There are between 1,000 and 1,600 species of bamboo. Probably about 500 have commercial value. Such value comes from the size, color, hardness of the stalk, culm/node quality, availability and what it takes to render the material into a product.
Most bamboo is grown in the regions classified as Southeast Asia. Only about 3 species are grown in the U.S. which means that 64% of world production comes from Southeast Asia. The U.S. is really not a significant growing region.
What makes bamboo such a great product for our promo/give-a-way offerings?
As a raw material for our promo products what adds to the value?
There are some recognized rules to promo or sometimes called give-a-way items. Whether an old pro or just thinking about your next event or thinking outside the box about other uses, here are some thoughts:
Rounded edges, made of Moso bamboo. Slight caramelizing to add depth of color and to give a great laser engraving visual. Will also minimize any beverage moisture spots.
When placed together they make for a great trivet for table service.
2 Ply bamboo, rounded edges.
Laser engraving options. (Call for specification on image artwork and text messages.)
May be engraved on both sides.
Size: 4″ x 4″ x .25″
Min. order is: 300 pieces
Price: $2.05/piece with 1.5″ square laser image. Call for larger size pricing.
Great for: Trade Association Exhibitions Give-a-Ways, Bundled as sets, advertising, new product announcements, customer loyalty, and branding.
You rarely find people out and about without a sports bottle. These bottles are unique because they are made of 304 stainless steel. It’s the most widely used stainless steel in manufacturing. Everything from tools, to kitchen utensils. Used extensively in wine, food and beer production.
Material: Bamboo and 304 Stainless Steel
Stainless steel/Bamboo Mugs
Colors: Pink, Black, White, Blue, Turquoise
Clear acrylic sliding closure
Capacity: 20 oz.
Min. order quantity: 60
Unit price: $15.30
Laser engraving: $0.45/ unit Additional.
Stainless Steel/Bamboo water bottle
Capacity: 18 oz.
Min. Order: 60
Water Bottle w/kraft cardboard gift box: $19.50 ea.
Engraving on box and bottle: $0.75
This sliding lid Bamboo Wine Box is not ordinary in any respects. It is a closed end recessed groove that the lid slides into and has a lot of detail to make it interesting. A great presentation for high-end events, customer appreciation, new office/business launch, and holiday/awards presentations.
Material: Mitered assembly of Bamboo.
Natural caramelized finish.
Dimensions: Inside- 4″ x 4″ x 14.5″. Champaign bottles generally measure 3.5″ in diameter and 13″ high; wine bottles measure slightly less in height and diameter.
Min. order quantity: 300
Laser engraving: Available on lid and or side. E-mail sample image and approx. size for pricing.
Unit price: $22.20