Corporate Responsibility at Merchology

Corporate Responsibility


Our Giveback Efforts

Here at Merchology, our goal is to make the world a better place. That means doing what we can to protect the planet and the people that live on it. Staying true to this principle, we have always made a concerted effort to run our business in an ethical and sustainable way. Here are just a few steps we’ve taken as a company toward that goal.




Since our inception, we’ve made strides to incorporate sustainability in every facet of our business from our product offerings to our work in the community. That's why we've put together our Sustainability Collection to provide eco-friendly corporate apparel and promotional product selections! We are also thrilled to announce that we have officially switched to a more eco-friendly shipping process by partnering with EcoEnclose and International Paper for 100% recycled and recyclable poly mailer bags and shipping boxes!

We're proud to work with brand partners that provide sustainable fashion in both clothing and accessory categories. Drinkware companies like S’well are leading the charge in cutting down the consumption of plastic bottles while Zusa and RuMe actually use plastic bottles to create T-shirts and bags! Check out our Sustainable Products collection for some awesome eco-friendly products that are perfect for your company logo.

Patagonia Corporate Logo      econscious Corporate Logo    RuMe Corporate Logo    Woodchuck Corporate Logo    S'well Corporate Logo   Alternative Apparel Corporate Logo  Osprey Corporate Logo   Zusa Brand Logo   

1% for the Planet Partnership

In September 2017, Merchology joined Patagonia’s 1% for the Planet efforts, agreeing to donate 1% of all Patagonia revenue earned to environmental causes. Following this partnership, Merchology expanded its efforts with the launch of Zusa in 2019 (read on to learn more). From the start, Zusa has also contributed 1% of its revenue to the 1% for the Planet program.  Check out 1% for the Planet to learn how your business can get involved and start making a difference.


1% for the Planet

Zusa Brand Sustainability

The founders of Merchology launched Zusa in 2019 to provide a sustainable corporate gifting line. Zusa apparel and gifts are responsibly made for comfort and quality logo decoration. Our goal is to help your business take the next step toward sustainability!

Zusa is a certified Carbon-Neutral brand! This means that every step in the Zusa manufacturing and shipping process is completed in the most eco-friendly manner, and the purchase of carbon credits also contributes to reducing the brand's carbon footprint by offsetting any CO2 emissions through carbon reducing initiatives.

You can learn more about becoming a Carbon-Neutral company by checking out this page, and you can shop our complete Carbon Neutral Collection, which includes other Carbon-Neutral brands such as MiiR, Cotopaxi, and Karst.

As of 2024, Zusa is also a certified B Corp! B Corp certification is based on a company's impact score, which takes a look at the business's ethical practices as a whole. To receive certification, companies need a score of at least 80 points—Zusa scored 123.3! Learn more about Zusa's B Corp certification and the B Lab organization!


Zusa Apparel

Ethical Fashion

While it’s incredibly important to treat the environment responsibly, it’s even more crucial to ensure that people are treated fairly. We avoid doing business with companies that exploit labor in developing countries at all costs. That means no dangerous working conditions, no forced labor, no sweatshops, no child labor, and no unfair wages. Merchology's facilities are 100% OSHA compliant workplaces.


Fair Trade Custom Gifts


In addition to our internal efforts, we also partner with some amazing Fair Trade Certified™ clothing manufacturers like Patagonia and Alternative Apparel. We are proud to partner with brands that share our belief that all workers have the right to fair and safe workplace conditions.

Made in the USA

Made in the USA

When you shop corporate gifts with Merchology, you can rest assured that 100% of our products are customized here in the United States. Merchology decorates custom merchandise in-house! We’ve also got a local team of some of the best custom decoration experts in the country specialized in embroidery, screen printing, debossing, heat transfer printing, laser engraving, pad printing, and more.

Our commitment to supporting American-made products doesn’t stop with our internal processes. Our shipping partners, EcoEnclose and International Paper, are American companies that manufacture their products on United States soil. We also partner with great apparel and accessory brands that focus on American made products like Carhartt, American Apparel, and Woodchuck USA. Check out our American Made Products collection for more locally manufactured items!


Disability-Owned Business

Disability-Owned Business

Merchology is a disability-owned business!  A Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE) is a for-profit business that is at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by a person with a disability. This definition is provided by Disability:IN, the leading nonprofit resource for business disability inclusion worldwide.


Shop With Purpose

Shop Brands with a Purpose

Not only do we want to bring you brands that you know in love, we want to connect you with brands that make a difference. These companies can help you achieve your corporate responsibility goals. Shop women-owned businesses, BIPOC founded companies, and more. Check out these amazing brands and the custom gifts they offer!

Contact Us

Ready to get started on corporate gifts that make a positive impact? Contact us today! Our dedicated sales team is here to connect you with the brands and products that align with your values and needs.