Aprons were invented to keep clothing clean, especially during messy cooking and baking times in the kitchen. Aprons for women can be traced back as far as the 1300s. By the 1500s, aprons were starting to gather more traction, and fancy and personalized embroidered ones for upper class women were introduced. Aprons reigned until the 1980s when the trend started to wear out. Now, aprons may not be as common on a day to day basis, but they are still found in most homes, given as gifts and worn on special family and guest occasions.
According to the Center for Biological Diversity, airplanes will generate 43 gigatonnes of pollution contributing to global warming by 2050. Currently, airplane travel accounts for approximately 11% of CO2 emissions from public transport in the United States. Airplane emissions, including vapor trails, are harmful to the environment, but not as long-lasting as car emissions. Booking a non-stop flight will also help to reduce your travel impact, as takeoff and landing create the most emissions.
Make the switch from wasteful plastic and invest in organic cotton tote bags. Americans consume more than 300 million pounds of plastic every year. Plastic takes over 1000 years to break down, and even then, it doesn’t ever break down completely, it only separates into small pieces, known as microplastics. The chemicals used in the making of plastic can be absorbed into your food, items you carry in your bags, your body, the bodies of animals and into eco-systems. Encourage your customers to be sustainable and make the switch from plastic to eco-friendly, biodegradable cotton bags.
When a product is Fair Trade Certified, that means it has passed all of the qualifications to become Fair Trade, including improving working conditions, protecting land and paying a living wage. In the United States, Fair Trade certification can be most commonly achieved through Fair Trade USA or Fairtrade America.
You may find yourself typing into Google “Where can I buy Canvas Tote Bags” and being confused as to which result to click on. Good news is, you can buy them right here at Gallant International! Just send us an email or give us a call, and we will help your tote bag or other canvas bag ideas become reality. We are completely flexible and even offer blank tote bags if you wish to purchase plain tote bags.
The Ultimate Guide to Using Wholesale Cosmetic Bags. Our wholesale cosmetic pouches are organic, Fair Trade certified, and can be used for many things. Customize your zipper pouch with your company’s logo or artwork. We offer screen printing and digital printing. We also offer wholesale cosmetic bags for embroidery. Everything is customizable in size, shape, colors and accessories. Call or email us today for a quote, sample or to place an order. Gallant International is your ultimate cosmetic bag wholesale supplier.
Earth Day’s goal is to “build the largest environmental movement”. Earth Day Network has more than 1 billion people who participate in Earth Day activities, whether big or small. More than 192 countries participate in total, including the USA, Canada, UK, India, Australia, Ireland, South Africa and New Zealand. Earth Day Network aims for Earth Day to be a day of political action, awareness and participation. People around the globe will be participating in events, marching, meeting with political leaders, planting trees, cleaning up trash and spreading the message of the importance of taking care of our Earth.
The EWG states that over 70% of conventional produce comes with pesticide residue. Talk about yuck! The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has just released its annual list of the top twelve dirtiest, pesticide contaminated produce. Before testing, all produce was washed and peeled, proving that the pesticide residue was inside the produce, and not just sitting on the outside.
While going zero waste may not be practical or achievable for most, everyone can invest in reusable and sustainable alternatives to reduce their plastic and trash output. Switching to sustainable alternatives can save you money and lead to a healthier Earth and you. Before making the switch, make sure to use all your old products up, as that is part of the sustainable practice.
Keep your handbags in pristine condition by storing them in our soft, organic cotton drawstring bags. Store your shoes or take them for travel in these bags as well. The muslin will protect from dust during storage and keep your items safe during travel. Customize your bags in size, shape, color or accessories to perfectly fit your handbags or shoes. In addition to printing, we also offer custom hang tags and woven labels. Say no to plastic and paper bags and invest in organic cotton, reusable bags from Gallant instead. You and your customers can be sure that you are choosing a sustainable option with our muslin bags.
Not everyone can claim that their products are Fair Trade. Businesses must first meet Fair Trade’s rigorous standards in terms of fair labor, fair wages and more. Only companies who meet these standards in every step of the supply chain and become certified are able to use the Fairtrade logo.
Here are 10 things you might want to do to live sustainably in 2019. Use reusable bags, take quick showers, turn off the lights, Use Clothing for its Entire Life, Wash Your Clothing Only When It Needs It, Recycle & Repurpose, Get it Delivered, Buy Organic When Possible, Grow Your Own Fruits & Vegetables and Pay Your Bills Electronically.
The fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world, with over 8% of carbon emissions coming from fashion and footwear production alone. Fashion production also is a leading contributor of water pollution and toxic chemical usage and spillage, creating an unfavorable effect on the environment and excessive amounts of waste. Over 100 billion pieces of fashion are produced every year, and this number is skyrocketing as fast fashion reigns supreme. Fast fashion is the idea of fashion, fast.
We might be able to wear a t-shirt made of cotton grown on the moon in the near future! On January 3rd, China's Chang'e 4 touched down on the moon to explore its far side. Since then, the China National Space Administration has said that seeds taken on Chang'e 4 have sprouted and the cotton seeds had grown buds!
The Chang'e-4 lander is designed to test photosynthesis and respiration and one of the challenges scientists are facing is to keep the temperature that is favorable for growth.
We pride ourselves in producing people and environmentally friendly bags. Made from 100% organic cotton, our bags are fairly priced and completely customizable.
Looking into advertising? Wanting to spread the word about your brand but have no idea where to begin? Our Fair Trade cotton bags are perfect way to show your brand’s logo wherever the bag is carried. You and your customers can be sure that you are choosing a sustainable option with our tote bags!
Plastic has ruled the packaging world since the 1940s. Americans consume more than 300 million pounds of plastic every year. When plastic is disposed of and starts to break down, chemicals in plastic absorb into human bodies and ecosystems, causing major health effects. Plastic can also be ingested by wildlife, killing or injuring them.
Our zipper pouches are free from chemicals and are durable, making them a great eco-friendly option. Feel good about your cosmetic pouch purchase, knowing that it’s sustainable, and you are helping your company and customers to reduce their environmental footprint.
In case you haven’t noticed, drawstring Muslin bags have become very trendy in the past few years. Whether that is because they are easy to carry, versatile to use or because you can customize them to fit your style, they have become a wardrobe staple for every fashionista and trend setter.
In the last blog, we explored the Fair Trade ecosystem through the lens of the certifying organizations themselves and what their criteria for Fair Trade (or fairtrade) mean based on their different standards, principles and certification methods.
Fair Trade as a labeling movement has achieved enormous accolades in recent years. Global sales of Fair Trade certified products have reached over 8 billion Euros (according to statista.com) and there are currently over 10,000 Fair trade certified products available on the market in over 70 countries.
What does Fair Trade mean? Is it paying workers more or making sure that farmers and factory workers are getting treated well? Is it like direct trade or is it something more? And does it only apply to chocolate or coffee or organic tote bags too?
Let’s use organic cotton tote bags instead of plastic bags. Tote bags are better for the environment, workers, and more! Here are the five reasons why you should stop using single use plastic bags and start using organic cotton tote bags.
It’s almost here! Fashion Revolution week starts April 23rd AROUND THE WORLD and retailers, advocates and citizens everywhere will be promoting sustainable, Fair Trade, ethically sourced, upcycled, recycled, and organic clothing.
Nowadays, everyone seems to be throwing around the word sustainable like it’s going out of style (which would be ironic, right?). Every major clothing, soft drink and even energy company has some kind of initiative that is sure to make the world a better place all while creating the products we love to consume.
Last year, Gallant International started partnering with college campuses to spread more awareness (and our awesome totes!) with younger consumers. We started this outreach because we are passionate for ethical businesses and believe in the power of conscious consumerism amongst all ages
What most consumers don’t know about this fluffy crop is that the production of cotton is extremely taxing on water and land resources--it can take more than 5000 gallons of water to produce 1kg of cotton:
That is equal to a single T-shirt and pair of jeans.
Welcome, 2018! There’s a new year new you attitude in the air and the world seems rife with possibilities for self-improvement, change and good intentions. With new year’s however also comes disappointment, fad diets, impossible resolutions no one can achieve and the guilt of having another year go by with the feeling that you really aren’t making a difference.
Have you ever thought about the person that made the clothing you’re wearing? How about the communities that weave, dye and package the bags you carry, the sweater that keeps you warm or the blanket that wraps you up before you fall asleep at night?