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Five Drawstring Backpack Promotions That Create Buzz

drawstring backpackDrawstring backpacks are a promotional products staple, especially this time of year as the weather warms up and more people are getting outside! They’re a classic bag style that seems to be timeless. Maybe it’s because they can be used for so many different occasions.

There are countless ways to incorporate drawstring backpack promotions into your marketing mix—no matter what your organization represents. The imprint area on these bags is large, making it the perfect canvas for all sorts of artwork! Here are five ways to create a buzz and jumpstart your next promotion with drawstring backpacks: Continue reading

Six Ways to Completely Customize Made in USA Bags

USA Made Cotton BagThere are many ways to make your bag project unique, from innovative imprint designs to fully custom laminated bags. In addition to the bag’s look, it’s also important to find a bag that highlight’s your company’s values. For many businesses, this means a bag that’s made right here in the USA! USA made bags usually have a lower minimum order quantity and quicker turnaround time. Which is great, as not every client needs 2500 bags or can wait for 90 days. That’s why it’s so awesome to be able to customize USA made bags! Continue reading

Colored Zipper Cotton Wristlet: Staff Review of a Popular Pouch!

Colored Zipper Cotton WristletWhat do retail stores, food companies, and healthcare providers have in common? They all love our Colored Zipper Cotton Wristlet! So, we had Deborah, one of our staffers, do an extended test of this bag to see what all the buzz is about.

Well, for one…she loves the thick cotton canvas on this wristlet, and we couldn’t agree more. After all, it is 10 oz, which is more than durable enough to withstand whatever you can throw at (in?) a small pouch (note: the colored cottons are 9 oz.). The imprint is high quality, and it overall just feels like a sturdy pouch that’s going to last!  Continue reading

Custom Tote Bags: La Boîte Case Study

Custom Tote Bag La BoîteSince our USA-made custom tote bags are cut and sewn to order, we can often make modifications to the size, shape, or features of the bag.

La Boîte took full advantage of this. The company created a custom bag unlike any we’ve ever done before (which is how it should be!), and Christian Leue, Office Manager at La Boîte, took a moment out of his busy holiday season to talk to us about the company’s project! Continue reading

Bulk Reusable Shopping Bags for Retail Stores

bulk reusable bags retailAre you thinking of buying bulk reusable shopping bags for your retail store? Whether you’re looking for custom nonwoven grocery bags, cotton reusable bags, or full color custom reusable bags, we want to help you find the best fit for your brand!

Bulletin Bag [.com] features bulk reusable shopping bags that can be printed with your store’s logo or messaging. Because bulk reusable shopping bags are available at virtually all price points, and are so widely used, they’re the perfect compliment to a retailer’s marketing efforts. Continue reading

Folding Grocery Bags are Popular Customized Reusable Bags

Everywhere you look, towns, cities, and counties all over the country are considering bans or fees on plastic bag use. They already know the environmental effects of single-use plastic bags is staggering. In an economy where belt-tightening is not an option, they’re also starting to realize the financial burden of plastic bags.


Plastic bag bans continue to create big opportunities for organizations to use customized reusable bags as a vehicle for getting their messages to the masses. Companies that use customized reusable shopping bags for giveaways, fundraisers, or resale have positioned themselves as leaders in an important environmental movement while creating a favorable impression of their brand. What’s more, every time the recipient of this inexpensive advertising tool uses it, other people see it too!

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Reusable Grocery Bags a Must in Portlandia

We were caught laughing out loud at this Portlandia skit about reusable grocery bags. In the following clip, a shopper is ridiculed for not bringing his reusable grocery bags to Zupan’s Market (a real local Portland, OR chain). It should be mentioned that at the real market, both paper and reusable grocery bags are available.

Even though Bulletin Bag [.com]‘s home base is near the “other” Portland (Maine, that is), we think the theme for this Portlandia skit is right on. A little over the top? Perhaps, but just think about what would happen if everyone reacted this way to a forgetful shopper with no reusable bag.

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Reusable Grocery Bags Rule on December 15

day_without_a_bag.jpgIn Los Angeles, Heal the Bay has crowned December 15 “Day Without A Bag.” The event is part of the group’s efforts to ban plastic grocery bags, and is well-timed to coincide with L.A. City Council’s expected approval of a sweeping ban on single-use shopping bags.

Day Without A Bag urges people to go without single-use bags by gifting shoppers with free printed reusable bags. Over 60 locations will host grassroots bag giveaways and peer-to-peer education.

The free reusable bag giveaways will continue beyond Day Without a Bag, as “Green Santa” and his L.A. County Public Works’ Eco-Elf Patrol will distribute bags throughout the L.A. area through January 1, 2012. Shoppers spotted using reusable bags will score prizes.

In 2010, L.A. County approved an ordinance banning plastic bags in unincorporated areas and placing a 10-cent charge on paper bags. The measure became effective in July for supermarkets–and begins for liquor and convenience stores on January 1.

L.A. City Council is now considering a ban on single-use paper and plastic bags at grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies. The ordinance, which would be the most far-reaching of its kind in the nation, is slated for a vote on December 14.

According to Heal the Bay, over 4 million Californians live in communities where plastic bags are banned. An estimated 2.33 billion single-use plastic carryout bags and 400 million single-use paper bags are used annually in the city of L.A. With less than 5% of those bags being recycled, the vast majority winds up gobbling up precious landfill, clogging storm drains or fouling our oceans.

We think EVERY DAY should be Day Without A Bag. Let the reusable shopping bag movement continue!

Grocery Chains Eliminate Reusable Shopping Bag Rebates

Some supermarket chains, including Kroger and Safeway, believe that modest per-reusable-bag rebates at checkout have done little to remind customers to bring reusable grocery bags.

kroger_bagsKroger Co., the nation’s largest supermarket chain, had stopped (in many regions) giving 3- to 5-cent rebates or fuel discounts for each reusable bag. Company officials say they’re focusing more on promotions and educational efforts, as they found no significant difference between reusable shopping bag use in markets with rebates and those without them.

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Best-selling Reusable Bags On Sale Through End of Year

If you’re reading this, you probably already know that reusable bags are popping up everywhere as an eco-friendly marketing vehicle. What better way to increase awareness of your organization than to put your branding on reusable grocery bags for everyone to see…over and over and over again?

So, if you’ve been on the fence about purchasing custom printed reusable grocery bags, we have the perfect opportunity for you: our two most popular reusable bags, the Big Thunder and Little Thunder, are on sale for the remainder of 2010! Made from durable, 100 GSM polypropylene, they feature wrap-around handles and roomy gussets (with bottom inserts for extra stability), and come in nine popular colors.

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