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05 Oct

One Life Is Too Short!

Having attended all of the big industry trade shows over the past year or two, spoken to manufacturers and suppliers of promotional merchandise from across Europe one thing that really stands out and impresses me is the desire, speed and innovation to move to sustainable gifts and materials.

There are many ways this is being achieved and one of them we have been championing for some time is quality over quantity. A well thought out, quality, useful corporate gift will be kept and used by the recipient for a long length of time. This avoids it quickly going to landfill making it better for the environment and gives you brand exposure for a longer length of time and an excellent cost per impression.

The other more obvious change is the use of sustainable materials. So previously an item made of plastic now can be made from a number of existing or new more eco-friendly and sustainable materials. Please see a few examples of these materials that you will likely come across more and more over the coming months and years.

  • Organic Cotton & Recycled Polyester- For branded clothing
  • JUCO – Versatile and increasingly popular blend or jute and cotton that combines the strength of jute with the finer weave of cotton for a less hairy finish and better logo reproduction
  • Bamboo –From a sustainable source and seen in a number of promotional items such as pens and power banks
  • Kraft Paper – No explanation needed but key in the move from plastic bags to easily recycled 100% sustainable paper bags
  • Recycled Denim – A strong and increasingly popular choice for bags, pens, pencils etc
  • Wheat Straw – Left over stalk after whole grains are harvested. A very good plastic alternative seen in many popular products such as pens, power banks and keyrings

You can find many Eco and Sustainable promotional products on this website and the number will be growing substantially over the coming weeks now that the website has launched. You will also find many of the products in our Merch section are also made from sustainable materials.

If you are considering a corporate gift as a Xmas gift for your valued staff or customers or if you are just looking for a quality promotional item, please click the Corporate Executive Gifts tab at the top of the website and you will be taken to our dedicated website for these items.

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