The BIDBI Bee

The BIDBI Bee is written by Julia Gash, the founder and CEO of BIDBI, with guest bloggers from inside and outside the BIDBI hive.  In her blog, Julia gives a behind the scenes look at eco-bag production in the BIDBI engine room, speaks out on topical issues and celebrates her favourite bag art.  She waves the flag for eco-ethical business and the tote as a wonderful, creative medium.

 
Transatlantic BIDBI
Transatlantic BIDBI
Julia Gash, CEO BIDBI
22nd August 2014

I’m at Toronto Pearson Airport, waiting for a plane to take me home and back to BIDBI after having a long weekend away in this country of opportunity.  Of course, I’m not so decadent as to take a flight across the Atlantic for a few days respite.  A long week of work at the NY Now trade show in New York, preceded the laid back life I enjoyed for a few days in Canada.... Read More »

 
Introducing...Slouch Bags!
Introducing...Slouch Bags!
Vicky Siviter
13th August 2014

Stock of our brand new Slouch Bags has just arrived into the BIDBI warehouse. We've had this style custom made to our own design, so you won't find it anywhere else! Everyone in the BIDBI office loves this bag as a practical shopper. It's got plenty of room for groceries or your day-to-day items, and has wide handles to make it easy to carry. You can even slip the handles through each other... Read More »

 
Work Hard, Play Hard
Work Hard, Play Hard
Lucy Waller
5th August 2014

The last few months at BIDBI have been fun! We have all been so busy as we are now at our peak sales for the year. Even though we have all been working really hard we have been trying to play hard at the same time (well, eat hard!). Every month we have a team meeting where we all get together to celebrate the successes of the company over the past month. As I am a member of the social... Read More »

 
Guest Blog - Steve Morrisroe
Guest Blog - Steve Morrisroe
Steve Morrisroe
28th July 2014

This month's blog comes from our MD Designate, Steve Morrisroe. Steve joined the team at the start of the year, and has been working closely with our whole team to implement new systems and ways of eco-thinking. Here's what he had to say about his time at BIBDI so far... Well, it's been 6 months since I joined BIDBI as MD Designate and time certainly has flown. Coming from a much larger... Read More »

 
Tour de Talented
Tour de Talented
Julia Gash, CEO BIDBI
21st July 2014

In my last blog just over a month ago, I wrote about how I had been bringing together different designers to collaborate with us for our ethically focussed brand: Talented.  I also design for Talented, which tends to happen every weekend and the odd evening.  Time is just stolen away from me during the week by the day to day of running a business.  But by hook or by crook I... Read More »

 
BIDBI's Charity Swap Shop
BIDBI's Charity Swap Shop
Kathryn Briggs
16th July 2014

Following on from my last blog post on our new charity committee, this week we had our first event here at BIDBI HQ! Having many sartorially minded ladies in this office we all had a fair few clothes which if we were honest we probably didn’t need to keep hanging on to. We decided to turn this into a charity event by bringing all our unloved items of clothing into the office and swapping... Read More »

 
BIDBI CEO Up For National Award
BIDBI CEO Up For National Award
Vicky Siviter
8th July 2014

We're delighted to announce that BIDBI CEO and Talented Chief Designer Julia Gash has been nominated for the National SME Director of the Year Award, at the IoD (Institute of Directors) Awards 2014. The regional award is sitting proudly on our meeting room shelf!   The nomination follows Julia's success in May's IoD Awards, where she scooped the Director of the Year... Read More »

 
BIDBI Charity Action
BIDBI Charity Action
Kathryn Briggs
1st July 2014

Recently at BIDBI we have set up a charity committee, made up of both office and production staff aiming to give back to our local community and national campaigns which are important to us. We opened up nominations for charities to the whole team and received some fantastic suggestions, all of which had personal connections to members of the team. After a company vote, we finally decided... Read More »

 
Guest Blog: Kerrie Brannick
Guest Blog: Kerrie Brannick
Kerrie Brannick
22nd June 2014

This week's guest blog comes from Kerrie - our newest account manager. Here's what she had to say about her recent work at BIDBI... I joined BIDBI as a Fashion Account Manager in March 2014 so I’m a newbie here! In the short time that I have been here, no 2 days have been the same. I handle anything from straight forward ‘off the shelf’ eco bag enquiries to large... Read More »

 
Making Totes Talented
Making Totes Talented
Julia Gash, CEO BIDBI
13th June 2014

For the past couple of months a large part of my work has been getting together the Talented tote bag collection for SS15 (Spring Summer 2015). It seems so far ahead but will surely fly and the collection has to be designed and sampled by the end of this month in order that our international partners and the Talented Team can take pre-orders before we go into production in October. Ideas... Read More »

 
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