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Is WFB(ackyard) the new WFH? 4 Tips for Working Outside

Working from backyard office

Many employees have embraced working remotely during the pandemic, and 65% of employees want to work remotely full-time post-pandemic. With many advantages, such as increased productivity, flexible scheduling, cost savings, not having to commute, better work/life balance, it makes sense why so many employees prefer remote or hybrid work options!

However, remote work is not without its mental and physical challenges such as separation between life and work, finding space for a home office, minimizing distractions from family members or roommates, and self-managing to avoid unnecessary disruptions.

If you’re struggling with some of the challenges above, it may be time to consider working outdoors. (more…)

Flatlay of woman working at home with 2021 top promotional products

Choosing promotional items can be a challenge, especially in 2021. With millions of products to choose from to make an impression on prospective and current customers, the key is to think about current trends and practical products that people will want to use and keep!

The top promotional products for 2021 are based on the impact of coronavirus (on tech, shopping habits, daily lifestyle, etc.) and on the continued emphasis of environmentally friendly products. (more…)

Various promo products, such as zip sweater and mugs

We’ve answered some major questions you might have about promotional products and outlined some reasons you should consider using them for your next marketing campaign! (more…)

Man eating pizza during video call

While in-person events may be cancelled for another summer due to COVID-19, there are still many ways to engage remote employees! 

In honour of the first long weekend and unofficial start to summer, we’re turning some traditional summer events into virtual ones that combine learning and fun to bring employees together. (more…)

Boss Promotions Logo

On May 17th, 1991, an 18-year old Jonathan Gillingham started a business selling T-Shirts at lacrosse events. Originally called “Hey Boss” because he enjoyed how it sounded when he answered the phone, it quickly became a more professional “Boss Promotions” once he realized he could expand beyond T-shirts and sports.

Over the years the company has grown to 20+ employees, bigger buildings, and an ever growing array of services and promotional solutions.

We can’t wait to see what the next 30 years has in store!

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Is WFB(ackyard) the new WFH? 4 Tips for Working Outside

Posted by on Jun 15, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Is WFB(ackyard) the new WFH? 4 Tips for Working Outside

Is WFB(ackyard) the new WFH? 4 Tips for Working Outside

Many employees have embraced working remotely during the pandemic, and 65% of employees want to work remotely full-time post-pandemic. With many advantages, such as increased productivity, flexible scheduling, cost savings, not having to commute, better work/life balance, it makes sense why so many employees prefer remote or hybrid work options! However, remote work is not without its mental and physical challenges such as separation between life and work, finding space for a home office, minimizing distractions from family members or roommates, and self-managing to avoid unnecessary disruptions. If you’re struggling with some of the challenges above, it may be time to consider working outdoors. Working Outdoors Can Make You More Productive With summer finally here, it’s time to take advantage of the warm weather and green spaces available. Research has shown that simply looking outdoors or at green spaces can help boost productivity—imagine what working outside can do! Working outside not only boosts productivity, but also has numerous other benefits: Enhances mood Studies show people feel less tension after a walk in the park Boosts energy Being in nature makes people feel more alive; 20 minutes of fresh air provides energy equal to coffee Boosts creativity Being in nature can boost creative problem solving by 60% Reduces stress Spending time outside has similar effects on the brain and body as meditating Improves memory Studies have found that spending time in nature can help improve short-term memory  Improves focus Looking at greenery for short periods can improve focus as well as subsequent performance tasks. Pair this with minimizing phone notifications, and you’ll likely see productivity soar. Creates a work mindset “Commuting” to the backyard can get your mind ready for “office mode” and establish clearer lines between work and personal space. Having an office outdoors can also free up space for others inside the home.  4 Tips for Working From the Backyard  Before you head outside to get reports done, there are some things to consider and implement! 1) Finding the Perfect Spot A cool and shady spot outdoors is ideal, as direct sunlight device screens can cause glare, overheating of laptops, and drained batteries due to increased screen brightness. If you don’t have a shady area in your backyard, create some shade with either a patio umbrella, sun sail, or awning. For an all-season/semi permanent workspace, consider adding an office shed if you’ve got the space in your backyard. Unsurprisingly, in March 2020, sales of backyard sheds started rising due to the pandemic and need for remote work office spaces. 2) Minimize Noisy Distractions  While working outside means escaping family and roommate conversations, it can also present a new audio experience. Sounds of wildlife and pets, construction, and street traffic can be new and unplanned distractions. Consider wearing noise-cancelling headphones or to minimize these sounds. Products pictured: Wireless Noise Cancelling Ear Buds | Noise Cancellation Bluetooth Headphones 3) Replicate and Extend the Home Office Working outside can make you realise how many amenities we take for granted, such as air-conditioning, charging outlets, and high-speed internet! Here are some solutions to optimize your outdoor office life: Technology and Office Supplies Want to show off your garden during video calls? Make it a lag and stress-free experience with a wifi extender. A portable power bank or extension cord will also help power...

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Best Promotional Items for 2021

Posted by on Jun 8, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Best Promotional Items for 2021

Best Promotional Items for 2021

Choosing promotional items can be a challenge, especially in 2021. With millions of products to choose from to make an impression on prospective and current customers, the key is to think about current trends and practical products that people will want to use and keep! The top promotional products for 2021 are based on the impact of coronavirus (on tech, shopping habits, daily lifestyle, etc.) and on the continued emphasis of environmentally friendly products. Work from Home Products With employees continuing to work remotely, finding ways to keep the home office organized to maintain productivity can be a challenge!  Desk items (e.g. journals, desk organizers, mouse pads, etc.) and video conferencing tech have risen in demand over the past year, but so has technology such as noise cancelling Bluetooth headphones used to minimize background noise such as talkative pets (and roommates!). Products pictured: JBL Wireless Noise-cancelling Headphones | Wireless Charging Mouse Pad | Desk Organizer Return to the Office Items Transitioning back to the office can be a challenge. As some employees head back into the office, portable products such as reusable water bottles and lunch boxes are much needed, as well as office wear, and portable technology such as power banks and USBs to carry documents. Products pictured: Power bank | Lunch Container | Eco-friendly USB Personal Protection Products Demand for PPE products skyrocketed in 2020. The global market worth in 2019 was $52.43 billion USD, and $77.36 billion in 2020–a 47.5% increase!  57% of consumers reported that they were likely to do business with an advertiser who gave them a promo mask, making this a valuable opportunity to earn and build customer relationships. New products, such as no-touch tools, have also seen rising interest due to their ability to “touch” items while keeping germ free, such as using door handles and elevator buttons. Products pictured: No Touch Key | Cotton Reusable Face Masks Eco-Friendly Items The demand for sustainability continues to grow, with 46-49% of Americans and Canadians having a favorable opinion of an advertiser if the promo product they received was environmentally friendly. This is a great opportunity to not only earn positive customer sentiment, but also be more mindful of sustainability goals. Here’s our sustainability catalogue for eco-friendly product ideas! Exercise Items With gyms closed for most of 2020, home gym products (Peloton, fitness apps, etc.) saw drastic growth. This trend is expected to continue in 2021, making custom branded athletic apparel and gear a great way to help people reach their fitness goals and be part of their fitness journey.  Products pictured: Yoga Mat | Resistance Band | Joggers Thinking about starting a new project? Contact us to see how we can...

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What are Promotional Items? 4 Reasons Why You Need Them!

Posted by on May 31, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on What are Promotional Items? 4 Reasons Why You Need Them!

What are Promotional Items? 4 Reasons Why You Need Them!

We’ve answered some major questions you might have about promotional products and outlined some reasons you should consider using them for your next marketing campaign! What are promotional items? Promotional items are branded products used to promote a business or event. Some examples include pens, mugs, bags, or t-shirts customized with a company’s name or logo on it.  Promotional products can also be referred to as swag or freebies. If you’ve ever received a pen with a school’s logo on it, or a reusable water bottle with your company’s logo on it, you’ve received a promotional item!  How much is the promo product industry worth? In 2019, annual distributor revenue was $25.8 billion. For reference, Google, the largest digital ad seller, earned $103.73 billion in 2019 from ad revenue. However, unlike digital ads, promotional products are tangible and can be regularly used, and may have lower costs. Why are promotional items important? Promotional items have many advantages, such as increasing brand awareness, building brand loyalty, and providing an experience–all while being cost-effective! 1) Increases brand awareness  Did you know that a customized pen will generate 3000 impressions over its lifetime? As well, 57% of consumers who own promo products will keep some for more than 5 years. Not only are promo products impactful, but they also generate long term brand awareness.  This chart shows the average number of impressions/views each product generates across its lifetime: *Data taken from ASI’s 2020 Global Ad Impressions study Having a strong brand presence is key to a company’s growth, and printing your company’s logo on high-quality, useful, and well-designed merchandise communicates that your company is credible, understands quality, and is solution oriented. By creating quality products that will be used regularly by clients, your clients will also become brand ambassadors! 2) Builds brand loyalty 82% of people are likely to buy from brands they already have experience with! However, promo items can not only be used to strengthen relationships with customers, but also with employees. Beyond logoed pens and shirts, other branded products can include outerwear, golf balls, travel kits, gift sets, and many more items to show appreciation.  Branded items can increase morale among staff, help shape company culture, foster a sense of community, turn employees into brand ambassadors, and remind them about how important their work is to the overall company mission. Energized employees are engaged employees! 3) Provides an experience Promotional products provide an experience–while most ads are digital, promotional items can be touched and regularly used, making them more memorable and practical than a TV or internet ad.  Many people keep these products long-term due to product quality, utility, and design. This is an opportunity for brands to get creative and find quality products that represent their brand, and stand out! 4) Cost Effective Promotional products are one of the most impactful and cost-effective marketing solutions. For example, the cost per impression is less than 1/10th of a cent for a customized $1 pen. Compare that to online advertising, which has an average cost per thousand impressions at $3-$10. More Promotional Product Statistics Still not convinced? We have more statistics to prove that promo products are effective!  About 30 promotional products are kept in each household 85% of people recall the advertiser that gave them a shirt or hat,...

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Employee Engagement: Virtual Summer Activities

Posted by on May 20, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Employee Engagement: Virtual Summer Activities

Employee Engagement: Virtual Summer Activities

While in-person events may be cancelled for another summer due to COVID-19, there are still many ways to engage remote employees!  In honour of the first long weekend and unofficial start to summer, we’re turning some traditional summer events into virtual ones that combine learning and fun to bring employees together. Employee Engagement: Virtual Summer Activities Virtual Pride Celebrations June is Pride month, with endless opportunities to celebrate LGBTQ2S+ communities. There are many opportunities to celebrate virtually via education and entertainment, such as through: Developing Pride month trivia  Creating a collaborative Pride Spotify playlist LGBTQ+ lunch and learn featuring guest speakers Watch party featuring documentaries/movies with LGBT themes  Charity donations to organizations providing support to LGBTQ communities Creating Pride backgrounds for video calls Bonus: if your organization hasn’t already, Pride month is the perfect time to consider implementing gender pronouns in places such as email signatures Here are some ways to show Pride spirit with some merchandise! Products pictured: Pride fan | rainbow masks | rainbow popcorn For more Pride merchandise ideas, shop our 2021 Pride Catalogue. Virtual Company Picnics While company picnics are missed, they can be replicated at home with DIY cooking kits. They can be easily customized according to dietary restrictions and by theme, such as BBQ, Italian, and Mexican cuisine. Employees can gather via a video conference and enjoy their lunch together! Alternatively, a virtual cooking class can be set up, with ingredient kits sent to employees. Employees can follow along to create their lunch!   Products pictured: BBQ Gourmet Kit | Mexican Gourmet Kit | Italian Gourmet Kit Virtual Company Retreat Showing appreciation for employees goes a long way–in fact, 82% of employees consider recognition an important part of their happiness at work. While corporate retreats have been put on pause, virtual retreats and company gatherings are still important to allow employees to disconnect from work and build relationships with each other. Some fun activities for a virtual retreat include: Creating an employee slideshow Themed virtual hangout rooms (e.g. sports fans, pet parents, cooking enthusiasts) Online office games (e.g. via Jackbox Games, trivia, murder mystery) Happy hour Holding an employee awards ceremony (e.g. having categories such as “been in the most meetings”, “best Zoom backgrounds”) Here are some product ideas to get employees excited: Products pictured: S’mores kit | employee appreciation kit | stay at home kit Virtual Marathons Many marathons for walks, runs, and cycling have moved online, giving participants the flexibility to complete them anywhere, anytime. While teams may have traditionally gathered together on race day and developed camaraderie, there are still many ways to get remote employees engaged and excited for these events! Here are some ideas: Create new award categories (e.g. earliest start, best selfie, etc.) Share employee progress via social media or internal communication platforms Spotlight members through interviews Matching charitable donations (for marathons with a charitable component) Showing appreciation for participants through celebratory kits/goodie bags In need of some goodie bag ideas? We’ve gathered some: Products pictured: Healthy snacks kit | runner’s gift set Virtual Golf Tournaments The opening of golf courses may vary based on local COVID restrictions, but there are many ways and ideas to host a virtual golf event.  Ideas include: Hold the tournament over a date range and set up booking slots For local...

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Boss Promotions 30th Anniversary

Posted by on May 17, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Boss Promotions 30th Anniversary

Boss Promotions 30th Anniversary

On May 17th, 1991, an 18-year old Jonathan Gillingham started a business selling T-Shirts at lacrosse events. Originally called “Hey Boss” because he enjoyed how it sounded when he answered the phone, it quickly became a more professional “Boss Promotions” once he realized he could expand beyond T-shirts and sports. Over the years the company has grown to 20+ employees, bigger buildings, and an ever growing array of services and promotional solutions. We can’t wait to see what the next 30 years has in store! What were you doing in 1991? Were you even born? Were you watching some of these movies? Were you watching some of these tv shows? Were you listening to any of these 90s tunes? Were you wearing any of this fashion back in the 90s? Are you wearing it...

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Employee Engagement: Starting an Office Book Club

Posted by on May 11, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Employee Engagement: Starting an Office Book Club

Employee Engagement: Starting an Office Book Club

Employee engagement may look a lot different as employees continue working from home, but there are still many ways to get creative to boost workplace culture and improve employee wellbeing. With increased “Zoom fatigue” and lack of social interaction, 71% of executives recognize that employee engagement is critical to their company success. After all, companies with a high employee engagement are 21% more profitable, making it an extremely important goal for any organization.  What is employee engagement?  Kevin Kruse, an employee engagement expert, defines employee engagement as the “emotional commitment that we have to our organization and the organization’s goals”. Employees who have this commitment will put in the extra effort to help advance the organization’s goals, resulting in better relationships with customers, increased productivity, increased profits, reduced turnover, and much more. Employee engagement ideas Creating an environment that fosters employee engagement is crucial, and there are numerous ideas to engage employees and help build team dynamics. Remote activities include office book clubs, virtual golf tournaments and runs/walks, trivia days, showing recognition and appreciation for employees.  The key is remembering that employee engagement is a continuous and evolving process! Thinking about starting an office book club? A book club is one of the best employee engagement activities because it encourages discussion among members and allows them to learn new concepts they can apply at work. As a team-building exercise, it also builds camaraderie, comfort, and leadership and teamwork skills among members, who might be from different organizational teams. Looking for your next office book club read? Here are some ideas and our top book picks. Leadership and Success Promoting a culture of learning is important at any organization. Many successful people and millionaires have attributed their success to reading educational books and publications, making books about success a perfect fit in the office book club.   Pictured: Beyond the 80/20 Principle | Remote Work Revolution | Leading with Gratitude BONUS: Readers will likely want to take some notes on important concepts or points, making this pen and journal set a thoughtful gift for book club members. Wellness Zoom fatigue, blurring of work and personal life, and other remote-work related stressors have become common. These books offer solutions on topics such as time management, mindfulness, and other habits to create a more balanced lifestyle for employees. Pictured: Real Change | Workplace Wellness that Works | Win the Day BONUS: Add a relaxation gift set to help employees relax and recharge. Diversity We can all do more to build a more inclusive workplace, and it all starts with education and getting the conversation started! Some of these books, such as Jason Thompson’s “Diversity and Inclusion Matters” offer strategies and tactics to create a more equitable workplace.  Pictured: Blindspot | Diversity and Inclusion Matters | How to Be an Inclusive Leader BONUS: This kit contains a journal and pen set, perfect for book club members to jot down important concepts, discussions, and ideas for future use. Cooking Planning what to cook has always been a challenge, but with extra free time at home for remote workers, activities such as baking bread and hot meals are now doable during the weekday.  Planning a book club topic around cookbooks not only provides meal inspiration, but also allows employees to test out recipes and share...

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2021 Retail Trend Report

Posted by on May 4, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on 2021 Retail Trend Report

2021 Retail Trend Report

The pandemic drastically disrupted retail trends in 2020, accelerating growth for some categories while slowing down others. As more people spent time at home, outdoors with nature, and focused on personal protective equipment, retailers had to quickly pivot based on these trends and improve their digital infrastructure for a seamless customer experience. Retailers have remained resilient and determined, and we’re excited to see how they adapt to some of 2021’s biggest retail trends. 2021 Retail Trends Dressing for Success Unsurprisingly, apparel sales were down in 2020 as more people stayed at home. Clothing sales fell by 25% in the UK, while the US saw many retailers such as Neiman Marcus, J.C. Penney, and J. Crew filing for bankruptcy. However, as populations become vaccinated, we will likely see a gradual shift of workers going back to the office and rising clothing sales. Hybrid Work Attire Transitioning back to the office doesn’t have to mean sacrificing comfort! Super soft and wrinkle-resistant, these shirts from Untuckit combine professional wear with casual comfort.               Pictured: Untuckit women’s shirt | Untuckit men’s shirt Revival of Heritage Brands Moving away from fast fashion to focus on well-made pieces, fashion heritage brands such as Carhartt, Converse, and New Balance have seen a resurgence in interest from various market segments. Celebrities such as Rihanna and Kaia Gerber have been spotted wearing these brands, boosting the “cool” factor for these tried-and-true companies.       Pictured: Carhartt Duck Insulated Vest | Carhartt Lightweight Twill Shirt | Champion Ringspun Cotton T-Shirt Cultivating a Cozy Home Sales for at-home lifestyle products, home furniture, and decor significantly increased in 2020 as people prioritized making their homes more comfortable during the pandemic. We’ve rounded up some of the trends to watch for this season. Scents for Every Mood Can’t make it to the beach this year? Get a feel for the tropics with Yankee Candle’s customer-favourite scents such as Coconut Beach and Pink Sands. Other summer scents to create a cozy, welcoming home include Lilac Blooms and Midsummers Night. Yankee Candle uses premium-grade paraffin wax and has a long burn time, making them one of the best candles of 2021.             Pictured: Yankee Candle Coconut Beach | Pink Sands Bringing Greenery In Gardening has been popular in the past few years, but being at home during the pandemic has fueled the interest for greenery indoors. Modern Sprout has made it easier than ever to experiment with hydroponics or terracotta pots to grow your perfect plant.           Pictured: Modern Sprout Tiny Terracotta Grow Kit | Modern Sprout Indoor Herb Garden Kit Retro Design meets Modern Technology Nostalgic for designs of the past? Retro design meets modern technology with Crosley’s and Marshall’s turntables and speakers, adding a retro touch to your home. Many of Marshall’s speakers also come with Bluetooth connectivity, making it easy to wirelessly connect to devices.             Pictured: Crosley Cruiser Deluxe | Acton BT II – Bluetooth Speaker Exploring the Outdoors Outdoor activities such as walking, running and hiking saw increases in 2020, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down in 2021. As people headed outdoors during lockdown, sales for apparel such as hiking boots, new bikes, and camping...

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A Guide to Sustainable Fabrics and Materials

Posted by on Apr 23, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on A Guide to Sustainable Fabrics and Materials

A Guide to Sustainable Fabrics and Materials

What does a sustainable manufacturing process look like? To be considered sustainable, a company or product should: use less water and energy during production, use materials made from renewable resources or waste products, have reduced chemical waste and emissions, and products should be biodegradable. With the intersection of sustainability and technology, more and more sustainable fabrics and materials are being made available, making your next pair jeans more environmentally friendly. We’ve created this guide to explore some of the more popular materials on the market and help you become a more environmentally conscious consumer! Recycled Materials Recycled Cotton Recycled cotton reduces the amount of new cotton being produced and used, and reduces the impact of cotton farming. Cotton farming not only requires 250 billion tons of water annually, but also heavily relies on pesticides. Some of our recycled cotton products include: Products pictured: drawstring bag | apron | notebook Recycled Polyester (rPET) Made from recycled plastic bottles, this process diverts plastic from landfills. Plastic is melted to make fibres, which can be turned into fabrics. These fabrics can then be turned into products such as t-shirts, reusable grocery bags, and backpacks! Products pictured: cap | umbrella | pen  Plant-Based Materials Hemp  Hemp is an eco-friendly crop, requiring little water, pesticide, or fertilizers to grow quickly. Fabrics are also biodegradable.  Products pictured: hemp tote | hemp beanie | hemp cap Bamboo Strong and durable, bamboo is another plant that grows quickly and easily, and doesn’t need pesticide or fertilizers. Bamboo can not only be used as a fabric, but for other eco-friendly goods, such as cutlery, toothbrushes, cutting boards, etc. Looking for bamboo products? Here are some of the bamboo products we carry. Products pictured: bamboo utensils | bamboo speakers | tumbler Cork Did you know cork comes from trees? Harvested from the bark of cork oak trees that grow in Mediterranean Europe and North Africa, cork is sustainable and renewable. Cork is naturally elastic, fire resistant, cushioning, anti-microbial, biodegradable, and buoyant, making it a fantastic material for items such as shoes, and leather and wood alternatives. Products pictured: cork cooler bag | cork ceramic mug | recycled cotton and cork bound notebook Linen Produced from the flax plant, linen uses less resources than cotton. Whereas 2,700 litres of water are required to make a cotton shirt, a linen shirt will only require 6.4 litres of water. Linen is not only a great choice for clothing, but also for bedding, aprons, bags, napkins, etc. Products pictured: linen cap | linen notebook | linen bag Other Sustainable Materials Biodegradable Ingredients Biodegradable refers to products that can be broken down quickly by microorganisms, fungi, or bacteria, and safely leave nothing behind. For an item to be considered biodegradable, at least 70% of organic ingredients need to break down within 28 days. This no-waste shampoo bar and dish soap bar are plastic free, and made with 100% biodegradable ingredients such as coconut oil, olive oil, and lemon essential oil. Biodegradable Resins To reduce dependence on traditional plastics, biodegradable resins are derived from plants such as corn and soybeans, making them biodegradable and compostable. They are widely used as plastic substitutes for items such as single-use plastics (e.g. cutlery, disposable food packaging), cosmetics, and medical products.  Products pictured: lip balm packaing made from potato|...

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5 Tips to Shop Sustainably

Posted by on Apr 22, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on 5 Tips to Shop Sustainably

5 Tips to Shop Sustainably

How many items from fast fashion brands are you wearing at the moment? Fast fashion has become prolific, and unsurprisingly, the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters, creating about 10% of global carbon emissions, and nearly 20% of all wastewater. Many brands are now looking towards more sustainable practices in their supply chains, from sourcing to manufacturing to transportation. We as consumers can choose to support these companies, and further the conversation with brands on sustainability. In this post, we’ve rounded up tips and product ideas to help you become a more conscious consumer. SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND SHOPPING 1. Before purchasing, consider whether you already own a similar item. We can suggest similar pairings based on past purchases. Have you done a hoody in the past? How about a vest to wear over it? Let us help you enhance what you’ve already purchased for your team. 2. Invest in quality clothes that last longer–quality over quantity! Bonus if fabrics are made ethically with sustainable materials. Recover is a brand that creates clothing made from recycled plastic and upcycled cotton, and donates a percentage of its annual sales to environmental nonprofits. Shop their hoodie and crewneck. 3. Hole in your sweater? Try sewing or repairing it before buying a new one.             Did you know one of our best vendors offers repair services? If there is a tear, broken zipper or lost button, Stormtech Canada will repair or replace depending on the situation. 4. Be mindful about material your products are made from. Boss Promotions commits to quoting sustainable options wherever possible! We have shirts made from fabrics such as recycled cotton and recycled polyester (rPET), hemp, and bamboo. 5. Let us guide you toward our many locally made options – made in Canada, Ontario – even many here in Toronto – that also make their clothing from ethically sourced materials.   In honour of Earth Day, we’re focusing on sustainability tips this week. If you missed it, here are 4 ways to reduce waste in the kitchen, and some tips on how to be sustainable anywhere. You can find all the products listed above, and more, in our Boss Promotions Earth Day...

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Sustainability at Work and On the Go

Posted by on Apr 21, 2021 in Blog | Comments Off on Sustainability at Work and On the Go

Sustainability at Work and On the Go

Sustainability doesn’t have to just happen at home! With endless eco-friendly options for work and on-the-go products, it’s now easier than ever to be environmentally conscious anytime, anywhere. Here are some tips and products to get you started. WORK SUSTAINABLY ANYWHERE 1. Conserve energy in the office by turning off lights, devices, and machines when not in use instead of using standby/sleep mode. 2. Promote a paperless office by switching to cloud-based systems. If you need to print, save paper by using double-sided printing. The Rocketbook Executive Flip Notebook is your new magic weapon against paper waste! Using the provided pen, fill the page, use the Rocketbook app to save your big ideas to your favorite cloud service for proper organization. Then, erase and reuse your Flip for your next adventure. 3. Use eco-friendly alternatives, such as recycled paper and biodegradable pens. These pens by Prodir are biodegradable, reducing plastic waste in the office! 4. Eliminate or reduce the use of products that can’t be recycled, such as styrofoam cups, coffee cups, greasy pizza boxes, etc. ON THE GO SUSTAINABILITY 5. Travel sustainably and walk, cycle, and take public transit when possible. By taking public transit instead of driving, not only can you save nearly $10,000 annually, but you will also reduce traffic congestion, and reduce greenhouse emissions by half. Looking for bike promo ideas? See some ideas here. 6. Instead of plastic bags, use reusable tote bags for groceries and other shopping. We have endless offerings in eco-friendly material. 7. Save money and skip out on takeout waste by packing lunch with reusable containers. There are many brands that offer these stylish containers that make lunch packing a snap! Pictured: Osaka Bento Lunch Box | Ceramic W&P Porter Bowl 8. Use reusable bottles. Nearly 1 million plastic bottles are bought every minute, which accumulates a lot of waste! With endless options from retail brands such as Yeti, S’well, Contigo, Thermos, Corkcicle, Miir and CamelBak, this should be an easy swap. Pictured: CamelBak Pivot | Miir Vacuum Insulated Wide Mouth Bottle 9. Instead of using plastic utensils, carry reusable sets made from materials such as metal and bamboo. This set from PLA is made from a bio plastic derived from plant starches.    Missed yesterday’s post? Find 4 ways to reduce waste in the kitchen. You can find all the products listed above, and more, in our Boss Promotions Earth Day...

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