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.

 
Who is Alice?
Who is Alice?
18th July 2016

  Once upon a time, in a cute cottage garden in Northamptonshire, Katie Alice was pottering about dead-heading her roses, when she received a phone call. This phone call was from Creative Tops, a local kitchenware company. Creative Tops knew of the creative work Katie had been doing at home and in the local area and they wondered if she fancied collaborating on a new range of tableware... Read More »

 
I Am Europe
I Am Europe
Julia Gash
8th July 2016

I drew “I AM EUROPE” as a means of registering my voice in the aftermath of Britain’s decision to leave the EU.  I am a passionate pro-European, which is a view that has been shaped by over 26 years of running a manufacturing and design business in Britain.  I know at first hand how easy it is to trade with the EU, I remember how difficult it was to do business... Read More »

 
Milly Johnson Bags Another Bestseller
Milly Johnson Bags Another Bestseller
Milly Johnson
8th July 2016

Hi, my name is Milly Johnson and I’m a romantic novelist from Barnsley.  I’ve clocked up 12 best sellers now, 4 ebooks and I’m also a poet, joke writer, after-dinner speaker and sometimes radio presenter.  It was at Radio Sheffield that I first met the chief exec of BIDBI years ago and we got chatting, like you do, and I thought ‘those bags she makes sound... Read More »

 
EU Referendum - Julia Gash to Appear On ITV on Monday
EU Referendum - Julia Gash to Appear On ITV on Monday
Team BIDBI
1st July 2016

Our CEO Julia Gash will be appearing on the ITV Tonight show on Monday evening to provide her perspective on the EU Referendum result. The segment will be shown at around 7.30pm. Julia, who is highly-respected in the business world, has been no stranger to providing her perspective on topical issues for the media. A previous winner of the ‘International Business Woman of the Year’... Read More »

 
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 »

 
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