Blog

  • The Power Of Promotional Products

    Part of PPW! Week is sharing why promotional products are such a powerful marketing tool. What better way to share that message than by asking one of our local experts? Lindsey Davis, our Director of Promotional Sales, shares why promo products have such lasting power.

    Having grown up in the Promotional Products Industry, I have had a unique … read more

  • The Effects of Chemical Sunscreens on our Coral Reefs

    With summer fast approaching, many of us are already looking forward to spending days on the beach and getting in some much-needed vitamin D. But before you buy your sunscreen for the summer, we wanted to give you the lowdown on sunscreen ingredients and ocean health.

    Recent studies have found that sunscreen chemicals in many popular sun care … read more

  • What does 'organic' mean and how to tell if a product is truly "organic"

    If you're like us, organic personal care is important. The great thing is that identifying certified organic products doesn't have to be time-consuming or difficult. If you are looking for certified organic products, here’s a couple of ways to ensure you’re getting the real deal.

    1. Look for the term 'certified organic' and certified … read more

  • Hand Sanitizer vs Soap: What Works Best Against Germs?

    Hand sanitizers and soaps are the best line of defense against germs, especially during flu season.  Germs are everywhere, and we’ve summarized the ‘dirty dozen’ places where you’re most susceptible to getting germs. As many as 400,000 germs (per hand) can accompany you as you go about your day:

    The ‘dirty … read more

  • PPAI Pyramid Awards 2019

    As a follow-up to last week’s post, we wanted to share how honored we are to be the recipients of not just one — but THREE PPAI Pyramid Awards this year! We took home the Gold Pyramid Award for Supplier Star in our revenue category, the Gold Pyramid Award for Distributor Sales & Marketing Aids, and the Silver Pyramid Award for … read more

  • PPAI Expo 2019

    We came, we saw — and we busted germs!

    We had a fantastic time at the 2019 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas this week to unveil our new Germbuster booth and theme. For those who stopped by to see us and spin the wheel for a prize, thank you so much! We’re glad you made time for us.

    For those who didn’t make it to our booth, we shared our … read more

  • B Corp Certification Explained

    Some of our customers know that Raining Rose is a Certified B Corporation®, a designation we’ve been proud to have since February 2016. But what does that mean, and why does it matter?

    B Corp certification, given by the non-profit B Lab, goes beyond evaluating a product or service — it speaks to the holistic impact of the company … read more

  • Who You Gonna Call?

    Does our title ring a bell? “Ghostbusters” may be the song that gets stuck in your head, but hand sanitizer will be the product you’ll want in your hands. With six brand-new hand sanitizer SKUs and six current hand sanitizer products gaining at least one new scent, our 2019 trade show theme embraces busting those germs…it& … read more

  • Prop 65 Explained

    Prop 65: If you’re in the promotional industry, you’ve probably heard this term, but you may have questions about what it means and why it matters. Proposition 65, which is short for the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, became law after California voters approved it in November 1986. It requires companies that do … read more

  • Giving and Winning

    Another year of business at Raining Rose has meant another fundraising campaign for United Way. Serving five counties in Iowa’s eastern region, United Way of East Central Iowa strives to break the cycle of poverty and build stronger communities, focusing on three main areas: education, financial stability, and health.

    United Way has meant a … read more