The BIDBI Blog

The BIDBI Blog 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. 

We also welcome blogs from existing customers, so get in touch if you would like to talk about your business and eco bags. 

The True Cost of Cheap Fashion

  • 21st September 2017

In April 2013, 1,134 people died in the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh.  But the tragedy has greater resonance when we consider that the staff at the factory were working in slave labour and unsafe conditions, in order to make cheap fashion for the likes... Read More

Top Drawer A/W 2017

  • Emma Rhodes, Heather Shutt, Gwyn Hollins
  • 18th September 2017

The curtain has closed on another successful Top Drawer. It's one of our favourite trade shows, held in the wonderful Kensington Olympia twice a year, because of the great exhibitors and visitors alike. We sent our fab account managers, Emma, Heather and Gwyn down to meet our customers... Read More

Our Week of Zero Waste

  • 15th September 2017

A few of us in the office decided to take the plunge and try and attempt Zero Waste Week. It happens every year in September and is the annual awareness campaign for reducing landfill. It's been going on since 2008, that's 9 years of helping you save money and preserve resources.  There... Read More

We Love Our Customers

  • 15th September 2017

Our Customers are the most important part of our business, that's why we like to showcase them. From Alpaca DIY knitwear, to a string quartet, to empowering women, our bags can be used for a whole host of reasons.  "TOFT was founded by Kerry Lord in 2006 and is home to the luxury... Read More

Bags of Christmas Spirit

  • 11th September 2017

With Christmas around the corner, it's time to prepare for the buying season to start. Last year, £21 billion was spent online throughout the Christmas period. For online retailers the opportunities at this time of year are endless, consumers aren't slowing down and each year the... Read More

Eco News Roundup September 2017

  • Richard Robinson
  • 4th September 2017

Devastating Floods Hit Large Areas of Southern Asia More than 40 million people have been affected by recent flooding in Bangladesh, Nepal and India after the heaviest monsoon season in decades swept through the region. An estimated 1200 people have lost their lives over the last fortnight,... Read More

Choosing the Right Bag For Your Needs

  • Arnika Bhupal
  • 24th August 2017

Choosing the right cotton bag for your needs can be a tricky task, so here's our guide on picking the correct product for your event or business. Let's think about what the bags are going to be used for, and who the end users might be. Firstly, there are some things you should keep in... Read More

Creatively Driven Jessica Joins The Team

  • Jessica Turner
  • 15th August 2017

Printed design has been a huge passion of mine since I studied Art and Design in college and since then I have continued to work hard at becoming a designer. I have recently completed my second year at The University of Huddersfield where I am studying for a Bsc (Hons) in Textile Design. This... Read More

Eco News Roundup August 2017

  • Arun Bhupal & Ethan Gangotra
  • 14th August 2017

Great Barrier Reef Not Expected to Survive upto 2050 The increase of global sea temperatures causes a process called coral bleaching, this is where the coral effectively kicks out the algae living on it therefore getting rid of its protection against disease and its main food source,... Read More

5 Top Tips On How To Live A More Sustainable Life

  • Arun Bhupal & Ethan Gangotra
  • 13th August 2017

This week we are doing work experience at BIDBI, helping out all the different departments throughout the week, and today it was the lucky marketing team that had our expertise. We decided to write about some easy ways you can all make changes to your lifestyles in order to benefit the... Read More