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Posted on August 17, 2021

Timely Products, Limited Quantities

YaY Novelty’s YaYbag® JUMBO and Vaccination Card Holder/Vaccine Card Protector
Inventory is available, although in limited supply, for YaY Novelty’s bestselling YaYbag JUMBO and Vaccination Card Holder/Vaccine Card Protector.
Although QVC bought out most of the current inventory of YaY Novelty’s YaYbag® JUMBO, the company did set some aside a limited quantity of the reusable and washable bags packaged as a set of three. The wholesale price is $6 for 2021; however, that price will be increased to $8.50 for 2022. The stylish high-quality bags, offered in several color/pattern choices and featuring a large shoulder strap, carry up to 55 lbs. As news of the delta variant continues to dominate headlines and as more employers, businesses, schools and states require COVID-19 vaccination proof, keeping and having access to the proof-of-vaccine card is becoming more and more important. Earlier this year, YaY Novelty launched a Vaccination Card Holder/Vaccine Card Protector for which demand has likewise increased. The made-in-the-USA vinyl protective sleeves, in a variety of prints and patterns, are available in limited quantities. MSRP: $7.99. For more information on both of these items, visit Sales contact: Sunchea Phou,, 206-852-8589.
Easy-to-use BindBuddy has a nylon strap that holds soft bulky items outside your case so they don’t take up room inside.

Posted on August 2, 2021

Handy Device

BindBuddy is a simple, hands-free device that clips to any bag or backpack strap to firmly hold garments and soft goods – sweaters, yoga mats, beach towels, etc. – keeping them secure and close at hand, and out of your bag or backpack. Bulky jackets and sweaters no longer need to eat up space inside your case. Durable and super light – weighing in at only 51 grams – BindBuddy can carry and secure most soft goods weighing up to 2.5 lbs. MSRP: $19.99. For more information, visit or contact Ryan Nguyen at

Company News

All Bond Ltd. U.S. Patent No. 10,568,400 B2
All Bond’s new handle fits all sizes of luggage.

Posted on August 17, 2021

Patent for Purchase

All Bond Ltd. has finished developing and testing its new luggage handle that enables the user to pull or push luggage or wheeled bags (e.g., duffel bag) like a cart. Users need only pull the luggage handle up and a leg with a wheel is extracted from the back side of the luggage. Tilt the luggage back and it stands on three wheels, ready to move. To close the leg, simply push down the luggage handle. All Bond is seeking manufacturers to purchase the patent: U.S. Patent No. 10,568,400 B2. Also available is a European Community design, No. 005947140. Contact: Dov Shechter,, +972522271157.

Traveling Bags participated in the St. Joseph Academy Golf Outing fundraiser
Golfers received Travelpro luggage compliments of Traveling Bags for participating in a recent charity golf outing.

Posted on August 17, 2021

Retailer Teed Up for School Fundraiser

Traveling Bags participated in the St. Joseph Academy Golf Outing fundraiser in July in Franklin, WI. The Milwaukee-based retailer donated 130 pieces of Travelpro hardside carry-on luggage from its Atlantic Luggage line as giveaways for the event’s golfer participants as well as pieces for a silent auction. The turquoise and black luggage was selected as it reflects the school’s colors.

“For a small business like ours, it was an amazing opportunity – one that helped us get all the way back on our feet after the pandemic shutdown,” said Burton Robertson, owner-manager of Traveling Bags.

Burton noted that Travelpro worked closely with his company, helping to coordinate the shipping for the event.

“This ultimately is what made it all possible,” said Robertson, “Because who has the space to store an extra 130 pieces of luggage?”

Additionally, Latitudes Travel, the travel agency located within Traveling Bags, also got involved in the fundraiser, providing every golfer and volunteer with a travel voucher worth $250 towards a cruise or all-inclusive vacation.

Posted on August 17, 2021

Luxury Brand Featured on Luxury Podcast

Tom Nelson, president and CEO of Zero Halliburton, was featured in Season 4, Episode 3 of The Luxury Item, hosted by Scott Kerr, founder and president of Silvertone Consulting. The Luxury Item is a podcast on the business of luxury and the people and companies that are shaping the future of the luxury industry.

In the episode, Nelson discusses why Hollywood loves using Zero Halliburton cases in films, reinvigorating and redefining the 82-year-old heritage brand, why the new campaign targets the next generation of “individualists,” and how the pandemic forced a shift to a direct-to-consumer business. He also talks about launching new products right before the start of the pandemic and how Zero Halliburton stayed relevant with grounded travelers.

“We were thrilled by the opportunity to speak with Scott Kerr on his podcast,” said Debbie Pawigon, vice president, finance and operations. “We hope it brought people closer to Zero Halliburton and shined a spotlight on our industry.”


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