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.

 
In Conversation with... The Glass Gardener
In Conversation with... The Glass Gardener
Sarah Ritson
29th September 2016

 This week we hear from Sarah, from The Glass Gardener who answers our questions on her eco bags, running a small business and pizza. 1) How did you come up with the design for your tote bag? The design for the tote bag is the logo for The Glass Gardener. The design lends itself perfectly to being stamped on a simple cotton bag. I find it looks particularly good when the ink pad... Read More »

 
Guest Blog: Jo Polack Art
Guest Blog: Jo Polack Art
Jo Polack
23rd September 2016

 This week we hear from Jo Polack, an artist based in Cornwall who produces beautiful pieces of artwork inspired by the sealife around her. I’m a lucky lass! I create my textile art from my Studio Gallery in St Agnes, Cornwall; a fantastic community with a stunning coast - both of which inspires my work! Most of my artwork becomes large framed wall pieces or hangings and so it... Read More »

 
Guest Blog: Tory of Fox & Moon answers our questions
Guest Blog: Tory of Fox & Moon answers our questions
16th September 2016

Tory of Fox & Moon, designs beautiful (and hilarious) weightloss planners, homewares and bags. Tory kindly answered a few of our questions.   Tell us a bit more about Fox & Moon: I create fun accessories to help with the struggle that is dieting! I spend most of my time creating hilariously inapropriate planners that reflect how I (and many other women) feel about maybe needing... Read More »

 
BIDBI Customer Spotlight- Hippo Feet Shoes
BIDBI Customer Spotlight- Hippo Feet Shoes
Andrea White
5th September 2016

 Hello, we would like to introduce you to our company Hippofeet! Our team includes myself (Andrea) and my husband Bryan White. We got the initial idea to sell baby shoes in 2011.  At this time we decided that we would like to start a family and as a bit of a lucky charm we bought a pair of baby shoes.  The pair of shoes were so cute, made from 100% leather and very... Read More »

 
Talented Travels To New York
Talented Travels To New York
Julia Gash
31st August 2016

For the past few years, when August arrives our sister company, Talented, makes the journey across the Atlantic to showcase its sustainable canvas tote bag collection at NY Now trade show in New York. As Company Director of both BIDBI and Talented, of which I am also head designer, I front up the show together with our USA sales agent, Sara.  Once the stand is set up and products are... Read More »

 
A Day at the Beach...
A Day at the Beach...
Sarah Jones
26th August 2016

Last week I made my way down to Devon to visit some customers for 3 days and got to spend time with Julia. It was lovely weather which always puts everyone in a great mood and I got to see some lovely sites. On the first day Julia and I visited Honiton went to see the Thelma Hulbert Gallery which was lovely and then went to visit Moshulu who had on display all the bags BIDBI have created.... Read More »

 
BIDBI Has A New Pal
BIDBI Has A New Pal
Arnika Bhupal
12th August 2016

This weeks blog is written by our new recruit Arnika Bhupal, and we tasked her with writing something a bit different... What did you do before BIDBI? Before joining BIDBI I lived in the South of France for a year doing Business Development for a tech company. I was a real high flyer, I always had parties on my billion dollar yacht. What Do You Enjoy Most About Working for BIDBI? There’s... Read More »

 
BIDBI Staff Spotlight On: Richard Robinson
BIDBI Staff Spotlight On: Richard Robinson
Team BIDBI
5th August 2016

We recently put together the first in a series of blogs focusing on our team here at BIDBI. Having interviewed our Sales Co-ordinator Sarah last time round, we’re now turning the spotlight on Richard Robinson, who is responsible for design and marketing. Having spent 8 years with BIDBI, Richard has become an irreplaceable part of the company. About Richard’s Role From making... Read More »

 
The Demise of the Plastic Bag
The Demise of the Plastic Bag
Julia Gash
3rd August 2016

Plastic bag use in England has plummeted by 85% since the 5p tax was introduced in October of last year according to figures just released by the government. That’s 6 billion bags less plastic bags that people have been taken at the checkout since the government brought in the charge, only 9 months ago.  The result is staggering and a victory for common sense and the planet. Source:... Read More »

 
A Week With BIDBI
A Week With BIDBI
Abi Morton
29th July 2016

Hi my names Abi, and for the past week and a half I have been completing my work experience at Bag it Don’t Bin it. Walking in on Monday morning I was a bag of nerves, however as soon as I entered the main office I was pleasantly overwhelmed with greetings, everyone was so kind and welcoming and my nerves suddenly went. After being introduced I started to get a feel of working life... Read More »

 
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