5 Promotional Trends for 2021

5 Promotional Product Trends of 2021 NYFifth

2020 has been a long, tough year. The pandemic fundamentally changed the way we live and work. With the new year comes new opportunities and challenges, we have to plan ahead for 2021.

It’s hard to keep up with the trends for 2021 when circumstances are still uncertain, especially when it comes to promotional products. Here are 5 trending categories, representing what we can expect this year.

1. Continued Focus on Sustainability

Sustainable Brands from NYFifth

As the top consumer trend 2021, sustainability is more than a trend, it’s a strategy for success. Today, many people are aware of the importance of protecting the planet. Consumers are searching for more than just quality products and services these days. They have increasing demand for eco-friendly products. Giving recycled and reusable products as gifts will not only showcase your company’s responsibility, but make your brand more

How do you implement sustainability practice into your business? Here are 3 brands that have an eco-friendy line/offer eco-friendly products.

econscious creates clothing and accessories that embody the best in sustainable design, source the finest organic and sustainable fibers. All the workers are ensured safe working conditions and inhumane treatment is prohibited. econscious EC1000 Organic Cotton T-Shirt is made with 100% certified organic ringspun cotton that is eco-friendly, smoother and stronger compared to ordinary cotton. econscious EC7070 Organic/Recycled Trucker Cap is made with 70% certified organic cotton and 30% recycled polyester meeting your needs of comfort, style and environmental friendliness.

Hanes Eco Smart Line is available in t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, and sweatpants for men, women and youth. They are made with recycled plastic bottles and cotton that are the perfect blend of comfort, quality, style, and eco-friendliness. Hanes 5170 EcoSmart T-Shirt made with 5.2 oz., pre-shrunk 50/50 cotton/polyester is perfect for everyday wear. Plus, it’s made with up to 5% recycled polyester from plastic bottles that is eco-friendly.

LEEDS and Parkland Eco Smart line come in a variety of on-trend collection of tote bags, backpacks, and more that are made with recycled materials. Leeds Recycled Cotton Convention Tote is made with the material containing 70%-80% recycled cotton collected from garment cutting waste blended with recycled polyester to produce a strong reusable bag that will surely turn heads. Parkland Recycled Computer Backpack is made from RPET that is the most recycled plastic in the world. It features two zippered front pockets as well as a zippered main compartment with 15″ laptop sleeve.

2. Masking Up

Face Masks

It’s no surprise that the use of face masks will continue in 2021 – they’ve become a necessary staple for many as we try to stay safe while going outside. If you are planning to promote your brand with promotional products, face masks are one of the business ideas 2021. It’s a great way to advertise your business with custom face masks or covers. Plan ahead to incorporate items like this into your offerings to meet customer demand. Here are 3 different types of face masks and covers from NYFifth.com:

Badger 1930 Mask is our best seller. It’s made from 3-ply 100% B-Core moisture management polyester that is the best fabric for face masks, and it wicks sweat keeping you dry. It’s antimicrobial, washable and reusable. Come in youth and adult sizes, and available in 15 colors, these custom face masks are perfect promotional products.

Ricahrdson FS20 Mask features adjustable earloops for the perfect fit. It is a 2-ply face mask made with 100% polyester that’s breathable and light. It is antimicrobial, washable and reusable. These stylish face covers comes in S/M and M/L sizes, and are available in 8 colors.

Port Authority G100 Gaiter serves as a multifunctional, versatile face covering as well as a headband, neckerchief, hood and sun guard. Pull over head, arrange at neck and pull up to cover head and face as desired. This performance gaiter is made with 95/5 poly/spandex that wicks moisture keeping you dry. It is machine washable. There are 7 colors to choose from.

3. Virtual Tradeshow/Event Giveaways

Virtual Event Giveaways NYFifth

There’s no way to get together in person – virtual tradeshow/event has arrived and is expected to continue well into the future. Virtual event giveaways will play an important role in building up excitement, driving online engagement, and even promoting your brand. Here are 3 customized promotional products that can be great virtual event giveaways to promote your business.

Get a great recycled custom tote bag and feel great about doing your part to help the environment with this amazing Liberty Bags 8801 Recycled Basic Tote made with 50% recycled materials. Comes in 20+ colors, these custom tote bags are great virtual tradeshow giveaways.

You can’t go wrong with a t-shirt! A custom t-shirt is the perfect gear for promoting your brand. Bella + Canvas 3001 Jersey Tee is a customer favorite blank tee for screen printing. It is made with preshrunk 100% combed ring spun cotton. With over 50 colors to choose from, these cheap blank t-shirts are pefect promotional giveaways for your virtual event.

Custom hats are one of the best tradeshow giveaways for any type of business. Richardson 112 Trucker Cap is one of the best-selling hats at NYFifth.com. Combined with 65/35 polyester/cotton front and 100% polyester mesh back, this snapback hat is structured, mid-profile and a 6-panel cap. It’s available in 90+ colors!

4. Work From Home Gear

Work From Home Gear NYFifth

The pandemic has led many of us work from home in the past year. Many companies have extended their work from home policies well into 2021. It can be difficult to maintain the same level of productivity that employees normally would at the office. Consider items that make work easier, and keep employees comfy. We have rounded up some work from home gear below:

Is there anything more relaxing than cozying up in a super soft hoodie or sweatshirt? Sweatshirts and hoodies are a must-have cozy item. Why wouldn’t you want to wear one while working from home? Bella + Canvas 3739 Unisex Sponge Fleece Full-Zip Hoodie with a loose fit is versatile and great for working from home. Made up of 52% combed ringspun cotton and 48% polyester (fabric varies from colors), this sweatshirt is ultra soft and comfortable. There are 40+ colors to choose from.

Blankets are handy items in most homes. They are essential pieces you can use to make your work from home set-up worth your while. Port Authority BP60 Core Fleece Blanket has a simple turned hem and is a great value. This soft fleece blanket is made with 9.8-ounce linear yard, 100% polyester fleece. Come in 6 colors, these custom blankets will help you become more efficient while working from home.

You spend hours at your desk when working from home, whether the desk is clean or not can greatly affect your productivity. Laptop case or pencil/pen pouch is a great way to organize your desk. The Gemline 100063 Mobile Office Pencil Case helps keep all your mobile office essentials organized at your desk or on the go. It also makes a great travel case for cords or make-up brushes!

5. More Tie Dye!

Tie Dye NYFifth

Tie-dye has made a splashy comeback in 2020. It’s still one of the marketing trends 2021. Some major designers continued covering the tie-dye prints into at-home spring/summer look. Tie dye is an enduring classic that’ll never go out of style. And it’s a whole new way for brands to show off their fun side.

At NYFifth, we offer a wide variety of sweatshirts, sweatpants, and t-shirts for tie dyeing. We have rounded up three of our most popular products below:

The best-selling sweatpants at NYFifth.com! The ultra soft 50% cotton and 50% polyester NuBlend™ preshrunk fleece fabric makes this Jerzees 973 Sweatpants comfy to wear. It has high-stitch density for a smoother printing canvas. It features double-needle covered elastic waistband and cuffs and elastic bottom leg openings.

Crafted for comfort, this Gildan 18500 Hooded Sweatshirt is perfect for relaxing. Made with 50/50 preshrunk cotton/polyester strong and smooth fabric that’s perfect for printing. Polyester fibers are extremely strong, resistant to most chemicals, stretching and shrinking.

The Independent Trading Co. IND20SRT Men’s Fleece Shorts is made with quality midweight fabric in a relaxed fit. It’s made of cotton/polyester blend fleece with 32 singles face yarn ring spun cotton to achieve a smooth and stable fabric surface for printing. This tie-dye shorts will be a trend for summer 2021.

We also have brands offering tie-dye apparel:

1. Dyenomite

2. Independent Trading

3. Colortone

Add your brand or logo to these trending promotional products with our imprinting services at NYFifth! We strive for customer satisfaction, as well as offer bulk discounts and fast turn around. For a free price proposal and mock-up, talk to a friendly customer representative today at (877) 695-9722 or email us your inquiry at support@nyfifth-inc.com.