How to find custom branded eco-friendly products?
Looking for branded eco-friendly products? If you are a new business or brand, you might have a few questions about the process. Where to find branded, sustainable products is just the starting point!
When searching for customised products that are genuine, you’ll need to invest some thought into the process. You need to source from a low-impact, ethical supplier who is aligned with your own principles about doing good. You need to assess the quality, turnaround and logistics of the given company.
Choosing personalised Earth-friendly products is an exciting venture and something that should give you a buzz in the process. We’ve created a quick guide to help you on your way.
Where to find sustainable corporate gift items?
What your business does will determine which type of customised products you need. Choose something that aligns with your business niche and gives your customers true value.
Reusable straws are perfect for shops, bars, restaurants and green events. Bamboo products by Jungle Culture are easy to clean in between in washes - you can even fling them in the dishwasher! They’re the easiest zero-waste swap from plastic straws and will be a hit with your customers and clients.
If you’re in the market for sustainable corporate gifts, then consider a set of etched, organic coconut bowls. These too can be engraved with your brand or a message to make them all the more special.
If you need further inspiration for your branded eco-products, have a browse of the Jungle Culture collection.
How to design custom branded sustainable products?
When you’re investing in customised products, you need your branding to be right on the mark. Speak to the team at the supplier in question and enquire about their design system. What imagery do you need to supply? What is the expected turnaround? Will a proof be emailed for your approval prior to print?
Jungle Culture employs a professional, UK-based design team who can transform your own logo or message into a beautifully bespoke product within 3-7 days*. Once you’re happy with the design, our slick engraving service is available to all UK, EU and US clients. We use top quality Co2 laser engraving technology to ensure a polished finish. Our products are sales tested too, meaning they’re ready to be white-labelled for online stores.
*under usual circumstances
Do I need to make a large order for branded eco friendly products?
The requirements for e-commerce businesses vary from those of restaurant. A bar has different needs than a weekend conference or a one-off launch event. No business is the same and you should be able to shop with the confidence that your supplier can cater to your order requirements. Check if the company imposes a minimum order quantity and assess whether this suits your personal needs. If it doesn’t, keep shopping around.
You can shop with the assurance that Jungle Culture won’t demand an eye-watering MOQ. In fact, for some of our products, we don’t impose one at all!
When we do impose minimum order quantities, it's normally because we can't customise the product without help! For example, our safety razors are packaged in printed gift boxes which are made by our trusty box supplier. They impose a minimum order quantity on us, and we simply need to pass that on!
Don't fear though! If you find the minimums a bit too high, we recommend testing our range of zero waste products wholesale with our branding and seeing the sales potential for yourselves before investing in branded products.
Vegan friendly and food safe products
If you’re in the food business, you must ensure that any products meet the necessary standards for use. A manufacturer of food-related products should test their goods for safety prior to sale.
All products by Jungle Culture are SGS food contact certified according to UK, EU and US regulations. Furthermore, all our bamboo products and coconut bowls are suitable for those following a vegan diet.
Feedback & testimonials
As much as you wouldn’t book a hotel without first reading reviews, you should scour customer feedback. Check out reviews across all platforms the company sells from - these should be advertised on the company website. Branded eco-friendly products are always made from natural materials and this means that colours, shapes and sizes may differ slightly. But, if a company has received negative feedback for its quality, customer service and you find their ethics questionable, move on to the next.
Trusted supplier of zero waste products
When perusing your options, the business should provide a portfolio of previous clients. See who is listed on the website and consider which companies you would like to associate yourself with. If you spot any brands you don’t consider ethical, then perhaps this isn’t the supplier for you. Besides the large brands, it speaks volumes when a brand partners with local, independent and small businesses.
For example, Jungle Culture has worked with some of the biggest brands out there. We’ve partnered with National Geographic, TOMS and BBC Earth; companies whose values we respect and align with. On the other hand, we absolutely love working with brand new startups and small businesses. Nothing beats seeing a new zero-waste initiative come into fruition!
Which products do you customise without a minimum order?
Currently, we can provide custom engraving services for our bamboo straws, coconut shell bowls, and natural wooden cups!
The service that we offer is a basic customisation service, most suited to small shops, bars and restaurants as the products may come packaged in our branded packaging. For brands and larger businesses, we can offer full customisation, but with higher minimums.
Other occasions for branded eco-friendly products
There are other times when branded eco-friendly products may be called for. Our products are the perfect touch for eco-friendly weddings. If you’re planning your special day and want to leave nothing behind but memories, then choose low-impact products. Bamboo cutlery and reusable straws may be customised with your own unique message.
Drop us a comment if you have any other questions about making your business greener. If you’re looking for branded eco-friendly products, drop Jungle Culture a message. We will provide you with a reasonable quote and send you some free samples. After all, there’s no need to cost the Earth.