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Debco’s Bold PET Tote Bag

18 Jul

Nothing seems to work better for eco-friendly marketing than a big eco message. Debco takes that idea and runs with it, boldly proclaiming I USED TO BE A PLASTIC WATER BOTTLE on the front and GET INTO THE GREEN SCENE on the gusset of the RE6944 Pre-Printed Jumbo Grocery Tote.

With an additional 9in x 9in print area for the client’s custom logo or message, the RE6944 is another example of the more bang for your buck family of pre-printed bags which we are seeing more and more of in our industry.

Why is this a green bag? The RE6944 Pre-Printed Jumbo Grocery Tote is made from Polyethylene Terephalate, commonly referred to as PET. The PET used by Debco is 85% post-consumer recyclable plastic, mainly sourced from recycled plastic bottles. Debco use SGS certification and all totes come with a hangtag listing their environmental message for the end-user. The RE6944 Pre-Printed Jumbo Grocery Tote has an EQP of $3.25.

These very colorful, very visual bags are a great idea for any marketing pitch aimed at green enthusiasts. At 14in x 16in x 7.75in (gusset) the RE6944 Pre-Printed Jumbo Grocery Tote is a big bag suitable for farmers markets, convention centers, seminars, and event marketing.

If you are a promotional items distributor looking for more information contact Jeremy Rich at Debco. 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.

New Eco Designs From Mega Cap

26 Mar

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of Proforma Green Marketing, 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.

With over 800 cap styles in house and both domestic and overseas programs in place, Mega Cap Inc continues to be one of the industry leaders in the branded headwear market.

I am please to report that once again Mega Cap is expanding into more designs using eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton, PET, and bamboo. Here are a few designs for 2010 that look great, while not particularly looking “green”.

Topping the list has got to the the Mega Cap 7914 PET SPUN Bucket Hat with chin cord. These caps come in both olive and stone with a minimum order of 12 units.

As the name implies the PET SPUN Bucket Hat is made from recycled PET [Polyethylene Terephthalate] which is used as a raw material for making items such as bottles and containers  for a wide range of food products and other consumer goods.  In our industry when we say something is made from PET we normally call it the “water bottle” material.

PET SPUN Bucket Hat is a great match for any Ecopreneurist looking to market to the beach, boat, camping and fishing crowds. An added advantage is that PET is a light material, so these caps store and wear a bit better than their cotton cap equivalents.

The second cap for Mega Cap worth special attention this year is the 6887 LOW PROFILE (UNSTRUCTURED) WASHED ORGANIC COTTON MESH CAP.

This is another example of the evolution in our industry to meet the demands of the promotional marketplace.

Look at this cap. Looks familiar right? That is because this faded look is very popular in the marketplace. Mega Cap simply took a great selling cap and reproduced it using organic cotton. The 6887 LOW PROFILE (UNSTRUCTURED) WASHED ORGANIC COTTON MESH CAP comes in a bunch of colors and is certainly an item to consider for marketing targeting the college and youth crowds. In this case the organic cotton is simply a bonus to an already popular design.

Speaking of popular designs, the “trucker” mesh back cap is likely the most ubiquitous style of promotional headgear in the industry. Putting a new spin on that classic design Mega Cap has produced the 6886 5 PANEL PET SPUN MESH CAP.

This is your classic trucker produced again from recycled PET [Polyethylene Terephthalate]. The cap comes in seven colors and is a great basic cap with a large imprint area. Expect it soon at truck stops everywhere.

Seriously, are you selling bio-diesel or working with the new technologies in the auto industry – why this is your go to market cap for all your tradeshow needs. All caps can be branded at Meg Caps factory via multiple embroidery, screen printing, and appliqué options, or blank units can be sent to your printer of choice.

If you are an ASI distributor Michael Nakajima is the contact to talk to at Mega Cap Inc.

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.

The Other Shoe – Flash Drives Prices Plummet

5 Dec

Quick note. Did you here that. As I mentioned earlier we have been expecting the price of flash drives – both traditional and eco-friendly PET, Recycled PVC, WoodenBamboo – to drop because of the glut of flash memory coming to market as the sale of retail electronics is hit by the economic downturn.

Well just in time for the holidays here comes the drop. Basic drives with one color logo are now going EQP $6.50 for 1GB drives or less, EQP $8.25 for 2GB and EQP $13.51 for 4GB from most suppliers. If you have been thinking about drives for your 2008 year end gifts or for 2009 1st quarter marketing projects now is the time to contact your friendly neighborhood promotional items company. US Flash, US Modular, PNY, FlashDirectHirsch Gift (great green drives) you name the company and they are running sales, the bottom is slipping out of the market.

This pricing will last until the glut works its way through the system, then prices will stabilize… maybe.

For more information on the eco-friendly drives we carry contact email info@proformagreen.com

Holiday Stuff #3 – PET – Recycled Water Bottles for Christmas

28 Nov

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

A number of clients and readers have asked us about ideas for eco-friendly customer gifts and I wanted to write a couple of posts talking about items that have done well in the past for clients or that are new for this year and doing well so far.

I also wanted to break these articles into categories so this blog will cover PET (yes items made from recycled water bottles for the holidays). PET may be a boring material but it is being used in some neat products.

1) Eco 100% Recycled Owl Laptop Sleeve – Made from 100% post-consumer recycled material (product label affirms this claim), holding a standard 15″ laptop and with a very clean line design, these bags have been very popular as both employee and customer gifts. At about $15 including a one color imprint of your logo or message, these bags are very popular with hip eco companies and road warriors. The gift is also practical, for one thing it makes accessing your laptop at the airport a heck of a lot easier, and of course it does provide basic protection from bumps, nicks and Continue reading

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