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 Save Your Swag
from the Landfill

Taking inspiration from Patagonia’s Worn Wear program and leaning on the experience of running our own print shops for over a decade, we gathered ideas and tips for how we think through co-branding, removable branding, upcycling, and eventually recycling. We hope this helps your gear last a very long time.

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.

Ocean Bottle

$48 – $58

The original award-winning Ocean Bottle keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot. Made from double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel and recycled content. The anti-leak dual opening lid makes filling and cleaning a breeze. Plus, unlike most reusable bottles, Ocean Bottle is 100% dishwasher safe.

Ready for more startling facts? Each year, over 4 trillion plastic bags are used, with less than 1% being recycled. Re-usable bags make a great alternative. Not only do they mitigate plastic usage, but they also get reused and seen frequently, especially on trips to the store or to work.

Darling Duffel Puff Puff

The Darling Duffel is a barrel body duffel spacious enough for all your travel necessities. Whether you’re traveling far and wide, or just to the gym, the Darling Duffel’s roomy interior, color-customizable zipper, and reliable shoulder straps are the right choice.

$50 – $75

An Upcycle Story; Bringing New Life to a Logo’d Backpack via Velcro

When one of our clients was acquired, all their branded inventory stored in our warehouse suddenly became irrelevant. To divert these great Timbuk2 backpacks from landfill, we upcycled them by sewing on a strip of velcro to cover the existing embroidery and then adding a patch on top.

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.

Workday Essentials

Bamboo Wireless Charging Clock

The Bamboo Wireless Charging Desk Clock can be used on any desk, end table, or nightstand. The top surface has a 5W wireless charging pad for compatible devices. The clock has an alarm function, can show temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius, and display three different levels of light brightness.

$52 – $68

Blankets are versatile and eco-friendly, making them a useful accessory for indoor or outdoor activities. They provide a soft and comfortable surface to relax on, while their lightweight design makes them easy to carry and transport. Whether you’re hiking, camping, beaching, or lounging, a blanket can help make your experience more comfortable and enjoyable.

Hilana Upcycled Fethiye
Throw Blanket

Pure joy made from recycled cotton! The Hilana Upcycled Fethiye Throw Blanket is the perfect size to share under the sun! With beautiful hand-knotted tassels, Hilana blankets are handcrafted according to ancient tradition. Made with 50% recycled cotton for durability and a soft feel. Quick drying characteristics make it great for the beach.

$100 – $150

Wearable items make popular and effective merch. However, the growing of cotton to produce them uses tons of water. The stylish and useful items below utilize recycled materials or advanced techniques to minimize your environmental footprint.

Eco Tees

Allmade Recycled Blend Tee

This tee is for Mother Nature’s biggest fans. Allmade takes cotton scraps from the cutting room floor, add in 50% recycled poly, and then stay true to the original t-shirt color by not re-dying it, which saves water usage and energy.

$8 – $18

The Best Eco Tees

What’s the best material for sustainability? Organic cotton… recycled polyester… tree bark? In this SwagLab, we look at 13 of our top eco t-shirt options to help you choose the best for your next project.


Unisex tentree Organic
Cotton Zip Hoodie

Made with 100% Fairtrade organic cotton French terry fleece, it’s the perfect blend of unbelievable comfort and casual style that looks great anywhere.

$90 – $110


Unisex Adidas – Hooded Full-Zip Windbreaker

This Adidas full-zip windbreaker jacket is a comfortable and stylish way to keep warm during outdoor activities or at home.

$60 – $75


Unisex Econscious 6.8 oz. Hemp Washed Soft Mesh Trucker

A super soft 6 panel, unstructured cap for your next adventure. Made from 55% hemp and 45% cotton, with mesh 100% recycled polyester.

$16 – $20

Marine Layer logo.
Through materials, environmental and social responsibility programs, everything Patagonia makes has an impact on the planet. They've kept 935 tons of plastic waste out of the oceans by turning discarded fishing nets into gear, and 98% of their line uses recycled materials.

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.

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.

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.

Modern Sprout Rooted Candle

Burn, plant, and grow! This ceramic candle vessel transforms into a planter after the flame has burned down and includes seeds to grow herbs and flowers. 6oz. scented soy-blend candle features a light and refreshing scent. Candle and seed packet are packaged inside a beautifully designed box for easy gifting.

$19 – $29

How to bring more sustainability to importing
When you think of overseas sourcing you may assume it’s 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.

Patagonia has awarded over $140 million in cash and in-kind donations to domestic and international grassroots environmental groups making a difference in their local communities. 

Cotopaxi prioritizes sustainability through ethical factory partnerships, sustainable material sourcing, and durable design.

W&P is passionate about food and ending food insecurity, so they’ve proudly supported City Harvest through volunteer work, giveback opportunities, and amplification of the City Harvest mission since 1982.

All MiiR products sold help fund transparent giving projects. MiiR gives at least 1% of revenue to nonprofit organizations whose work empowers communities while benefiting the health of their natural environments.

Every Corkcicle purchase helps bring clean water to people in need through CORKCICLE’s partnership with charity: water.

Sunski is a carbon neutral company that uses recycled materials, no plastic in shipping, and has a lifetime warranty.

Through partnerships with Surfrider Foundation, Sustainable Coastlines, Waves for Change, and Good Juju, every Slowtide purchase helps support ocean conservation and surf therapy for underserved youth.

Since its founding, Modern Sprout has been committed to domestic sourcing and manufacturing, reducing plastic materials in its products and packaging, and building eco-friendly product lines.

Out of the Woods proudly donates 1% of revenue to organizations that support the planet.

Let’s do sustainable swag together.