What does "Buy Local" Really Mean?

Deans-Beans-biodegradable-Plastic-USA-made-Travel-MugThe Buy Local movement supports keeping monies in local economies. "Buying Local" can mean different things to different people. To Ethix, buying local is a means to keep (and Grow!) industry in our country.  Buying locally is an immediate means to maintain a steady demand for locally manufactured and cultivated products. In fact, supporting USA industry and fair labor practices is what our company is all about.

Now, After CyberMonday comes ... #FairTuesday!

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, then Cyber Monday.... it seems like soon we'll have every day of the week dedicated to its own shopping cause! Ethix strives to support local, American-Made products that support fair labor practices every day. So we think it's pretty cool that some of the great causes we're behind every day are now getting more attention from the shopping public.
America Recycles Day 2012Every November 15th is "America Recycles Day" with events organized and held across the country. Be a part of it!Many items we use daily can be recycled. Every day, Americans have the choice to recycle or not. Designating a day specifically for recycling promotes the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling. It also encourages more people to join the movement!  
October marks the month that we all start to ponder the impending winter, but it also marks falling autumn leaves and the ghoulish excitement of Halloween! Two exciting celebrations occur every October: Fair Trade Month and Co-op Month 2012.  And we have different types of customizable merchandise items for trick-or-treating and other Halloween and harvest festivities. We think that these merchandise items go along like pumpkin pie and whipped cream:

New_Products_Oct_2012Need Halloween and fall giveaways, customized for your group?  Custom merchandise is our specialty...

Halloween is the second biggest retail holiday, and it's right around the corner, so we've put together a list of brand new halloween and fall-related items...all made in the United States! We have also added some new fine jewelry to our catalog, all American and Union made.  Quite the glamorous addition to your gift incentive line up and just in time for holiday gifts for your amazing clients or staff. If you need any help before placing your order for your next project- contact us today!

Whether your group or company has: strict budgetary requirements, a short time frame, or custom design needs (or any combination thereof)- Ethix will rise to the occasion.  It's our specialty to find that perfect blend of ethical merchandise for our clients large and small.Last month...

It is starting to feel like fall here in the Northeast, which has us curious-  Is your branded promo merch ready for the end-of-year stretch?

New_Products_Sept_2012We have a plethora of new USA made custom swag to meet your needs as we find ourselves in autumn.  How about union made 2013 calendars or colorful ice scrapers?  They sound like a perfect addition to a promotional line up before winter! While your clients run out to clear off their windshield with your branded ice scraper they could also take their coffee with them- in a lidded ceramic travel mug you ordered for them! And, of course, we are available to help with the artwork for your next project or logo redesign.  If you have questions about a design for your next order contact us here.

Retro tie dye shirts and lip balm customized for an outing? We can do that...

New_Products_Aug_2012... and they're all made in America! In a pinch Ethix can find you US Made, eco-friendly, and sweatfree customized ethical event merch perfect to promote your group!Did we have any takers on the "contest" for August? The staff here at Ethix came up with some magical, kooky ideas for events where all 5 of the new products from July could be used! Perhaps you have an upcoming event that could use a few of these items from August.And we offer help with the artwork for your next project.  If you have questions about a design for your next order contact us here. 

Hilarious Hawaiian Shirts, customized for your group? We can do that...

New_Products_July_2012... and we will make them in America! The range of custom sweatfree promo swag made here in the USA (or Canada!) is expanding. We have discovered these new items available to customize, including sweatshop-free apparel, paper products, and towels.And, we have a new faux contest running for the month of August. We are curious if anyone can imagine an event where the following five types of products could be used? Perhaps a golf outing that ends in a tiki pool party, complete with eco-goody bags! The possibilities are endless!If you win, we will send you the Ethix Merch customized flannel pajamas, (really? no, not really). But we will offer you help with artwork for your next project- contact us today!

An old-school gift, we love these nostalgic pencils we helped design for The Nation magazine. Wow your child's teacher with the coolest back-to-school gift! You can purchase an individual pencil pack online here. Just please make sure the teachers you give these to are progressive since The...