Stop Buying Crap!

Stop Buying Crap, A Minimalist Perspective on Promotional Products

With the new wave of eco friendly attitudes, from paper straws to Starbucks reusable holiday mugs (which have sold out from day one), we see plenty of new sentiments on thoughtful approaches to giveaways, promotional merchandise and gift with purchase programs that we are in full agreement with.

FastCompany recently published an article called “Stop Buying Crap, and Companies Will Stop Making Crap” and popular blogger, The Happy Philosopher, shared similar sentiments in his article “If We All Stop Buying Stuff Will We Destroy the World?

How can we do our part each day, from menial decisions such as foregoing a straw at restaurants, to making more thoughtful purchases at work, when purchasing promo merch for our marketing decisions?

Reason #5. Giveaways that just end up in the trash is ineffective and useless. Cost per dollar seems low at the point of purchase but as soon as you give it away, it can end up in the trash. This means your cost per unit may even double or triple. So the actual cost-per-person has now increased significantly. Were there really cost savings at all, then?

Reason #4. Tariffs have increased, so the cost of giveaway premiums are now rising. It’s another reason to steer clear from giveaway pens, tchotchke’s and small trinkets that cost more than it should. We recommend taking the same budget you have but focusing on lesser quantity with a higher per unit cost. You might have less items but then again, they are items that are beautiful, memorable, and users actually want to keep.

Reason #3. Beyond just a memorable logo, your brand is the main value stake of your company. It is the essence of how your customers and potential customers perceive you. Thoughtful decisions about your brand on a day-to-day will pay off in the long-run. Check out Forbes magazines tips on good branding here in this article, which includes a big tip to “Ensure your brand is consistent across all platforms.” Is it important that your custom printed, branded merchandise matches your brand value? You betcha! Color, quality, and appearance should be brand consistent. More reasons to forego the cheap swap, and opt for high quality products that sheds the best light on your company’s best features (your brand).

Reason #2. Social media happy. In today’s world, it’s all about the photograph. Users are flicking past by all the text to stop and marinate in happy, swoon-worthy photos. If your swag doesn’t shine brightly and happily on an Instagram, Facebook, or e-commerce store photo, you should re-think your merchandise strategy. We have plenty of gorgeous, stylish, and affordable promotional bags, quality tech gear, hotel-style padfolios and portfolios, including merchandise with colorful patterns, designer construction, metallic materials which shimmer and shine, as well as our Top Featured products here, which have high reorders, have high positive feedback, and would make your camera happy.

Reason #1. Your customers will thank you and appreciate you. What other reason is there then to please your customers and make them feel good. Isn’t this the whole reason for your marketing campaign? The brand association to a happy feeling should be the ultimate goal of your next gift-with-purchase program, corporate gifting, or giveaway campaign. Aim for that positive feeling. If you cannot see your customer showing off your branded merchandise, contact us and we’ll help narrow down for you the best items that fit your brand’s cohesive marketing strategy.

So What Can You Do? At this point, we hope you are in the planning stages. Contact us for free consultation. Visit our Most Featured Items. We recommend focusing on material, construction, colors, and ‘wow’ factor. Quality materials such as good-weight cotton canvas that’s durable, if choosing a tote bag, or opting for designer bags, promotional cosmetic bags, notebooks with good spiral or binding, and one of our top sellers this year are custom candles. Candles sit on a surface with your branding quite visible, the positive association between your company brand and how they feel as the fragrance lifts their spirits and sensations, as well as the quality of our custom promotional candles matching that which you may see in Macy’s, Nordstroms, or Neiman Marcus. Our ability to allow you to private label your own candle is pretty neat, where you can customize the fragrance, wax color, packaging, and of course brand your company right on the candle itself.


November 20, 2018

New Promotional & Private Label Cosmetic Bags

With holiday planning and 2019 marketing plans underway, we wanted to introduce some of our newest addition to our collection of Stylish Custom Printed Cosmetic Bags & Cases. These bags can be fully customized with your imprinted logo or branding. Many are from our Custom Made Creations line, which is our made-to-order, custom cut & sew wholesale products line of modern, innovative and trendy private label make-up bags, which can be cut to the size and shape you prefer, in almost any color, and plentiful in liner options, top zipper options (e.g. nylon zipper, gold / silver zipper, tassels, wristlet straps), and can be in almost any feature that you may find in department or retail stores.

Our overseas production team can produce these affordably and only 250 minimum order is required.

However, if you prefer stock bags, which are here in USA, we recommend checking out these fabulous, new designer promotional makeup bags. Personalize and customize them to your liking. There are plenty of color and material options.

New promotional cosmetic makeup bags

These two half-moon shapes are our favorite new promo cosmetic bags. These lovely pouches feature a universally appealing shape, quality construction, top zipper, and can be rushed produced within 48 hours of placing your order. If you need these rushed within a week or two weeks, these adorable make-up pouches may be the perfect fit for your next promotional campaign.

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Contact us today for more rush or standard lead time options, on designer promo cosmetic bags: service@femmecustom.com or 877.644.4660 – or to shop now, visit these links:

November 10, 2018

Introducing Faux Crocodile Cosmetic Cases

We can’t wait to share with you the latest product launch for our trendy faux croc cosmetic cases. This bag features quality, durable, shiny faux crocodile material, inside liner (of your color choice), with a matching ribbon zipper puller that features your custom logo or private label branding, and an option to personalize/customize the inside liner with a step and repeat imprint.

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Check our a similar trendy Leatherette Weave Cosmetics Zippered Pouch or matching Premium Croc Mirror Compact.

November 9, 2018

Promotional & Private Label Metallic Bags

‘Tis the season for charming, brilliant, shining products. This month, we want to feature several of our most popular items, which have captured the hearts of our customers with its high quality construction, thick faux leather material, and shining metallic nature… all perfect to set your fall time promotion or gift with purchase campaign to a brilliant start.

This designer, high-end faux leather (leatherette) tote bag has been a top seller for two years now and this year, we have introduced its matching companion, the metallic leatherette cosmetic case, which comes with lining, sturdy top zipper construction, and a matching leatherette zipper puller for that premium and fashionable look.

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For a designer, high-end, department store quality promotional bag, the pricing is affordable and the style is hard to beat. Other metallic colors include: silver, rose gold, gold, metallic magenta (fuschia)

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Shop these bags here:

p.s. Looking for a matching metallic mirror? Check out our favorite metal push-button mirror:

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November 9, 2018

Winning the Giveaway Game with Canvas

Each year, our top sellers are always canvas cosmetic cases.  Cosmetic bags make excellent giveaways. Year-after-year, we help thousands of customers design their perfect promotional cosmetic bag.  So this year, we thought to feature some of our best bags.

Heavier weight canvas is a favorite choice for our customers. One of our top sellers is this 10oz Canvas makeup pouch featuring a gold zipper.  This pouch is 9”w x 6”h making it the perfect size to carry the essentials.

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If you like the heavier canvas, but need a larger pouch check out this top seller.  Larger than most standard cosmetic cases this pouch has a lot of appeal. This pouch is 11”w x 8.75”h making it perfect to store gadgets, cosmetics, make-up brushes, traveling essentials, and more. Blog 2 Femme Custom 4

If you are looking for more style and flair we have a great option for you.  This delightfully fun top zippered cosmetics or accessories case has a variety of top zipper color options and a great custom branded imprint area for your logo.

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If you’re looking for a promotional canvas bag, but not necessarily a cosmetic case, check out our canvas dopp kits.  This bag is a great size for packing into a suitcase or traveling around, and a great promotional giveaway for both men and women.

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If you are interested in other style canvas bags check out our makeup brush case that can also serve as a stylish pencil case. This delightfully fun top zippered cosmetics or accessories case can be also used as a tech case or wires case.

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Canvas cosmetic pouches make excelled promotional giveaways because of their simplicity and universality.  However, just because it is simple that doesn’t mean it has to be boring. This pouch has a fashionable zipper detail. Choose between standard color zipper or get an upgraded gold zipper at no additional charge (must be requested in writing on your order).

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Add a pop of color with our Chrissy pouch.  This bag features a two-tone color scheme and is complemented nicely with gold zipper. Great size to hold accessories, cosmetics, technology gear, and more.

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One of our most popular canvas bags is our Molly strappy canvas wristlet pouch.  Featuring a sturdy wrist strap this is a great bag for travel. It will hold all of the essentials, from cosmetics to accessories and everything in between.

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July 30, 2018

Top 6 Tips For Creating Awesome Canvas Totes

There are so many options to choose from when purchasing a giveaway or GWP.  We often promote our trend-setting features like tassels, metallic fabrics, and colorful flair to help make your brand stand out.  However, when it comes to custom printed canvas tote bags keeping it simple will keep you on top. Consumers love them because of their simplicity and practicality!  You will love them because they are very cost efficient.

So how do you choose the perfect promotional canvas tote bag for your company?  We are sharing our top 6 tips!

#6. Simple Shapes

Flat bags or simple square/rectangular body styles are usually top sellers because of their universality.  They can fit books, electronics, beach gear, almost anything… and consumers are used to these simple shapes. They are approachable and easy to grab-and-go.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/tweed-canvas-flat-bag-shoulder-tote (top left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/most-popular-10-oz-cotton-tote-bag (top right)

https://www.femmepromo.com/strong-hold-sturdy-10-oz-cotton-shoulder-tote (bottom left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/6-oz-natural-cotton-canvas (bottom right)

#5. Fun Designs

Canvas bags are popular for their simplicity, but don’t be afraid of color or creativity.  Although natural canvas color is more affordable than colored canvas material, you can utilize colorful artwork or edge-to-edge printing to create a lovely, colorful, and playful affect for maximum eye-catching brand exposure.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/7-oz-natural-canvas-tote-with-edge-to-edge-printing (left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/7-oz-natural-canvas-tote-with-edge-to-edge-printing-large (right)

#4. Bigger isn’t Always Better…

Lightweight bags are durable and useful for giveaways and expos. They are affordable and will last a long time. Granted, the bags may not feel premium or luxe, but they absolutely do the job and are keepers for many years. Choose one of our lightweight custom canvas totes.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/6-oz-lightweight-natural-color-cotton-tote (left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/simple-and-affordable-100-cotton-tote-15-x-17 (right)

For bags with a more retail-appeal, like one you would find in a department store, we recommend 8 oz minimum. Our most popular totes for the retail-look is usually 10 oz or 12 oz cotton canvas weight.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/the-everything-cotton-shoulder-tote (left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/signature-canvas-12-oz-zippered-tote (right)

#3 …But Sometimes it is

If you insist on great weight, we have a few options that are 14 oz and up.  A great feature of our heavier bags are the handles, which are designed to handle the weight with ease.  The handles are both functional and add to the aesthetics of the bag. Check out our heavyweight promotional canvas bags.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/heavyweight-14-oz-cotton-zippered-tote-with-enhance-handles (top left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/heavyweight-14-oz-cotton-hard-bottom-tote-bag (top right)

https://www.femmepromo.com/heavy-16-oz-laminated-cotton-canvas-tote-with-leatherette-handles (bottom left)

#2.A Little Style Never Hurt Anyone

We already pointed out that you don’t have to shy away from color or fun design, but you shouldn’t be afraid of a little style either!  The easiest way to have a stylish bag is to choose one with interesting handles. We have a lot of stylish promotional tote bags to choose from! You can also choose a two-tone bag or mixed-media bag that has canvas and another material.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/colorplay-brilliant-12-oz-tote-bag (top left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/resort-canvas-tote-bag-with-leather-straps (bottom right)

https://www.femmepromo.com/jute-and-cotton-tote-with-leather-strap-handles (bottom left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/canvas-and-jute-two-tone-designer-beach-bag (top right)

#1. You Can’t Go Wrong with a Shoulder Length Handle!

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a canvas bag for a giveaway for GWP, but the most important thing to think about is handle length.  Shoulder length handles make promotional bags so functional and easy to use- your clients and customers will thank you!

Shop our large selection of affordable and fashion forward printed and wholesale totes here including shoulder length handle bags here

July 25, 2018

Hotel Quality Padfolios

We’ve come a long way since the original mass production, commercial printing days where hand-binding was done. These binders, journalbooks, padfolios and portfolios are now streamlined, developed with quality and special features, using components from various countries, and made with a modern mind.

Below we have compiled a list of our favorite high quality padfolios and porfolios, in which there’s ample room for your private label and company branding on the front (or back), in deboss, emboss, or traditional silk screen printing. For full color printing, we have various options as well.

My favorite two new journal books are these two. One is faux leatherette material, mimicking real leather very nicely and made with good quality. Very sturdy and can have mulit-color imprinting. The one on the right is a popular journal size but with now a splash and pop of color on the edges. That’s right! White pages with colored edges for a cool, bright effect that stands out.


BLOG IMAGE #AMy favorite all-around universal journals with a modern, clean look:
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Favorite hotel-style, hotel-quality portfolios/padfolios:

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These books are highly customizable with imprint capabilities both on the inside and outside (on most), as well as customized pages. Most of these styles you can also personalize with individual names or initials on them.

We pride ourselves in high quality materials, construction, and imprinting. Feel free to contact us for further questions, samples or pricing 877.644.4660 or service@femmecustom.com

December 15, 2017

Metallic Gold Items are Hot for the Holiday Season

Metallic gold promotional bags have always been a great gift idea for the holiday season, for your colleagues, employees, and clients. A bag or a cosmetic case is a great way for you to spread  holiday cheer on a day to day basis without trying too hard. That perfect gold color is a great way to bring in that special holiday cheer. Our metallic gold items also come in rose gold and silver as well. These perfect color choices for custom and promotional metallic gold items will certainly set your brand apart, in a stylish and attractive way.

Here are some of the top metallic gold totes, bags and zippered cases from this year:Metallic Gold and Silver Toteabla40918-metallic-tote-rose-gold

For cosmetic bags, the holiday season is especially fun in shiny patent vinyl or vibrant metallic leatherette or ink color. We can feature gold or rose gold and imprint your custom logo on the front. Choose a metallic bag for your next corporate gift or gift with purchase program… Or, what makes some of our products so great is that you can add a custom design in metallic ink.

Here are my favorite metallic make-up pouches:
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Outside of bags, you can really chose office, professional or electronic accessories in metallic colors. Rather than the standard black promo gift, metallic gold is bright, cheerful, accentuates the holiday season, but can also be used year-round. For example our first ever Gold Metallic candle would be perfect for a promotional item. A customer would love this because candle are very popular to but during the holiday season. Our custom metallic totes are very stylish and trendy for the Holiday season as well. Having a metallic tote is a great way to spread holiday cheer but also being subtle at the same time. Our trendy promo items are a great idea for the holiday season as well. Sometimes something as little as a metallic compact mirror or cosmetic case, or even a Metallic Gold pen can make a persons  appearance seem trendy and in the holiday spirit.  Our cool promo items are ultimately our metallic items. The items are shiny and cute and everyone just loves a cool and different promo item. Our custom canvas bags and custom canvas totes are also perfect for the Holiday season. With sturdy handles and the ability to add eye-catching designs our canvas totes are even great gifts for the Holiday Season as well.

December 12, 2017

Tech Friendly Padfolios & Portfolios

Here at Femme Promo we take stylish innovative promotional items to a whole new level. With the increasing demand for the use of technology in our day to day lives promotional products now include a wide selection of modern items that can serve to any type of clientele and their mobile devices. From custom made tech sets to portfolios that can hold anything from a notepad to your headphones, we have it all! Here are some of our top tech friendly padfolios & portfolios:
Genuine Leather Tech Case Gift Set
This custom made personalized gift set is made with the finest leather to provide a luxurious feel that makes the perfect appreciation gift to your clients. This gift set features a leather tech pouch that fits most tablets with interior pockets for cords and accessories; as well as our popular “Tech Taco” a cord organizer that is slim, easy to travel with and high-end looking. This genuine leather gift set comes in premium packaging for a nice corporate gift, including: quality premium gift box or a leather material cases with cotton drawstring dust bag for the tablet zippered pouch.
Gadget Portfolios
Femme Promo understand that versatility is one of the top characteristics our clients look for when choosing a promotional product. We offer personalized wholesale portfolios with organization features for several tech-friendly gadgets. Add your private label logo to these portfolios to bring maximum exposure to your brand, with a zippered case and interior tech gadget and cord organizer, your clients will want to take them everywhere! Our portfolios are made with the highest quality material and are the ideal size which makes them a very nice gift item to brand your logo.
Tech Portfolios with Writing Pads
Other amazing products we have at Femme Promo are our promotional portfolios with writing pads and tech organizers. Give your clients a gift that they will be able to use for everything. Aside from having an interior tech gadget and cord organizer with pockets, these promotional tech portfolios include a writing pad that anyone can take advantage of. These portfolios with writing pad and your brand logo included make the perfect promotional gift for a professional, manager or executive.

Here at Femme Promo we take stylish innovative promotional items to a whole new level. With the increasing demand for the use of technology in our day to day lives promotional products now include a wide selection of modern items that can serve to any type of clientele and their mobile devices. From custom made tech sets to portfolios that can hold anything from a notepad to your headphones, we have it all! Here are some of our top tech friendly padfolios & portfolios:

Genuine Leather Tech Case Gift Set

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This custom made personalized gift set is made with the finest leather to provide a luxurious feel that makes the perfect appreciation gift to your clients. This gift set features a leather tech pouch that fits most tablets with interior pockets for cords and accessories; as well as our popular “Tech Taco” a cord organizer that is slim, easy to travel with and high-end looking. This genuine leather gift set comes in premium packaging for a nice corporate gift, including: quality premium gift box or a leather material cases with cotton drawstring dust bag for the tablet zippered pouch.

Gadget Portfolios

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Femme Promo understand that versatility is one of the top characteristics our clients look for when choosing a promotional product. We offer personalized wholesale portfolios with organization features for several tech-friendly gadgets. Add your private label logo to these portfolios to bring maximum exposure to your brand, with a zippered case and interior tech gadget and cord organizer, your clients will want to take them everywhere! Our portfolios are made with the highest quality material and are the ideal size which makes them a very nice gift item to brand your logo.

Tech Portfolios with Writing Pads

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Other amazing products we have at Femme Promo are our promotional portfolios with writing pads and tech organizers. Give your clients a gift that they will be able to use for everything. Aside from having an interior tech gadget and cord organizer with pockets, these promotional tech portfolios include a writing pad, some even a power bank for your mobile device, definitely something that anyone can take advantage of! These portfolios with writing pad and your brand logo included make the perfect promotional gift for a professional, manager or executive.


July 5, 2017

Technology Promotional Products

Promotional products range anywhere from T-shirts to pens to much more. But if you want your brand to look more modern, then nothing compares to offering technology promotional products  to your clients. We currently live in an era where laptops and smartphones are kept in our hands almost 24/7, so giving technology items as a thank you message to clients and prospective clients is a great idea.
As a brand trying to gain more popularity, having a technology promotional item warrants that it can satisfy any client, and if the item is versatile, people can gain from the benefits provided by the item and use it every day,while giving exposure to your brand. The reason why technology promotional items are chosen as a promotional gift, apart from the benefit that they offer people is their durability. These types of products last customers for a long time, and they’re not thrown out after a few months.
Choose technology promotional items to increase brand visibility and offer your loyal customers something to thank them for their support, some technology promotional items include a mouse, USB flash drives, MP3 players, power banks, computer bags, CD Covers, Bluetooth player, etc
From a technological point of view, USB flash drives are one of the most effective promotional products, especially for their versatility and practical advantages. A promotional USB flash drive is very convenient because it is small, durable and portable and can be easily carried with you wherever you want to go. It is also a very lightweight promotional item and is fully needed for personal and professional functions. You can take personalization to a new level and add a custom printed lanyard to your USB flash drive so your client can wear it comfortably around their neck, hand or place it somewhere. Alternatively, you can use a custom printed keychain, and the USB drive will become a perfect storage device.
Here at Femme Promo, we design custom technological promotional wholesale items all day, and most customers want a stylish, high-end looking product, so we often look for innovative ideas that meet our client’s personalized details and have a very sophisticated and modern look. For more details, you can visit our website to see our technology promotional items.

Promotional products range anywhere from T-shirts to pens to much more. But if you want your brand to look more modern, then nothing compares to offering technology promotional products to your clients. We currently live in an era where laptops and smartphones are kept in our hands almost 24/7, so giving technology items as a thank you message to clients and prospective clients is a great idea.

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As a brand trying to gain more popularity, having a technology promotional item warrants that it can satisfy any client, and if the item is versatile, people can gain from the benefits provided by the item and use it every day,while giving exposure to your brand. The reason why technology promotional items are chosen as a promotional gift, apart from the benefit that they offer people is their durability. These types of products last customers for a long time, and they’re not thrown out after a few months.

Choose technology promotional items to increase brand visibility and offer your loyal customers something to thank them for their support, some technology promotional items include tech accessories such as a mouse, USB flash drives, MP3 players, power banks, computer/tablet sleeves, Bluetooth headphones, etc

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From a technological point of view, USB flash drives are one of the most effective promotional products, especially for their versatility and practical advantages. A promotional USB flash drive is very convenient because it is small, durable and portable and can be easily carried with you wherever you want to go. It is also a very lightweight promotional item and is fully needed for personal and professional functions. You can take personalization to a new level and add a custom printed lanyard to your USB flash drive so your client can wear it comfortably around their neck, hand or place it somewhere. Alternatively, you can use a custom printed keychain, and the USB drive will become a perfect storage device.

Here at Femme Promo, we design custom technological promotional wholesale items all day, and most customers want a stylish, high-end looking product, so we often look for innovative ideas that meet our client’s personalized details and have a very sophisticated and modern look. For more details, you can visit our website to see our technology promotional items.

June 26, 2017

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