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.

 
Guest Blog - Jo Teasdale
Guest Blog - Jo Teasdale
Jo Teasdale
21st November 2014

Jo joined our team of BIDBI account managers at the start of November. She handles all kinds of accounts, focusing on fashion brands. Here's what she had to say about her time at BIDBI so far... ---------- It seems to be a quickly evolving tradition for the office newbie to get on the blog – so here’s my first entry attempt! I’m Jo and I’m the new account manager... Read More »

 
One Week in London
One Week in London
Vivian Zhang
13th November 2014

Talented team member Vivian shares her first consumer show experience in Olympia London with BIDBI's sister brand, Talented. Me and Louisa were spreading Christmas spirit in London last week. It all started with the consumer show, Spirit of Christmas 2014, in Kensington Olympia. Before the commencement on Tuesday 4 November, we drove a long way to London on Monday to set up our stand and... Read More »

 
Lush Meets BIDBI
Lush Meets BIDBI
Vicky Siviter
6th November 2014

Cosmetics brand Lush is one of our favourite repeat clients. Their designs are always fresh and funky, and their ethical commitment is inspirational - just what we love to see in a company. It's great fun to work with a brand that values animal wellfare and sustainability (as well as super nice smelling products!). So we were delighted when they got in touch to feature BIDBI CEO and Talented... Read More »

 
Julia Wins National Directors Award
Julia Wins National Directors Award
Vivian Zhang
29th October 2014

On Friday, BIDBI CEO Julia Gash was crowned UK Small & Medium Company Director of the Year, at the IoD Awards in London. Having won The Yorkshire the Humber Director of the Year for SME Businesses Award earlier this year, Julia struck gold again and triumphed with a national award - Small & Medium Company Director of the Year. She was also a runner up for Overall Director of the... Read More »

 
Reblogged: Plastex
Reblogged: Plastex
Vicky Siviter
22nd October 2014

This week we learnt about a fab new concept. As much as we dislike the concept of plastic bags (and obviously love reusable canvas), I wanted to share how one company is using them for good...introducing Plastex! ----------------- PLASTEX \ňąplas-tek\ n. 1 a: A one-of-a-kind woven textile derived from discarded plastic bags. b: Made on traditional Egyptian hand looms. c: A pathway to... Read More »

 
BIDBI For Breast Cancer Care
BIDBI For Breast Cancer Care
Vicky Siviter
12th October 2014

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Britain, which means people up and down the country will be donning their finest pink attire to show their support for this important cause. We love to get involved, so here's some of our team getting on board in fuchsia, salmon and baby pinks! Breast Cancer Care supports every person affected by breast cancer, by providing treatment, information... Read More »

 
Guest Blog - Lucy Arnold
Guest Blog - Lucy Arnold
Lucy Arnold
3rd October 2014

I’ve been at BIDBI for just two and a half weeks - long enough to do an entry for the BIDBI Bee? Go on then! Each day goes by so quickly, but it already feels like I’ve been here longer. I’ve joined at such a busy and exciting time, we have just topped the record for our best month ever (I say we… I only made a drop in ocean!).  Everything has been enjoyable... Read More »

 
UN Climate Summit 2014
UN Climate Summit 2014
Vicky Siviter
25th September 2014

This week saw a huge event on the eco-calendar - the UN Climate Change Summit in New York. Last weekend, hundreds of cities around the world played host to protest marches to raise awareness and convey the importance of the event to world leaders. The worldwide press coverage of the marches alone was brilliant, and we especially loved to see such fantastic support via the social media hashtag... Read More »

 
BIDBI @ Top Drawer
BIDBI @ Top Drawer
Vicky Siviter
19th September 2014

We just got back from our final trade fair of the season - Top Drawer in London. We had a brilliant show and met lots of clients, both new and existing. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand - it was fun showing you our bag selection and chatting about some exciting projects. Here's a snap of our bespoke purses on display: Loads of our team took part in this year's trade fair: Julia,... Read More »

 
Plan Your Christmas Project
Plan Your Christmas Project
Vicky Siviter
7th September 2014

It may only be September but we're already working on some fantastic Christmas bags. We know that our clients like to get their orders in before the big rush, so here's a quick reminder to get the ball rolling! If you're wanting some festive bags printing, we've got a few options available: UK Production - 10 Day Lead TimeOur in-house printing has a lead time of just 10 working days, so if... Read More »

 
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