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2022 Style Guide: 5 Trending Fashion Looks (and How to Bring Them to Promo)
May 18, 2022 at 9:58 am

Whether it's the ongoing influence of sustainability or the growing power of millennial buyers, 2022 apparel trends are a combination of re-emerging nostalgia and renewed optimism. As styles new and old make their way into the promo industry, distributors should pay attention to what’s hip if they want their sales to grow. Here are five style trends to watch...

Orbus Recycles Over 80% of Its Total Waste in 2021
May 5, 2022 at 10:25 am

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, the wholesale supplier of visual communications solutions based in Woodridge, Illinois, recently shared that it recycled 80.4% of its total waste in 2021. The announcement came in late April to commemorate Earth Month and Earth Day. The supplier increased the amount of waste it recycled and diverted from landfill 2.7% from 2020...

Threadfast Apparel Plants 46,000 Trees in First Year of Reforestation Program
April 13, 2022 at 1:47 pm

Threadfast Apparel, New York City, recently announced the results of its 2021 “Plant With Threadfast” Reforestation program, having planted over 46,000 trees in partnership with the nonprofit One Tree Planted. As part of the program, Threadfast plants a tree for every case of Threadfast product purchased...

Redwood Classics and Preloved Launch Upcycled Pan Am Games Collection
April 13, 2022 at 1:16 pm

Redwood Classics Apparel, Toronto, and Preloved have teamed up to turn something old into a brand new collection, using unexpected materials that had a very finite shelf life. After Toronto hosted the Pan Am Games in 2015, the city found itself with hundreds of leftover street pole banners. This isn’t a new problem for...

Koozie Group Committed to Environmental Stewardship
April 5, 2022 at 9:53 am

As part of Keep it. Give it., the company’s vision for positive social impact and increased sustainability, Koozie Group is focusing its environmental efforts in five areas where it strives to improve sustainability, including facilities, transportation, packaging, recycling and products. Environmental stewardship is one of the four key focus areas of...

What’s New in Promotional Bags and Totes
March 31, 2022 at 9:31 am

Like every other product category, bags and totes are evolving with customer buying habits. Right now, the biggest draw is a bag that’s made from environmentally friendly materials. Going beyond the prototype canvas tote with fully custom bags can also make you stand out as a distributor...

Vantage Apparel Sponsors Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps
March 30, 2022 at 10:21 am

Vantage Apparel is sponsoring the Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweeps for 2022. The company has been a site sponsor for the bi-annual event since its first involvement in 2019 and will now become a state sponsor as of this year. The next sweep will take place Saturday April 9, 2022, at more than 60 locations along the New Jersey coastline...

AAA Innovations Launches ‘Plant-A-Tree’ Program in Partnership With American Forests
March 22, 2022 at 10:20 am

AAA Innovations announced a partnership with American Forests, the oldest national conservation organization in the U.S. As part of AAA Innovations’ commitment to sustainability and environmental leadership, the company introduced the Plant-A-Tree Program, where it will plant one tree for every wood market umbrella sold...

Starbucks Will Begin Phasing Out Single-Use Cups This Year, Switching to Reusable Cup Program
March 16, 2022 at 10:27 am

In a massive sustainability effort, Starbucks announced a new initiative that includes phasing out single-use paper and plastics and introducing a reusable cup program in six markets around the world. The company said that by the end of next year, customers in the U.S. and Canada can use their own personal reusable cups at Starbucks, including at the drive-through and for mobile orders...

Koozie Group Making an Impact by Giving Back
March 11, 2022 at 11:20 am

Koozie Group announced that it is committed to making a difference by giving back to its communities and employees through cash donations, product donations and more, as part of its social impact and sustainability vision called Keep It. Give It. Last year, Koozie Group donated over $250,000 to more than 100 nonprofit organizations...