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.

 
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 »

 
Spotted in the wild!
Spotted in the wild!
22nd April 2016

Another travel and meetings blog to end the week, this time from our Museums and Galleries Account Manager, Lucy Arnold.  I made the most of the long Easter weekend (feels like a long time ago now!) and made my way down to my southern home-town of Brighton and Hove. I spent the weekend seeing family, friends and re-familiarising myself with the local sights! I have fond... Read More »

 
BIDBI Customer Blog - Intraline Lifestyle Aesthetics
BIDBI Customer Blog - Intraline Lifestyle Aesthetics
18th April 2016

Intraline Lifestyle Aesthetics is an innovative medical aesthetics company committed to one’s overall health and well-being: both inside and out. We believe that confidence is ageless. And we’ve made it our goal to help you once again see the true you in the mirror every day: Youthful, refreshed, and self-assured.   Our precision-made products are developed with naturally... Read More »

 
Special Offer 10% OFF for National Coffee Week!
Special Offer 10% OFF for National Coffee Week!
13th April 2016

For many of us, coffee is an important part of the day; from our early morning espresso fix before a business meeting, to an ear bending chat over a flat white with a good friend. Whatever your choice of style or flavour, or your reason for drinking it, coffee is the worlds most consumed drink -with over 400 billion cups drunk worldwide each year. This week, during UK coffee week, whilst... Read More »

 
Bidbi on the road!
Bidbi on the road!
Emilie
5th April 2016

Throughout the month we are always out on the road visiting customers! Our first trip this month was to London were we met with Monocle (Also featured in our top 5 coffee shops) We had a tour of their stunning HQ in the heart of the bustling city, we even watched the live Monocle radio station being broadcast in their 24hr studio. And goodness were we treated to a fantastic lunch in the... Read More »

 
BIDBI Team Expands For 2016!
BIDBI Team Expands For 2016!
Sam Marriott, Sarah Jones
18th March 2016

2016 has proved to be a crazy year so far at BIDBI, with the demand for eco bags increasing due to the recent tax on plastic bags. To Help out, we have recruited a new designer to ensure orders progress as swiftly as possible. We also have a new sales person to help manage existing accounts as well as bring in new business to the company.    Hi, I’m Sam. I joined the BIDBI... Read More »

 
Eco-Bags Proving a Hit in Wake of Bag Tax
Eco-Bags Proving a Hit in Wake of Bag Tax
Team BIDBI
4th March 2016

7.4 billion. That was the staggering amount of plastic bags estimated to have been given out by supermarkets in England during 2013 alone. Something had to be done - and the introduction of the 5p single-use plastic bag tax on the 5th October last year was music to our ears. For us, anything that moves the world further away from the pollution-causing, non-biodegradable plastic bag is good... Read More »

 
BIDBI at Spring Fair 2016
BIDBI at Spring Fair 2016
Emilie Wall
25th February 2016

Another busy month at the BIDBI HQ. We have just returned from an action packed show at the NEC Birmingham. After a few seasons away from Spring Fair we decided it was time to show off our printed samples to the buyers. We made some fantastic contacts and discussed some exciting bag projects for 2016. Customers have seen a surge in sales of reusable shoppers and as a consequence we are... Read More »

 
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