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. 

10p Plastic Bag Charge

  • BIDBI
  • 25th November 2020

From April 2021 all retailers in England will be required to charge 10p for plastic carrier bags following new legislation from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). At present, plastic bags must cost at least 5p and the rule only applies to retailers with more... Read More

Vegan clothing: How to guarantee what you’re buying is vegan.

  • BIDBI
  • 23rd November 2020

  If you are vegan or someone who is looking to adopt a more vegan lifestyle you may be curious about all aspects of vegan life, including vegan clothing. We will take you through how you can make sure what you are buying is vegan friendly. MaterialsLook out for products that... Read More

A List of the Different Cotton Certifications

  • BIDBI
  • 19th November 2020

What are certifications? An accreditation or certification, while slightly different are both ways by which a third party or authoritative body will confirm that a business or product complies with, and meets the standards that the third party or body expect in order to be awarded the... Read More

Face Masks are Here

  • BIDBI
  • 11th November 2020

BIDBI is releasing a range of cotton fabric face masks so you can have your own range of branded face protection for your clients or employees. Made from three layers of ethically sourced cotton, each face covering also has an internal pouch where an additional protective filter can be... Read More

How to Clean a Cotton Tote Bag

  • BIDBI
  • 8th November 2020

You have had your cotton tote bag for a few months, and it’s due for a bit of a wash. But how should you wash your tote bag to ensure it maintains its shape and most importantly in a way that keeps the print as bright and bold as always? Read on to find out how you can wash your... Read More

Shopping local this Christmas

  • BIDBI
  • 2nd November 2020

It’s coming up to the festive season, so many of us are prepping our Christmas lists and think about what treats we can get for our friends and loved ones! Following this events of this year, small businesses have really taken a big hit, so now more than ever we should be taking... Read More

Screen Printing vs. Digital Printing - What Is The Difference?

  • BIDBI
  • 31st October 2020

With the amount of garment printing techniques that have been developed, it can be confusing to understand the difference between them, and when best to use them. The two most common forms of garment printing are screen printing and digital printing. Both have their uses and this guide... Read More

BIDBI Wins 2020 Make UK Regional Award

  • BIDBI
  • 16th October 2020

On Tuesday BIDBI was announced as the winner for Make UK’s Energy & Sustainability regional award winners for the North East, Yorkshire, and Humberside. What is it? The Make UK award recognises manufacturers and the exceptional for they do within their sector. The award is... Read More

What is the difference between our standard range and Fairtrade & Organic range?

  • 8th October 2020

Over the past few years, we have expanded our ranges to give you more choice for eco bags. One range that we’re always excited about is the Fairtrade and Organic collection. With consumer habits changing and eco-consciousness entering the mind of so many of us we wanted to offer... Read More

Bags of Christmas Spirit

  • 5th October 2020

With Christmas creeping up on us, it's time to prepare for the buying season to start. Last year, £75 billion was spent by UK consumers throughout the Christmas period. For physical and online retailers alike, the opportunities at this time of year are endless, consumers aren't slowing... Read More