Taking environmental consciousness to a global level, Staples Inc., Framingham, Mass., the world's largest office products company, today announced the universities with finalist concepts for the inaugural Staples Global EcoEasy Challenge.
Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., announced its new Prime Express program. Under the program, Prime Line will ship orders to locations west of the Mississippi (zones requiring four or five days for ground delivery) using FedEx Express Saver 3-day service, while charging distributors only the ground shipping rates.
Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., proudly announced its 30-year anniversary in the promotional products industry. Built in 1980 by current chairman and owner Bob Lederer, the company has grown from a start up to a top promotional products supplier and employs nearly 200 individuals, many of whom have been with the company since its inception.
The Women's Bamboo 2-color Pique Polo is 50 percent pima cotton, 35 percent bamboo and 15 percent combed cotton. It has a two-color pique body, self goods collar, open V-neckline and hemmed sleeves. It also features a single-needle top-stitching and even hem bottom with tailored side vents.
Dramatic detailing, vibrant colors, rich fabrics, organic?
It's not what you expect from couture, but one local designer is devoted to using sustainable fabrics in fashion.
"This skirt is organic cotton and dyed with natural dyes, " says Lindsay Weatherread.
Amidst the new outfits swishing down runways at this year's London Fashion Week was a different kind of fashion launch: The British nonprofit named Forum for the Future released its sustainability trend report for the industry.
When you buy a PC or some other CE gadget, what kinds of substances are actually inside it ... and what's being used to ship it to your house?
At last week's International Toy Fair in New York City - its 107th, if you're counting - it was the first time there was a "green" pavilion featuring environmentally-friendly toys, dolls, games, and activities for kids of all ages.
The promotional products industry is full of company's that have adopted ecologically friendly practices. From changes in office behavior and recycling practices to full-bore revamps of manufacturing methods and materials used, I think it is safe to say the “green” industry is bigger than U.S. Steel (name that movie reference).