The BIDBI Bell

The BIDBI Bell is curated by the marketing team giving you weekly news, views and updates from inside the BIDBI universe as well as reporting on the wider issues affecting UK business and Eco friendly matters. 

Eco News Round Up April 2017

  • Richard Robinson
  • 20th April 2017

 Study suggests Arctic Ocean contains 300 billion pieces of plastic. A study by the Marine Conservation Society suggests that there are over 300 billion pieces of plastic floating in the Arctic Ocean. This plastic has travelled hundreds of miles with the oceans currents... Read More

We <3 Our Customers

  • 11th April 2017

  We love our customers, and its especially lovely when we see them thrive. It's super special when we know that our bags have helped them grow their business, so we thought we'd shed a spotlight on some of our favourite customers and their new ventures.     Lyndsey... Read More

Bon Voyage BIDBI- Founder Julia Gash Says Goodbye

  • Julia Gash
  • 10th April 2017

BIDBI said goodbye to founder and CEO Julia Gash last week, and welcome Daya and Marc as joint Directors.  Ten years ago tomorrow I sat outside my lingerie shop in the April sunshine and felt the first warmth of summer on my face.  I wasn’t looking for a tan however but... Read More

A BIDBI Guide To Printing

  • Richard Robinson
  • 4th April 2017

At BIDBI we offer 3 types of printing, Screen, Digital and DST. Here's a quick guide to each technique to help you choose which is the most suitable for your artwork.   Screen Printing Screen printing is our bread and butter, and we love it! It's the eco-friendliest way of printing... Read More

5 More Things You Didn't Know We Do

  • Richard Robinson
  • 23rd March 2017

At BIDBI we print in our Sheffield based factory as well as creating completely bespoke products for our clients using our trusted partner factories in India. This means that we can create pretty much anything from cotton, with the only limit being your imagination. With so many options... Read More

International Women's Day 2017 #BeBoldForChange

  • 8th March 2017

Today is International Women's Day, this years campaign is #BeBoldForChange. Each year organisations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious... Read More

Fairtrade Fortnight 2017: Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March

  • 7th March 2017

It's Fairtrade fortnight and as a Fairtrade license holder it's our responsibility to amplify the voices of marginalised suppliers and producers as much as ever in 2017.  2017 sees the 23rd Fairtrade Fortnight in the UK. It will also be one of the most uncertain... Read More

Spotlight on: Julia Gash CEO of BIDBI

  • Julia Gash
  • 7th March 2017

“I launched BIDBI [Bag it Don’t Bin it] in 2008 as an ethical and ecological solution to the environmental disaster that is plastic bags,” says designer of tote bags, environmentalist and entrepreneur Julia Gash. We talk mornings, cats and saving the planet… What’s... Read More

Customer Report: Stentor Music Company

  • Luke Doughty
  • 1st March 2017

This week we hear from BIDBI customer Stentor Music, who manufacture beautiful violins and other stringed instruments. At Stentor we manufacture & supply Musical instruments, parts and accessories. We are a family business and the company has a history going back more than 120 years.... Read More

5 plastic things you can do without

  • Richard Robinson
  • 23rd February 2017

We are all somewhat aware of the amount of plastic that we consume on a daily basis, but often do little to curb the excessive waste that we consume. We've compiled a list of 5 things you can easily do without that will make a big difference to your non-recycleable output. Drinks bottles Perhaps... Read More