If you’ve been searching for a more sustainable backpack, duffle bag, or tote bag, and one that’s truly unique, these one-of-a-kind bags made from upcycled billboards could be just what you’re looking for. Rareform takes billboard material, which is made from heavy duty, water-proof, and mildew proof vinyl, and hand cuts and stitches them into […]
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For wine lovers, the glass bottles that deliver their favorite beverage can be a bit of an environmental boondoggle, as they’re not only heavy to transport, which adds to the carbon footprint of the product, but they’re also breakable, which means that they can’t be brought to places where glass containers are prohibited. Glass is […]
Are you someone who is fashion-conscious but also “green savvy”? If so, then you probably already know just how challenging that it can be, at times, to find a way to look like a fashion plate while still making choices that are eco-friendly; especially if you are someone who is trying to greenify your office wardrobe.
In today’s world, keeping eco-friendly practices in mind, there are various ways to reduce the waste of many products; like purchasing items that are made from recycled materials. Remanufactured printer ink cartridges are a great example of a commonly expensive, but very necessary product, that has gone through a recycling process to be resold to consumers.
Can a company create upcycled textiles products, revive a community and preserve age-old design skills? A business with a vision surely can. re-wrap is one such self-funded UK based social enterprise established in 2002.
Their mantra is simple enough but one with tremendous impact!
Re-cycle and create re-usable textile products.
Re-claim traditional skills as contemporary design.
Re-invent the lives of artisans in India with hope and purpose.
One word- Powerful!
Part 9 in a series where Krates Ng (co-founder of Mokugift the ecard service) interviews fellow ecopreneurs. Today, Krates interviews, Merle Obrien, owner of OlovesM. OlovesM is a line of unique bags created from un-used yoga mats, and other materials that companies were going to throw away. 1) Why did you start your company? I was […]
Over the past few years, awareness has grown about FSC-certified papers and printing. FSC stands for Forest Stewardship Council, a group that works to ensure that the materials used are sourced responsibly. Each step in the chain (i.e. from forest to printer) must be traceable. The intent of the FSC system is to eliminate habitat destruction, […]
Numo has come back to the market with the EcoCoolie Pocket Coolie 2.0 available Feb 1, 2010. This unit is made of 1/8″ high-density recycled-open cell scuba foam and will boast a full 85% post-consumer content, and at EQP for $0.89, that is $0.10 less than the EcoCoolie version one, when it debuted last year.
The Recycled Walking Enthusiast Kit is a great little mix of form and function, providing a easy sling style carrying case for a stainless steel water bottle, wallet, music player (including earphone outlet), key, cellphone, in short all those little things that often need to be carried when your client is out for a little exercise.
Gemline, one of the lions of the promotional items industry, is introducing a number of new items featuring recycled cotton.
Earth Day takes place this April 22nd. As a green leader or entrepreneur, the day begs the question, what will you be doing? In a mad public relations world that anchors on events as a tangible “touch point” in lieu of diving into the messier (and harder to track or control) world of ‘awareness’, Earth […]
What I got was a sample of Kanata’s new blanket made from Repreve, a 100% recycled nylon material. Like the E.C.O fleece items from AshCity, this material feels amazing, like a cross between cotton and wool.
Greening your purchasing involves thinking about your entire inbound supply chain with the overriding purpose of selecting and purchasing goods and services that are affordable and have the least possible environmental impact throughout the course of their lifecycles. Green purchasing does not always have to mean higher costs—although sometimes it will.
It looks like Norwood had such a success with their ECOL brand of recycled paper (barrel) pens that in 2009 they decided to break out into color with their new line called ECOL BRITE.
Starting in 2009 Gill-line is branching out into green promotions with their new Gill-Green line divided into Biodegradable & Recycled, Recyclable, and Recycled items. This is a new venture for Gill-line and we will see how they progress with the line throughout 2009.
As we predicted, it seems 2009 is becoming the year of the great green push in our industry. Leeds is again up front with a number of functional and stylist additions to their Owl line of 51% & 100% recycled material bags, portfolios and totes (see certificate from Leeds website).
Gemline, one of our favorite manufacturers for the style and quality of their green line of promotional items, is starting 2009 strong with the introduction of a number of new, green products.