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12 Sustainable Women’s Polos from Ash City

24 Aug

LADIES' RECYCLED POLYESTER/PERFORMANCE POLYESTER (from Bamboo Charcoal Nano-Particles) ZIPPED POLO

Ash City has 12 sustainable polos just for the ladies in their 2011 line. I repeat, 12.

That is huge.

When did this happen? I know when I talked to Chris Clark, VP of Sales for Ash City USA, back in 2009 he told us more sustainable blends and shirt styles were coming from Ash City. But when the heck did they get to 12 ladies cuts just for polos alone?

It may not seem like such a big deal to the reader, but understand most other producers offer maybe three or four sustainable appareal items. Even Anvil, the big player when it comes to tee shirts, only has organic cotton, recycled cotton, and 50% recycled PET, 50% organic cotton conversion materials in their line.

When you are working on a client’s program, choice is huge. Choice is everything, because if the clothing does not work for the client’s brand and identity, does it really mater if it is sustainable?

With more cuts, more blends, more colors, Ash City is bringing choice to sustainable material promotional clothing. And that is a big deal. Here are links to the 12 polos and a video of Chris from 2009.

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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.

Ash City e.c.o Fleece Warms The Green Heart

30 Dec

The Men’s Recycled Polyester Fleece Full-Zip Jacket and matching Ladies’ Recycled Polyester Fleece Full-Zip Jacket from the Ash City e.c.o collection are both great, warm, comfy jackets to consider for any cold weather promotional program or winter staff uniforms.

Both jackets are made from 75% recycled polyester blended with 25% virgin polyester as 165 gsm anti-pill fleece. The shoulder and side panels trim on both jackets is done with 100% recycled polyester.

There are a few nice touches to these jackets as well, like the adjustable draw cords at the hem, and the Ash City Ezaway System® which features zipper pulls with easy grip ends, great for closing zipper with gloves on.

The custom embroidery program from Ash City means the embroidery on these jackets can be done in-house, so the folks doing the embroidery are the same folks that designed the jackets. The end result is nearly always a perfect final product.

780 Crimson e.c.o Fleece

Men’s jackets come in Black, Alpine Green, Crimson, Lake Blue, Night, Concrete, and White. Ladies’ jackets run Pearl Frost, Black, Alpine Green, Crimson, Lake Blue, Powder Pink, and Night.

With these great colors and cuts the Men’s Recycled Polyester Fleece Full-Zip Jacket and matching Ladies’ Recycled Polyester Fleece Full-Zip Jacket from the Ash City make perfect winter staff apparel, and other cold weather event wear like client or employee winter team building events.

Ash City has long been a leader in eco-friendly apparel options for promotional products, and in 2011 I expect to see even more designs from Ash City hit the market.

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

Thinking Pink and Green with Ash City USA

2 Oct

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Ash City USA is doing their part with the “We’re Thinking Pink” campaign to help raise money for the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

The “We’re Thinking Pink” campaign gives the buyer two ways to fund the American Breast Cancer Foundation. First order any item from the Ash City catalog and have Ash City decorate the item in-house with the offical pink ribbon and Ash City will make a donation.  Or second, pick any of the pink apparel items in the Ash City catalog, with or without decoration, and Ash City will make a donation to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

According to Ash City’s website,  “monies raised will help provide individuals, their families and their loved ones in financial need with direct financial assistance, education, support, and access to early detection screenings”. An overview of the program can be seen in the 2010 Thinking Pink letter.

Ladies Recycled Polyester Fleece Full-Zip Jacket

Because Ash City is an industry leader in eco-apparel solutions, the “We’re Thinking Pink” campaign provides the audience an opportunity to think green as well as pink.

Here are a few eco-apparel items in pink that are perfect for any walk or run in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, both for staff and participants.

October is a cool month in most of North America and the Ladies Recycled Polyester Fleece Full-Zip Jacket (a.k.a water bottle jacket) makes a great staff jacket for any outside October event.

The Ladies Recycled Polyester Fleece Full-Zip Jacket features a full zipper front with lower security pockets, shoulder and side panels trimmed with recycled woven fabric, and stylish seam lines for a flattering feminine fit. The build is 75% recycled polyester/25% polyester anti-pill fleece, with an overlay trim of 100% recycled polyester.

Ladies Organic Cotton / Spandex Jersey Long Sleeve Crew

For those participating in the walks themselves layers are always a good place to start. The Ladies Organic Cotton / Spandex Jersey Long Sleeve Crew works perfectly as a stylish team shirt. Ladies Organic Cotton / Spandex Jersey Long Sleeve Crew is 94% organic cotton with 6% spandex to give the shirt more of an athletic look, and ranges in size from XS-XXL.

To complete the pink makeover I would like to have been able to include a pink version of Ash City’s organic cotton or recycled polyester caps.

BRUSHED CHINO TWILL SANDWICH CAP WITH BUCKLE

Unfortunately Ash City is not producing a pink eco cap this year, so if you want to keep the order all under the same roof (and with the great in-house embroidery available from Ash City I do suggest you do), your best cap choice is the Powder Pink w/White Brushed  Chino Twill Sandwich cap. Outfit complete.

For more information on the Ash City “We’re Thinking Pink” campaign contact Chris Clark at Ash City USA. If you are looking to purchase Ash City clothing for your own breast cancer awareness event, contact your local promotional items distributor or  email info@proformagreen.com for samples and pricing.

Ash City Partners With American Breast Cancer Foundation

7 Dec

Ash City USA – one of the leaders in eco-friendly apparel for the promotional items market – is partnering with the American Breast Cancer Foundation through their new “We’re Thinking Pink” campaign.

From the Ash City website, “Ash City USA is proud to announce it has become a supporter in the fight against breast cancer. With the recent launch of our “We’re Thinking Pink” campaign, we are joining in the fight to help fund research for the American Breast Cancer Foundation to help find a cure.

Money raised helps provide individuals, their families and their loved ones in financial need with direct financial assistance, education, support, and access to early detection screenings. ABCF supports research for innovative diagnostic, treatment and patient support methods through leading medical institutions.”

The deal is if you purchase any apparel or accessory item from Ash City and have your order decorated with the ABCF pink ribbon, Ash City will make a donation to the ABCF. Or, and this is even better, pick any pink product identified with the pink ribbon symbol in the Ash City catalog (no embroidery required) and Ash City will again make a donation to the ABCF. Here is a link to the press release.

Currently Ash City carries over 27 different styles in ABCF Pink, including eco-friendly items like the LADIES’ RECYCLED POLYESTER FLEECE FULL-ZIP JACKET (75% recycled polyester/25% polyester 4.9oz./yd2/165gsm anti-pill fleece. Overlay trim: 100% recycled polyester EQP $47.90), and LADIES’ ORGANIC COTTON/SPANDEX JERSEY LONG SLEEVE CREW (94% organic cotton/6% spandex jersey, 5.2 oz./yd2/175 gsm EQP $33.90).

For more information on this great campaign please contact Chris Clark at Ash City USA. If you are looking to purchase Ash City clothing for your own ABCF event or any other purpose, please contact your local promotional items distributor or email info@proformagreen.com for samples and pricing.

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