Some products are carbon-neutral through manufacturing considerations, such as using clean energy or recycled materials; others are through the assistance of carbon offsets. The same goes for carbon-neutral certification at the supplier level. As businesses discover more environmentally considerate alternatives that reduce the impact of their products and how they run their day-to-day, carbon reduction programs help offset their emissions. Carbon measurement companies track carbon emissions and then offer reduction programs that clean oceans, plant trees and more - offsetting carbons with positive action. Many of our brands are on a journey to better how they do business and utilize somesuch services to gain carbon neutrality. In this lookbook, we’ve included a selection of brands and products that identify as carbon neutral - read on to learn about their impact, what programs they utilize, and the products they offer.
CARBON NEUTRAL MERCHANDISE
Fairware helps you to better engage your customers, employees and partners through the creation of sustainable, custom branded products. We ensure your promotional merchandise helps tell your story and animate your brand. Our mission is to change the world through our services and helping others make better choices through buying. We’re committed change makers and we’re seri- ous about sustainability. We bring emerging retail, consumer and sustainability trends to the forefront of promotional campaigns and product assortments. We’re sustainable brand strategists and merchandise is our medium.
We do the homework on ethical sourcing and sustainable materials so you can rest assured that your marketing merchandise lines up with your values.
Cheers, Team Fairware
CARBON NEUTRAL MERCHANDISE
At Fairware, we’re committed to action on climate change in all that we do. We advocate for progressive climate legislation; we’re working to reduce our footprint and prioritizing supplier partners who are certified carbon neutral or whose products are certified carbon neutral. What are carbon-neutral products? Carbon neutral promotional merchandise is products whose CO2 emissions related to their production get calculated and compensated for by a carbon offset project. The same goes for carbon-neutral certifi - cation at the supplier level. As businesses reduce the impact of their products and how they run their day-to-day operations, they can adopt carbon reduction programs and offset programs to help offset their emissions. Carbon offset organizations measure companies or product emissions and then offer reduction programs that clean oceans, plant trees and more - offsetting carbons with positive action. Many of our suppliers and brands are on a journey to become more sustainable, and providing carbon-neutral products is one step. In our Carbon Neutral Promotional Products Lookbook, we’ve included a selection of brands and products that identify as carbon neutral - read on to learn about their impact, what programs they utilize, and the products they offer.
C-Free Apparel Tentree
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Cotopaxi - Gear for Good Gallant International Inc Miir Klean Kanteen Karst Stone Paper
Reduce. Measure. Neutralize.
The C-Free product’s impact reduces by 50% by first choosing recycled materials. Next, they caclulate all the carbon emissions generated within the products full lifecycle. Lastly, they neutralize the total carbon footprint of each product in the C-FREE program. The Carbonfree® certification purchases third-party, verified carbon offsets through Carbonfund.org and the funds go towards energy efficiency projects, reforestation and forest prevention projects, and renewable energy projects. By purchasing these offsets, they are removing an equivalent amount of emissions elsewhere in the environment - making each item in the C-Free line carbon neutral. “We encourage everyone to continually strive to reduce their carbon footprint through sensible energy reductions combined with cost-effective carbon offsets to eliminate their overall carbon footprint.” - Carbonfund.org
C-Free TM Men’s Performance Polo
C-Free TM Ladies Performance Polo
C-Free TM District® Re-Fleece™ Crew
Planting 10 trees for every item sold.
tentree makes Earth-First essentials using the most sustainable (and comfortable) materials in the world. By planting trees for every purchase, tentree is making big change accessible to everybody and showing the lasting impact that one small choice can have. To really see the envi- ronmental impact of each clothing item with tentree’s Eco-Log. Additonally, tentree offers additional offsets with CLIMATE+, so indi- viduals can offset their lifestyle - from showers, avacado toast and weekend travels. “Together, we’ve planted over 50 million trees. That’s huge. Those trees have removed millions of tonnes of CO2 from the atmo- sphere, lifted entire communities out of poverty, and reforested over 5,000 hectares of land (that’s equal to 12,000 football fields). We’re on a mission to plant 1 billion trees by 2030, and we can’t do it without you. So let’s keep planting.” - tentree
tentree Organic Cotton Ocean Breeze Throw
EMISSIONS SAVED 363.62 l Water saved 1.16 kg CO2 saved 0.02 g Waste saved
tentree Atlas Sweatpant
Guaranteed to Suprise. COTOPAXI
Sustainably designed outdoor gear that fuels adventure and global change through their repurposed, recycled and responsible materials, an ethical supply chain, and the causes they support. Ideal for brands with flexible color guidelines and a sense of adventure, each bag in the Del Día collection is a unique surprise. Cotopaxi is a Climate Neutral Certified as are their products. “We design our products to be as waste mitigating as possible. Currently, 94% of our products contain repurposed, recycled, or responsible materials—what we call the Three R’s. Focusing on more eco-friendly materials limits our dependence on fossil fuels and diminishes waste. By 2025, we hope to make 100% of our products using at least one of the Three R’s.” - Cotopaxi
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Fanny Pack - Del Día
Luzon 18L Back Pack - Del D ía
Let’s make something good together.
All of the Terra Thread (TT) products are made using Fair Trade and 100% organic cotton that is regenerative organic certified. TT also utilizes carbon offset programs to offset their carbon footprint and foster sustainable development through carbon sequestration and green job creation. These projects focus on renewable energy and reforestation. “We’ve been using organic cotton for nearly a decade, and we’re just so thrilled to take it a step further with this certification. Now farmers will not only be participating in the most regen- erative practices possible, they will be playing a major role in healing the planet—while making extra income from organic, fairtrade premiums and rotational crops. This certification is much more than just a checklist. We’re working to cre - ate a more holistic supply chain that takes care of everyone involved, not just the buyer.” - Terra Thread
Custom Bags with Pockets
Design forward. Generosity driven.
Miir designs their drinkware and containers for sustainability. Their focus is on four key areas; durability, replaceability, recyclability, and circularity. Every product sold supports transparent giving projects that are focused on clean water, healthy environment and strong communities. As Miir seeks to better understand their impact and identify ways to improve, they are committed to measuring their carbon footprint with Climate Neutral Certification guiding these efforts. Miir now offers the Climate Positive line of drinkware, featuring 25% less stainless steel, no new plastic, and 110% if its carbon footprint offset. “MiiR is committed to giving more and taking less. We recognize human-caused environmental degradation is a threat not only to healthy markets and healthy businesses, but most importantly to our quality of life. As a result, we’re on a mission to fundamentally change how business operates – from sourcing to design to the wellbeing of our people.” - Miir
MiiR ® Climate+ Wide Mouth 20 Oz. | Climate+ Tumbler 16 Oz. | Climate+ Tumbler 12 Oz.
MiiR ® Climate+ line is available in a Black Powder (left) and Silver Satin (above)
Business for good.
Every time you make a purchase from Klean they invest 1% of the sale into organizations working hard to make the world a more resilient and sustainable place. Klean Kanteen has three areas of focus, people, planet, and product. They’re devoted to caring for their diverse global team, taking on environmental responsibility, and design products to be solutions. “At Klean, environmental responsibility is more than a single initiative. We dedicate time and money to assess environmental risks across our entire business, and invest in both the urgent and longterm sustainability interests of our local and global communities.” - Klean Kanteen
Klean Kanteen Eco TKWide - 16 Oz.Café Cap
Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide - 32 Oz. with Loop Cap
Klean Kanteen Eco TKWide - 20 Oz. Twist Cap
Thoughtfully designed. Sustainably made. Purpose-built.
Combining calcium carbonate with resin and adding heat and pressure, Karst turns dust into paper - 100% tree-free. Impervious to liquid and infinitely stronger than traditional paper. This stone paper is Cradle to Cradle® certified; therefore, it is recyclable! As a Certifed B Corp, Karst is committed to carbon neutrality and supports partners like One Tree Planted to help their initiative. This stone paper isn’t mined from the earth but is made of recycled marble and limestone destined for the landfill. “Our team is passionate about inspiring others to do more and create more, but not at the expense of the planet. To us, it’s important to remember that every single thing we do is has an impact on someone or something. For us at Karst, this includes the carbon emissions involved in delivery, production, and even the elevator we ride at the office. But don’t worry, we prefer to take the stairs.” - Karst
Karst Woodless Pencils - 5 Solid Graphite Pencils
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