What do you do with huge fabric banners that are 80 x 100 feet that are no longer needed? You could send them to the landfill, hide your full length semi-trucks under them, or use them to start a new fashion trend. None of these are really practical or environmentally responsible. You could do what the Philadelphia Eagles did with their 12 huge banners….send them to Brave USA and let us figure it out!
We designed a large shopping tote that could be used as a marketing tool at NFL games for loyal Eagles Fans. First, since we don’t have that much space on our cutting table, we had to take the full size banners to our county fairgrounds so we had space to completely layout each banner. Certain areas of the banner yielded better graphics, and our distributor customer gave us directions, and also jumped in to help separate the panels into manageable size pieces that we could handle on our production floor.
The customer also needed specific colors for main panels, and different colors for secondary panels on the tote bags. This took some head scratching, and a coordinated effort in our cutting department to keep things organized.
Then we needed to separate the cut panels into the 3 different logos that the Eagles requested. These were then screen printed with the desired logos, and prepped for the sewing floor. Each logo had to be run as a separate order. Our customer sourced some plastic bottom inserts that were put into each bag during the final inspection process, then the bags were folded and bulk packed into shipping boxes.
This may have been our longest P.O. to ship project ever, due to end user decision making, but it resulted in a very unique product that will be used to cement fan base, and increase attendance at future football games. We were proud to have a chance to work on this one, and help keep the banners from ending up in the landfill.
If you have a customer that is eco-conscious and wants to recycle/upcycle used banner materials, contact us at Brave USA. We want to make you look good and provide a unique product for your customer!