Recently I have met entrepreneurs who have developed very interesting businesses. Their focus is on bringing unique products that are “out of the box” – while being very appealing.
Are all t-shirt companies equal? I think NOT
I fell in love with an apparel company because of their amazing display at the Celebrity Connected gifting suite for the Emmy Awards. Gosh I loved NAIA VIBES. If you are an entrepreneur who becomes a vendor at a trade show or gifting suite- take a page from NAIA VIBES. The display was GORGEOUS. Very clever ways to give prizes (gifts) to the celebrities that were on hand. AND… the array of apparel and accessories made me want to order and order and order. Having a theme that was a standout made for one photographic opportunity to spotlight the brand after another.
The warm long – sleeved t-shirt is now my NEW FAVORITE. Here is the link if you want to put it on your “nice list” for holiday shopping. And, the hats, backpacks and book bags were a hug hit, too!
I was confused when I saw this unique necklace design sitting at the Celebrity Connected. It was a beautiful piece of jewelry but what exactly made it look “different”? So, I inquired. And much to my delight it was a functional piece of jewelry where a lipstick could be hidden, but also at your finger-tips for easy application. I was trying to think if a pepper spray would fit inside – but I don’t believe so (Hint to the design team). However, it did fit my lipstick without fail. It retails on their website for $98 and is in silver and gold colors. It is worth the price as it is a carrying case and a statement piece of jewelry.
I connected with the creator, Christine Abdoo who sent me some background information. She sent to me her press packet that chronicled briefly the story of this Grand Rapids based company:
“I would find that multiple times a day I would want my lipstick with me,” said Christine Abdoo. “I would get frustrated during the day, jumping from meeting to meeting, not being able to go back to my office to put my lipstick on. […] I wanted a necklace with a fashionable container where I could carry my lipstick with me.” The first designs on the market fit Chapstick size lip balms, and travel size lipsticks.
… “It really just started with an idea. We all have them, but it’s what you do with them that makes a difference,” she said. “Taking an idea and making it come reality is pretty exciting”
BIKES on a MISSION!
I must say that the guys from SOLE Bicycles caught my attention recently. In fact I made a bee-line to their vendor booth at the Halopalooza vendor fair in Los Angeles this past month. How unique to put advertisements on the bikes themselves and then have them available to rent at hotels, resorts, etc. Imagine having an event, such as a music festival, where vendors can bike from place to place with your logo zipping by!
If you love one-of-a-kind ideas that are eye-popping check out this Southern California company pronto!
Eat my promotional material – Please!
Are you tired of receiving or giving the same old branded products. What if I could introduce you to products that are from sustainable materials that can turn your event wristband in to a flowers with just a little TLC? Or instead of a greeting card – send a garden in a box? So much good can come out of so little effort by simply planting your branded products after initial use or when you are done with them. Find my favorites here.