plastic for the whole year. Our industries love of straw substitutes is a little odd to me.

2020 has changed the way we live. And during this pandemic, people everywhere are shifting focus to the things that matter most, like their health. But to care for our own health isn’t enough. We also must do our part to protect the planet. After all, we’ve only got one, and it’s important that we take advantage of this opportunity for progress in the fight against climate change.

In honor of the everyday eco-friendly decisions we can all take, we’ve put together a list of some easy ways to send a message of eco-friendliness and actually eco-friendly at the same time. Amplify your brand with these reusable products that can easily replace their disposable counterparts.

Swap: One reusable water bottle can save 167 plastic water bottles per year (Fast Company). Take a look at CamelBak® Pivot 25oz Echo | 1627-21

Swap:  One reusable straw can save 594 disposable straws per year (National Park Service). Take a look at Reusable Stretchable SS Straw | SM-6402

Swap: One reusable cup can save 115 disposable coffee cups per year (Freedonia Group). Take a look at Dagon Wheat Straw Mug | 1628-46

Swap: One reusable grocery tote can save 500 plastic bags per year (Reusethisbag.com). Take a look at Recycled Cotton Grocery Tote | 7901-07

Swap: One reusable food container can save 250 disposable takeout containers per year (Huffington Post). Take a look at Plastic and Wheat Straw Lunch Box Container |1033-61

Swap: One reusable cooler can save 200 plastic or paper bags per year (Huffington Post).  Take a look at rPET Non- Woven 6 Can Lunch Cooler | 4200-18

If you are interested in these products to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

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