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.

 
How we source GREEN...
How we source GREEN...
Daya Singh
23rd January 2015

This week we have Daya, our International Operations Manager, to explain the process he goes through for product sourcing, during which he sometimes has to travel around to find the right material and partner. Daya brought into the UK market a new development in the manufacturing of Jute, which is a 100% biodegradable bag that has been fully approved by the Soil Association.... Read More »

 
BIDBI @ Top Drawer London
BIDBI @ Top Drawer London
BIDBI Team
16th January 2015

BIDBI Account Manager Lucy Waller and Sales Manager Barrett Wood-Noble just came back from a very successful trade show – Top Drawer at London Olympia. Lucy described the show as “the best exhibition I have ever attended” after all those trade shows she participated ever since she joined BIDBI three years ago. Barrett who worked 21 years at men’s wear at famous... Read More »

 
Super New Jute Bag
Super New Jute Bag
Vivian Zhang
9th January 2015

Happy New Year! The BIDBI Team is delighted to introduce to the UK market a new development in the manufacturing of Jute, which is a 100% biodegradable bag that has been fully approved by the Soil Association.  We are the only UK company to supply this Jute Bag. At BIDBI we strive to deliver innovation for our customers. The BEST part is with all the greener and healthier... Read More »

 
Lucy & Jo's Christmas Blog
Lucy & Jo's Christmas Blog
Jo Teasdale & Lucy Arnold
22nd December 2014

It’s official, BIDBI has been struck with Christmas Fever! Symptoms are not limited to but may include: Excessive talk of a potential White Christmas Tendency towards humming Christmas songs Wearing of Christmas jumpers Treatment: Lots of Mulled Wine (warm cider may be an alternative) We’ve been feeling very inspired by some of the designs our customers have had for their... Read More »

 
Guest Blog - Nicholas Lee
Guest Blog - Nicholas Lee
Nicholas Lee
15th December 2014

Nicholas Lee is the team leader of Fresh Delievered, an aspiring business idea with a start-up of just £100. Founded by students from the University of Sheffield's Management School, they provide fresh fruits and vegetables while promoting greener living. BIDBI as a local ethically-focused company donated them eco-bags to support their business. Let's hear what Nicholas wants to say. Given... Read More »

 
Christmas Delivery Information
Christmas Delivery Information
Vicky Siviter
5th December 2014

It's our favourite time of year again, and the BIDBI team is getting into the Christmas spirit. The festive socks and jumpers are coming out, and party planning is well underway. But don't forget about the bags! This year we can deliver right up until Christmas Eve, to make sure you're stocked up and ready for the new year. To guarantee Christmas delivery, order by Monday 8th December (Standard... Read More »

 
Guest Blog - Jo Teasdale
Guest Blog - Jo Teasdale
Jo Teasdale
26th November 2014

Jo joined our team of BIDBI account managers at the start of November. She handles all kinds of accounts, focusing on fashion brands. Here's what she had to say about her time at BIDBI so far... ---------- It seems to be a quickly evolving tradition for the office newbie to get on the blog – so here’s my first entry attempt! I’m Jo and I’m the new account manager... Read More »

 
One Week in London
One Week in London
Vivian Zhang
16th November 2014

Talented team member Vivian shares her first consumer show experience in Olympia London with BIDBI's sister brand, Talented. Me and Louisa were spreading Christmas spirit in London last week. It all started with the consumer show, Spirit of Christmas 2014, in Kensington Olympia. Before the commencement on Tuesday 4 November, we drove a long way to London on Monday to set up our stand and... Read More »

 
Lush Meets BIDBI
Lush Meets BIDBI
Vicky Siviter
6th November 2014

Cosmetics brand Lush is one of our favourite repeat clients. Their designs are always fresh and funky, and their ethical commitment is inspirational - just what we love to see in a company. It's great fun to work with a brand that values animal wellfare and sustainability (as well as super nice smelling products!). So we were delighted when they got in touch to feature BIDBI CEO and Talented... Read More »

 
Julia Wins National Directors Award
Julia Wins National Directors Award
Vivian Zhang
29th October 2014

On Friday, BIDBI CEO Julia Gash was crowned UK Small & Medium Company Director of the Year, at the IoD Awards in London. Having won The Yorkshire the Humber Director of the Year for SME Businesses Award earlier this year, Julia struck gold again and triumphed with a national award - Small & Medium Company Director of the Year. She was also a runner up for Overall Director of the... Read More »

 
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