Rocky Road
May 6, 2008

Astronomical gas prices. Food shortages. Global warming. It’s feeling a little apocalyptic out here, no?
In case you happen to have missed the news, are evading the stock market or avoiding all human contact—there’s this economy thing going on right now and people are kind of freaking out.
The possible imminency of a recession is palpably affecting the retail sector, according to the Women’s Wear Daily Web site,
Obviously, the real question is how/if it will affect the wearables contingent of the ad specialties industry. I think we’re all fairly confident the T-shirt will remain a sound investment. However, does a slowdown

ECORITE Introduces 100 Percent Post-consumer Plastic Bottles
November 27, 2007

ECORITE, a Toronto-based supplier of eco-friendly products, introduced seven new bags, ranging from a shopping tote and carryall to messenger bag and lunch bag. All bags are made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled and scrap plastic bottles. For the company, it is a good sign that technology is meeting environmental concerns. Through the process of recycling, sterilizing, crushing, melting and spinning plastic, ECOLINE can create its ECOTEXX fabric—a durable, lightweight, woven fabric similar in look and feel to non-woven material. “As consumer use of these bags grow, the burden on the world’s landfills and demand of natural resources will be lifted