Personal Care

Government Drops $15K Fee for Distilleries Producing Hand Sanitizer
January 11, 2021 at 1:14 pm

In the spring, when PPE products like hand sanitizer were in low supply from traditional manufacturers, alcohol distilleries stepped in and used their own facilities to help boost supply. Now, almost a year after the initial shutdowns in the U.S., those distilleries that answered the call were hit with an unexpected charge...

Standard Issue's T-shirt/Soap Bundle Is a Fresh Take on Kitting
December 23, 2020 at 11:21 am

Everyone loves a bundle. Pairings aren’t just limited to wine and cheese, either. There are plenty of things that pair well with apparel. If you ask a lot of modern artists, albums work well with merchandise, but that’s part of a scheme to boost album sales. If you ask Standard Issue what goes well with…

2020 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Feel-Good Stories of the Year
December 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm

Throughout a rough year, we’ve been lucky enough to report on stories that restored our faith in humanity or just made us chuckle. So, with that, on this Monday (also the shortest day of the year), we figured we could use a little dose of positivity with our favorite feel-good stories from 2020...

Pepsi's Branded Home Spa Kit Is Here to Help You Relax (and Smell Like Pepsi)
December 8, 2020 at 11:12 am

Pepsi launched a sweepstakes last week where customers can tweet the #PepsiSpa hashtag and tag a friend. If selected, they’ll receive a Pepsi-branded spa kit that includes a Pepsi-scented sugar scrub, a Pepsi Blue face mask and a Pepsi-scented bath bomb. The bath bomb has a pretty ingenious design...

Cloth Face Masks Might Soon Have Certification Labels (and It Could Be a Game Changer)
November 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm

To help consumers identify the masks that work best, ASTM International, an organization that develops and implements technical standards, is working to set guidelines for how effective face masks should be and how they should be labeled. Companies like 3M, Honeywell and DuPont have been involved in the process. If it happens, the implications are huge...

New Jersey Just Became a Potential Promo Sales Hot Spot This Week
November 5, 2020 at 11:24 am

There have been two major legislative decisions this week in Jersey, both of which have potential repercussions for the promo industry. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, paper bags, plastic straws and other plastic packaging. And the state voted on Tuesday to legalize recreational cannabis in the state...