Bags from Banners

Taking the initiative to store materials from last year’s event is providing organizations an opportunity to upcycle and resell unique products at their next event. Billboard Ecology are a company aiming to bring this vision to life by salvaging advertising billboards and creating individually styled tote bags along with other unique products. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival, one of the USA’s top arts festivals, held every year in Denver, has embraced this initiative. Over the years the event coordinator has collected banners and through Billboard Ecology, they have been repurposed into beach bags, shopping totes, and unique Kindle covers. These were all sold within the festival in the merchandise stands alongside the usual t-shirts, water bottles, posters and other items. An added advantage of this re-purposing of products is that sponsors of the events get another chance at their logo being displayed on one of these creatively inspired new products. Other festivals embracing the idea of repurposing their event banners include Belmar Italian Festival and Starz Film Festival who each have created custom tote bags and wine bottle bags given out as gifts at VIP events....

Continental Clothing

Continental Clothing® designs, manufactures and sells wholesale t-shirts, jackets and singlets and with outstanding social and environmental manufacturing policies, their garments are not only fashionable but fair. Continental is a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, an organisation that monitors the manufacture and sale of clothing worldwide. As a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, Continental adheres to a code of conduct for fair labour standards, and has instated a Zero Tolerance policy on matters such as use of child labour, forced labour and employee discrimination. A commitment to sustainable manufacture and a keenness to reduce their carbon footprint led Continental to introduce the EarthPositive clothing range, which is 100% organic cotton with 90% reduced CO2. Low-impact organic farming and the use of renewable energy contribute to this reduction. Continental calculates that an EarthPositive t-shirt saves around 7kg of CO2 compared to a conventional cotton shirt. CO2 values for all Continental products can be viewed on their website. Continental products are available for wholesale purchase worldwide with a range of options for customising colour and design, making them ideal for those who wish to add embellishments, logos or images to their clothing....