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K and R Jute Wine Tote

23 Oct

Jute Wine Tote

Even though it is not yet Halloween, it is certainly time for businesses and groups to start planning for their end of the year gift giving.

The jute NATURAL ECO-FRIENDLY WINE BAG tote from K & R Precision Corporation is a great tool for use in planning a gift program for any organization or business looking for a natural angle.

Jute is a renewable, naturally biodegradable vegetable fiber that has been used as a woven material for centuries. In the promotional products industry the material is primarily used for bags and totes, of which the NATURAL ECO-FRIENDLY WINE BAG is a perfect example.

The NATURAL ECO-FRIENDLY WINE BAG is 4.5”w x 17”h x 4.25”d with an imprint area of 2.25” x 8”. The two-tone construction is a nice touch, as are the bamboo ring style handles. The bag is designed to hold a standard 750ml bottle.

If you are giving wine, especially from a vineyard with an eco-friendly or organic pedigree, the jute NATURAL ECO-FRIENDLY WINE BAG might be a better choice than your standard bag. Wine bags work well because you can stage the value of the gift without lessening the presentation, i.e. the big client gets the $140 bottle, the lesser client the $50 bottle, etc., but the packaging and presentation remains the same.

Wine totes are also an idea to consider because their natural tall and lean shape makes a great gift bag for many items that are not wine, from sleeves of bakes fresh cookies, to holiday candy, to BBQ sauce, to fishing lures. Really, everything gets a perceived value boost when given in an imprinted wine tote. (And yes, unexpected items like fishing lures do work very well as the juxtaposition of the item and carrier gives your gift a quirkiness that helps people remember the giver and the brand, and isn’t that the point in the first place?)

If you are a promotional items distributor looking for more information on the NATURAL ECO-FRIENDLY WINE BAG contact Melanie Langille at K & R Precision Corporation. If you are interested in wine totes to promote your own business contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

Pre-Printed Jute Shopper From V Natural

27 Jan

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of Proforma Simonetta Freelance, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy (see proformagreen.com). John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.

There are a number of pre-printed poly non-woven and recycled material totes on the market. A pre-printed bag allows the buyer to get more bang for their back as they are purchasing a pre-designed and decorated item to which they simply add their own logo or other information.

For those looking beyond poly or recycled content bags, Vitronic Promotional Group, home of the V Natural line, has introduced a pre-printed jute tote available with either leaf or ladybug motif.

This natural fiber shopping tote has a sizable 8″ gusset with 22″ handles. The overall size of the bags is a good 16″W x 8″D x 12″H. At this size it holds the equivalent of two standard plastic grocery bags.

The leaf or ladybug motifs would work well for any Ecopreneurist focused on gardening, growing, or natural produce demographics.

The bags themselves run EQP $5.13 per unit with one color additional imprint, so they certainly run higher than poly non-woven totes, however the added benefits of Jute’s natural insulating properties, low thermal conductivity, and antistatic characteristics are benefits that poly non-wovens do not offer. Not to mention the fact the non-woven bags are not a natural material.

If you are an ASI member Rory Campbell is the contact to talk to at Vitronic Promotional Group about these bags and the rest of the V Natural line.

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.


Organic Spa Tote II from Gemline

9 Aug

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of ProformaGreen, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.

Another example of the speed at which the green promotional products industry is changing is the second generation of the Organic Spa tote from the manufacturer Gemline.

Like many of the wonderful bags from this manufacturer, this tote is made from 100% certified organic cotton fabric and azo-free dyes.

However look at the front of the tote. This material originally was made of bamboo, it is now made from woven jute.

Why? We suspect a few reasons. Jute may be less expensive and it also makes for a more supple bag that is a bit lighter, easier to carry and easier to place embroidery or silk screening on.

The main point I want to make is that the time between Organic Spa Tote I and Organic Spa Tote II was less than 6 months. This normally would not happen with promotional items, but I have seen it in eco-friendly items again and again.

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