Show Floor Trending in Eco-Friendly, Personal Safety And Personalized Deluxe Products
The PPAI Expo Direct-2-You virtual show floor is brimming this week with striking new products that are purposeful, useful, stylish and fun.
One of the major themes across the virtual show floor, which has a dedicated “Green” product pavilion, is eco-friendly products designed with the environment top of mind. The Washable Paper Laptop Backpack from Positive Promotions, a 100-percent recyclable, vegan-friendly, tear-resistant and washable paper backpack with a fabric feel, is certainly a unique find. It’s produced with cellulose plant fiber, and if it’s placed in the ground—yes, you can “plant” the backpack—it starts decomposing within two weeks. On those days when end users are in the mood to stay home and cuddle up, The Chest’s 200 Piece Puzzle/Large Puzzle In Box is a fully customizable, interactive puzzle housed in 100-percent recycled and recyclable packaging.
Another theme on the show floor this year is personal safety and protection. An especially useful safety item designed to prevent driving under the influence is HandStands’s SoberStick, a single-use, FDA-regulated breathalyzer device to detect alcohol in the body, starting at 0.02 percent. The Fort Knox Anti-Theft Backpack by AceHigh Promo keeps valuables safe while traveling. It’s a 15-inch polyester laptop backpack featuring zipper pockets and main access compartments on the backside of the backpack, along with a built-in USB charging port. Falling under the category of PPE, UV-sanitizing products have made it easier for end users to sanitize their handheld items—such as a cell phone, credit cards and keys—on the go and with ease. The Mophie UV Sanitizer with Wireless Charging by Mophie LLC kills up to 99.9 percent of Staph and E. coli surface bacteria, while conveniently charging the cellphone at the same time.
Standout luxury gifting items were also spotted on the show floor. For end users who are fans of cooking, hosting or seafood, Salisbury Fine Metal Artisan’s 4 Piece Spice Set offers all that is needed for cooking crab: a spice shaker with a themed medallion of a crab on a net, two crab mallets a one can of Old Bay Seafood Spice. Meister International Inc.’s Mk3 watch is fully customizable, making for a truly timeless and unforgettable gift. Personalize this one-of-a-kind watch by choosing an interchangeable steel or leather band, and quartz or automatic movement, and select any color or branding to be featured on the face and back of the watch for ongoing brand exposure (and compliments). And for recipients who are planning to reignite their distant relationship with travel this year, the Camino – Small Weekender Leather Duffle Bag from Sarge Knives LLC offers the perfect travel companion. Made from top-grain Columbian cowhide leather in saddle tan and featuring antique brass-finish handles, it’s sleek and sharp, and with adjustable and detachable shoulder straps and a reinforced bottom with metal feet, it’s also functional and made to last.