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. 

Diversify your watch list during lockdown

  • Amy Broomhead
  • 1st April 2020

In the midst of everything going on in the world regarding Covid-19 it’s very likely that you are spending more time at home and watching more TV than you normally would. To give you some inspiration (and to stop you re-watching friends for the eighth time), we’ve compiled... Read More

BIDBI Founder Julia Gash Comes to Visit

  • Amy Broomhead
  • 25th March 2020

Julia Gash, best known for her illustrations of locations around the world, founded BIBDI in 2007. A keen advocate for eco-products her goal was to create a sustainable business where artists and businesses alike could print their work on ethically produced products to grow their business. In... Read More

Still at work during Covid-19 outbreak? Here are some tips to keep your spirits up

  • Amy Broomhead
  • 20th March 2020

We are in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, which is an uncertain time for everyone across the globe. With government guidelines changing each day, many peoples working situation is changing. I have seen plenty of blogs and articles floating around about how to keep yourself entertained... Read More

Women in Print

  • Ellen, Ksenjia and Lara
  • 8th March 2020

Women are the minority of the manufacturing workforce in the UK making up only 25% of all manufacturing employees. At BIDBI we love our creative, hardworking ladies and we thought we’d take a second to appreciate the women who work in our factory, so we asked Ellen, Ksenjia and Lauren... Read More

10 Facts about Fairtrade

  • 26th February 2020

Fairtrade has been around for 25 years, which means 25 years of Fairtrade products in the UK and 25 years of positive impact for farmers, workers, and communities around the world. Here are 10 facts about Fairtrade you may not know. 1. There are 1.66 million Fairtrade farmers and... Read More

Fairtrade Q&A

  • 24th February 2020

Here at BIDBI we love talking about Fairtrade, and we love talking to people about Fairtrade. So, we asked our Fairtrade certified suppliers a few questions to give you an idea of how Fairtrade benefits them. When did your factory join Fairtrade? 1. We joined on 16th December 2013 2.... Read More

What exactly is recycled cotton?

  • 19th February 2020

BIDBI launched its Recycled Cotton Tote back in September. We were excited to offer a product made from recycled materials as sustainability is at the heart of everything we do here at BIDBI. We want that to reflect through our manufacturing and printing processes and also through our... Read More

BIDBI Launches In-House Edge to Edge Printing

  • 12th February 2020

BIDBI now has the capability of printing edge to edge.  But what exactly is edge to edge? Edge to edge also known as full bleed printing is the process of printing on to a roll of cotton so the whole roll is covered with a continuous design. When the cotton material passes through... Read More

A day in the life of a Print Operative

  • Timothy Evans
  • 4th February 2020

To get an insight into what a typical day is like in the BIDBI production room, we transformed into a fly on the wall and followed Tim, one of our print operatives, around to see what his day consists of. What’s the first thing you do when you get to work in the morning? “I... Read More