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A.D.
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Prioritising our planet

Eco Friendly & Sustainable Merchandise

Safeguarding the future of our planet is important to us.

We provide a broad spectrum of ‘green’ products made from a range of innovative and eco-friendly materials.

We specialise in helping our clients select products that match their own corporate sustainability goals.

Whether you are looking for products made from recycled content, sourced from sustainable supply routes or using materials collected by “green” social enterprise, we can supply it.

Sustainable Products
Socks

Eco-friendly

We have a choice of greener options across all of our product categories including and not limited to apparel, drinkware, tech gifts and stationery.

Cork matt

Innovation

Cutting-edge production techniques are now used to incorporate sustainable materials such as Bamboo, Cork, RPET and Bioplastics.

Textiles

Accredited

Our range includes products that are accredited to Global Organic Textile (GOTS), Global Recycle Standard (GRS), Fairtrade and more.

Here at A.D., we’re passionate about doing our bit for the environment. One way we do this is by advocating eco-friendly merchandise. Our customers often ask about our eco-friendly promotional products, and one thing we stand by here at A.D. is if our clients ask for it, we will try our best to supply it!

We like to encourage the use of recycled promotional products because we know that when something isn’t recyclable, it will likely end up in landfills or our oceans, creating more harm to our environment and our animals.

When you first start looking into purchasing promotional products, you can be shown so many that you don’t know where to start. Whether an item is recycled, recyclable, or uses sustainable materials or packaging – there’s plenty to consider when choosing suitable eco promotional products for your brand. 

 

What Makes A Product ‘Eco-Friendly’?

We all know that purchasing eco-friendly products and materials is good for the environment, but what exactly makes a product eco-friendly?

We hear praise for eco products made out of materials like bamboo for being rapidly renewable. However, the content of a product isn’t the only thing that makes it eco-friendly. It also comes down to how they’re manufactured, packaged, distributed, and used. 

How Do We Produce Eco-Friendly Clothing?

The waste produced by unwanted pieces of clothing is practically immeasurable. This is why we have many eco-friendly clothing options within our wide range of promotional products. We ensure that all eco clothing we supply exceeds all quality, social, and ethical requirements and is of the highest quality, so it lasts for years to come. To do this, we’re a part of the process from the very start right through to the very end, which ensures we’re also producing environmentally friendly clothing that we know our customers will love and is to the highest possible industry standards.

What Are The Benefits of Having Eco-Friendly Merchandise?

Of course, the main benefit of eco-friendly products is having the ability to save the environment. But for us, it’s much more than that. We want to ensure that our customers feel listened to. We’re all becoming increasingly more aware of the choices we make and how the products we supply and buy impact our environment. Eco-friendly merchandise is not only more durable, but it’s also less toxic and less resource-intensive. 

Don’t forget, eco-friendly promotional merchandise also doesn’t have to be boring. We have a broad selection of products to choose from. So, whatever you’re looking for, we’re sure we can help you. 

Want to know more? Be sure to head over to our solutions pageIf you’re unfamiliar with sustainability, then take a look at our green glossary, which covers terms, eco-friendly products, and much more information to start your green journey.

Eco Friendly & Sustainable Merchandise FAQs

We're being asked for and seeing the use of organic merchandise much more frequently, with people being conscious of the source of raw materials. It’s essential that we have traceability of the raw materials that our products are made from and that we can support a sustainable and brighter future for people across the world.  Adding as little as 10p on to the cost of a t-shirt or 54p to the price of a hoodie can mean up to 50% more to the workers in places such as India.  source: https://www.continentalclothing.com/about/fairshare
Biodegradable merchandise has been available and is something we have supported for many years. There has been a significant shift to brands being conscious of what may happen to a product at the end of its life cycle. If there is an option to provide a biodegradable alternative, we would certainly recommend it. Single-use plastics pose one of the biggest global environmental problems. We're proud to offer product solutions that naturally biodegrade in items such as writing instruments, bags, confectionery and drinkware.
Recycled products are available across various categories, with both pre and post-consumer waste repurposed to create fantastic recycled merchandise. Developments globally in collecting and sorting waste and improvements from manufacturers in the production of reusing raw materials mean products such as RPET bags, food-safe drinkware from recycled PP, and even notebooks manufactured from car windscreens be supplied in as little as 5 x days. With a  product that isn’t manufactured from recycled materials, we should always consider that it can be disposed of responsibly and recycled to be used in the production of a new item in the future.
Creating ethical merchandise is so important to us. We believe that a sustainable product should not only be made from a responsible material but that the endpoint of manufacture operates in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. A.D. has been a member of SEDEX since 2015, and our sustainable purchasing policy is implemented through various processes such as regular independent 3rd party audits ensuring slavery and human trafficking does not occur.  As a Real Living Wage employer, A.D. also believes that a day's work deserves pay that supports families and can provide opportunities leading to a brighter future. A good example is our cotton bag partner, who, like us, is on their journey and contributes to the education costs of workers' children and supports water sanitisation in the local community.
  • Recycled Americano Recycled Reusable Mugs - these are an A.D. favourite! Excellent for the office, home or on the go.
  • Recycled cotton tote - made from 100% recycled materials. A bag is a great promotional product for practicality and brand awareness purposes.
  • RPET Bag - They're not only an excellent sustainable choice for giveaways, but they are also great for product launches, events, point-of-sale, corporate gifting and more. 
  • Appeel Notebook - Created from the parts of the apple that are often overlooked. An interesting wow product! We love providing products that combine technology, creativity and imagination.
Eco-friendly merchandise is becoming increasingly popular, which is why our suppliers are always presenting us with new innovative products. We have listed a few eco-friendly products that are available to order.
  • Lamberhurst Recycled Notebook - Made from REACH compliant recycled rPVB fabric.
  • The bestselling Octopus cable - re-engineered as a biodegradable eco product. The Eco Octopus is made using RPET cables and a biodegradable plastic body. 
  • AquaMax Hydrate Bottle - 100% UK-made and 100% BPA free. 
  • The North Face 100 Glacier Full-Zip Fleece - Engineered for optimum thermal efficiency, the Polartec® fleece makes this a hiking essential.
To name a few, we have a range of eco-friendly merchandise available; drop us a message, and we would be more than happy to show you.
We aim to use eco-friendly materials where we can, and we're committed to discovering the best materials out there, such as: 
  • Organic Cotton
  • RPET
  • FSC Paper
  • Recycled plastic
  • Biodegradable plastics (Degralen bags)
  • Bamboo
  • Rice Husk
  • Corn starch
  • Sugarcane
  • Polylana

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