EcoPlum Parlays Sustainable Swag for Businesses and Organizations


EcoPlum Parlays Sustainable Swag for Businesses and Organizations


NEW YORK, NY, September 29, 2016—Today, EcoPlum, a sustainable e-commerce and media company, announced the creation of EcoPlum Business Gifts. The new “sustainable swag” business initiative provides eco friendly branded gifts and promotional products for businesses, universities, non-profits and private events.

EcoPlum Business Gifts provides unique, innovative, sustainable and high-quality alternatives to buyers of promotional merchandise. EcoPlum helps clients source an array of interesting products to customize, or brand, with their logo or message. EcoPlum encourages organizations to do more conscious buying for themselves, and others, and to place greater value on sustainable products with a limited impact on the environment. EcoPlum’s “sustainable swag” includes best-in-class merchandise emphasizing both style and usefulness on top of meeting the company’s rigorous standards for environmental and social sustainability.

Advocating for products that are closed-loop (which eliminates waste at each step of production through to the recycling of materials), EcoPlum’s goal is to eliminate much of the waste created by the promotional products industry, particularly plastic waste that ends up in oceans and in landfills, where it takes hundreds of years to decompose. Using generally accepted criteria, standards and third-party labels, EcoPlum sources environmentally friendly items that are healthy, durable, and/or made under fair trade and fair labor conditions.

Gia Machlin, Founder and CEO, EcoPlum, emphasizes: “EcoPlum wants to help organizations align their values with their practices and our new line of sustainable promotional products provides them with much better options for their branded messaging.”

Unlike most companies in the promotional products industry, including the largest distributors, EcoPlum Business Gifts specializes only in merchandise that meets accepted standards for environmental sustainability.

The new business is the latest offering from EcoPlum, a company with an environmental focus and social mission. The company is 100% committed to a triple bottom-line strategy focused on people, planet and profit. In a recent interview for Startup Savant, Gia talked about her company’s long time commitment to social responsibility. Sustainability is at the core of EcoPlum’s business and has been since launching its online boutique for consumers and eco-oriented blog in 2008.


About EcoPlum 

EcoPlum® is an environmentally focused business-to-business, e-commerce, and media company, including EcoPlum Business Gifts, the EcoPlum Boutique for consumers, and the EcoPlum Blog. EcoPlum Business Gifts, launched in Fall 2016, offers businesses and organizations branded and customized sustainable promotional products. The EcoPlum Boutique for consumers specializes in sustainable and stylish fashion, home, food and gift items in its online shop. EcoPlum was one of the first companies online to offer a loyalty program for customers, issuing green shopping rewards points, known as EcoChipz, good for coupons in the shop or donations to environmental causes. The EcoPlum Blog reports the latest news and inspiration on a variety of eco topics, including green living and entertainment, safe cosmetics, millennials and the environment, and stories behind many unique eco friendly products.   

EcoPlum’s mission is to inspire, inform and empower its readers, individual customers, and business clients to be conscious of their daily habits, purchases and impact on the world’s limited resources. In its quest for a better world, EcoPlum hopes to help consumers and businesses make responsible choices every day. EcoPlum’s products are sustainable, fair trade, organic, vegan, recycled, upcycled, and/or ethically sourced meeting a number of criteria, including transparency of ingredients and third-party certification.

A trusted source for information and products since 2008, EcoPlum earned the coveted Green America Business Seal of Approval in 2011, providing the highest tier “Gold Approved Member” status online at

EcoPlum® says Sustainability. Meet Style.®  More information is available at via info(at)ecoplum(dot)com and via business(at) ecoplum(dot)com, or on Facebook and on Twitter @ecoplum.



Marcia Robbins
1-888-730-9990 Ext. 101


Gia Machlin

1-888-730-9990 Ext. 103