Our merchandising team is constantly on the hunt for the latest products and newest trends. At 4imprint, you’ll see influences from this year’s hottest clothing fashions, colour crazes and retail merchandise in our promotional products. By staying current with your incentives, your prospects will be all the more receptive to your message. And to help you with your next promotion, here are four forecasted trends for 2016:
|Advancements in technologyIt goes without saying that technology is in a constant state of evolution. Come alongside the latest developments with promotional tech accessories that support these changes. For instance, power banks with higher battery capacities, like the Mondo Power Bank with 8000 mAh, are coming out to keep pace with newer gadgets. Tech bags, such as the OGIO® Vault Laptop Messenger Bag, have adapted to accommodate new technology with tech-friendly storage compartments and RFID-blocking designs. Since almost every tech device is a touch screen, the logo’d Stylus Phone Stand Pen with Screen Cleaner serves multiple modern functions.|
|The practice of ZenIt’s important to take a breather from the fast-paced world described above. Incorporating elements of nature and serenity into a hectic lifestyle provides much-needed balance and grounding. Even the Pantone colours of the year, rose quartz and serenity, reflect a sense of calm that consumers so desire. The Simply Clear Glass Tumbler encapsulates the simplistic, tranquil energy of the day. The Zen Essential Oil Roller Bottle promotes slowing down and self-care, plus it’s available in several sumptuous scents named after Zen concepts, including exhale and tranquility. Our |
American Apparel Flex Fleece Zip Hoodie endorses relaxing days and regular yoga practices.
|Plaid is everywherePlaid has always been an ageless pattern in the apparel world, but it is now infiltrating other categories in unexpected ways. The simple addition of the plaid pattern makes the Grande Printed Shopping Tote more stylish than the traditional shopping bag. Plaid provides an unexpected twist on the Plaid Expressions Umbrella. The designer touch is available in office supplies, too. Enter the plaid Bic® Sticky Note® pad. Plaid and fleece go along swimmingly together, and our Roll-Up Blanket integrates the pattern with modern colour choices brilliantly.|
|Weathered and wornThere’s something so liberating and appealing about not being perfect. In fact, there’s an entire concept based on the beauty of imperfection called Wabi Sabi. The distressed look perfectly embodies this concept of finding beauty in age and wear. The Frayed Camo Cap and Carhartt® Thermal Lined Hooded Full Zip Sweatshirt both look and feel like old broken-in favourites. Irregularities make the Zeal Ceramic Mug more attractive in its uniqueness. And the Printed Cooler Tote with Distressed Dots shares the relaxed, vintage-inspired sensibilities.|