This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy (see proformagreen.com). John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.
As we predicted, it seems 2009 is becoming the year of the great green push in our industry. Leeds is again up front with a number of functional and stylist additions to their Owl line of 51% & 100% recycled material bags, portfolios and totes (see certificate from Leeds website).
One of the new items is the Owl 100% Recycled Deluxe Compu-Backpack. Made from 100% post-consumer recycled material (product label affirms claim) the backpack holds most 17″ laptops.
The backpack has a large main compartment with built-in laptop sleeve, allowing access to the laptop from top or through side zippered access pocket. The Recycled Deluxe Compu-Backpack also boasts a media pocket and headphone port.
If you see a trend in the 2009 green totes from Norwood, Leeds and Gemline, you are not alone. These items are being manufactured to target young people of school age and future forward technology companies, two of the largest segments of our industry for green items.
Ecopreneurists in these segments might want to consider items like the Recycled Deluxe Compu-Backpack for campus giveaways, tradeshow thank yous, or even event speaker gifts.
Also like all Leeds EcoSmart items, purchase of these items helps to fund Global ReLeaf® – American Forests’ education and action programs.
Really we like the whole line of EcoSmart from Leeds and we encourage you to visit the Leeds website to learn more about their new additions for 2009. Or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.