Our areas of focus in vendor and product selection are focused on the following attributes
Products made primarily of or are 100% Organic ingredients and materials.
Products made primarily of post consumer recycled materials or upcycled from scraps of previous products.
Products that are biodegradable or compostable without leaving harmful long lasting waste in our landfills and oceans.
We primarily work with vendors that comply with and are members of one of the following: Fair Trade Federation, Fair Trade America, the World Fair Trade Organization, or Fairtrade International Made from renewable resources: Products made from renewable resources such as bamboo, cork, and hemp.
We do our best to source and work with as many local companies as possible. This includes companies that operate out of our home state of Minnesota and The United States in general. This helps reduce a product’s overall travel time to get to us and cuts down on emissions transporting products from around the world.
Products that can be used over and over again to replace their single-use disposable counterparts.
We like to support other women owners striving for success, with products they produce here in the US, or source elsewhere, particularly in developing markets where they help raise women out of poverty.
Reputable third party certifications and recognized labels from government entities and non governmental organizations (NGOs).
Imprint Engine works on an ongoing basis toward using products and services that have a minimal impact on the environment. Our core philosophy is to create swag and products that people want to not only use, but actually keep, hence minimizing any negative impact to the environment traditionally associated with the promotional products industry. We’re committed to working with vendors, suppliers, and manufacturers that adhere to this same philosophy and the strictest environmentally friendly production standards. We currently work with over 100 vendors and suppliers that are eco-friendly in their offerings and production practices with a focus on sustainable production methods and materials.
We pride ourselves on being both conscious of our practices toward a sustainable future for generations to come and our actions toward protecting the environment and reducing our carbon footprint on the world. This includes using eco friendly packaging and shipment methods whenever possible, using biodegradable packaging, and limiting our use of plastic whenever possible.