The holiday season is coming in hot, and merch sales are getting ready to take off with holiday orders. Looking to create some eco friendly merch for your fans? Look no further. Here are some badass, environmentally conscious merch ideas for the holidays…
Eco Friendly Merch Ideas For The Holidays
Reusable Water Bottles
Why add to the single use plastic problem when you can provide something that is more durable, practical, and helps the planet at the same time? Reusable water bottles can be customized however your heart desires, from colors to logos to intricate designs and styles. — Lots of artists offer reusable water bottles as merch, but yours doesn’t have to be a run of the mill design.
- DesignCrowd lets you choose from thousands (673,031, to be exact) of designers to help you create one of a kind products.
Even if you’ve hit a creative roadblock when it comes to what style or design you want, you can get help from amazing designers in real time, so you can create something truly unique.
Everybody loves a good band T. ( me included!) However, the rise of fast fashion has put a strain on our planets resources. Not to worry, there are a bunch of eco-friendly merch sites available for the eco-conscious artist looking for more sustainable options.
- Realthread.com offers custom t-shirts made of organic, recycled, and eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo. Not to mention, these shirts are printed with water-based inks, making them last longer than your typical t-shirt. That way, your fans can wear your merch again and again and feel good about their contribution to a sustainable future.
This is a unique one! A Seedball Matchbox is a little matchbox full of little seed clusters that your fans can scatter around their community to add beautiful wildflowers to their area. If you’re looking to make a difference in the communities you visit on tour, bring these along! With this website, you can add your logo and order as many as you need in one go.
🧠 Feed your brain…
Oh, the dreaded question… “Paper or plastic?” I try my best to bring my reusable bags on every grocery trip, but it’s easy to forget a boring canvas tote at the door. Maybe if I had a badass tote bag with my favorite artist’s logo on it, I’d be more excited to bring it every time… Jokes aside, I think I really would remember to grab it more if it repped my favorite artist. I think you would, too.
Solid Merch has a great selection of tote bags on their site ready to be customized to your liking.
Eco-Friendly Band Poster Notebooks
Dave Mathews Band dropped a set of eco-friendly notebooks with recycled band posters on the covers, and they sold like crazy. What an awesome idea! Such a perfect way to repurpose something old into something useful and new. Whether you can swing using real band posters or just want to make the notebook itself out of recycled materials, it’s still a unique idea with great potential.
Stickers (of course!)
Stickers are a staple of every artist’s merch collection. You’d think every sticker is made eco-friendly, so I was surprised to find otherwise just as much as you are. Luckily, there are a bunch of sites that use eco-friendly methods and offer compostable material for their stickers.
Used/Signed Guitar Picks
If you’re a guitarist or have one in your band, this is a great, personal item you can offer! Recycle your old picks by signing them and throwing them up for sale. One of my most prized possessions is a signed guitar pick from my childhood favorite band. Plus, it’s something you probably already have and can easily offer as an exclusive item for the holidays.
Eco friendly merch makes a great gift for anyone looking for cool shit that makes a positive impact. In this day and age, we’re more environmentally conscious than ever. Making sure your merch store offers eco-friendly items is a big step in the right direction, environmentally and sales-wise. Alongside offering an even greater incentive to make a purchase that helps the planet, products like these are just plain cool.