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In today's world, sustainability is a core value that most companies are embracing wholeheartedly. As businesses fight to reduce their environmental footprint, choosing eco-friendly custom swag is a popular way to highlight their commitment to the planet. This is where BCorp brands come in and why it’s so important.

When a company is a Certified B Corporation, it means they meet high standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. It’s not just about the environment but having fair working conditions and fair wages for employees, accountability in all processes, and giving back to the community where that business is based out of. When you’re supporting any BCorp brand, you’re backing companies who truly believe in giving back every step of the way, from the people to the planet.

And with March being BCorp month, we're celebrating by shining a spotlight on some amazing BCorp brands that offer sustainable and ethical options for your company swag. Whether you're looking to outfit your team or make a statement at your next event, these brands are your go-to for custom swag that aligns with your values. Let's dive into Swagger’s top 11 BCorp brands we think you should know!

1. Apolis

Apolis bag photographed with tulips on a wood floor curated by Swagger.

Apolis stands out in the world of brands for its deep commitment to social responsibility and its unique approach to creating not just any product, but customizable market bags and a variety of accessories that carry a story. At the heart of their operation lies a network of skilled artisans from across the globe. These talented people pour their craftsmanship into every piece, ensuring that when you choose an Apolis bag, you're not just selecting a high-quality item, but you're also making a decision supports an entire community. This is because Apolis is dedicated to providing fair wages to these artisans, and uplifting the local communities they work in.

Choosing Apolis bags as company swag isn't just about giving a gift; it's about sending a message. It says that your company values thoughtful engagement with the world, recognizes the importance of sustainable and ethical practices, and desires to make an impact that extends beyond the immediate circle of your day-to-day business operations. When you opt for Apolis, you're finding a partner that helps your brand contribute positively to the world, making these bags a remarkably thoughtful and impactful choice for your branded merchandise.

2. Cotopaxi

Person hiking in Cotopaxi multi-color Batac 16 backpack curated by Swagger

Cotopaxi is a vibrant burst of color in the outdoor gear world, renowned for its eye-catching and sturdy backpacks, jackets, and travel accessories. But there's more to these rainbow-hued wonders than meets the eye! With a heart as big as its palette, Cotopaxi is deeply committed to sustainability. They're all about giving old materials a new lease on life, turning repurposed fabrics into your next adventure's best friend. And let's not forget their dedication to ethical manufacturing practices, ensuring that every product is made with love, fairness, and respect.

For companies that want to stand out and make a statement that's bold and colorful, Cotopaxi's gear is the ultimate choice. It's perfect for company branded swag that adds some serious flair to your closet and makes a positive impact on the planet. Swagger’s obsessed with the Cotopaxi customizable backpacks and we know you’ll be too.

3. Marine Layer

Man wearing the Marine Layer Corbet Sweater curated by Swagger

Marine Layer is a brand that's dedicated to bringing comfort and sustainability together in perfect harmony. They're known for their incredibly soft and comfortable apparel, crafted using eco-friendly materials like recycled polyester and Tencel. This commitment to sustainability doesn't just feel good on your skin, it's also a step towards a healthier planet.

Their casual and laid-back style is ideal for creating branded swag that stands out from the usual corporate wear. Whether you're looking to outfit your employees or offer something special to your clients, Marine Layer apparel is something people will actually want to wear. It's a fantastic way to keep everyone comfortable and happy, while also showcasing your brand in a positive light. With Marine Layer, you can make a statement about your company's values and style without saying a word. Dive deeper into Marine Layer’s full history.

4. Memo Bottle

Memo bottle in its holder on a shelf curated by Swagger

Memo Bottle has really reimagined the concept of reusable water bottles with their innovative design. Unlike the typical round bottles, these come in a slim, flat shape that effortlessly slides into bags and briefcases, making them super convenient for on-the-go hydration.

They're crafted from sturdy, BPA-free plastic, ensuring your drinks are safe and your bottle lasts a long time. It's not just about functionality though; these bottles have a sleek, stylish look that makes them a great accessory for anyone looking to stay hydrated while also being mindful of the environment. Memo Bottle is a practical and fashionable way to keep up with your water intake. They’re also trending this year so lookout for big things from Memo Bottle, and if you want more inspo, explore Swagger’s 2024 Trends Lookbook.

5. K’arst

Three different colors of K’arst notebooks in front of a plant on a desk curated by Swagger

K’arst is leading the way in the paper industry with their revolutionary tree-free paper products made from recycled stone. They have an impressive lineup of notebooks, planners, and pencils that are not only good for the planet but also waterproof and tear resistant. This makes them a fantastic and eco-friendly option for branded merch.

K’arst is all about making a positive impact on the environment through their stunning notebooks that biodegrade in the sun on their own (how cool!) So, if you're looking for something unique and kind to the Earth, K’arst has you covered! Discover more about K’arst and what they offer here.

6. Known Supply

Tan and black Known Supply baseball caps can be designed and curated by Swagger

Step into the world of Known Supply, where fashion meets compassion and style embraces sustainability. This innovative brand is revolutionizing the apparel industry by putting a face to the fashion. Each piece of their ethically made clothing, be it a soft t-shirt, a cozy hoodie, or a trendy hat, comes with a story—the story of the skilled artisan who crafted it with care behind the scenes.

Known Supply is all about transparency, sustainability, and, of course, killer style. They made it as one of Swagger’s top picks because it’s corporate branded swag that’s more than your typical t-shirt, they’re cooler.

7. S'well

An assortment of S’well water bottles and tumblers curated by Swagger

S'well is pretty popular for its cool water bottles that aren't just good-looking but also super eco-friendly. They come in all sorts of sizes and designs, so you can find one that fits your vibe.

Even better? They're made from this high-grade stainless steel, which means your drinks stay cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours—giving you lasting hydration throughout the day. We all know when it comes to corporate swag, water bottles are a big hit. Plus, who wouldn't love a swanky bottle to carry around and keep hydrated? Want more on S’well and what they’re all about? Dive into the full article.

8. Day Owl

Woman wearing a Day Owl backpack can be curated by Swagger

Day Owl is a brand that truly stands out in the world of backpacks. They've carved a niche for themselves by creating minimalist, yet highly functional backpacks that are perfect for the busy person who’s always on the move. Day Owl has made a conscious choice to use recycled materials in their products—reducing wait and setting a new industry standard.

The sleek designs of Day Owl backpacks are a perfect blend of style and practicality. They're designed with just the right amount of space and compartments to keep everything organized without being bulky. Whether you're commuting to work, heading to a meeting, or traveling for business, these backpacks are designed to make your life easier and more convenient.

From sourcing eco-friendly materials to ensuring ethical manufacturing practices, they're making a conscious effort to minimize their environmental impact. Swagger chose to partner with them because of their holistic approach to sustainability that sets them apart when it comes to company swag.

9. Allbirds

Person wearing Allbird Tree Runners can be custom branded by Swagger

Allbirds has certainly made a splash in the footwear industry, revolutionizing the way we think about shoes. Their commitment to comfort and eco-friendliness has set them apart, with their use of natural materials like soft merino wool, sugarcane-based foam, and breathable eucalyptus fibers.

Even cooler? Allbirds has a program called “Allbird ReRuns,” where customers can return their worn Allbirds shoes to be recycled or repurposed, further reducing waste. So, you know when you’ve worn your Allbirds out, they won’t fill another landfill or be tossed into the ocean. Not only that, but the Tree Runners are unbelievably comfy so whether you’re wearing them to the office or on your morning walk outside, you’ll feel eco-friendly comfort from this branded swag all day.

10. MiiR

Person holding MiiR Grounded Camp Cup can be company branded by Swagger

MiiR is at the forefront of eco-friendly drinkware options, providing an amazing selection of insulated bottles, tumblers, and cups that are not only stylish but also eco-friendly. Their commitment to reducing single-use plastic is clear in their thoughtfully designed products, which are perfect for those who want to make a positive impact on the environment while enjoying their favorite beverages (be it water or that after-work glass of wine).

But MiiR's dedication to sustainability doesn't stop there. They have a giving program that supports various social and environmental initiatives, making every purchase a step toward a better world. So, when you choose MiiR, you're not just getting a high-quality, sustainable drinkware option; you're also contributing to meaningful change. Checkout more about MiiR and the way they give back.

11. Nimble

Nimble portable charger on a blanket charging an iPhone designed by Swagger

Nimble is all about bringing a fresh, eco-friendly twist to the world of tech accessories. They've got an amazing range of portable chargers, phone cases, and cables that are sustainable and can go wherever you go.

What's their secret? They use sustainable materials like recycled plastic and organic hemp to create products that look great and do good. Nimble's got custom swag that’s cool, conscious, and oh-so-functional. Swagger gives a big thumbs up to a tech world that's greener and cleaner.

Read more about Nimble and their thoughtfully designed battery packs that are sustainably made, featuring post-consumer plastic and plastic-free, fully recyclable packaging.

Why Choose BCorp?

Certified B Corporation logo next to a BCorp Month Sign pointing to the right with a ”This Way Forward” sign.

When you support BCorp brands, you know you’re buying from brands that build trust with their communities, consumers, and suppliers. You’re choosing companies that keep their word and have a company mission that you can get behind. One that leaves the planet beautiful for generations to come.

Swagger brings all your swag needs under one roof. We create beautifully branded gifts, build ready-to-shop swag stores, and take care of kitting, warehousing, inventory, and on-demand shipping. We’re here to partner with you on stylish swag that they’ll want to show off and you’ll be proud to give.

Looking for more company swag inspo? Dive into Swagger’s 2024 Trends Lookbook.

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