The Ultimate Team Backpack LV985 from Finden+Hales


The ultimate bag collection

Finden+Hales has a range of bags including the Team Shoe Bag LV984, a 10 litre bag that has two contrast panelled colours. It has a handy strap on the end to make it easy to carry, and is wipe clean.

Also available is the Ultimate Team Backpack LV985, a wipe clean backpack that has many features such as padded straps for comfort, a chest and waist buckle for extra stability, two mesh bottle-holder pockets and a rubber carry handle. It also has a MP3 headphone port, three zippered pockets and an inner organiser section for pens and gadgets, which the brand says will satisfy even the most ordered of students! This 20 litre bags features contrast panelling in two colours.

Last up from Finden+Hales is the 35Ltr Ultimate Team Holdall LV986 that, like the previous two, features a two colour contrast panelling design. Other notable features include double-zipped external pockets and a padded shoulder strap that is slip-resistant, while the holdall also has a built-in show bag at the end along with rubberised feet to keep it from slipping around.

The Fairtrade bottle bag (W620) from Westford Mill is new for 2016

Westford Mill

Fairtrade bottle bag

New from Westford Mill for 2016 is the Fairtrade bottle bag (W620). This bag, which is offered in both black and natural, is the latest addition to the brand’s popular fairtrade range. It is made with 12oz cotton canvas and constructed with strong, bound seams to create a durable, quality item that offers the perfect carrying solution for heavy bottles. It has a large, 1.5 litre capacity, ensuring it is suitable for everything from homemade artisan cordials and sloe gins to a favourite bottle of Champagne.

“It will make a great corporate gifting item and can printed with a thank you, a merry Christmas or a personal message. This is a quality item that is crying out for some decoration,” says the brand. “Our fairtrade sales have grown year on year and the introduction of our W801 and W810 styles last season were an immediate success. We believe that the introduction of the new 5p tax on plastic bags and the cultural shift towards environmentally sensitive product selection choices will only add to the popularity of this product area.”

The bestselling SOL’S URBAN (70600) bag


New cotton canvas bag

SOL’S offers a wide range of styles and colours when it comes to bags, and this year introduced the SOL’S TRIBECA bag (01204). This 100% cotton canvas, multipurpose bag is available in five contrasted colour combinations and can be used for a wide variety of purposes from carrying sports gear to taking on trips abroad.The SOL’S URBAN (70600), a 210T polyester supple gymsack, remains a bestseller for SOL’S. It includes an adjustable drawstring and reinforced corners with eyelets, and comes in a range of 12 colours that includes the on-trend camouflage print. It has been designed for all types of market and makes a great backpack for mass campaigns, says the brand, thanks to its large customisation area.Another classic bag is the SOL’S RIDER backpack (70100), which is made from 600D polyester and comes in a choice of 16 colours. Its adjustable, padded and reinforced straps make it comfortable and easy to carry, and there is a kids’s version available: the SOL’S KIDS RIDER backpack (70101).

TheMagicTouch says mugs remain one of the top promo items


It’s not just T-shirts!

TheMagicTouch is keen to make printers realise that, while T-shirts and apparel remain a major part of the decoration market, there are a large number of other products that offer the same great marketing appeal and can be decorated using the company’s image transfer solutions.

“Over recent years the demand for short-run decorated umbrellas has increased, especially as customers are no longer subjected to high set-up costs, minimum orders and can enjoy quick order turnaround using TheMagicTouch transfer process,” says the brand. “Equally, having the ability to decorate sports bags and holdalls opens many new potential markets that again had been restricted due to the same issues experienced with the umbrellas.”

One of the top promotional products worldwide remains the decorated mug, reports the brand. Its White Toner technology offers people the ability to print any colour mug with any colour design. The company has more than 24 years of experience in the UK offering its services and continues to supports all products and applications with what TheMagicTouch says is its “outstanding technical and customer support”.