Eco-Friendly

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…

PCNA Makes Commitment to the Environment With EcoSmart Program
August 20, 2019 at 1:44 pm

Polyconcept North America (PCNA) announced that it has refreshed its pioneering EcoSmart program to meet the needs of a new generation of consumers eager for eco-friendly products and opportunities to help the planet. EcoSmart was originally established more…

Indie Rock Band The 1975 Is Printing New T-shirts on Its Old T-shirts to Minimize Waste
August 20, 2019 at 11:28 am

You'd think that a band's goal would be to make as many T-shirts as humanly possible in the hope that more fans become walking advertisements. But, British indie rockers the 1975 are trading in maximalist marketing for environmental conservation, even if it's at the expense of their own merchandising efforts. The band, which recently recorded…

FDA Considers Placing Graphic Images on Cigarette Packaging
August 16, 2019 at 1:28 pm

Since visual learners make up approximately 65 percent of our population, compelling images often play great roles in leading consumers to make purchases. If the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its way, striking visuals will become the antithesis of must-have buys, as the agency is hoping to add dissuasive depictions to cigarette packaging and advertising. https://twitter.com/US_FDA/status/1162018596568088577?s=20…