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.

 
5 Reasons Why BIDBI Eco-Bags Make the Ideal Marketing Tool
5 Reasons Why BIDBI Eco-Bags Make the Ideal Marketing Tool
Team BIDBI
23rd June 2016

A commitment to environmental responsibility. Lasting, effective branding. A unique way to generate exposure. Wide-ranging experience. Ethical manufacture. These are just a few of the many reasons why some of the world’s fastest-growing fashion brands, artists and forward-thinking businesses are continuing to choose our branded eco bags here at BIDBI. But just why are our totes... Read More »

 
Sometimes Nothing Beats a Hug
Sometimes Nothing Beats a Hug
Faye Savory
20th June 2016

My name is Faye Savory and I own the Sheffield-based postal gift box business, BearHugs. Through BearHugs I offer a range of gift boxes designed to deliver all the warmth and comfort of hug when you can't be there personally. BearHugs gift hampers, filled with treats, are packaged with care and reveal a ‘Consider this a BearHug’ label on opening. They can be tailored... Read More »

 
BIDBI Staff Spotlight On: Sarah Giblin
BIDBI Staff Spotlight On: Sarah Giblin
Team BIDBI
10th June 2016

As part of a new series of blogs, we’re going to be putting the spotlight on a different member of our team every few weeks. It is our hope that these posts will provide some interesting insight inside the company; which helps our readers to see exactly what makes our staff tick. It was Sarah Giblin – our Sales Co-ordinator – who had the honour of getting things underway.... Read More »

 
Introducing the limited edition ‘Triple Denim’ collection
Introducing the limited edition ‘Triple Denim’ collection
Richard Robinson
8th June 2016

Introducing the limited edition ‘Triple Denim’ collection. Print it… Brand it… Embellish it… Stock it!   Available in three shapes: our bestselling Zip Purse, Lunch Bag & Large Shoulder Bag have all been given a denim transformation.   We were inspired by the Denim Day that takes place at the end of April: the Denim Day charity “support... Read More »

 
A Sterling Job
A Sterling Job
Lucy Flint
2nd June 2016

Lucy Flint Design is a small jewellery business based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire and was founded in 2014 by Lucy and Jacob Flint. All of the jewellery is designed by Lucy herself and made using traditional silversmithing techniques. As well as selling online at www.lucyflintjewellery.co.uk, we also sell from our beautiful boutique shop in the heart of Melton Mowbray. All of our jewellery... Read More »

 
New York Becomes the Latest City to Tax Plastic Bags
New York Becomes the Latest City to Tax Plastic Bags
Team BIDBI
2nd June 2016

New York has become the world’s latest major city to begin the process of dramatically cutting down on plastic bag use. Last month, the City Council voted 28 to 20 in favour of the introduction of a nickel fee on single-use plastic bags at convenience, grocery and selected other stores. Mayor Bill de Blasio expressed his support for the measure. This changes will follow a model similar... Read More »

 
Visit to BIDBI from Tapton School
Visit to BIDBI from Tapton School
29th May 2016

Visit to BIDBI from Tapton School Last week we welcomed Year 10 (check – they were 14 – 15 years) students of one of our local comprehensive schools: Tapton to the BIDBI eco-print factory in Sheffield. Ten very inquisitive students came to get answers to questions they had put together for a business case study, which was to form part of their examcourse work assessment. After... Read More »

 
The Noah's Ark of Watercolour
The Noah's Ark of Watercolour
Tori Ratcliffe
13th May 2016

I’m an Edinburgh based artist, born and bred in Hampshire. I was first introduced to watercolours by my aunt when I was 21, but was too impatient for the traditional method of painting so I developed my own unique style; applying the paint first in a loose expressive manner and then drawing the fine details afterwards in pen. This lively painting style enables me to express... Read More »

 
We are Nutty for the Squirrel Sister Bags!
We are Nutty for the Squirrel Sister Bags!
Gracie Tyrrell
6th May 2016

 The founders of Squirrel Sisters are actually two sisters (Gracie and Sophie) who have a passion for health and wellbeing; having a yoga teacher for a mother, it would come as no surprise that they have been exposed to the idea of health and wellness from a very young age. The sisters truly believe that life is all about balance and that you can have fun whilst leading a healthy lifestyle.... Read More »

 
A Small Business Case for Britain Within The EU
A Small Business Case for Britain Within The EU
Julia Gash
28th April 2016

With the EU reforendem looming, our CEO Julia Gash weighs in, making the case for remaining within the European Union. What are your thoughts, should we stay or should we go? Leave your thoughts on our Facebook Page. I run a small but fast growing business, BIDBI (Bag It Don’t Bin It) in Sheffield. My company makes reusable cotton bags, eco-ethical gifts and creates design and illustration... Read More »

 
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