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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.

How to reduce plastic waste with easy product swaps

3 Mar

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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.

Albany Bamboo Notebook with Pen

2 Feb

The Albany Bamboo Notebook with Pen is a very classic looking journal for at a decorated price under $8 eqp. With the number of screens, tablets, and smartphones we are all tied to throughout the day, our industry has seen a rise in sales of notepads over the last few years.

People seem to like the feel of writing in a real journal, and the feel of a pen on paper. For me, I tend to keep a pad on my – real – desktop, and carry one into meetings, simply because I find it quicker to make a notation.

The spiral bound Albany Bamboo Notebook with Pen is beautiful notebook, and feels good in the hand. The Albany Bamboo Notebook with Pen features a bamboo cover and recycled paper pages (80 lined writing pages). Over all size is 5 3/4″ W x 7 1/8″ H x 3/4″ D.

Imprinting for the Albany Bamboo Notebook is done by screen printing, with four pad locations possible for imprint, including the back center. Maximum imprint is up to 3 spot colors per location.

The size of the Albany Bamboo Notebook makes it a great item to mail pre-meeting. Maybe with a short hello letter, and some overview materials, providing the client a place to jot notes during your Zoom call.

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.

Why Companies Are Opting For Eco-Friendly Products

22 Jan

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

2020 has changed the way we live. Amid a global pandemic, people everywhere are shifting focus to the things that matter most, like protecting the planet. In fact, according to a recent survey, nearly two thirds of respondents agreed that governments’ economic recovery efforts after Covid-19 should prioritize climate change.

Bottom line? There’s never been a better time to go green, and our EcoSmart® collection is your one-stop-shop for all things eco-friendly:

Bags, Bags And More Bags

Start with something everybody can use, like an eco-friendly bag. A backpack made from recycled materials keeps waste out of landfills, and one reusable tote can save 22,000 plastic grocery bags (ReuseThisBag.com), so whether it’s for a trip to the grocery store or carrying your stuff to work, a sustainable bag is a win for the environment. Check out a few of our best-selling eco-friendly bags:

7275-03 Parkland Vintage 13” Computer Backpack

3005-73 Split Recycled Cotton Drawstring Bag

7901-06 Recycled Cotton Convention Tote

Recycled Notebooks

We may live in the age of technology, but notebooks aren’t going anywhere. Studies show that taking notes by hand improves memory and retention compared to typing on a keyboard. And it can be done in an environmentally-conscious way. We use recycled cardboard to make the covers of these notebooks. They’re great for doodling, and great for the planet. A perfect addition to any student or employee gift bag.

1921-12 Recycled Ambassador Bound JournalBook®

SM-3429 5” x 4” Recycled Spiral Jotter with Pen

ECO-700C | 5 x 7 Wire-Bound EcoBooks

From Bottle To Blanket

Why throw out plastic bottles when they can be turned into super soft blankets? This 50”x 60” blanket is made from 100% recycled PET, but it feels like your favorite cozy fleece.

1081-57 100% Recycled PET Fleece Blanket with Canvas Pouch

Going Green (And Looking Good)

Outfitting your team with eco-friendly clothing is a great way to reinforce your company’s commitment to sustainability. This comfy and stylish half-zip is made with recycled polyester. Even better, it’s moisture-wicking to keep them cool in hot weather.

TM18306/TM98306 Dege Eco Knit Half Zip

Masks Are Here To Stay

Everybody needs a face covering, whether it’s for the classroom, the office or a trip to the store. The Amos Eco Snood is made with the same lightweight, breathable recycled polyester as our Amos Short Sleeve Polo, so it’s super comfy. It’s also easy to customize with our full-color, edge-to-edge decoration, so you can find the right look for any project.

TM45601 Amos Eco Snood

And remember, one percent of all EcoSmart® sales are donated to environmental nonprofits. So you’re getting an awesome product and doing something good for the planet.

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.

Printing and Sustainability

19 Nov

Got an email from FOREMOST GRAPHICS this morning, outlining the TWO SIDES! paper initiative. Worth taking a look if you have concerns about commercial printing and the environment.

Print and paper have been the preferred communication medium for more than 2,000 years. By gaining a better understanding of printing’s environmental impact today, we’re positioning print and paper to continue as the communication medium of choice.

The Two Sides initiative explodes the myths and sets out the facts about print media’s sustainability in a clear and concise manner. By helping people gain an understanding of why Print and Paper is a versatile and sustainable communications medium.

Two Sides is telling the sustainability story of print and paper. By tackling the relevant environmental and social issues head-on with factual, authoritative information that exposes the myths, explains our industry’s true sustainability and gives stakeholders a solid foundation for making well-informed decisions about the use of print and paper.

Check out how Two-Sides can help clear the air on Printing and the Environment:

TWO SIDES!

Might also want to take a look at their fact sheet page, https://twosidesna.org/Two-Sides-Fact-Sheet.

If you are interested in learning more about what you can do to lower the impact of your promotional printing, email info@proformagreen.com for information.

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.

Plants from Pencils for Holidays

22 Oct

From Sprout email this morning.

Just one single plantable pencil can make a corporate gift stand out?

It’s true. We know it due to all the feedback we receive every year around Christmas from our company clients. Keep it coming, we love to hear from you.

It seems that both employees, partners or clients get surprised when they see the Sprout pencil. It’s such a strong conversation starter. It’s something to remember. It’s a gift that gives back.

You can customize both pencil and single card or get your order faster and choose our standard design.

Learn more about Sprout at https://sproutworld.com/

If you are interested in Sprout 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.

Made Is USA Adult Color Books

9 Mar

Imprint Areas
Front Cover: 2.5″x3.5″ – Full Color
Back Cover: 5.5″x5.5″ – Full Color

California Tattoos has long produced the majority of their items in the US. Now they are offering Made in USA Adult Coloring Books.

“…researchers and art therapists alike have touted the calming benefits for over a decade, it’s childhood favorite Crayola that’s gotten adult coloring books some serious grown-up attention“, CNN

For the promotional market, California Tattoos Adult Coloring Books allow for full front and back cover imprinting. So there is a LOT of space to add your marketing message. The books work well in wellness and senior living programs, as well as being an idea promo item for healthcare.

But think beyond that, as creative thank yous for managers and other high stress employees. Or maybe a great idea for vacation packages, a place that is marketing themselves as a relaxing detestation.

Play around with the idea a little bit, and these Adult Coloring Books are a nice fit for a number of target audience.

If you are interested in California Tattoos Adult Coloring Books 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.

Eco-Athens Award

27 Feb

Great look and feel.

Great look and feel.

The Eco-Athens Award by Visions-Awardcraft is created from recycled wooden fence posts. Seriously, would you ever have guessed that?

Because of their origin, the exact overall dimension and the wood grain look of each Eco-Athens Award will vary, indeed will be unique unto itself, in its fine appearance.

The recycled wooden fence posts of the Eco-Athens Award are really just used to form the ‘frame’ of this award, the actual decoration in done on the glass insertion plate. This plate can be imprinted in full color, photo quality, if needed, and since these are awards, customization of each imprint is possible, to add recipient’s name, department, award class, etc.

The Eco-Athens Award is a great award for folks in the Parks & Rec department of cities, as well as for companies that have a sustainable mission or brand. With the classic double column look, I also think the Eco-Athens Award, is a good idea for the finance, commercial real estate, and banking industries.

If you are interested in the Eco-Athens Award 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/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

The United States Playing Card Company

4 Feb

Do you play cards?

Have you ever really looked at a deck? For the marketing world, I like to think about a deck of cards as 52 little billboards taking your message into the world.

And who has ever tossed away a set of cards? I was in a rental cabin in Northern Virginia once, that deck was missing an Ace, two 4s, and the Queen of Diamonds, and it was still there, being used as best we could.
greenPlaying cards simply make a great long-term marketing investment.

So with all the options out there, why choose to go with The United States Playing Card Company (aside from the totally boss name). Let’s take a look at the list.

Their cards have been made in the USA since 1885. Their cards are made from sustainable forest papers. They use a starch based-laminate, that is gentler on water use and the environment. They use vegetable-based inks, also better for the environment.

knobcreekAnd of course there is the fact that you likely have been already playing with these cards your entire life, seeing how The United States Playing Card Company is the maker of such universally recognized brands as BEE®, BICYCLE®, KEM®, AVIATOR® and HOYLE®.

Here is the pitch for playing cards direct from their website,”playing cards offer 56 instant and creative impressions for your message. Each card can deliver a different communication point, visual or fact that is representative of your overall brand and objective.”

With the option of an individual custom impression on the front and back of each card, playing cards make great tools for training (got to learn beginning Japanese, put a phase on each card),  product education (Toyota, each suit can be a car class; Trucks, Luxury, SUVs, and Sedans, with each card a different car model), tourism (come see North Carolina, here are 52 suggested locations), really, if you get creative, the marketing uses are nearly endless.

So let’s get creative 🙂

If you are interested custom cards to promote your business or organization, 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.

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