Bags & Luggage

What's in the 2016 Golden Globe Awards Gift Bag?
January 11, 2016 at 6:29 pm

The Golden Globe Awards took place last night, and we all know these types of award shows usually include a pretty impressive gift bag for attendees. This year was no different. According to Extra, the Golden Globe promotional bag included the…

BIC Graphic Launches More Than 400 New Products
January 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., is launching more than 400 new products this month. Based on research both inside and outside the industry, BIC Graphic's product development team not only has focused on bringing new products to the line, but also expanding top-selling categories with new colors and line extensions, offering distributors more choices. The additions include:…

Bag Makers Introduces New Imprint Process
January 7, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Bag Makers, Union, Ill., introduced a new imprint process and products for 2016. The newest imprint process—Sparkle Decoration—features glossy, reflective dots that make the artwork on bags shine. Sparkle Decoration is available on the company’s nonwoven and polyester bags, and the holographic or metallic dots are available in more than 20 colors. “We’re very excited…

Famed CBGB Music Venue to Expand Merchandising
January 6, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Though the New York music venue CBGB closed its doors in 2006, the famed concert hall's logo will live on through branded merchandise, including umbrellas, phone cases and baby apparel (for babies who were literally born to rock). Politico's Alex Weprin reported that 315 Bowery Holdings LLC (which is the address of the original venue)…

High-flying Fashion: Alaska Airlines Upcycles Seats Into Travel Accessories
December 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

It’s a challenge for airlines to create a sustainable image when their very lifeblood contributes enormous amounts of jet fuel to the environment. But Alaska Airlines is thinking out of the box—and seat—when it comes to sustainability by embracing upcycling. When the carrier re-upholstered 6,000 seats on its…

Tote Bag Designed for City Bike-share Programs
December 22, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Bike-share programs, where people can rent bikes from access terminals, increasingly are popping up in cities, such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Sparse and NOMO Design now have designed the XFR tote bag, which is designed to fit onto bike-share bikes.…

Newell Rubbermaid Acquires Rival Jarden for $13B
December 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Newell Rubbermaid, Atlanta, announced on Monday that it will acquire Rye, New York-based Jarden, a rival company with multiple brands related to the promotional products industry, including Sunbeam, Rawlings and Coleman, for $15.4 billion. USA Today reported that Newell Rubbermaid, which also makes Sharpie, Paper Mate and Irwin products, is purchasing Jarden for a combination of…

Smart Source LLC Announces Role as Preferred Vendor for YMCA
December 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm

Smart Source LLC, New York, is now a premier supplier for the YMCAs of Greater New York City, creating branded materials, including uniforms, swim caps and camp backpacks. The launch of the uniform program is a significant branding initiative for YMCA, and the agreement with Smart Source LLC begins with the YMCAs of Greater New…

Gemline Appoints Director of Account Management
December 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

Gemline, Lawrence, Mass., has appointed Ross Dohrmann as director of account management. He will be focused on program channels, direct-mail channels, wholesale channels and new business opportunities. Dohrmann brings strategic sales and management experience to this new role. For more information on Gemline, visit

College Football Bowl Game Giveaways
December 9, 2015 at 7:18 pm

The college football bowl games have been announced, and players and coaches are preparing for what will be, for many, the last game of the season. If that wasn't enough for the players to look forward to, the giveaways they'll receive from sponsors are impressive as well. Bleacher Report ranked some of its favorites, but here are what…