The Eco Essentials That Will Help Brand Awareness Bloom In 2020

If you're thinking of exciting new ways you ways to guarantee your business leaves a positive impression with all who encounter it, we're here to help.

Whether you're keen to catch the attention of new clients or remind existing customers that your brand is there for them, our range of eco-friendly promotional products is ideal for helping your brand awareness grow. And grow!


Why Should Your Brand Consider Eco Friendly Promotional Items?

Choosing eco giveaways is a great way to show your business is playing its part in the conversation surrounding environmental concerns. Showing your customers how easy it can be to make the switch to greener living practices - be it through swapping paper coffee cups for reusable travel mugs, or throwaway carrier bags for long-lasting branded totes - is a brilliant way to lead by example and assert your brand as one that is a part of the conversation and leading the way. 

Opting for green-living merchandise as and when you can is also a great way to demonstrate your business takes its Corporate Social Responsibility seriously - and with over half (59%) of the UK workforce believing the companies they work for should undertake more in the way of CSR activity, there's no time like the present to begin. 

Many of our eco friendly promotional merchandise items are the perfect sizes for posting to customers, too. The meaning? You don't need to wait for face-to-face contact; rather, posting our products as part of a direct-mail campaign will surprise and delight your customers in equal measure. Browse our full range of postable promotional products to ensure first-class brand awareness!

We have a wide selection of eco-friendly promotional items available - over 500, in fact! With that figure ever-growing, we're delighted to offer a wide range of green-themed merchandise: we have everything from eco drinkware to household essentials, via promotional pens, branded bags, printed keyrings, corporate clothing... And so much more!

Whoever your target demographic - whether kids or adults, students or professionals - we've rounded up some ideas below to kickstart your search for the perfect eco-friendly merch for your next marketing campaign.

Need a hand or have a question? Don't hesitate to get in touch: simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email

In the mean time: happy reading!

Best Eco Friendly Merchandise Ideas For Students

The need: A student demographic can cover anyone from a pre-schooler to an undergrad. Whether your target audience comprises university students or primary school pupils, we've got a range of eco products that are perfect for everything from learning-at-home and finishing off coursework to freshers events branded products.

Coloured Cotton Tote Bags

The perfect size for carrying books between classes or for giving away at freshers' fairs, our promotional cotton tote bags are ideal for generating brand awareness. Long-lasting and durable, the typical promotional bag will generate around 3,300 impressions in its lifetime - meaning, in theory, the potential of over 3,000 people to clock your brand. Not bad, eh?

We have a wide range of promotional tote bags available; however, if you'd prefer something different (such as printed drawstring bags or custom backpacks), we also have a wide range of eco friendly bags available for your consideration. All can be branded with your corporate artwork, ensuring visibility for your business with every outing. How's that for bags of brand awareness?

Paper Pencil Cases

Strikingly printed with your logo in one colour, these unusual paper pencil cases are perfect for use in school or for home learning. And they're not just great for students! Teachers will also love the practicality of this smart design, which will add a grown-up 'look' to any desk. 

Although they are constructed from paper, these branded pencil cases are every bit as sturdy and reliable as 'traditional' options, with an elegant chrome-finish zip ensuring everything stays neatly contained. 

And it doesn't end there! We have a selection of other eco-friendly pencil cases available, too. Our Back To Nature Pencil Case is made from an eco-minded blend of cotton and jute, and comes filled with five stationery essentials; available in a range of colours, our Organic Cotton Pencil Cases are also worth considering for a green-living touch to your marketing activity. Explore our full range of branded pencil cases to find the 'write' match for your business today.

Root7 Metal Bottles

Who could possibly resist these dazzling Root7 Metal Bottles? Available in a wide range of finishes - from plain colours to metallic gleams - these branded metal water bottles are the perfect size for older students. Ideally sized for keeping on a desk or carrying in a bag, they're a great way to keep style-conscious youngsters hydrated throughout the day, whether they're in the classroom or revising at home. 

For younger children, look no further than our best-selling Aluminium Drinking Bottles. Take your pick from a range of colours and have your artwork printed or engraved for a smart on-brand finish. The twist-on lid will help avoid any spills, whilst the carabiner clip makes it ideally sized for attaching to backpacks. 

It might also be worth giving consideration to lid-free eco drinkware that can be used in the classroom or at after-school events. Items such as our 430ml Wheat Straw Tumblers make a great green-living fit and are available in a palette of pleasingly pastel shades.

Browse our full range of eco friendly promotional drinkware.

Best Eco Friendly Promotional Products For Professionals

The need: Items that can fit seamlessly into busy lives. Whether your customers are working from home, on the road or are office-based, we have a wide range of promotional eco items that will effortlessly enhance their working days. 

Bamboo Coffee Cups

A versatile drinkware option that can be used time after time by your customers (whether at home or in the workplace), our branded reusable travel mugs are perfect for cutting the need for single-use paper cups. Our best-selling Bamboo Coffee Cups can be personalised with a range of lid and band colour options, with your logo printed in up to four colours for unmissable visibility. 

With research suggesting that upwards of 2.5bn paper coffee cups disposed of in the UK alone each year, branded coffee cups are a great way to encourage your staff and customers to think 'green' when it comes to their daily caffeine fix. Want to brew some more inspiration? Discover our full range of branded travel mugs

Recycled Notepad & Pen Sets

Branded notepads are a brilliant promotional giveaway option for both customers and colleagues. The perfect size for posting or handing out at face-to-face events such as trade shows, promotional notebooks are long-lasting and practical - and add a pen and you're on to a serious winner!

Our best-selling Recycled Notepad & Pen Sets are available in a range of colours, meaning there's an option suitable for almost every corporate palette. With the cover of the notepad printed with your branding in up to full colour, it offers unmissable brand awareness for any business as well as a serious case of eco-credentials: after all, that pen is made from 100% recycled paper. Pretty impressive, no? Explore our full range of eco friendly notepads and printed paper products

Sprout Pencils

Looking for something as clever and unusual as it is eco-friendly and promotional? Search no further: our branded Sprout Pencils are perfect for brightening up desks across the UK.

Whether your customers and colleagues are working from home or in the office, these easy-to-plant pencils feature a seed capsule at the very end. Once planted, it will bloom into something wonderful: seed options available include everything from fragrant herbs to Insta-worthy blooms. 

Best Eco Friendly Giveaway Ideas For Use In The Home

The need: Items that can will improve a household and the lives of its occupants. Whether it's for moments of self-care or for bringing extra practicality into day-to-day activities, we have a wide range of eco-themed giveaways that are perfect for tying into lifestyle giveaways. 

The Little Brown Tube Mental Health Kit

Encouraging customers to take time to evaluate and look after their mental health, these neat treat-yourself kits are the perfect size for sending to customers through the post. 

With your branding printed in full colour on the label, each tube contains a medley of products that are perfect for aiding relaxation and inspiring moments of calm. Your lucky customers will receive a sleep balm, a sleep mask, roll-on pulse point and a bottle of natural relaxing foam bath.

Recycle Waste Bag Sets

Encourage your customers and colleagues to take recycling in the home seriously with the help of these brightly coloured recycling bags. Ideally sized for keeping in a kitchen or a utility room, they serve as the perfect reminder to recycled paper, plastic and cans. With your logo clearly printed on each bag, they're a great tool for asserting your business as one that's working to help improve green-living practices around the UK. 

On a similar note, our Reusable Fruit & Veg Tote Bags Sets offer a long-lasting alternative to plastic fruit-n-veg bags. Reusable and smartly printed with your branding in up to four colours, their generous sizes means they can be worn over-the-shoulder to make food shopping that bit easier - and greener! 

Bee Mix Clay Plant Pots

Sleekly designed and perfect for displaying on desks, window sills and fireplaces, these small-yet-mighty promotional plants are perfect for adding a flourish of green to your customers' homes.

Created to support the bee population, these eco printed plants can be transported onto a balcony or into a garden as soon as the seedlings are ready. The perfect promotional giveaway for creating some serious 'buzz' around your business, take your pick from a range of flowers to watch your brand awareness bloom. 

From eco friendly promotional products to branded merchandise for working from home, Total Merchandise has all the branded items your business could need. Need help finding a specific item? Simply contact a member of our friendly and experienced Sales team on 01376 509092 or email! Visit our Coronavirus Hub for more information and updates.

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Written by

Katie Reed | Product Team Supervisor

With nearly 10 years' experience in the promotional merchandise industry, Katie speaks with true authority about all matters related to promotional products. Her attention to detail and creative flair ensure that product details, prices, imagery and descriptions are accurate and answer all our customers' questions. Her articles and other product-related content have become truly trusted sources of both information and inspiration for anyone deciding on their next promotional product order. In another life, she would have been a star Quidditch player.

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