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. 

Customer Spotlight On: Forge Bakehouse

  • 29th August 2018

Forge Bakehouse, located on Abbeydale Road, was set up by Martha in 2012 after her studies in Baking at The School of Artisan Food.  "I didn’t have much more of a plan than to make delicious food for others to enjoy, and to work in an environment that suited me. I’ve... Read More

Jessica's Placement Year Draws to a Close

  • Jessica Turner
  • 16th August 2018

I have now been working on placement at BIDBI for over a year and I am very sad to say this is my last day working for the company. I still remember my first day and how welcoming everyone was. I have learned so many skills working with all the departments that make up BIDBI. Working... Read More

Energy Saving Tips - Easy Wins To Cut Your Bills and Help The Environment

  • Richard Robinson
  • 12th August 2018

Humans are creatures of comfort, and there's certain things we just need to be able to live comfortably. That doesn't mean that there's no room for improvement, and I'd bet there's small changes to your lifestyle you can make without it having a detrimental effect. Here's 10 tips from... Read More

Our Favourite Eco-Living Youtube Channels

  • Richard Robinson
  • 6th August 2018

Contary to popular belief, Youtube is not all cat videos, make-up tutorials and irritating teenagers. There's some hidden gems to be found inside the video vortex. To save you the hassle of trawling through it all, here's our round-up of eco-minded Youtubers that are definitely worth... Read More

Customer Spotlight On: Hyde Park Picture House

  • 1st August 2018

Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds is full of history, from the grade II listed building to the interesting films they've shown throughout their years in operation. We catch up with Ollie, the marketing man, to find out more. Tell us a bit about the history of Hyde Park Picture House and... Read More

Tips For Living A Plastic Free Life

  • Richard Robinson
  • 31st July 2018

We’re all well aware by now of the impact that our consumer centric lives are having on the environment; and whilst the responsibility doesn’t solely lie with individual consumers, we all should be exploring ways we can make simple changes to our habits that can vastly reduce... Read More

Representing BIDBI at Harrogate Home and Gift

  • 30th July 2018

The lovely BIDBI ladies were in Harrogate flying the flag high for BIDBI at Home and Gift. They tell us about their time there and their best bits! What was your favourite part of the show? Rachel: My Favourite part of the show was being able to look around the different halls, there... Read More

Customer Spotlight On: Crafting At The Cottage

  • Christine Green
  • 24th July 2018

We caught up with Christine Green of Crafting at the Cottage to talk to her about Paper Cutting, and how she uses crafting to inspire and teach others. Who is Christine Green? I am a graphic designer by trade with a passion for typography, decorative cut outs, patchwork, animation,... Read More

Customer Spotlight On: Tori Ratcliffe Art - 2018 Catch Up

  • Tori Ratcliffe
  • 18th July 2018

For people who haven’t heard of you before, tell us a bit about yourself and what you do. My name is Tori Ratcliffe and I´m a professional wildlife and pet portrait artist based in Edinburgh. I started painting with watercolours back in 2012 and I absolutely hated it when... Read More

The History of Cotton

  • Richard Robinson
  • 12th July 2018

Origins The exact origins of the beginning of cotton cultivation is uncertain, but it is generally understood that numerous unconnected civilisations had their own implementations at the same time. Recent archaeology in Peru shows that cotton was used as far back as 5000bc, with other... Read More