Personal Care

How the Pandemic Is Transforming Employee Welcome Kits
June 16, 2020 at 1:53 pm

As companies return to office settings and adjust even more to novel ways of going about business, many will will look for ways to welcome back staff. But employee welcome kits that may once have contained notebooks and mugs might now take on a more practical and health-centered look...

5B’s Embroidery & Screen Print Shifts to PPE Production, Protects Employees
May 12, 2020 at 9:50 am

With growing concerns due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio, 5B’s Embroidery & Screen Print, Zanesville, Ohio, has shifted its focus to joining the fight. 5B’s started making masks for the local hospital and then selling face coverings on its online retail store, all while adhering to the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. Beginning in late…

'PPE Hell': Changing Rules, Supply Chain Nightmares—and a Lifeline for Promo Businesses
May 5, 2020 at 11:42 am

Personal protective equipment, or PPE, has been a lifeline for industry companies savvy enough to get in early and adapt quickly. PPE sales have helped promo businesses partially offset the drop in other orders and, in some cases, actually increase revenue despite widespread economic fallout. But selling PPE has been anything but easy...

San Francisco Bag Supplier Timbuk2 Turns Sports Team Tees Into Face Masks
April 30, 2020 at 11:22 am

Timbuk2, the San Francisco-based maker of bags and backpacks, is using T-shirts donated from local sports teams to create face masks for Bay Area organizations. The company teamed up with NBC Sports Bay Area, which helped set up T-shirt donations from the 49ers, Sharks, Warriors, Giants, Earthquakes and Kings...

Raining Rose Expands, Sees Increased Demand for Quality Personal Care Promotions
July 9, 2019 at 11:27 am

Raining Rose is nearing completion of an 8,100 sq. ft. expansion of production capabilities for its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, headquarters. This $2.5 million renovation, which started in January, will take the company from its current 300 gallon blending tank capability and grow it with the addition of one 600 gallon side phase tank, a 2,000…

MTV Movie & TV Awards Gift Bag Was Promo Heaven For Companies and Recipients
June 19, 2019 at 10:19 am

Like the human versions of millennials, the MTV Movie & TV Awards, at 27 years old, are constantly looking to reinvent themselves and stay fresh. While the ceremony has gone through many category alterations, it has also upped its promo game, with this year’s celebration featuring a gift bag that, thanks to Backstage Creations, left…

Biodegradable Microbeads That Clean Up Pollution Could Be On the Way
May 9, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Microbeads have been common in lotion and other personal care items thanks to their exfoliating properties. However, because they aren't biodegradable and cause pollution in the oceans and waterways, countries like the U.K. and Canada, along with the U.S., have moved to ban them. The current state of microbead bans. Green shows total…

Hawaii Likely to Ban Certain Sunscreens Containing Chemicals Damaging to Coral Reefs
May 2, 2018 at 12:35 pm

Hawaii has long been an idyllic destination, with its “Paradise of the Pacific” nickname serving as support for its numerous amenities. Cares melt away, we hear, when the 50th state’s surplus sunshine greets visitors. But, according to a 2016 Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology study, said vacationers and residents are leaving behind much more…

Live From Las Vegas: Day Two at PPAI Expo
January 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm

We have all heard that what happens in Vegas should stay in the lauded resort city, but when it comes to the PPAI Expo, keeping quiet about the proceedings is akin to being a gazillionaire and not sharing a penny. Simply put, the gathering has so many enriching experiences that "mum" is definitely not the…