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.

 
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 »

 
Guest Blog - Sarah Giblin
Guest Blog - Sarah Giblin
Sarah Giblin
1st September 2014

Our latest blog comes courtesy of BIDBI Sales Coordinator, Sarah Giblin. Sarah joined us earlier this year and is responsbile for processing our bag orders, organising shipments, and all post-sale support. Here's what she had to say! I’ve been working at BIDBI for nearly 6 months now. I have made some brilliant and lifelong friends. This is one of the best things about working... Read More »

 
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 »

 
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