Keeping It Real Local: Small Businesses and Ethical Merchandise

A Lasting Promotional Item for a Small Business

Manchaug Mills USA Made Tote Bags (456x640)

Pictured above is Ruth, Ethix’s office administrator, modeling a tote from the Manchaug order. Talk about “buy local”- these bags were ordered in Massachusetts, sewn in Illinois, and printed in Rhode Island!

We were happy to partner with the owners of Manchaug Mills (where our East Coast offices are based) for a recent cross-promotion. “‘Tis the season to give” and they needed a promotional item for their community blood drive the week before Christmas.

The consensus was that reusable bags would offer a great promotional opportunity since they have a substantial imprint area. Totes are infinitely useful. They’re great reusable shopping bags and a wonderful way to publicize your organization and logo. Tote bags were also a great way to incentivize donor participation.

Custom Printed USA Made Totes

With an expansive selection of ethically sourced Bags, Packs & Totes, Ethix offered the Mill plenty of promotional bags to choose from:

Promotional Swag for Staff

When your staff are volunteering at an event, it’s nice to do something more than just offer up name tags! We suggested the Mills consider USA Made custom T-shirts for their staff – colorful and printed with their logo. After all, your staff are your constant source of daily support. They also work as ambassadors of your brand (be that retail store, organization, or company).

Manchaug Mills staff received their custom T-shirt order a few weeks before the drive. They wore their tees while volunteering for the drive which worked to clearly show the Red Cross staff (and blood donors) who to go to with questions. The team rocked it that day and now have branded work shirts for any day on the job!