Health & Wellness

Fanatics Is Using MLB Jersey Material for Medical Masks, Gowns
March 27, 2020 at 10:43 am

Fanatics is halting its production of MLB jerseys, and is using the material to make gowns and masks for medical professionals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. They might even look a little familiar to Phillies and Yankees fans. Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin discussed the plan in a series of tweets yesterday...

SanMar Part of Coalition Making Face Masks for Health Workers
March 26, 2020 at 11:01 am

SanMar, Issaquah, Wash., is part of a coalition of U.S. apparel companies working with the White House to build a supply chain to produce millions of much needed face masks. These masks will be distributed by the federal government to support hospitals, health care workers and others battling the spread of the COVID-19 virus. SanMar…

Tito's, Anheuser-Busch and Others Are Now Manufacturing Branded Hand Sanitizer
March 25, 2020 at 1:59 pm

Tito’s, the brand known for reasonably priced but pretty solid vodka, announced that it plans to make its own hand sanitizer. Tito’s said it would initially roll out 24 tons of hand sanitizer and give away the bottles for free. Anheuser-Busch is also making hand sanitizer, along with a number of other beverage brands large and small...

Apparel Suppliers, Promo Companies Shift Production to Face Masks During COVID-19 Outbreak
March 25, 2020 at 12:05 pm

The promo industry is facing major adversity. But apparel manufacturers have taken this opportunity not only to pivot for the sake of their business, but to do some real good. Last week, we we reported that Los Angeles Apparel offered its workforce to create face masks. It’s now joined by companies like Hanes, SnugZ USA, Starline and more...

7 Promo Products for Staying Active at Home
March 24, 2020 at 2:38 pm

While working from home, it’s essential that we all stay moving during the day. The same goes for end-users, so now’s a good time to check out some new products to suggest for clients. Resistance bands? Check. Maybe a water bottle for working out? Good idea. Here are seven great promo products we found to help people stay active...

Canadian Government to Designate Plastics as Toxins
March 18, 2020 at 2:28 pm

The Canadian federal government reportedly plans to designate plastics as toxic substances, giving the government the power to regulate and limit certain products in Canada. According to the Globe and Mail, the government will list plastics as toxins under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, rather than the planned ban of single-use plastics by 2021. By…

Autism Awareness Shoe Collection From Vans Features Sensory-Friendly Elements
March 13, 2020 at 1:22 pm

Who, after this week’s news cycle, doesn't need a feel-good story? On Wednesday, exactly three weeks away from the start of Autism Awareness Month, Vans announced plans for a shoe collection geared particularly to meet the feet of those with autism spectrum disorder. The collection includes some great design features worth noting...

Activist Group 'Stops the Spread' of Racism With Promotional Hand Sanitizer Campaign
March 13, 2020 at 1:14 pm

The Chinese Canadian Council for Social Justice debuted a promotional campaign to combat the racial discrimination against Asian people during the height of coronavirus panic. The campaign involved a commercial, showing people in hazmat suit walking the streets of Toronto, handing out miniature bottles of promotional hand sanitizer that say "Stop the Spread"...

Promo Suppliers Are Out of Hand Sanitizer, and Re-Stocking Could Take Weeks
March 11, 2020 at 2:19 pm

Hand sanitizer has been in high demand as coronavirus worry mounts. In the promotional products industry, that demand has come at the expense of a few suppliers' inventory. Suppliers like Raining Rose Inc., Hit Promotional Products, SnugZ USA and more have said that they're out of hand sanitizer, with no clear timetable on when it will be restocked...