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Supplier Brings Environmentally-Friendly Drinkware To The Promotional Products Market

 PITTSBURGH, PA — July 15, 2019 —Leed’s and Welly, a Pittsburgh-based drinkware company, announce their exclusive partnership to bring environmentally-friendly, insulated bamboo drinkware to the promotional products industry. Leed’s will begin carrying a selection of Welly bottles in August 2019.

“I created Welly to help the environment and give clean water to people in need,” said Ben Kander, Welly Founder and CEO.  “I’m thrilled to partner with a company like Leed’s, who understands the critical role of environmentally-friendly products in the promotional products channel.”

Welly’s mission is to reduce reliance on single-use plastic by providing a reusable alternative, as well as bring reliable access to clean water to communities in need. Welly donates 3 percent of sales to charity: water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. With its first contribution, Welly helped bring clean water to Mai Welay, a rural village in northern Ethiopia.

“Welly has such unique, compelling products, plus their work with charity: water is inspiring,” said Heather Smartt, Global Category Director at PCNA. “There’s a strong demand for earth-friendly, sustainable products in this industry and this partnership will allow us to continue providing our distributors with the innovative and socially responsible brands their customers are looking for.”

As part of its August 2019 launch, Leed’s will introduce the Welly Traveler, Original and Tumbler collections. These products will qualify for next day turn with SureShip®.

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About Leed’s

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 Welly Bottle

Welly’s line of high-quality, stylish insulated drinkware makes it easy and appealing for the modern consumer to stay hydrated, reduce reliance on single-use plastic cups and bottles, and support those in need. With every design Welly incorporates real bamboo, a renewable resource that brings natural warmth to the sterile insulated bottle industry. In addition, Welly donates 3% of sales to clean water projects worldwide to give clean water to those who need it most. In 2018, its first full year in business, Welly helped bring clean water to over 350 people through projects in Ethiopia and Malawi.