With the leaves falling from the trees and the nights drawing in, autumn has well and truly arrived in the northern hemisphere. It’s the perfect time of year to get out in nature, as migratory birds like geese, fieldfares and waxwings arrive for winter (or leave – depending on where in the world you are!) It’s with nature in mind that we’ve compiled our top five autumnal swag, curating a selection of items that people you work with can use when enjoying the outdoors.
First up, the Bogota 500 ml insulated tumbler. This vacuum insulated mug keeps drinks hot for up to 5 hours (and cold for up to 15h if you’re lucky enough to be jetting off to somewhere warm.) What’s extra special about this mug is the inner ceramic coating, a clever addition that stops your hot drink tasting metallic. Bonus points – the mug has a leak proof lid and comes in a range of different colours.
If you’re gifting your new team member or client a travel mug, why not include something delicious to drink too? We can source a range of teas and hot chocolates, but our favourite hot drink is Dear Green coffee. Dear Green are a coffee roaster based in our native Glasgow, who have an impressive range of ethical and environmental credentials. They offer a changing range of seasonal beans, but for autumnal flavours we particularly like these beans from Rwanda (red apple, tangerine, toffee flavour notes) and Guatemala (plum, caramel, milk chocolate flavour notes).
While there’s nothing better than a long walk on a cold, crisp autumn day, too often at this time of year rain gets in the way. That’s where this beautiful Rains rolltop backpack comes in handy. Made from Rains signature waterproof fabric, this classic piece is a stunning addition to any swag pack. With a padded back, adjustable shoulder straps and a chest strap, it’s ultra-comfortable. The stylish but functional design makes this backpack super versatile – perfect for long walks in the country or commuting into the city.
As they say, there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. With that in mind, this Stanley Stella sweatshirt is the perfect addition to your autumnal swag pack. Ideal for layering under a waterproof or snuggling up on the couch on a rainy day , this sweatshirt is made from 100% organic cotton. Stanley Stella are an responsible garment maker, so this is another eco-friendly and ethical swag choice.
Add in this Impact umbrella, and your new start or client will be fully kitted out for the poorer weather. This umbrella is made from recycled plastics (7.1 PET bottles to be precise!) with AWARE™ tracer. Created to eliminate greenwashing, AWARE™ is a secure traceability system that can be integrated into recycled materials. Plus, 2% of proceeds from every Impact product sold is donated to water.org, a global nonprofit organization working to bring water and sanitation to the world. With these environmental credentials, adding an Impact umbrella to your pack is a no brainer.
Finally, as always, our packs come in fully recyclable packaging and we’ll plant one tree for every pack ordered.