Health & Wellness

Canada Moves to Ban Microbeads in Personal Care Items
November 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm

This month, Canada took steps toward banning the sale of personal hygiene products containing the small plastic pieces known as microbeads in order to protect wildlife and the environment. Microbeads, typically found in…

Promo Marketing, Industry Members Come Together for Friend in Need
November 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm

We frequently hear about promotional products distributors and suppliers working to do good in the world. We hear about companies donating money, food or clothing to people in need. We hear about people raising awareness for important…

Tervis Tumbler Company Partners with American Cancer Society for Drinkware Line
November 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm

Tervis Tumbler Company, North Venice, Fla., joined forces with the American Cancer Society to create a limited edition series of tumblers and water bottles with designs featuring handprints of cancer patients and their families. According to 83 Degrees Media, Tervis Tumbler Company plans to donate 10 percent of sale proceeds to the American Cancer Society.…

Water Bottle Tests Quality, Filters Water
November 2, 2016 at 6:20 pm

It seems like every day there are new, innovative designs for reusable water bottles. As people become more environmentally conscious, having a water bottle that they can refill is appealing. But, some people might be wary of the quality of the water they're drinking. One water bottle, the Ecomo Water Bottle, provides a digital readout…

The Loss of an Incredible Inspiration and Mentor
October 26, 2016 at 4:04 pm

[Editor's note: This piece originally appeared on Martin Varley's LinkedIn page.] Graham Bennington, the former CEO of BemroseBooth, my mentor, friend and inspiration, passed away on Oct. 20 after a short battle with cancer. He was 66. Graham got me into the industry properly when Incentives Two and Product Source were acquired by Bemrose, he taught…

Being Aware
October 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm

Timothy James Richardson, my uncle, passed away on Sept. 9, 2016 following a long, 15-month battle with cancer. He was 63 years old. My grandparents raised me, and when I was 16, my uncle came to live with us. Until then, I knew him as Uncle Timmy the doctor—kind of stiff, kind of stern. Over…

Wearable Tech Market Could Reach Nearly $1B by 2020
October 19, 2016 at 6:14 pm

After the information on a New Jersey man's Fitbit gave doctors vital, life-saving information, we started thinking more seriously about the impact of wearable technology items and their role in…

FDA Bans Some Antibacterial Chemicals in Soaps
September 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule on Friday stating that companies can no longer market consumer antibacterial soap products including certain active ingredients. The ruling said that manufacturers did not demonstrate that certain ingredients are safe for long-term daily use and more effective than plain soap and water in terms of…

Suit Up: Tips for Selling Rugged and Safety Apparel
September 2, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Just like you would never cut corners while building a skyscraper, digging a water line or fixing a subway car, labor workers don’t want the companies that make their apparel to cut corners, either. End-users want apparel and gear that works as hard as they do. For distributors, that means providing products that have durable…