Good swag that’s also
good for the planet

Let’s make swag that leaves a positive impact on your people and the planet. Whether it’s reusable, recycled, or cutting edge sustainable, we’re here to help you navigate the options.


Good swag that’s also
good for the planet

Let’s make swag that leaves a positive impact on your people and the planet. Whether it’s reusable, recycled, or cutting edge sustainable, we’re here to help you navigate the options.

How to Make Swag More Sustainable

Believe it or not, we want you to make fewer items this year. People don’t keep the flimsy pens and cheap t-shirts whose production contribute most significantly to environmental impact. By focusing on products people want to use and wear, you’ll see a better return on your investment and lower your footprint.

Single-use plastics represent half of all plastic waste in the world. By replacing throwaway items, you’re doing a good thing and ensuring your item will get seen and used.

Drinkware is a great reusable category to invest in. Not only will your people love receiving the products, but they can start making a positive impact on the first use. Highlighted below are some of our favorite products that reduce plastic usage and keep your brand front and center.

IMPACT FACT – Consider this: every plastic water bottle you’ve ever consumed still exists… somewhere. Hopefully a bunch have been recycled and turned into new material, but many are in landfills, some could even be in the sea.

MiiR Vacuum Insulated Wide Mouth Bottle 20 oz
Why it’s great: the upgrade choice for our test of the best water bottles, this product keeps your drinks cold for hours. Even better, Miir gives 3% back to worthy causes.

Ready for more startling facts? Each year, over 4 trillion plastic bags are used, with less than one percent being recycled. We think re-usable bags are a great option. Not only do they mitigate plastic usage, they get reused and seen frequently, especially on trips to the store or to work.

Medium Tuck & Toss Tote
Why it’s great: A bag that folds into another bag? Heck yea! Perfectly portable, these 4CP Nylon Ripstop bags fold into a small pocket sewn inside, making it so easy to stow away when they’re not being used. When the bag is being carried, the pouch turns into a functioning pocket for even more storage.

Reusable Stainless Straw Set with Eco Tube

Why it’s great: Through a partnership with 1% For the Planet, one percent of sales of EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

24oz W&P Porter Seal Tight Bowl

Why We Love It:
Crafted from durable borosilicate glass and wrapped in protective matte silicone, this eco-friendly alternative to plastic takeout containers is designed to encourage healthier everyday habits.

In our sustainability blog post, we highlight that most of a product’s environmental impact actually comes from the production and harvesting of raw materials. Whether it’s a field for cotton or petroleum manufacturing for polyester, tons of energy is used for the production of each product.

Enter recycled products, which require little to no additional environmental impact for the usage of their materials. Plus, they often prevent used goods from ending up in the landfill. You can look good (and feel good) when picking one of these products.

Sunski Dipsea Tortoise Sunglasses
Why it’s great: Made from SuperLight polycarbonate resin, which is created from scrap plastic that would otherwise end up in a USA landfill. With a variety of finishes and colorways to suite every occassion, the Dipsea is an updated take on a classic round shape.

Wearable items are amazingly popular and effective. However, the growing of cotton to produce them uses tons of water. These stylish and useful items utilize recycled materials or advanced techniques to wow your customers and minimize your footprint on the planet.

Eco Tees

Marine Layer Signature Crew
Why it’s great: MicroModal, found in Marine Layer’s signature fabric, is made from recycled beechwood. The pulp production is self-sufficient, which makes these tees sustainable, eco-friendly, and so so soft.


Alternative Apparel Champ Eco-Fleece Sweatshirt
Why it’s great: Made with organic & recycled materials. This champ reigns supreme in versatility and style. A fleece that can go anywhere-this relaxed, athletic style is a perfect match for whatever you bring to the ring.


aparso UltraLight Rip-Stop Hoodie
Why it’s great: aparso’s core principles and materials are centered on sustainability, from design, sourcing, manufacturing to
packaging. They are committed to maintaining healthy minds through outdoor adventure. 1% of all revenue is donated to nonprofits and charitable causes supporting mental health.


Known Supply Dad Hat
KNOWN SUPPLY is reimagining apparel production in a way that honors and celebrates the people behind the clothing we buy. This dad hat is fair trade certified made using sustainable materials and is traceable back to the individual maker who crafted it. Made with 100% Organic Cotton, it’s a hat you can feel good about wearing. Classic and timeless

The North Face Logo.
For more than five decades, The North Face has led the charge in designing and developing environmentally and socially responsible products and business practices.

Explore The North Face Products →

Marine Layer logo.
Marine Layer’s stylish tees and hoodies are all produced sustainably. Their ultra-soft re-spun tees are made entirely from recycled shirts, with no extra water used.

Explore Marine Layer Products →

Want to give an item that feels good and does good? These items can be used, and then planted when their product life is over. Instead of going to the landfill, these items grow into something new.

How to bring more sustainability to importing
When you think of overseas sourcing you may think it’s inherently less sustainable, but that depends on the choices you make. No matter where you decide to manufacture there are additional ways to think about sustainability and reduce your impact.

Change to a degradable bag or remove them completely.

Choose organic or recycled materials.

Move to recycled materials or encourage recycling of tags.

Consider where your items are made and the distance they’ll travel.

Partner brands that give back
We can all do something individually, but collectively we can impact even more change. Here are some of the many brands we’ve partnered with that actively give back and care about sustainability. Your swag can do even more when you start with one of their products.

View customizable Sunski sunglasses.
Sunski is committed to making a positive impact on communities and the planet. Sunski gives hundreds of thousands of dollars to environmental nonprofits. They also believe there is an essential connection between good design and sustainability, and that good design makes for a better planet. As proud lifelong members of the 1% for the Planet, Sunski donates one percent of sales to environmental non-profits. They have donated over $150,000 to date.

View customizable North Face Apparel.
At the heart of The North Face is a mission to inspire a global movement of outdoor exploration and conservation. They believe the success of their business is fundamentally linked to having a healthy planet. The North Face currently donates annually to The Conservation Alliance, The Access Fund and Leave No Trace.

View customizable Osprey bags and backpacks.
As an outdoor company, Osprey’s roots are set deep in our wild lands. Our favorite places to hike, ski and climb are the very places that inspires Osprey to create their packs. Osprey is a proud supporting member of the Conservation Alliance. The Alliance is a is a group of outdoor industry companies that give back to the outdoors by disbursing its collective annual membership dues to grassroots conservation groups.

View customizable Corkcicle insulated bottles.
Every Corkcicle® purchase helps bring clean water to people in need through Corkcicle’s partnership with charity : water. By giving access to clean water, they are restoring health, providing new opportunities and creating change in developing countries.

Each Porter Bowl purchase supports food education in public schools through W&P’s partnership with Edible Schoolyard NYC with the goal to fully cover the annual expenses of an Edible Schoolyard NYC Network School.

View customizable Miir cups, tumblers, and bags.
MiiR is a design forward and generosity driven drinkware company with a social and environmental mission. A certified B Corp and 1% for the Planet member that is independently owned and operated, MiiR chooses people and planet over the demands of Wall Street. Based in Seattle, Washington, its Product to Project® model means every MiiR product sold helps fund trackable giving projects. MiiR partners with some of the most respected nonprofits in the world to create sustainable giving projects supporting clean water, a healthy environment, and strong communities. The company has given over $1,000,000 and empowered the lives of 115,000+ people worldwide, and its customers are invited to experience the story behind their purchase by registering the Give Code™ found on the base of their MiiR product.

Let’s do sustainable swag together.