Laminated Non-Woven Brown Baggin’ It Lunch Bag

20 Feb
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The Laminated Non-Woven Brown Baggin’ It Lunch Bag from LEEDs is another fun concept bag made from non-woven poly, so we are talking about recycled water bottles, yogurt containers, that sort of thing.

Now don’t start thinking this is a material that the factory is making, it is not. It is material they are buying, LEEDs just happens to use it to make these cute little bags, other manufacturers use it for other things.

In recent years, nonwovens have become an alternative to polyurethane foam. Typically, a certain percentage of recycled fabrics and oil-based materials are used in nonwoven fabrics. The percentage of recycled fabrics vary based upon the strength of material needed for the specific use. In addition, some nonwoven fabrics can be recycled after use, given the proper treatment and facilities. For this reason, some consider nonwovens a more ecological fabric for certain applications, especially in fields and industries where disposable or single use products are important, such as hospitals, schools, nursing homes and luxury accommodations. (*)

For marketing purposes, the Laminated Non-Woven Brown Baggin’ It Lunch Bag is a great lunch bag, with that nostalgic look of the old paper bag, but all the modern comforts, and details.

This is how the manufacturer describes it. “Unique brown paper lunch-bag style reminiscent of your school cafeteria days. Main compartment with roll top and Velcro closure. Open front pocket. Laminated material is water-resistant and easily wipes clean. Contrast carry handle with 5″ drop height. Insulated with heat-sealed water-resistant lining.”

We like these bags for schools and colleges, but also for corporate team building events, and wellness programs. Also they are great give-aways for food, beverage, and catering companies.

The Laminated Non-Woven Brown Baggin’ It Lunch Bag is CPSIA complaint (actually a long list of items from LEEDs are CPSIA complaint), so again, good for kids and school programs.

The bag comes as shown with a lot of pre-printed artwork. The imprint art for your additional custom artwork is centered on front pocket at 4.00″ H x 4.00″ W.  The overall size of the bag is 11″ H X 5″ W X 7.5″ L.

If you are interested in the Laminated Non-Woven Brown Baggin’ It Lunch Bag to promote own business, or to get a sample, 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 if possible.

9″ Flyer – Recycled Flyer

20 Feb
 12 Let your message soar with Garyline™ fun flyers - molded with 40% post-industrial recycled polypropylene.


Let your message soar with Garyline™ fun flyers – molded with 40% post-industrial recycled polypropylene.

Looking for an inexpensive, sustainable, festival item. The 9″ Flyer – Recycled Flyer from our friends at Garyline might be the perfect fit.

The 9″ Flyer – Recycled Flyer runs as low as $0.84 per unit, with one color artwork imprint. They come Eco Gray, Black, Eco Navy (PMS 289), Eco Tan (PMS 466), and Eco Green (PNS 554). The flyers are 40% post-industrial recycled polypropylene, with a weight of 80 grams. The imprint area is the full face of the flyer, perfect for circular logos and designs.

The  9″ Flyer – Recycled Flyer is also CPSIA compliant for toy product safety and labeling, and FDA Compliant – Safe for food contact, which makes these a great event item for restaurant, as they can double as meal trays. The  9″ Flyer – Recycled Flyer is Union made in New York.

Flyer insert. Imprint color to match flyer.

Flyer insert. Imprint color to match flyer.

Additionally, the 9″ Flyers are available with printed insert cards that can be used as coupons, tickets, special announcements, or as a direct mailing insert.  Just think of the inserts as even more room for your call to action or marketing message.

The nice thing about flyers is once you hand them out, they make their way to the parks, playgrounds, and neighborhoods of the recipients, continuing to spread your brand.

Flyers are too much fun to just throw out, so they normally have a long life as a “spokesperson” your product or service.

If you are interested in the 9″ Flyer – Recycled Flyer to promote own business, or to get a sample, 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 if possible.

Bobble Infuse Made in USA

17 Feb

Did you know that Bobble bottles are made in the USA? I didn’t. All I knew was that they seem to be in every retail outlet around town.

So if you go with a Bobble item, like the new Bobble Infuse 20oz, not only do you get a made in USA item, but also the well know Bobble brand to help boast the perceived value of your marketing collateral.

Another bonus of the Bobble Infuse being a retail item is that your audience can easily get replacement carbon filters for these bottles. That is a plus because, of course, the longer they keep and use the bottles the longer your marketing message is circulating.

(And also we can hope, the longer that person is using a refillable bottle, and not disposable bottled water, which keeps those not used bottles water bottles out of the landfill. Hey, it all adds up).

The Bobble Infuse 20oz filter cage easily detaches for filter removal, and a second carbon filter ships with the bottle. The neck is large enough for ice cubes. These are squeezable bottles, and BPA free. And we did mention made in USA right?

Check out the video.

If you are interested in the Bobble Infuse 20oz. to promote own business, or to get a sample, 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 if possible.

Recycled Cotton Market Bag

15 Feb

Recycled Cotton Market Bag has a plain name, but is still a great deal in a recycled cotton tote under $5 at EQP.

The Recycled Cotton Market Bag is made from 8oz recycled cotton at a largish size of 11″L x 15.5H’ x 6W. Nearly the full front side of this bag is available for imprint, with an imprint size of 8in. x 8in. for both the from and back of the bag. If you need to go full color with your imprinting, that is also possible via heat transfer at 7in x 8in, on both front and back. And finally, if it is embroidery you are looking for, that can be done on front and back at 5.5in x 5.5in.

The Recycled Cotton Market Bag event includes a educational product hangtag, explaining the manufacture of the bag.

At 85% recycled cotton content, the Recycled Cotton Market Bag is a sturdy bag, great from that farmer’s market, product launch, or company wellness promotion.

Take a look at the video to get a full appreciation of the size of this shopper.

 

If you are interested in the Recycled Cotton Market Bag to promote own business, or to get a sample, 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 if possible.

Ash City – North End Ladies’ Sustain Lightweight Recycled Polyester Dobby Jacket

14 Feb
100% recycled polyester, 2.1 oz./yd2/70 gsm

100% recycled polyester, 2.1 oz./yd2/70 gsm

Wow that’s a long name. But the  North End Ladies’ Sustain Lightweight Recycled Polyester Dobby Jacket from Ash City is worth the extra words.

This is a very retail looking ladies coat, made from 100% recycled polyester (2.1 oz./yd2/70 gsm) with water resistant finish. The contrast points are 50% recycled polyester/50% polyester birdseye mesh (3.8 oz./yd2 /128 gsm) with moisture wicking performance.

All together a very clean look, and the North End Ladies’ Sustain Lightweight Recycled Polyester Dobby Jacket is decorated via embroidery, at the factory, so color matching is simple. This jacket is a great show piece for any logo.

The jacket comes in sizes for the whole team, from XS – 3XL, and there is a men’s matching jacket that run S – 5XL. Color options are Carbon (blue/black), Flame Red, and Nautical Blue.

These are very fashion friendly, reliable jackets, that just happen to be made of 100% recycled materials. For any business or organization that has sustainability as part of their mission, these make great uniform jackets for employees. Also excellent VIP and incentive gifts.

If you are interested in the North End Ladies’ Sustain Lightweight Recycled Polyester Dobby Jacket to promote own business, or to get a sample, 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 if possible.

Sale: Insulated Travel Auto Cup

13 Feb

This 15 oz. Double-Wall insulated tumbler maintains a 40 degree difference between the contents and the outside, so it can be used safely without a protective sleeve – great for commuters!

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Product is available in 13 bright colors – create your own Cup and Lid combo. 100% USA, Union made. Molded from reusable and recyclable Polypropylene (Recycle code #5). BPA-free, FDA Complaint.

If you are interested in the Insulated Travel Auto Cup to promote your own business, or to get a sample, 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 if possible.

Wooden Wheel Barrow Blossom Kit

13 Feb
1 Seed Packet (Specify on Order), 1 Peat Pellet, Wood Wheel Barrow Planter w/Plastic Liner, and Natural Kraft Box.

1 Seed Packet (Specify on Order), 1 Peat Pellet, Wood Wheel Barrow Planter w/Plastic Liner, and Natural Kraft Box.

What one word do we want to use to describe the Wooden Wheel Barrow Blossom Kit.

Adorable.

Blossom kits all share the same basic idea. The item being sent will grow a plant, normally from seeds. In the case of the Wooden Wheel Barrow Blossom Kit by Illini, the kit is constructed from natural pine wood with a plastic liner designed to protect the wood from water damage. The kit includes – of course – the cute little wooden wheel barrow planter, plus seed packet, peat pellet, and natural kraft box with printed planting instructions.

And it is a kit, arriving to your client with a retail looking cardboard box, all ready to go.

So let’s get started with a the clichés.

These type of products are inevitably use during marketing campaigns, where the marketer is promising to ‘grow’ something.  Grow your business, grow you ad revenue, grow for savings, etc. And it works. Also I personally like the juxtaposition of a tactical, natural item like this being used by software or tech firms to promote their business.  Plants are very real, something to smell and touch, whereas a lot of technology is seem as cold. The mix and match of the marketing message often sets your pitch above all those others using Powerbanks and iPad rests.

The other huge users of these items is school or City programs teaching about planting, nature, agriculture, etc.

The Wooden Wheel Barrow Blossom Kit comes with 11 available seed options – Basil, Coleus, Forget-Me-Not, Marigold, Money Plant, Oregano, Patriotic Mix, Poppy, Sunflower, Tomato, or Thyme – and a good size imprint area at 2 1/2” x 1 3/8”.

If you are interested in the Wooden Wheel Barrow Blossom Kit to promote own business, or to get a sample, 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 if possible.

Vita Laminated Recycled Shopper

11 Feb

The Vita Laminated Recycled Shopper gets a new look for 2017, with a variety of pre-printed designs ready to be printed with you company logo. These laminated – and hand washable – non-woven totes are a workhorse basic grocery style shopper, made from 100% recycled PET Fabric.

The Vita Laminated Recycled Shopper size is 13″L 15″H 8.5″W, with the new color patterns being based on a theme of Royal Blue, Kelly Green, and Tan.

Take a look at the video from Gemline. Let us know what you think.

If you are interested in the Vita Laminated Recycled Shopper to promote own business, or to get a sample, 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 if possible.

Men’s Sueded Jersey Long Sleeve

9 Feb
60% certified organic cotton, 40% recycled polyester.

60% certified organic cotton, 40% recycled polyester.

There is a new long sleeve tee from Econscious on the market. And it is really, really nice.

The EC1588 econscious Men’s Sueded Jersey Long Sleeve is available in 3 color options and sizes, S- XXL. The material for the EC1588 econscious Men’s Sueded Jersey Long Sleeve is a 4.25oz 60% organic cotton ring-spun jersey material, with a 40% blend of recycled polyester.

These are the same quality shirts that Econsciuos is selling in their retail line, and part of the 1% For The Planet initiative at Econsciuos, see https://www.econscious.net/pages/sustainability. The shirts have a great drape, and a retail look to them.

However, as covered in the FAQ page at the Econsciuos website, these shirts are not manufactured in the USA, and in their defense, it is really hard to locate affordable, recycled content tees, that are made in the USA.

Other than their materials, the EC1588 econscious Men’s Sueded Jersey Long Sleeve is your basic long-sleeve tee (ok, they are a lot nicer than an average tee shirt), and by that I mean we can imprint the tees locally, with any art or logo necessary for your brand or business.

I think the extra cost of a sustainable tee is only really worthwhile, if the fact that the tee is made from sustainability sourced materials directly ties to the brand message your business or organization is seeking to promote. If you are teaching or preaching sustainability via your brand, it is good to look the part.

If you are interested in the EC1588 econscious Men’s Sueded Jersey Long Sleeve to promote own business, or to get a sample, 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 if possible.

Night lights: The Next Green Promo Great Idea?

8 Feb
Genuine Limelites® • Limelite – the “high tech” night light • Patented Electroluminescent Technology • Safe . . . no heat, totally cool to the touch • Costs less than 3¢/year to operate • Contemporary design . . .less than 1/4″ thick • Available in Blue and Green • LIFETIME GUARANTEE! • Made in the USA

Genuine Limelites® Limelite – the “high tech” night light. Patented Electroluminescent Technology. Safe . . . no heat, totally cool to the touch. Costs less than 3¢/year to operate. Contemporary design . . .less than 1/4″ thick. LIFETIME GUARANTEE! Made in the USA

Research by Sunbeam Hospitality and Andis Corporation shows that about 45% of hotel guests leave the bathroom light on as a night light while they sleep. Indeed night lights are so important to travelers that since 2003 the American Automobile Association TourBook includes the availability of night lights in their reviews of hotels.

Why? Perhaps because the National Safety Council reports that most accidents occur in the bathroom, and that poor lighting is the 6th leading cause pf accidents in the home and a major contributor to hotel room accidents. It seems that people just feel better sleeping with a light on.

But all those lights can mean a lot of wasted electricity. Green Suites estimated that night lights in rooms are actually a huge energy saver as over 40% of travelers without access to a night light leave bathroom lights on as a night light, consuming over $50 in energy annually per room.

As far back as 1999, researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Lighting Research Group Lab conducted a Department of Energy-funded study to search for ways of improving energy efficiency in the hospitality industry. According to Berkeley Lab lighting researcher Michael Siminovitch, “More than 75 percent of the energy used [by room] fixtures occurs when they are left on for more than two hours at a time.” The study showed that bathroom lights are activated for the longest periods of time in occupied hotel rooms — an average of eight hours, compared with less than five hours for bedroom lights, and two hours for desk lights.

So what does all this tell us in marketing? I think two things. One, people want a light at night and in the absence of a good night light solution many people will waste a lot of electricity keeping a bathroom light on. Two, if an marketer can provide a good night light solution – in the form of a promo item – it is an opportunity for them to get their message in front of a lot of people.

I think the idea of these nightlights as little billboards is the best way to approach them as a promotional item. Travelers will love them and if your business focuses on the travel or hospitality industry the ADLite as a promotional item is nearly a no-brainer as a way to keep you message in front of your audience. Even perhaps as a little “Welcome to {insert hotel/event/conference/tradeshow name here}” sign to greet guests.

In addition these lights are great for in home use, which makes them perfect for the all night sub shop on the corner, the pediatrician’s office emergency number, or any other organization looking for a simple and useful giveaway item for their customers that also happens to let their clients lower their carbon foot print. And their energy bills.

If you are interested in custom nightlights to promote your own business, contact us via email at info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

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