USA Products for St. Patrick’s Day!

3 Mar

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

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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.

ArielPremium.com

3 Mar

Earth Day Options Flyer from Ariel Premium

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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.

Going Even Greener: Bags

28 Feb

Parkland Southland 15″ Computer Backpack

Promotional products manufacturer LEED’S (PCNA) has introduced a number of new bags in time for Earth Day 2021. These seems to be part of a larger push to provide a wider range of promotional products made from recycled and/or sustainable materials.

From LEED’S, “As sustainability becomes a higher priority for people everywhere, demand for eco-friendly products is on the rise. Businesses are taking strides to be more environmentally conscious, and consumers are more mindful of what they’re buying. In fact, 66% of shoppers reported that they would spend more on a product if it came from a sustainable brand (Nielsen). Here are some new ideas for the type of eco-friendly gifts your clients may be looking for.”

Here are some of the new bags they have released. See more options on their website. We will  be looking at these new products, and likely writing some blogs about individual items.

Merritt Recycled 15″ Computer Backpack – The Merritt Recycled 15” Computer Backpack is modern, on trend and offers a simple everyday carry solution. This backpack features a roomy, zippered main compartment with 15” laptop sleeve, a zippered front pocket on the top flap, as well as another zippered front pocket. Added features like a side water bottle pocket and padded shoulder straps make this a great everyday carry option. This backpack is made from recycled water bottles.

Graphite Deluxe Recycled Sling Backpack

Graphite Deluxe Recycled Sling Backpack – The Graphite Deluxe Recycled Sling Backpack features a zippered main compartment and a front zippered pocket with organization. This sling includes a premium lash tab and an adjustable shoulder strap. Made from recycled water bottles, not only is this sling on-trend, but it’s also eco-friendly.

Merchant & Craft Revive 15″ Computer Rucksack – Merchant & Craft-simple classics for your modern lifestyle. The Merchant & Craft Revive Recycled 15″ Computer Rucksack features RPET 600d material made from recycled water bottles. This backpack features a padded laptop sleeve that can hold up to a 15″ laptop in the large, zippered main compartment. Keep your water bottle close by with the side water bottle pocket while keeping your mask and keys handy in the zippered front pocket. Carry in comfort with the padded, adjustable shoulder straps.

Parkland Southland 15″ Computer Backpack – The exterior of Parkland bags is made with 100% recycled water bottles. The Parkland Southland 15″ Computer Backpack was designed with style and sustainability in mind. The Southland’s top loading main compartment makes it easy to pack. This backpack also features double side water bottle pockets and a zippered front pocket. The high volume design makes this backpack both a great everyday bag and the perfect travel companion.

Parkland Tello 15″ Computer Backpack – The exterior of Parkland bags is made with 100% recycled water bottles. Say hello to the Parkland Tello, a backpack designed with style and sustainability in mind. Complete with a discrete water bottle pocket and 15″ laptop sleeve, the Tello combines the functionality of a traditional school bag with a simple, clean design. This backpack features slim shoulder straps, a secure front zip pocket, and can hold three 1″ binders.

CamelBak Eco-Arete 18L Backpack – 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.

Aft Recycled 15″ Computer Backpack – The AFT Recycled 15” Computer Backpack is sure to be your new go-to bag. This backpack features a zippered main compartment with a padded laptop sleep. In the main compartment you’ll also find a large zippered mesh pocket perfect for storing clothes for an overnight trip. The front of this backpack also features vertical 2 zippered pockets. One pocket features ample storage and organization while the other is a PEVA lined water bottle pocket. There’s also a smaller front zippered pocket for easy access to your essentials. This backpack is made from recycled water bottles.

All off the bags are part of the partnership with 1% For The Planet, where one percent of sales will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

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.

 

EARTH DAY 2021 Sales Flyer

26 Feb

EARTH DAY 2021 Sales Flyer from Magnet Group

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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.

New Eco-Friendly Versions Of Popular Bags

24 Feb

 

Bungalow RPET Foldable Shopper Tote

Bullet sent us a note this morning announcing that a number of their most popular bag styles will now also be done in recycled poly as part of their ECOSMART line.

Specifically, the new recycled content bags are;

Oriole RPET Drawstring Bag – The Oriole RPET Drawstring Bag includes an open main compartment with a cinching rope closure and reinforced bottom corner tabs. This bag is manufactured from 100% recycled 210d polyester made from water bottles.

Robin RPET Drawstring Bag – The Robin RPET Drawstring Bag has a large main compartment with a cinching rope closure. The zippered front pocket also features an earbud port and reinforced corner tabs. This bag is manufactured from 100% recycled 210d polyester made from water bottles.

Hipster Recycled rPET Fanny Pack – The Hipster Recycled rPET Fanny Pack is as cool as they come with a zippered main compartment and an adjustable waist strap and buckle. The belt extends to be about 47in. This fanny pack is made from recycled water bottles.

Bungalow RPET Foldable Shopper Tote – The Bungalow RPET Foldaway Shopper Tote has an open main compartment with double handles and a unique fold-away function that gathers into a corner with drawstring closure. This tote is made from 100% recycled 210d polyester made from water bottles and the material is easily wipeable to protect against germs.

All off the bags are part of the partnership with 1% For The Planet, where one percent of sales will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

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.

Aft Recycled 21″ Duffel

23 Feb

MATERIAL: Recycled 600D Polyester

The Aft Recycled 21″ Duffel is a compact 11″ H X 19.25″ W X 9.5″ D duffel made from Recycled 600D Polyester. The Aft Recycled 21″ Duffel even comes with a sample recycled paper tag, declaring that yes, “I USED TO BE A WATER BOTTLE”. As with most items made from recycled polyester these days, a tag like this is necessary, as there is no way to tell that the item is recycled, uses you take a good look at the label inside the bag.

The Aft Recycled 21″ Duffel has a large imprint are at 3.50″ H x 8.00″ W on the center front pocket, and can be printed with multi-color transfer or screen print, whichever method works best for your project.

If you are purposefully looking for a recycled content bag for your marketing message, I often suggest to clients we add information on the recycled content directly into the printed artwork. It is the quickest way to make your point.

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From the manufacturer, “The AFT Recycled 21” Duffel is ready to travel with you whether it’s on vacation, to the gym, or office. This duffel features a roomy zippered main compartment for all your essentials. Get extra storage with the side zippered shoe compartment, two zippered front pockets, and side water bottle pocket. Carry with ease with the adjustable, removeable shoulder strap, and the padded grab handle. This duffel is made from recycled water bottles. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of this and all EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.”

The size of the bag also makes it a great item to stuff with additional items, if you are thinking about creating kits for virtual or actual events. More about direct shipping for events here.

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 Gifts For Virtual Conferences And Tradeshows

22 Feb

Online Events Reduce Your Footprint – And So Can The Gifts, article present by PCNA Eco Style.

January is about more than trying to stick with New Year’s resolutions. It’s also a big month for conferences, tradeshows and sales meetings.

Now that those events are moving to virtual platforms, people are discovering that hosting them online has some advantages – for one thing, it opens up the event to more presenters and attendees, who no longer have to worry about scheduling conflicts or the time, effort and expense required for travel.

Another huge benefit of going virtual? It eliminates the environmental impact of bringing together hundreds or thousands of people:

+ No travel to and from event.

+ No lighting, heat or AC for the venue.

+ No heaping mounds of trash destined for a landfill.

Sustainability and eco-consciousness emerged as big trends in 2020, so promoting 2021 virtual events as a win for the environment makes a lot of sense – starting with an eco-friendly swag bag. And as a bonus, all the products you’re about to see are part of our 1% For The Planet program, meaning one percent of sales are contributed to environmental nonprofits.

Pretty cool, huh?

Dege Eco Knit Half Zip | 18306 (M) and 98306 (W)

Want to feel good about what you’re wearing? This half-zip is made from recycled polyester AND it looks great. The convertible collar gives you two different ways to wear it. It also has moisture-wicking, snag-resistant, wash-and-wear fabric with UPF 40+ protection (light colors UPF 15-24) and an anti-microbial finish to keep you feeling fresh.

Can’t have a killer swag bag without really cool apparel. Trend-right style and casual comfort make the Dege a standout, but what’s even better is that it’s made with more than 30% recycled polyester, taking plastic waste and turning it into something you can feel good about wearing.

 

Cougar Wheat Straw Ballpoint | SM-4482

The Cougar Wheat Straw Ballpoint features 40% wheat straw barrel. Click action mechanism. Black ink cartridge with 1.0mm pen tip. 800m writing length. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet one percent of sales of this and all EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

Here’s the thing about people doing virtual events: They can’t take notes on their laptop! So a pen and notebook really come in handy. (We’ll get to the notebook in a second.) The Cougar Ballpoint has a barrel partly made with sturdy, sustainable wheat straw instead of planet-harming plastic.

5” x 7” EcoFlex PerfectBook | PEC-700EB

Flexible, wraparound 100% recycled paper covers in Natural or Black. Includes 1-color foil or blind deboss imprint. 100 sheets of 60# lined EcoFiller, or blank. Graph or dot grid available for an upcharge (contact sales for pricing). Perfect-bound spine

OK, about that notebook. The EcoFlex features a flexible wraparound cover made with 100% recycled paper. In other words, it’s pretty much a no-brainer for your eco-friendly swag bag.

Wheat Straw Storage With Utensils | SM-2226

The Wheat Straw Food Storage with Utensils comes equipped with a band to hold the lid and utensils in place. Container is microwave safe. Do not put band or utensils in microwave. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet one percent of sales of this and all EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

Food storage is another gift that’s big right now, with more people packing lunch as part of the new routine for 9 to 5. And in case you’re wondering, the wheat straw container is microwave-safe.

Recycled 5oz Cotton Twill Tote | SM-5830

This recycled cotton twill tote is great for any convention and helps promote corporate social responsibility. It is manufactured from pre-consumer waste generated by factories during the fabric cutting process. Approximately 70%-80% recycled cotton and 20-30% RPET. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet one percent of sales of this and all EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

Naturally, you’re going to need a nice bag for everything. This trendy twill tote is made with pre-consumer recycled cotton, which is material that’s left over from the manufacture of other cotton goods. So instead of going to a landfill, that extra cotton is turned into an eco-friendly alternative to plastic conference totes.

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.

Recycled Journals & Note Pads…Make a Choice to be Environmentally Responsible

17 Feb

New flyer on Recycled Journals and Note Pads. The industry offers a lot of options for recycled content and FSC certified paper. Please contact us for more information.

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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.

Grayline UpCycling catalog for 2021 is now available

16 Feb

Molded in 100% post-consumer Recycled PETE

Grayline UpCycling catalog for 2021 is now available. These are Made in USA, recycled content items. Some even Union Made.

Take a look at the complete catalog at https://www.promocorner.com/pageflip?i=5441

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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