5 Tips to Shop Sustainably

5 Tips to Shop Sustainably

Having a concrete pad under a hot tub is important for several reasons:

1. Level surface: A concrete pad provides a stable and level surface for the hot tub to sit on. This helps ensure that the hot tub is properly supported and reduces the risk of it tipping over or becoming unbalanced.

2. Weight distribution: Hot tubs are heavy, especially when filled with water and occupants. A concrete pad helps distribute the weight of the hot tub evenly, preventing it from sinking into the ground or causing damage to the surrounding area.

3. Protection: A concrete pad creates a barrier between the hot tub and the ground, protecting the bottom of the hot tub from debris, moisture, and uneven surfaces that could cause damage over time.

4. Durability: Concrete is a durable material that can withstand the weight and pressure of a hot tub, as well as exposure to water and weather conditions. A concrete pad will provide a long-lasting foundation for your hot tub. Overall, having a concrete pad under your hot tub is essential for ensuring its stability, longevity, and safety.

Durability: Concrete is a strong and durable material that can support the weight of the hot tub and withstand the constant exposure to water and heat.

 Stability: A concrete base provides a stable and level foundation for the hot tub, reducing the risk of it shifting or sinking over time.

Protection: Concrete can help protect the ground beneath the hot tub from damage caused by moisture and heat, preventing potential issues like erosion or sinking.

4Insulation: Concrete can provide some insulation from the ground, helping to maintain the water temperature in the hot tub more efficiently.

Maintenance: A concrete base is typically easier to clean and maintain compared to other materials, reducing the risk of mold or mildew buildup. Overall, having a concrete base under a hot tub can enhance its longevity, stability, and overall performance.

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Textiles with "Say No To Fast Fashion" text overlay to shop sustainably

How many items from fast fashion brands are you wearing at the moment?

Fast fashion has become prolific, and unsurprisingly, the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters, creating about 10% of global carbon emissions, and nearly 20% of all wastewater. Many brands are now looking towards more sustainable practices in their supply chains, from sourcing to manufacturing to transportation. We as consumers can choose to support these companies, and further the conversation with brands on sustainability.

In this post, we’ve rounded up tips and product ideas to help you become a more conscious consumer.


1. Before purchasing, consider whether you already own a similar item. We can suggest similar pairings based on past purchases. Have you done a hoody in the past? How about a vest to wear over it? Let us help you enhance what you’ve already purchased for your team.

2. Invest in quality clothes that last longer–quality over quantity! Bonus if fabrics are made ethically with sustainable materials.

Hoodies made from recycled materialsCrewnecks made from recycled materials

Recover is a brand that creates clothing made from recycled plastic and upcycled cotton, and donates a percentage of its annual sales to environmental nonprofits. Shop their hoodie and crewneck.

3. Hole in your sweater? Try sewing or repairing it before buying a new one.

Stormtech's Men's Logan Thermalin navyStoermtech's Men's Mission Technical Shell in greenStormtech's Oasis Backpack







Did you know one of our best vendors offers repair services? If there is a tear, broken zipper or lost button, Stormtech Canada will repair or replace depending on the situation.

4. Be mindful about material your products are made from. Boss Promotions commits to quoting sustainable options wherever possible!

T-shirts made from eco-friendly fabrics

We have shirts made from fabrics such as recycled cotton and recycled polyester (rPET), hemp, and bamboo.

5. Let us guide you toward our many locally made options – made in Canada, Ontario – even many here in Toronto – that also make their clothing from ethically sourced materials.


In honour of Earth Day, we’re focusing on sustainability tips this week. If you missed it, here are 4 ways to reduce waste in the kitchen, and some tips on how to be sustainable anywhere.

You can find all the products listed above, and more, in our Boss Promotions Earth Day catalogue!

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