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.

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.

Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack Deluxe

A monster of a work pack in premium materials, the Authority Pack DLX will keep you organized and ready to work at home or away.


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

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.

tentree® Organic Cotton Juniper Blanket

The Tentree Organic Cotton Juniper Blanket is your best friend on chilly mornings, and it earns extra style points with the nature graphic.


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.

Cutter & Buck® Clique Spin Pique Polo

The Clique Spin Eco Performance Pique Mens Polo is your essential every day polo for practice, workouts, supporting your favorite team, and for representing your school, college, team or company.


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.


District® Re-Fleece Hoodie

Our most sustainable fleece yet. District Re-Fleece breathes new life into reclaimed materials with its 100% recycled fabric. Affordable, comfortable and never re-dyed, it’s a fleece that just feels good.



Stio® Second Light Pullover

An ultra-lightweight, recycled nylon with a DWR finish to shed light weather that’s compressible and packs into zippered single hand pocket.



Adidas® Sustainable Organic Relaxed Cap

100% organic brushed cotton twill. Unstructured, six-panel, low-profile, pre-curved visor and moisture-management sweatband.


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 Tapered Tumbler Grow Kit

The sleek look of this modern and sophisticated hydroponic planter offers a unique gift suitable for anyone and all occasions.


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.

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.

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.

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

Raining Rose Promos will donate 1% of their annual profits from all orders to Heifer International, a nonprofit that seeks to lift communities from poverty and eradicate hunger all around the globe.

Let’s do sustainable swag together.