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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.

USA Products for St. Patrick’s Day!

3 Mar

New flyer from GARYLINE, USA Made, Union Made, and recycled items from New York.

flyer

If you are interested in these products to promote your business, or if you wish to see 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.

Double Wall Recycled Paper Cups

26 Feb

New video out from Visstun on their Double Wall Recycled Paper Cups. These cups are made in the USA from Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber. Visstun has been the go to source for recycled and USA made cups for years. Take a look at the video for more information.

If you are interested in these products to promote your business, or if you wish to see 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.

 

Stretchable Polyester Face Mask

13 Apr

Stock is limited – All orders are subject to Inventory Availability at the Time of the order.

Garyline has entered the fight against Covide-19 with their USA made Stretchable Polyester Face Mask. This is a non-medical mask designed for everyday use, and to help keep the medical masks with those that truly need them. This product is not rated by FDA.  It is for personal use only and there can be no claim that it captures any percentage of particles of any size.

From Garyline website;

  • Protect Yourself & help prevent the spread of COVID-19
  • Gary Plastic / Garyline has converted part of the production in our NY factory to produce Personal Protective Face Masks.
  • The best protection is to maintain social distance, wash hands regularly and avoid touching your face.
  • Face Masks provide protective cover when in public and restrict touching with your hands
  • These  masks are made from polyester fabric with foam lining.  The material is stretchable, so the three ear slots will fit most.  Hand Wash Only – Not Machine Washable
  • Great for anyone who needs to go to public spaces

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.

Made in the USA and Union decorated mugs

26 Feb

New flyer from Allen Colorcraft. Here is their pitch.

Flyer

WHY CHOOSE PROMOTIONAL MUGS FOR A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN

Promotional mugs bring extended value to election campaigns. Mug sales in a candidate’s online store provide needed campaign dollars. Campaign supporters like promotional mugs both as collectibles and as a functional item they will use frequently.

Promotional mugs keep a candidate’s brand on display each time the mug is used. Political campaigns can use this visibility to their advantage with interesting logos and appealing messages on a bright color like our red AMP11 mug.

Studies show logoed mugs are more effective than television or radio spots and at a fraction of the cost. One study showed 57% of people were able to recall the advertiser on a mug versus 32% for radio and 28% for TV.

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.

In the mood for a made in USA bottle?

17 Feb

Handy little video on Made in USA 32 oz. Mood Grip Bottle from Aakronline. 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.

NatureAd™ Corn Mug Souper

7 Jan

QuickPoint is running a special on their NatureAd™ Corn Souper Mugs. These are Made in the USA, and made from 100% corn plastic. The NatureAd™ Corn Souper Mug will decompose in natural composing conditions (not great in landfills, as it needs access to oxygen to breakdown over time).

Nearly unbelievably, the NatureAd™ Corn Souper Mug is Microwave safe.

The NatureAd™ Corn Souper Mug also have a large imprint area, and is available in White, Blue, Red, Ag Green, and Maize Yellow. These bottom of the NatureAd™ Corn Souper Mug is engraved with NATURAL CORN PRODUCT logo.

So we have a useful mug made in the USA, and made out of 100% corn plastic. These have been great give-aways for farmers markets, natural food companies, and about any company working in the agricultural industry. Made from corn is simply a nice hook for these types of brands.

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.

NEW Vx2® Double Wall Paper Cups

13 Dec

Full Color for your Full Art Design

The Visstun – made in the USA – Double Wall Insulated Cupline is growing. Here is the news from Visstun:

“We are excited to announce the latest addition to our popular Double Wall Insulated Cup line, the monstrous 21oz! (Although some coffee enthusiasts consider this a “small”.)

Now you can sell a complete set of sizes including our 9 (truly small!), 12, 16, & new 21oz. These cups are used for both hot and cold drinks and are priced the same as our regular single wall cups, making them great for all occasions and cup projects. Plus, they are now built with recycled paper with 35% post-consumer content and FSC® certified fiber.

Give us a call today to get samples and a quote on these Green, Economical, & Generally Awesome Double Wall cups.”

Double Wall Insulated Paper Cups: Vx2® Double Wall Cups are great for keeping hot drinks hot, cold drinks cold, hands comfortable, and advertisers happy. Available in both Hi-Definition, Full Color and Basic1:2®. These cups are great for events, meetings, safety programs, and seminars – any place you want to influence hot or cold beverage drinkers.

  • Hi-Definition, Full-Color Print
  • Basic 1 & 2 Color Print
  • For Hot and Cold Drinks
  • White Paper Wrap
  • Gloss Finish or NEW Matte Finish

If you have never checked out Visstun cups, you really should take a moment to visit their website site. These are USA made stadium style cups, that are food safe, diswasher safe, reusable, and their clear plastic cups are recyclable. And the number one advantage of Visstun is the full color imprinting, that simple blows away the competition. That is because each cup starts life as a flat plate, allowing for vibrant full color imprinting of the entire vessel.

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.

Made in USA Holiday Lipbalm

17 Oct

Theme Lip Balm is both fun and practical at this time of year.

The weather is changing once again, time to think about dry air and dry lips, time to think about lip balm. Fortunately cold weather also brings a number of Fall and Winter events that easily lend themselves to marketing your business.

And if you are thinking about lip balm for Fall projects, our friends at Raining Rose are making it easy with new Fall and Holiday theme backdrops.

But first let’s talk about the company itself. Raining Rose products are all USA made, using natural and organic ingredients in a USDA certified facility. Raining Rose even offers 100% USDA certified organic lip balm, in tubes containing 30% recycled plastic content. Lots of flavor, shapes, sizes, and colors as well.

Add to their superior product the ability for full wrap, full color imprinting, and the option of a theme backdrops, and you have a practical promotional item with excellent messaging opportunities.

The themes really shine come the fall holidays. You name your event, and Raining Rose likely has stock art on hand to match it. And if not, no problem, their art department is great at developing custom ideas to perfectly meet the needs of your project.

If you are interested in Raining Rose 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.

100% Organic and Made in USA

11 Apr

Now even cooler.

The EC1007U Unisex Tee from econscious, is checking all the boxes for Earth Day event tees this year. Ok, two boxes. But when if comes to sustainable tees, these are the two important ones.

The shirts are 100% certified organic ringspun cotton, and made in the USA. These are, what we call around the office, fashion tees, so a little sporty, very soft, and a little fashion forward.

The EC1007U Unisex Tee from econscious, features a cotton rib neck, side-seam construction, and a tear-away lapel. Tee shirt colors are Black, Olive, Pacific Blue, and White, with sizes from S to 2XL.

That’s about it. We are talking about a tee shirt after all. But if you need 100% organic and USA made, this is really one of the few tee options on the market.

Lucky, it is a very nice option.

If you are interested in EC1007U Unisex Tee from econscious 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.

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