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A Changing Market: Fairware’s Success Reflects a Shift Towards Corporate Sustainability Efforts

May 21, 2012

Fairware is pleased to announce that we have been ranked #9 on a list of the top ten fastest growing promotional product distributors in North America by the ASI Counselor Magazine .

We have more than doubled in size over the last 3 years, growing an astonishing 117%. This bit of news is not only an acknowledgement of the hard work we’ve put in, but also recognition of the changing face of business.

According to PPAI.org, distributor revenues increased only 5.89% from 2009 to 2010, with other reports suggesting growth slowed to the single digits from 2009 to 2011.

Our staggering growth in an industry otherwise in a slump reflects a welcome shift towards corporate social responsibility. The market is embracing doing business differently, and it’s refreshing to see that our longstanding commitment to ethical sourcing and sustainable product distribution is becoming a standard.

This positive market response is not only encouraging for us at Fairware, but also for the planet. An interesting report done in 2001 by Greenbiz.com and Ernst and Young on Trends in Corporate Sustainability mirrors this sentiment. According to the study, this movement towards corporate sustainability efforts is made ever stronger by its resilience during the current recession and recovery.

Fairware is proud to exemplify a flourishing company that limits its impact on the environment. We hope our success inspires other businesses to adopt our commitment to doing business differently. For more information about our corporate social responsibility best practices, please contact Denise Taschereau at denise@fairware.com.

New Contest: hold music playlist picks

April 5, 2010

Flickr / Seattle Municipal Archives

We have a fun little project on the go and we’re inviting your input. Lately its come to our attention that the Fairware hold music is a little stale…so we’re re-modeling, choosing a completely new set of jams.  We’d like to know what you want to hear!

We don’t put people on hold often, and when we do it’s not for long, which is why every song on the list must be top quality. In the rare occasion that folks are put on hold, we want to ensure the experience is enjoyable.

So far there are only two rules: no muzak and no heavy metal.

And for those of you who’s suggestions we include in the final playlist, we’ll send you one of our fabulous “Product with Purpose” ceramic travel mugs. They’re styled after the MoMA “I am not a paper cup” reusable mugs and are super cool!

Make a recommendation through the comment box below, or tweet us your recommendation by starting your Twitter message with @fairwarepromo.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Entry for David Suzuki Foundation’s Climate Contest

December 3, 2009

We mentioned the David Suzuki Foundation’s (DSF) “Call the PM and David Suzuki calls you” contest in a previous post on our Top Picks for COP 15 News.

This video is Fairware‘s entry to the contest. It features Fairware business owners Denise Taschereau and Sarah White calling Prime Minister (PM) Stephen Harper to express their support for Canadian action on climate change at the upcoming Copenhagen climate talks.

View others phoning the PM on the DSF web site and upload a video of your own! The deadline for entries is December 6.

Contest: tweet about our blog and win a product with purpose mug

November 19, 2009

Tweet about our new blog using the @fairwarepromo tag and we’ll enter you in a contest to win one of three of our new product with purpose mugs. The mugs are made from ceramic and feature a silicone lid for coffee on the go. A replica of the MOMA “I am not a paper cup” mug, they look super slick.

The draw will be held on Friday, November 27th at 2:00pm PST – so get your tweets out before then!


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