The University of Trento chose quality, resistant, organic and above all environment-friendly materials for its merchandising products, made from recycled materials or obtained from low water consumption techniques. By purchasing one of the branded products of the UniTrento, customers share the same values of sustainability and respect for the environmental that the University is committed to defend.
The new clothing and merchandise items with the University logo can be purchased from today online on the shop's website: unitrentoshop.unitn.it
UniTrento-branded products are launched in view of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the University of Trento, which occurs in 2022. It is a way to promote the sense of belonging to one's university, as it has always been done in the most prestigious universities in the world.
The products were manufactured by Trento-based Essebie, which won the renewable contract for the use of the University logo. The products were presented today at Palazzo Sardagna in a press conference in the presence of Rector Flavio Deflorian and the director of the Directorate of Communication and External Relations Alessandra Montresor.
The University-branded merchandising includes classic clothing products, such as t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies, caps and bags; useful objects for work, such as the USB key, backpack and computer bag, as well as notebooks in recycled paper; other items for work and home use such as mugs and water bottles. There are also other products to choose from, like the lunch box, the foldable umbrella, the USB charger and adapter travel kit, the wireless earphones and the bamboo speaker.
All the products however have two things in common: their quality, which is also the strength of this new merchandising line, and their environmental sustainability. All products are in fact made from sustainable raw materials, such as recycled polyester, organic cotton, recycled paper or with low impact production methods. For example, computer bags are made from 26 recycled plastic bottles, saving 15 litres of water. Umbrellas are sustainable too: they were made from 7.6 plastic bottles, saving 4.5 litres of water.
Five types of products - caps, shoppers, backpacks, t-shirts and sweatshirts - are vegan certified; the resealable bottle and the steel and bamboo lunch box are certified BPA free. Electronic products are safe and RoHS certified, which means that no hazardous substances were used in their manufacturing. The recycled paper used to make the USB sticks is FSC certified and therefore produced respecting forests and in compliance with the principle of traceability of raw materials. Notebooks and umbrellas are also certified by the “Ecologic” mark.
This first line of products uses traditional colours that make the University brand stand out, such as black, bright red, white and blue. Shopping bags however are also available in green and purple and sweatshirts in aqua green. The range of colours may change in the future and temporary collections may be provided, based on customers' requests.
For inclusiveness, all garments are unisex and available from XXS to 5XL. All clothing and merchandising items will be delivered in high quality recyclable packaging. An important detail if, for example, you are buying to make a gift.
How to make a purchase
For the moment, all products will be sold online and delivered within three days. The products however can also be delivered, with no shipping costs, to one of the pickup locations listed on the unitrentoshop.unitn.it website. There are four pickup locations at the moment but more may be added in the future: in Trento at Copisteria Supernova (via Rosmini 24) and at Copisteria Tecnoitalia (Via Brigata Acqui, 8/10), in Povo at Bar René (Via Salè, 16) and at the Essebie headquarters in Spini di Gardolo (Via dell'Ora del Garda, 61).
University branded products may be sold on special occasions, such as the graduation ceremony, in special temporary stands.
For information and purchases: https://unitrentoshop.unitn.it/