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.

 
Exemplar Healthcare Visit
Exemplar Healthcare Visit
Richard Robinson
24th July 2015

This week BIDBI had the pleasure of welcoming 11 clients from Exemplar Healthcare to our Sheffield factory for a tour and Q&A session with some of our staff. Lucy Waller and Lucy Arnold took on the role of tour guides, first showing the office and explaining the various jobs in the order processing department then showing the group around the factory to see the bags being printed! Lucy... Read More »

 
A BIDBI Bag Buzz
A BIDBI Bag Buzz
Julia Gash
17th July 2015

What gives me a really big buzz?  It’s seeing bags that we’ve printed swinging from people’s arms as they are walking through town.  If I’m on my way to work and I see someone carrying a bag that we’ve printed then I consider it a lucky omen and know that I’m going to have a great day! Last week I saw a woman walking to work, carrying a Waterstone’s... Read More »

 
Guest Blog - Rebekah Feld
Guest Blog - Rebekah Feld
Rebekah Feld
9th July 2015

Hi everyone, I'm Rebekah. I'm Julia Gash's (owner of bidbi) 15 year old niece from Canada. My mum and I are here for 10 days visiting family and touring England. We haven't been for 8 years. Anyways, after getting off a flight from England to Canada July 2nd with no sleep, my Mum (sister to Julia) and I decided that we would go on a visit to Julia's work with her before going to sleep for... Read More »

 
Guest Blog - Sabiha Sultana
Guest Blog - Sabiha Sultana
Sabiha Sultana
3rd July 2015

Hi, my name is Sabiha Sultana also known as Sabz. I have worked at BIDBI for just over 2 weeks! I am the Support Administrator, my position is a part-time internship which requires me to review, update and clear back-logs for the Account Managers. I have just completed my Bachelor of Science with Honours in Computing with a 2:2 from Sheffield Hallam University. Final year felt like walking... Read More »

 
London Day Out and First 3 Months at BIDBI
London Day Out and First 3 Months at BIDBI
Jan Sutton
25th June 2015

This weeks blog is guest written by Jan, our newest Account Manager.  Hi! My name is Jan Sutton and I am the Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Account Manager. I have worked at BIDBI for just 9 weeks. I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of my new role. I have never done anything like this before! IT and myself are relatively new acquaintances! I am responsible for managing accounts... Read More »

 
Guest Blog - Sarah Giblin
Guest Blog - Sarah Giblin
Sarah Giblin
19th June 2015

This weeks blog is guest written by Sarah, our Sales Co-ordinator. Sarah is vital to the day to day running of BIDBI and is the glue that holds everything together! Hi, my name is Sarah and I am the Sales Co-ordinator at BIDBI. I have been in this role since March last year and I have thoroughly enjoyed making it my own. My main responsibilities are ensuring customer's orders go through... Read More »

 
NEW Bag Styles Now In Stock!​
NEW Bag Styles Now In Stock!​
Vivian Zhang
5th June 2015

We have widened our selection of off-the-shelf bag options to meet the growing demand for eco-bags for children, sports enthusiasts, fashionistas and foodies!  As such, we now have a canvas lunch bag in stock as well as a versatile, canvas zip purse, canvas musette bag and mini cotton bag.  Either as a creative and cost-effective marketing tool, or an affordable and ethical product... Read More »

 
BIDBI Waterfall @ PULSE
BIDBI Waterfall @ PULSE
Lucy Arnold
29th May 2015

I’m back to write another blog! A few weekends ago, Julia, Louisa and I headed off to London for the last of this season’s trade shows – PULSE. Being show partners, and making the on-trend PULSE give-away tote, we bagged ourselves a great sized stand to share between BIDBI and Talented. Here is a shot of the BIDBI side, displaying our colourful “waterfall” of... Read More »

 
What is Lithographic Printing?
What is Lithographic Printing?
Vivian Zhang
22nd May 2015

This week I will continue introducing our print methods. After screen printing and digital printing, we are finally coming to our last method - Lithographic Printing. What is lithographic printing then? Similar to Digital Printing, our master printers will first print customer's desired image in reverse onto silicone-coated, transfer paper. They then apply the correct amount of pressure heat... Read More »

 
Digital Printing
Digital Printing
Vivian Zhang
15th May 2015

Our bags are made from natural fibres, such as cotton or jute, and are printed through 3 printing options, depending on the customer's branding requirements. i have introduced screen printing in few weeks ago, now let's learn a little bit about digital printing! So how do we do Digital Printing? We will first print the image in reverse onto a silicon-coated transfer paper, which then... Read More »

 
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