Recommended Vendors

A.S. groups buy a lots of stuff! While we acknowledge that the most sustainable purchase is no purchase at all, we recognize the value in promoting our work and have compiled a list of promotional products/swag/giveaway items that meet A.S. sustainability criteria, reduce waste, and are just generally awesome. We obviously can’t fit everything on one list, so if you need help finding something or have a really cool item or idea you want to share, please just let us know!

Clothing (GOTS certified, Fair Trade certified, or Made in USA out of recycled or organic materials):

Farm Fresh Clothing

  • Manufactured in California out of 100% organic cotton

SustainU Clothing

  • Manufactured in the USA out of 100% recycled materials
  • Most affordable base shirt price though they have a per-color per-shirt fee that gets more expensive if you have a colorful design. In 2016, EAB placed an order for 200 shirts with a single color, single side print for $7.76 per shirt including taxes and shipping.

Hae Now

  • Fair Trade certified and GOTS certified cotton

MetaWare

  • Made in USA and GOTS certified cotton
  • Must fill out order request form saying you want domestic production w/ GOTS certification and styles Made in USA (Organic Tee- Women V-neck, Scoop Neck, or Unisex/Men’s Crew)

Local Screen Printers

  • MUST USE BLANKS FROM: Hae Now, Royal Apparel, Allmade, Loom State, eConscious (for eConscious, product numbers EC4501, EC5500, EC5650, EC4580, EC5570, EC5680)

Pens and Pencils:

Recycled Cardboard Pen/Stylus Combo
Recycled Cardboard Pen/Highlighter Combo
Recycled Cardboard Pen
Recycled Tetra (Milk Carton) Pen
Recycled Water Bottle Pen
Color-Changing Recycled Pencils, USA made
Bamboo Stylus & Pen

Bags:

Recycled Cotton Canvas Tote, USA made
Recycled Drawstring Bag

Water Bottles:

Recycled plastic flip-top water bottle, USA made
Glass water bottle, USA made
Metal water bottle, USA made 

Other Swag Items:

Recycled Notebooks
Bamboo Reusable Utensil Set
Plastic Reusable Utensil Set
Recycled Adult Coloring Books
Color Changing Reusable Cups, USA made
Organic Lip Balm, USA made
Recycled Umbrella

Furniture:

UCSB Furniture Services Surplus Sales

  • Used items from campus departments such as desks, chairs, white boards, and couches
  • Open for viewing Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1-4pm on Mesa Road, between Stadium Road and Los Carneros

HomeReserve 

  • Manufactured in the USA
  • Uses rapidly renewable wood grown in the USA under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification program
  • Uses recycled foam and 100% post-consumer recycled fill for cushions