Conscious purchasing decisions can help tackle environmental and social issues, helping us leave the planet a little better than we found it. We drew up the below product values to define “more sustainable” merchandise.
They have become our core product selection criteria, and all products we carry conform to one or more of these values. It’s our way of minimising our environmental impact, and where possible, doing something positive.
Our way of identifying sustainable merchandise
We hate waste.
There, we said it.
Whether needless air miles, inefficient production, or post-consumer waste, to name just a few, we are striving to reduce the impact of promotional merchandise on the environment.
To do that, we had to start at our product selection. This is no template offering; we have curated the products on our site to ensure they conform with our own stringent sustainability criteria.
Part of our mission is to challenge the supply chain and educate customers on the benefits of sustainably made products, in the hope that through increased demand, we can in turn increase availability while lowering the cost to you.
We understand, however, that it isn’t always possible to choose a fully sustainable item for your campaign, whether that’s for budget or availability reasons. Maybe it doesn’t even exist yet!
In these circumstances, we will do everything in our power to reduce a product’s impact through the use of sustainable packaging, by using UK supply to reduce carbon footprint, or even suggesting a supplier/item that gives back in some way.
Project for the Planet
As a sustainably focused business, our mission goes beyond merchandise. So as well as offering only the most eco-friendly merch for your campaigns, we’re tirelessly working to reduce our impact.
With the help of our partners Ecologi, we’re supporting global reforestation projects that benefit the earth and local communities, planting trees to help combat the effects of climate change.
As these trees are in their infancy, they’re a little while away from doing their thing… Consider them something for the future 🌱
To make sure we’re directly impacting atmospheric CO2 levels now, we’re also offsetting CO2 emissions through the purchase of verified carbon offsets that prevent greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere (such as renewable energy projects which displace existing fossil fuel energy).
Shipments often contribute a significant portion of a product’s total environmental impact.
Wherever possible, we look to minimise the impact of our operations by avoiding air freight in favour of more ecological means of transport such as road haulage or sea.
To further reduce mileage, we work with a number of suppliers that hold stock in the UK and within the EU, meaning that these slower transport modes don’t have a significant effect on lead times for you, our customers.