Teslin is a non-toxic, non-cellulose, recyclable material that is 65% by weight inorganic filler (silica – derived from sand). In our industry I think of Teslin as a printable, durable material that is not plastic (no petroleum pollution) and not paper (no trees destroyed).
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Stromberg Brand has been selling umbrellas since 1942, and is recognised as a leading manufacturer of umbrellas for the promotional products industry. This year Stromberg has enter the eco-friendly promotional products field with their first green umbrella, the Eco Umbrella – Automatic Folding #82ECO.
A 2009 survey from the Organic Exchange (OE) reports that despite the 2009 global economic turn down global retail sales of organic cotton apparel and home textile products reached an estimated $4.3 billion.
Kanata Blanket is now offering their popular Sport/Travel blanket in ECO fleece material. The Kanata ECO fleece line is made from Repreve, a 100% recycled yarn avaible in filament polyester, filament nylon, or spun polyester.
Recycled paper seems to be the latest eco-friendly material being used by flashdrive manufactures in the promotional products industry. The new USB 2.0 Recycled Paper Drive GP from All-In-One is a sample of these new bodies, and I have seen similar ideas from other manufactures, including a tube style Papel Recycled Paper USB Flash Drive from Hirsch Gift.
Poly-Pak Industries has come out with a basic event tote they are calling the 400% solution bag. The bag is designed as an option to the more common poly-propylene bags that are just about everywhere in our industry.
The claim to fame on the EcoButton and EcoButton Hub is that pressing the button puts a computer into the “most efficient sleep mode available, reducing your carbon footprint and saving money spent on electricity”.
EcoSphere® is now available with a custom laser engrave of your logo or organization name, which brings them into the awards category of the promotional products industry.
In 2010 Shepenco has taken their popular Terra-Riffic Grip Pen and introduced two additional pens in the line, the Terra-Riffic Slim and Terra-Riffic Stick.
The new iPad ECO RPET iPad Sleeve from Numo was designed exclusively for the iPad.
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.
Top Ten: Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 around the world, and more companies than ever before are using eco-friendly giveaways to promote their commitment to caring for the environment.
Aarkron’s new line of non-woven polypropylene totes called Scent-Sational Bags come in Cinnamon, Fresh ‘n Clean, Coffee and Coconut-Lime. Reusable bags. 20% recycled material.
For 2010 the move to bamboo does not seem to be slowing down. As a quick growing, renewable, natural resource bamboo seems here to stay in the promotional products market. Here a two quick ideas in bamboo new for 2010.
The mission of Sprout Eco-Friendly Timepieces is to simply “make the most eco-friendly watch we possibly can” and come from a company that has been in the business of making timepieces for over 50 years. They company also has an impressive list of claims supporting that mission statement.
Once again Vantage Apparel is offering their Name Drop Graphics program for Earth Day apparel items. And new for 2010 Vantage is offering not only screen-printed designs but also Digital Print, Embroidery, Laser etching and Laser Applique.
Video clips on eco-friendly items seen at ASI Dallas.