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Greensleeve Insulated Beverage Holder

10 Apr

Be Cool or Stay Hot. EcoFriendly – Love your Mother. ErgoFriendly – Get a grip. Reusable-Recyclable-Biodegradable. Inked with water colors.

The Spring festival season is right around the corner. Perfect time to talk about an alternative to neoprene beverage holders. The Greensleeve Insulated Beverage Holder is a USA Made cardboard coolie that Valley Castings likes to say is, “Made in America by Americans with American Garbage”.

These Recycled Insulated Beverage Holders are made from 69% post consumer waste, and printed with an earth friendly water based ink. They cost as low as $0.49 per unit, and that unit price includes a one color – one location imprint. The imprint size is 1.5″ x 1.5″.

If you are interested in the Greensleeve Insulated Beverage Holders 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/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

BioAd™ Trekker Travel Mug

26 Mar

Multicolored imprints no problem.

The Quickpoint website has a new look, and it looks like some new designs as well.

I like it 🙂

Take for example the BioAd™ Trekker Travel Mug. Much more retail design than past mug shapes, but still made in the USA. And, as a BioAd™ product the BioAd™ Trekker Travel will break down naturally in a landfill environment over a period of 3-5 years. (not the side of the road, not your break-room, but a proper landfill environment.)

So Quickpoint is continuing their commitment to both biodegradable and USA made items.

The BioAd™ Trekker Travel Mug comes in seven great colors (White, Black, Thunderbolt Blue, Sky Blue, Sage Green, and Red). It is fine for both hot and cold liquids, with a 24 .oz capacity.

Like the BioAd™ Trekker Travel Mug  as an idea for anything from thank gifts for community clean up projects, to trade-show giveaways for the recycling or waste management industries. Plus, they look pretty cool.

And, sometime else to keep in mind, the BioAd™ Trekker Travel Mug is lighter to ship, and less breakable, than traditional ceramic coffee mugs. Please ask us to see a sample, we will be happy to send one out.

If you are interested in these 100% R.P.E.T. Laminated Grocery Bag 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/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

Appeel Medio Notebook

20 Mar

Colors: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Renetta, Applewood, Pink Lady. 5 3/4 x 8 1/5 x 0 3/4 inches

The complete Appeel line from Castelli is unique in that these Made in Italy (but decorated in USA, so normal 5-7 turn around on orders) journals and padfolios are made from recycled apple waste. Yes, apples.

Take for example the Appeel Medio Notebook, “The Appeel Medio journal is made from apple peels that are ground and emulsified into an organic paper. This ground breaking eco friendly product is animal friendly, sustainable and all natural. Size: 5 1/4 x 8 3/8. 192 apple paper pages with green lines. Gray end pages with colored stripes. Back paper pocket.”

First the silly questions. The Appeel Medio Notebook does not smell like apples. The Appeel Medio Notebook does not taste like apples. But, each Appeel Medio Notebook is printed with information explaining that the Appeel Medio Notebook is made from apple waste, and so that this story can be easily incorporated into your our sustainability marketing message.

Of course we love this idea for anyone working on campaigns for sales, production, or distribution channels in the grocery or fruit industry. If your company is doing something with apples specifically, all the better.

And teachers gifts, as a nice Appeel Medio Notebook is likely more practical then an actual apple.

If you are interested in the Appeel Padfolio 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/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

MousePaper® Note Paper Mouse Pads Made in USA

10 Dec
Your message is printed on each sheet, giving youthe full impact of both a mouse pad and a note pad.

Your message is printed on each sheet, giving you
the full impact of both a mouse pad and a note pad.

Here is a video from ASI Dallas on the MousePaper® Note Paper Mouse Pads from Digispec. This is a Made in the USA product, built with recycled paper, and 100% post-consumer paper backboard. Your message is printed on each sheet, giving you the full impact of both a mouse pad and a note pad.

Take a look

If you are interested in made in these products to promote your own business, contact Proforma Green Marketing or 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.

Visstun® Made in USA cups for the team

30 Nov
Since you can print the entire surface of the cup, you can really print just about anything.

Since you can print the entire surface of the cup, you can really print just about anything.

We talk about the stunningly visual cups from Visstun® a lot of this blog, here, here, and here. It is because the product from Visstun® is just so darn versatile. So here is another idea.

These reusable cups from Visstun® come in a number different sizes, they are made in USA, they are top shelf dishwasher safe, and they are number five recyclable.

This idea is for local high school booster clubs, football, soccer, volleyball, band, baseball, that type of thing. Because of the quality of the Visstun® cups it is possible to print a full team photo in full-color directly on them. The kicker is to print the contact information of the sponsor on the base of the cup. This could work for a car dealership, a real estate agent, a local restaurant, a local insurance agent, any on interested in reaching the local community, students, and the parents.

The cups are then simply given to the local school for use at the concession stand during games. Sell can sell them as a fundraiser if they like, but the idea is to just give them to the school as a way to show support in the community for the local business. My predictions is that no one will throw one of these away, and as they keep the cup as a souvenir of that year’s team, they also keep the contact information for that local business sponsor.

Horizontal artwork or photos work best.

Horizontal artwork or photos work best.

Neat trick, right?

If you are interested in made in the USA Visstun® cups to promote your own business, contact Proforma Green Marketing or 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.

Illini Earth Day Flyer

19 Feb

Is it to soon to start thinking about Earth Day events? Illini does not seem to think so. This flyer on sustainable ideas just came in. I have always liked their blossom kits.

First Earth Day flyer of the year.

First Earth Day flyer of the year.

If you are looking for more information on the Mini Bamboo Blossom Kit and other ideas on flyer talk to Julie Fischer at Illini. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Starline Bamboo Cutting Boards

16 Jan
Bamboo Fish Filet Board: High quality bamboo boards are 16% harder than maple. Constructed from renewable resources. Utensils made with FDA compliant material.

Bamboo Fish Filet Board: High quality bamboo boards are 16% harder than maple. Constructed from renewable resources. Utensils made with FDA compliant material.

It looks like the use of bamboo will continue to grow in 2013, and one of the most practical and long-lasting bamboo promotional items is the cutting board.

Cutting boards are great because they almost always end up inside the home, which is normally exactly where you want your brand to be, especially if your product is related to household goods or services.

Companies like Starline offer a number of bamboo cutting boards and other bamboo solutions in different sizes for different markets and needs.

As you look at cutting boards for your programs, remember that marketers need not go with just the traditional rectangle cutting board, indeed I like the Starline Bamboo Fish Filet Board because it allows a focus on a specific market group, people that need a fish filet board. A few audiences come to mind here, vocational cooking classes, fishing theme vacations, high dollar boat sales incentives.

Whatever the shape, the cutting board is practical, and it basically lasts forever with a little care and maintenance. I really think the classic square board is an often overlooked item for banks, financial service providers, and others that really market to a home consumer.

If you are ASI and wish to learn more about Starline Bamboo Cutting Boards, contact Starline customer services. If you are interested in bamboo items to promote your own business contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Ash City e.c.o Apparel Included in FALL Sale

8 Aug

Ash City Fall Sale

Ash City has sent out the link for their US FALL SALES 2012 event.  The sale features savings of up to 88% on some items.

The virtual catalog for the event does feature e.c.o apparel on pages 9 – 11, including special pricing of $24 in the very popular 88630 MEN’S RECYCLED POLYESTER PERFORMANCE WAFFLE POLO and 78624 LADIES’ PERFORMANCE POLYESTER (from Bamboo Charcoal Nano-Particles) TWO-TONE JACQUARD POLO at $20.

If you are thinking of a new look for your Fall 2012 for event staff, employee uniforms, or event golf event polos, the US FALL SALES deals from Ash City are certainly have some great fashion forward ideas to consider. And if your looking to try out more sustainable materials, this is the perfect time to take the plunge and save some money. Also remember that Ash City can decorate at the plant, which also saves time and money.

For more information on the complete Ash City e.c.o. collection contact Chris Clark at Ash City USA. If you are looking to purchase Ash City e.c.o items for your own business contact your local promotional items distributor or email info@proformagreen.com for samples and pricing.

Made in USA Summer Pen Specials

6 Jul

All-in-One just sent out this flyer on Made in the USA pen specials. The USA Heaven Scent™ Twist Pen on this flyer is not only Made in the USA, but also 50% plant-based renewable plastic. And they smell. 2012 scents are Chocolate Chip, Mocha Latte, Strawberry, Glazed Donut, and Watermelon.

Summer Pen Sale

If you are an ASI member Marietta Pugliese is the contact to talk to at All-in-One. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Beech Wood Body Card Drives From Hirsch

22 Nov

Beech Wood Sevilla USB Drive

The card style T5405 Sevilla USB Drive from Hirsch Gift is simply very cool.

I have to admit that when I first saw these drives I though they were made of bamboo, because, well bamboo seems to be everywhere these days (more, more).

But the Sevilla USB shell is made of beech wood, which is not a material I have seen used for drives before, so it looks like Hirsch is on to something new. Hirsch also uses beech wood in the T5366 Cadiz USB Drive (whose design for some reason reminds me of a high-end cigar cutter).

But it is the Sevilla USB Drive I like best because it provides what most USB drives do not, a large imprint area. Most USB drives have a small area for imprint which is dictated by their smaller size. But card designs can go big, and the Sevilla USB Drive can be imprinted up to 1 1/4W” x 1 1/4H”.

That is large enough to turn it into a business card, print a QR code, or even a detailed logo. Like all Hirsch USB drives the Sevilla USB Drive boasts grade A memory and is RoHS compliant (which in this case means their USB drives are free of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB), and some other nasty things I cannot pronounce). Memory options run from 512MB – 16GB.

These are great items for a program with a nature-meets-technology theme — think renewable energy, LEED certified building projects, etc. They would also make a nice speaker’s or presenter’s gift, a practical, modestly-priced item with a high perceived value.

If you are ASI and have questions for Hirsch Gift, contact Robert De Veau. If you are interested in flash drives to promote your own business, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

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