We are a sustainable, promotional gifts and merchandise company, specialising in unique products which have been responsibly sourced for our clients.
Based in a converted barn in rural Berkshire, our experienced design and production team work to create, brand and deliver imaginative bespoke solutions to suit a range of budgets. Our aim is to meet your business objectives, maximise the impact of your next event or campaign whilst inspiring and engaging the recipient.
At Pod what goes into our Collection is as important as how it is finally presented. At its heart, you will find our highly popular brushed aluminium ranges in a variety of styles and formats that are not just eco-friendly but give a contemporary look, with an appeal that crosses sectors and age groups. And we source the contents, packaging and other items just as carefully as we source our aluminium.
We also recognise the importance of supporting UK businesses and pride ourselves on using locally sourced ingredients from reputable suppliers. Our ‘Made in Britain’ natural cosmetics, handy lifestyle products, edible treats and gifts are of high quality and we are committed to finding the best this country has to offer.
Case Study – Mini Mints
Our mini pods are made in London from part recycled aluminium - we fill these with our Welsh-made mini mints at our own premises. Recycled packaging, natural products, British-made, low carbon footprint.
Corporate responsibility has always been at the heart of what we do. As a genuine, honest British business we lead by example and are passionate about ensuring every facet of our business lives up to this promise.
We value the planet and work hard to ensure our products don’t cost the earth. As a company we try hard to ensure as many of our products, materials and sundries are sourced as responsibly as possible. Our products don’t contain CFCs and never have. We consider the carbon footprint of all our supplies, trying to minimise this as much as possible, and work with other British companies who have a similar ethos, caring about the environmental impact of what they make.
Brushed aluminium is at the core of our collection. It is both durable and sustainable, and is the most abundant metal on earth. Two-thirds of aluminium ever produced is still in use today. 60% of all aluminium packaging in the UK has previously been recycled.
Recycling aluminium saves up to 95% of the energy needed to make aluminium from its raw state with the aluminium being the world’s most recycled form of packaging. All aluminium in our collection is made from up to 95% recycled aluminium, and is 100% recyclable.
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Cork stoppers used by Pod comes from Portuguese cork trees. The off-cuts from the bottling industry are mashed up, mixed with adhesive and put in moulds to create our stoppers. They can be used for a long time but will bio-degrade naturally within 5 months.
Cotton bags holding our products are made locally from sustainably sourced unbleached cotton. They can be re-used and are also bio-degradable.
Packaging where needed is always sourced from our regular supplier, made from 100% (?) recycled cardboard. Our tape, inks and protective fillings are also responsibly sourced.
Plastic is used in some of our products such as the pump and dispenser heads. We are trying to find ones to replace these as soon as we can. However these can be rinsed and re-used.