Common Thread turning “Banners-to-Bags” for the Olympics and the International Year of Co-operatives

International Year of Co-operatives

IYC 2012 Buttons

Here’s a nice little article about our friends at Common Thread Co-operative. It details their involvement in using their Banners-to-Bags program to repurpose Olympic banners as well as their newest project which is making bags for the International Year of Co-operatives (coming up in 2012) out of banners donated by the PNE and other BIAs around Vancouver.

In addition to Common Thread’s participation in making bags for the International Year of Co-operatives, The Flag Shop is also participating in IYC 2012 as a supplier of promotional products. This project has snowballed from its tiny seed as a one-off “Hey, why don’t you contact Susan at The Flag Shop about a couple of flags?” into “Hey, what about pens? Can we do those, too, in addition to the flags, pennants, buttons, magnets, pins, banners, lanyards and decals we’ve already discussed?”

If you are a co-op or credit union who is uber-excited about IYC 2012 and would like to know more about our promotional products, you can find out anything you want to know at our IYC site where you can download our brochure and order form. Keep an eye on the site! We are still adding a few more items as requests come in.