Eco-Friendly

Fashion Editors Pen Open Letter to Brands Calling for Reduced Waste in Holiday Promotional Gifts
November 15, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Editors from various fashion publications are telling PR folks, “Thanks, but no thanks” this holiday season. It’s not that they don’t want gifts. Everyone loves free stuff. But it’s that when companies send things like samples, gifts and promotional products to these publications, it usually comes with a lot of waste, especially attention-grabbing packaging for…

S&S Activewear Opens Most Sustainable Distribution Center in Its Network
September 30, 2019 at 11:39 am

S&S Activewear has relocated its operations from its 450,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Bolingbrook, Ill., to a brand new, 750,000 sq. ft., sustainability-focused distribution center in nearby Lockport. This new facility will expand the company’s Midwest footprint by 300,000 sq. ft. and bring its nationwide total to 3.5 million sq. ft. S&S designed the…

BDA, Shumsky Begin QCA Certification Program
September 26, 2019 at 11:10 am

In order to continue meeting buyer demands for brand safety and responsible sourcing, Woodinville, Washington-based Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC. (BDA), as well as Dayton, Ohio-based Shumsky/Boost Engagement, have applied to participate in the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) Compliance Certification Program. QCA, the only coalition dedicated to ensuring accountability and independent validation of corporate responsibility…

Are Those No-Wash T-shirts Worth It?
September 25, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Laundry is a pretty tedious task. The washing, the sorting, the folding, the hanging. That's not even taking into account those of us who have to walk 15 miles in the snow, uphill both ways, to the closest laundromat! Wouldn't it just be easier if we never had to wash our clothes again? Yes, it…

Grossman Marketing Group's Ben Grossman on SwagCycle, Promo's Coolest New Service for Brands
September 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

Ben Grossman of Grossman Marketing Group joined the show to talk about SwagCycle, a new sustainability program we're honestly pretty excited about. Ben told us how it went from idea to reality and gave us some real-life examples of big-name brands that have already participated. Plus, Sean and Brendan discuss a new merch-selling feature from Facebook and issue an important alien-related correction...

The Book Company Launches 'We Plant Trees' Corporate Giving Program
September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

Doug Greenhut, president of Delray Beach, Florida-based The Book Company, recognized the obvious impact the company’s product line has on trees and the environment. That's why he decided to launch “We Plant Trees,” The Book Company’s first and ongoing corporate giving program that will donate a portion of proceeds each year to help plant trees…