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Christmas Closeout – Save up to 50% off Recycled Bags & Gift Wrap

Lowest Prices in Town

Save big on last minute Christmas retail packaging with Nashville Wraps. Many of our Green Way® brand recycled designs are as much as 50% off! It’s also a great time to stock up for next year!

Our Santa Peppermint Collection is simply light hearted fun with peppermints and polka dots. These paper shopping bags are made 50% recycled white kraft paper, along with 90% recycled gift wrap and 100% recycled tissue paper.  Made in the USA. This collection also includes coordinating gift and gourmet boxes, basket boxes, and jewelry boxes.

A fun-loving gingerbread man is a runaway hit in our Holiday Sweets Collection. These paper shopping bags are made … Read More

BiziBubble Combines Stock and Custom Boxes for New Subscription Program

Bizi Bubble custom and stock refill packs

It is not an unusual problem for subscription and sample marketing programs but often times the product being shipped to new subscribers is different than what is shipped to repeat customers. Not necessarily better or worse, but likely different in terms of content and/or dimensions.

Or the product dimensions and order sizes vary resulting in a shipper box being either too large or too small. This can present a real dilemma and greater unexpected startup (print plate and cutting die) costs for a company who wants to custom brand their boxes.

BiziBubble – a neat subscription program for women

Feminine hygiene products are necessary but not always easy or convenient … Read More

Holstee Proves Basic Black Graphics Can be Green and Effective

Holstee one color on Kraft stock mailer

So much has been said recently about how colorfully we are able to print our corrugated boxes, the fact our boxes are green and eco-friendly is nearly forgotten. Most of our brown die cut mailers are still made of 100% recycled content and most of our brown RSC style shipping boxes remain 100% PCW recycled content.

When we print them, we use only water based inks, making all of our boxes 100% recyclable, biodegradable, repulpable and even compostable. Compared to many packaging and shipping alternatives, there truly is no better, greener or more ecofriendly packaging container or solution.

The Packaging Should “Fit” the Product and not Just Dimensionally

Depending on … Read More

Is Your Business Socially Responsible?


“Consumers shop for reasons not things,” says Rachel Leinbach Reyhle, Founder & Publisher of Retail Minded Magazine in a recent blog post. People shop for products that make them feel good emotionally. They also buy from businesses they feel good about.

“Many customers decide to shop places because they appreciate the impact their purchase will make,” explains Rachel. Whether it is shopping local or fair trade or the store donates a percentage of its profit to charity, consumers want to make an impact with their spending.

More than 90% of shoppers will switch brands and be loyal to socially responsible businesses they feel they can trust versus companies who … Read More

Green RSC Shipping Boxes Don’t Have to Be Boring

Silly Rhino gift boxes

If you browse around this site or our Inside Sustainable Packaging blog, you already know we do a LOT of custom printed die cut mailers for subscription marketing, trial and sample programs, and e-commerce retail fulfillment.

However, there are times when an RSC (regular slotted container) shipping box is the best choice, especially on a new project because no costly tooling is required, print plates are typically less expensive and because an RSC box (same size, same quantity) is usually also going to be less expensive. The way most companies design and print RSC boxes, they can end up being a tad conservative or plain. However it does not … Read More

Top 3 Trends in Sustainable Packaging to Watch in 2014

Clipper Tea Fair Trade

#1 Fair Trade Packaging

Fair trade continues to gain momentum and the adoption of fair trade practices will accelerate throughout 2014.  Most recently, Patagonia announced they’ll be one of the first major outdoor-clothing companies to offer Fair Trade Certified™ apparel starting Fall 2014.  Larger companies are also making strong fair trade commitments, like Starbucks who now purchases nearly all of their coffee from fair trade producers, and has committed to purchase 100% from fair trade producers by 2015.  The movement to fair trade sourcing is not by mistake; it is a natural development coming from mature sustainability initiatives.  Fair trade makes sense as it aligns with the vision of … Read More

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  • Wabnitz Editions
  • Promotional Product Soltutions
  • Green America
  • Zing Green Products
  • All About the Future
  • Sustainable is Good
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