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As quick as a bolt of lightning, labels will be on sale for 20% off at PURE Labels™ until February 15, 2014.  There are no limits but time is limited, so now is the time to stock up on all your label needs for 2014 by using our online coupon code of SUPERBOWL.

Create standout sticker labels with an organic impact by choosing natural paper labels from PURE Labels and avoid falling into the “sticker robot” trap by using standard kraft labels which are often not using 100% recycled sticker materials.  The sticker guys at PURE LABELS have developed world-class sustainable adhesive stickers which are produced with … Read More

Expect Higher Prices on All Green, Sustainable Packaging in 2014

Rising packaging prices

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on our sister blog site Inside Sustainable Packaging giving readers an idea of what they can expect to see this coming year. If you want to read the whole post, please check out: but one of the key points I made is that most green minded packaging buyers will likely refocus on source reduction to combat rising prices; in other words – use less.

2014 Increases Already being Announced

The increase notices have come fast and furious and are not shy. While 2 to 4 % might have been acceptable in tougher times, many manufacturers are attempting to catch up with … Read More

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

Additional Green Resources and Products

  • All About the Future
  • Wabnitz Editions
  • Promotional Product Soltutions
  • Sustainable is Good
  • Jonah Coyote Design
  • Zing Green Products
  • Dharma Merchant Services
  • Let's Go Green
  • Green America
  • Teragren
  • Squishy Press
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