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PITTSBURGH, PA — January 14, 2019 —Leed’s and FinalStraw, a manufacturer of collapsible, reusable straws, are excited to announce their exclusive partnership to bring this popular brand to the promotional products industry.
“Leed’s is an industry leader who understands the importance of corporate social responsibility, so our partnership with them felt very natural,” said Emma Cohen, CEO and Co-Founder for FinalStraw. “FinalStraw was started in response to the devastating impact that plastic pollution has on our environment. By selling in the promotional products channel, we hope to get more reusable straws into more people’s hands in an effort to reduce plastic pollution.”
Beginning in January 2019, Leed’s will carry FinalStraw, which includes a collapsible re-usable straw, squeegee to clean, and a small case for both items to fit in. Product will be available with multi-color decoration and will qualify for next day turn with SureShip®.
“FinalStraw has a strong understanding of the promotional products market,” said Heather Smartt, Global Category Director at PCNA. “Now more than ever, there’s demand for non-disposable items and we are fortunate that, as a company, we are able to bring these types of items to our industry in an effort to provide consumers with the brands and items they want.”
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Leed’s is the premier supplier of high-quality promotional products, with goods ranging from pens and drinkware to bags and mobile tech. With an in-house product development team and dozens of leading retail brands, Leed’s continually introduces products with the look, feel and performance customers want, while our award-winning service and cutting-edge decoration capabilities provide a seamless experience from start to finish. As a founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Leed’s promotes quality, safety and integrity among suppliers. With global operations headquartered in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Leed’s has been synonymous with excellence for more than 30 years.
About Polyconcept North America
Polyconcept North America (PCNA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Polyconcept, the world’s leading promotional products supplier. With headquarters in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, PCNA operates Leed’s, Bullet, Trimark and JournalBooks. As the corporate home for this diverse group of suppliers, PCNA serves as a single source for the widest selection of hard goods, apparel, cutting-edge decoration and reliable service. For more information, go to www.pcna.com.
FinalStraw started as a Kickstarter campaign in April 2018, raising $1.8 million and receiving pre-orders for over 85,000 straws by the end of the campaign. FinalStraw’s mission is to reduce plastic straw use by giving people a convenient, collapsible, reusable alternative. In doing so, FinalStraw hopes to make the public more aware of the devastating effects of plastic pollution and to pressure restaurants to stop serving single-use plastic straws.