Sep 22, 2018

Cork It!

Trend alert: Have you considered cork?

This trend definitely isn't corking around.

We'll forgive you if you only think of the wine bottles waiting for you at the end of the work week when someone mentions cork. But the versatile, eco-friendly material has actually been having something of a moment over the past few years. It turns out that the spongy thing that stands between you and your rosé also fits in very well in a variety of other lifestyle items.

Not only does cork lend a rustic, visually-pleasing aesthetic to everything from mugs to flooring, it's also super good for that planet that you're on right now. Cork is one of the most eco-friendly resources on the planet. It's naturally harvested from cork oak trees, but since only the bark is needed, the trees continue to live, grow, and clean the air. These aren't a bunch of flash-in-the-pan resources, either; Cork oak trees can live up to 300 years.

And, wouldn't you know it, it turns out that cork makes for some pretty cool swag. Swag that we here at The Icebox would be very happy to help you find for your business.

Here are just a few of the many, many ways in which the coolness of cork can help promote your brand:

Totes McGoats

Sure, you can go with another simple tote to promote your business at the next trade event or networking party. But, and hear us out, what if you put some cork in it?

This sharp little 12 oz. number can hold almost 30 pounds in its elegant and classic design. Perfect for a beach day, a grocery trip, or an improvisational purse. And check out that cork. Makes the whole thing just pop, doesn't it? It comes in this classy brown, grey, and tan.

If you're looking for something smaller, this 8 oz. tote has your back. Capable of holding 24 pounds, it comes in black, tan, and this smart navy blue.

Coffee and cork

Everyone you know probably has a cabinet full of mugs, because people love mugs. But how many cork-accented mugs do you think they own? Offering a cork-bottomed coffee cup is a smart way to make your brand stand out from those other mugs, and provides your business a unique spot of promotion in the cupboard.

This nifty little gift comes in black and white, complete with a matching lid.

If you you have jet-setting, on-the-go clients, this nice travel cork mug might suit them better. It's a mix of porcelain and cork and also comes with its own lid. Lids for everyone!

Consider this: using cork is like putting an attractive coaster on your cup. It's win, win!

While you're considering your promotional needs, before going with another cotton tote or a ceramic mug, maybe considering putting some cork in your order. Take a look around at what we can offer and please don't ever be afraid to ask us for help.

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