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How to Choose the Best Eco-Friendly Swag

When it comes to eco-friendly apparel and other products, it can be difficult to sift through all of the options to find what’s best for your organization.

Here are some basic tips to follow for selecting promotional products that fit in with your mission and take it easy on the environment.

1. Assess Your  Needs

It’s important to have a clear vision before you get started. If you are looking for promotional t-shirts, for example, what is the purpose of the shirt? Is it for brand awareness, to unify your organization, or will it be given away as a gift for volunteers?  By getting a clear picture of your organization’s specific needs, decision making down the road will be a cinch.

2. Go for Quality

Higher quality products will last longer than other inexpensive, lesser quality items. Going for higher quality products means less waste in the landfill.

3. Ask the Experts

Organic, recycled, BPA free, recyclable, reusable, renewable, or sustainable? There are so many buzzwords to wade through and it can get a little overwhelming.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions and we’ll assess your needs to make specific suggestions for your organization.  We are your go-to experts on eco-friendly products. This is what we do!

4. All About Labor

Environmental justice goes hand in hand with economic justice. When you buy from Ethix, you are guaranteed sweatshop-free products. Perhaps you want to take it a step further and find companies that support worker cooperatives or unions.  Or maybe you want to find a company with a killer track record for sustainable manufacturing. Find your fit with the right combo of both!


It’s worth putting some time into thinking about your values in order to see which eco-friendly products match your mission. With an overwhelming amount of choices and so many products that are “greenwashed” these days, it can be hard to know what’s right.

Let us do the work for you. Give us a jingle and one of our knowledgeable Account Managers will get you the best options for your budget and timeline. You can contact us here.


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