Friday, December 23, 2011

Closing 2011

Hello Everyone,

Well... what a year it's been!  I think everyone deserves a good break & lots of rest with their loved ones.

This year the GFC continued to grip a lot of businesses & although we saw a number of our competitors close their doors we managed to maintain our solid grounding of customers by delivering continually great products & service.

This year we began testing the boundaries of what could be achieved with print technologies.  We created an oil-painting finish on a Canvas Bag.

We continued our commitment to the Fairtrade movement by increasing our stock holding of Fairtrade products in Australia & supporting a variety of Fairtrade events during the year.

Cotton pricing went crazy & has not really restored itself to previous levels, but with continual developments & close relationships with our suppliers, we're able to deliver a quality product at a reasonable market price.

We brought a number of functions in-house so we would deliver superior service.  Our greatest advance has been artwork management, preparation & creation for customers that require it.

Plus we expanded our Australian warehouse which allows a wider variety of products to be available more of the time.

And finally, we always have a bit of fun... brining you Weird Facts & making sure you have something to do in those quiet times with our Retro Games.

In closing, we thank you for a great year & we look forward to continually innovating in 2012.

The Bag People Team.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Messages from our Customers

At this time each year, we always let our customers know when we'll be available over the holiday period.

We always get a few replies - here's a couple from this year :


Hello Kathryn,

You guys have made things so easy this year.

Once I get you to do something, I forget about it.

Deliveries have always been made as promised & product quality is great.

The only time I ever hear from you is if there's a problem; but when you call, you always have a couple of possible solutions.

Keep it up for 2012.



Hi Kathryn,
Would just like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, you have been a great help and definitely deserve the champion of the year to preserve with our challenging order.
Best wishes

Thank you Kathryn! You've been awesome and I look forward to working with you again soon.

I hope you have a wonderful break  :)



Many thanks Kathryn!

Best wishes to you and the team and we look forward to our association in 2012.



Hi Kathryn,

Thanks for the lovely message and Merry Christmas to you and your team too.


Dear Kathryn and Team, 

All the best to you too.  And thank you for your excellent service!

Kind regards, 


Thank you Kathryn

It's been a pleasure doing business with you.

Out office hour will close on Thursday 22nd December and re-open Monday 9th January.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Look forward to working with you in the new year.




Many thanks Kathryn – the bags are out there in use and we are thrilled to have them.
Merry Christmas,


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Non-woven Bags Now in Stock

We're pleased to let you know that we're now holding Non-woven Bags in Stock for our Australian operation.

Until now we were never really happy with the print re-production capable on Non-woven Fabric, but a couple of recent technological advancements has meant that the printing now reaches our exacting standards.

Here's our range of Non-woven Bags in Stock that are ready & waiting for your order.

These can be printed & delivered within 2 weeks of confirming your order.

Contact Us to find out more.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Improve Customer Loyalty

Get your Reusable Bags to increase customer traffic & loyalty.

Encourage customers to return to your business with a simple loyalty program.

Many businesses use these programs with great effect.

Some are quite complex, like Frequent Flyer or Credit Card programs.

Others are very simple, like your local Coffee Shop who may have a loyalty card (like a business card) they punch every time you buy your favourite coffee.

Buy 7 Coffee's & get the 8th for Free.

Why not use a bag?

Get bags printed for your business & be sure to include your loyalty message on it somewhere.

Something simple like :
 - 5% off your total when you reuse this bag
 - free carton of milk when you reuse this bag
 - 5 free Oranges when you reuse this bag

You get the idea.

What can be adapted to your business?

Have a think, then Contact Bag People to get the bags.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Bag People's Learning Lab

In the New Year, we're introducing a number of "mini-series" style posts to help you get the most from your bags.

The Bag People Learning Lab will be a central store of information relevant to the little things that make great bags.

We will have style & design tips, ideas for layouts & artwork, plus a few little things that make a massive difference to Reusable Bags.

Be sure to check the Bag People Learning Lab in 2012.

In the mean time, Contact Us directly if you need any input or ideas.

Monday, November 21, 2011

If you only need a couple of Bags

Often we have end-of-line stock available.  This means you can buy just a few at a time (minimum order of 10 bags).

Be sure to keep an eye on the stock available - Bag People End of Line Stock.

These bags are in our Australian Warehouse, so delivery will be cheapest within Australia, but we can send to all corners of the globe - if needed.

Contact Us to find out more.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Jute Innovations

We sell bags to lots of different people for lots of different reasons.

Kathryn Leggett, the owner of Nanny Squirrel Creations takes our unprinted Jute Bags & converts them to exceptional pieces.

Here's a couple of Kathryn's recent conversions :

It starts with our unprinted Jute Bags

Then a Leopard print is added

Or perhaps a funky B&W pattern is more your taste

Find out more directly from Nanny herself ::

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Study the Quotes you get

Our business is based on integrity & Ethical Trade.  The Corporate Responsibility section of our website shows who we are & how we work.

We do not waiver from these principles.

Our products are very popular & we sell a lot of bags, but we are never the cheapest.

Because we're not the cheapest, we loose a lot of orders based on price.

However, when the comparison quotes are analysed, we tend to have the better price.

The way it occurs is :
  1)  we receive the details required for the bags
  2)  we quote on the requirements as stated
  3)  our pricing is invariably more expensive than the competition

The hidden factor is usually found in the competitive quotes - whereby they have under-quoted on the specifications requested & as such they'll win the order because the quotes are not scrutinised closely to check comparability.

The result is that you, your business, your clients & customers are undersold on the quality that was expected.

Don't undersell your business - make sure the quotes you receive are based on like-for-like products.

When the playing field is level, you'll find out pricing is actually very competitive.

Be sure to Contact Bag People for your reusable bag needs.


When making comparisons, be sure to compare :
  --  fabric weights
  --  fabric colour option - are they an additional cost?
  --  plastic base board - included or additional?
  --  handle stitching method - sewn to top seam only, or sewn all down the side
  --  any additional print set-up charges
  --  local taxes, duty or clearance fee's
  --  courier & delivery charges


Monday, October 31, 2011

Get the Conversation Started

Having excellent brand exposure does not always mean spending big dollars.

Exposure is all out getting people to talk about your product or service.

So, the question to ask yourself is "how do you get the conversation started?"

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest & big companies use the simple ideas very well.

Here's a bag we produced for a new book.  The publisher used bags by Bag People to get the conversation moving on a new book release.

The bags were a gift-with-purchase to those that bought the book, then the conversation starts by someone asking "hey, where did you get that interesting bag?"

Conversation Started.

How can you start the conversation?

Contact Bag People to find out what we can do for your business.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Survey Responses

Every order we deliver is closely followed by a confirmation email to our customers.

The confirmation email has a link to our Feedback Form, there are 3 questions & a Comment Area.

Here's the Results :

  1)  How was our communication ?
          -  93%  -  Exceptional
          -  4%  -  Very Good
          -  3%  -  Good
          -  0%  -  Poor
          -  0%  -  Very Bad

  2)  Did we deliver as promised ?
          -  97%  -  Yes
          -  3%  -  No

  3)  What about our product quality ?
          -  94%  -  Exceptional
          -  2%  -  Very Good
          -  4%  -  Good
          -  0%  -  Poor
          -  0%  -  Very Bad

  4)  Do you have something else to say ?
          -  see our Testimonials page for customer comments

Make an enquiry or place an order to see what these customers are talking about.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Be Careful with your Brand

Eco-friendly Reusable Bags are a brilliant method of expanding brand awareness & getting your message to more potential customers, but you should take care in choosing who you get to look after your brand.

A lot of bag suppliers are driven by busy mums & fanatical environmentalists.  They're in the business for the right reasons, but are they the right people to do business with?

Be careful to check they have the track record of quality production & on time delivery for you to be comfortable that they'll do the right thing with your brand.

Price is a consideration & is not to be overlooked - make sure you're still getting good value for your money, but be sure to investigate a number of options before choosing your supplier.

Have a look through their website.  Pay attention to a couple of pages :
 -- about us & their business practices
 -- corporate responsibility & commitment
 -- supplier relations, particularly how they interact with their suppliers

There are a number of things you can find out with a simple phone call... does someone from their office answer the phone, or are you diverted to a voice mail recording?

Do these few simple things to make sure whoever you select to make your bags will do the right thing for you.

Friday, September 30, 2011

More Jute Options

3 new Jute fabric options are now available :

1) Basic

This bag is the cheapest way to get into a Jute Bag, it's made from sturdy Jute fabric with the added bonus of vegetable starch.  Adding the vegetable starch to the Jute fabric stiffens the fabric & assist the bag be self supporting (whereby it will stand-up on it's own); very handy at the shops with now need to hold it up to load your items in.

2) Premium

This has the same wonderful look & feel of Jute as the Basic version does, but the Jute fabric is laminated on the inside with a thin film of polypropylene.  This thin film has 2 advantages, first to stiffen the fabric so the bag is self supporting & also the lamination creates a moisture barrier to the fabric.  Which means if there is a small liquid spill or condensation build up with the items in the bag, the actual Jute fabric is protected by the lamination & the likelihood of the fabric becoming moist/wet is very minimal.

3) Luxury

All the features of the Premium Bag + the addition of the Black Contrast Handles & Gusset.  A wonderful way to enhance your brand.

All these bags are now in stock & can be printed & delivered within 2 weeks.

Contact Us to arrange your samples.

Monday, September 26, 2011

New Australian Warehouse

Our business is moving along steadily & we needed some extra warehouse space for the bags we hold in stock.

So, we moved to bigger premises which is just around the corner from our old place, but has a much better storage configuration.

We still run a very cost effective operation & have certainly not bitten off more than we can chew. We manage our business carefully & plan every stage of growth. This step has been on the drawing board for a while & we're all very pleased.

Come & visit us if you're in the area.

Bag People - Australia
46 / 6 Jubilee Ave
Warriewood NSW 2102
Phone : 02 9997 2777

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Jute Bags

Have a look at the NEW Jute Bags we've just received in to stock.

Many customers have been asking for these bags for some time, so we've added them to our range.

Laminated Jute Bags with Black Handles & Gussets :
- 42cm wide
- 32cm high
- 18cm gusset

A great bags for all occasions that can fit just about any brand guidelines or printed design.

Contact Us for pricing & samples.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Stay on Target

It was in February, 2009 that our Blog included a post about Keeping Your Core (

Over the last 18 months we have seen a number of our competitors go out-of-business because they did not have a plan for their business, nor did they acknowledge & support their existing customers.

It is never good to see business close-down, however it does demonstrate the absolute need to maintain your focus & be sure to stay on track.

Diversification is great, but make sure you're not sacrificing too much else to try to do more.

Our focus is unchanged & our Company Mission is still in our mind every day.

"to be the supplier of choice for high quality Reusable Bags made from a variety of environmentally friendly materials".

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More Stock This Month

We've got more great stock items turning up this month.

The shipping containers have left the factory & are on the water right now.

They're full of new styles in our great fabric range :
- Jute
- Cotton
- Canvas
- Polyester

Join our mailing list to get fresh news, product updates & special offers before anyone else.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Weird Fact

It is reported that plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to rot away.

If the Normans had used plastic bags in their invasions across Europe in 1066, archaeologists would still be digging them up today.

Think about it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Get Bags that look Good

How many times have you been standing at the check-out & have forgotten your Reusable Bags?

Try getting some Stuff Bags - Light-weight Bags that are fold down small to carry easily.

Fold-up neatly in less than 10 seconds ::

Buy Online from Everybody's Planet or Contact Us to get some custom-made.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Forget about EVERYTHING

"Bag People just make it happen, I tell them what I need & they look after it. When they're on the case, I forget about it!".

Here's a recent comment from one of our repeat customers.

Their needs are very varied & we look after it all for them.

This year alone, this is what they've asked for & we've delivered on time & in-full for every single one :
-- 1,000 Canvas Bags in 6 weeks
-- 250 Tea Towels in 10 days
-- 300 Cotton Bags in 3 days
-- 15,000 Non-woven Bags in 5 weeks
-- 2,750 Aprons in 12 weeks

It's all in a days work for us.

What do you need? Let us know, Contact Us now.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tough Times. Keep Marketing.

Times are still tough... and will get tougher for everyone. There is no denying that everyone is facing uncertain times economically.

If you or your business have already committed to a "tread lightly on the earth" approach, then NOW is the time to reaffirm these commitments.

If you and your family have committed to buying organic produce, despite a slightly higher price, keep buying it. Naturally it is superior nutritionally, and it is only with increased demand that the price will balance out to be on par with conventionally grown produce.

If your family or business may have committed to green energy sources. Keep these programs going. Again, it is only with increased demand and momentum that energy companies can provide these services cost-effectively.

Business owners are now examining their business structures and all their operating costs very carefully. Unfortunately advertising and marketing budgets can suffer when the dollars are tight.

Now is a great time to examine some cost effective marketing you may not have considered before.

Of course, bags provide all kinds of businesses with an opportunity to market their brand and make a statement about their commitment to greening their operations.

Reusable bags can easily replace plastic bags for food and non-food retailers, educational institutions, and businesses exhibiting at trade shows. The wonderful thing about these "green bags" is that your customers do your marketing for you.

They literally carry a walking billboard around for your business.

You can get these bags walking around for as little as $0.85 per bag. Now compare that with other marketing efforts!

So, amongst all the doomsday rhetoric going on right now, it's time for us to challenge our comfortable, familiar ways.

Go on, try something different. Going green will open up many opportunities for us all.

Make sure you Contact Bag People to find out more.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

More Suppliers. More Choices

There are virtually thousands of companies you can buy bags from & there are more companies popping up all the time.

When making a decision about which company to choose as your bag supplier, do you make the decision on price only - or are there other factors that you consider?

Look at the Product
-- Will the product stand the tests that you & your customers will put it through?
-- What kind of fabric is it made from? Will it last?
-- How is it made? What is the sewing like & what about the overall design?

Look at the Supplier
-- How long have they been in business?
-- What are their responses like?
-- Do they answer the phone?
-- Are queries answered promptly, or do you always wait until tomorrow to hear back?

Look at the Factory they use
-- What are conditions like for the people that actually make the bags? Are their conditions adequate?
-- Has the Supplier ever visited the Factory to see what it's like?

Look at Delivery
-- it's not always about speed of delivery (sometimes it is)
-- what is information & communication like?
-- do things happen when you have been told they will?

Although bags are a simple product, there's a lot of complexity behind the scenes.

If you take a longer/deeper look at the overall product & process you'll surprised at some of the responses.

Check for yourself.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Everyone Loves Space Invaders

Take some time out with old school Spacies & a couple of other arcade games.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Enough Said

Here's a few words from another happy customer. There's nothing more to say.

Also, have a look through what other happy customers have said.

Contact Bag People to get yourself happy.


Hi Alex

Thanks for your email.

As always, the service was excellent and the bags arrived safe and sound.

Will definitely use you again for the next lot.

Kind regards,



Monday, June 13, 2011

More Advertising

Advertising : it's everywhere – all the time – non-stop – never ending – incessant – endless.

No one is free of it, at every turn, someone is trying to sell you something or position their product in your daily life.

From toothpicks to car servicing, from batteries to babies high-chairs… advertisers leave no stone unturned.

Have you considered a reusable shopping bag as a form of advertising?

If you put your brand on one of our custom-made bags & then give it to your customers; they promote your brand for you.

Contact Bag People to find out what its all about.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Good, Quick & Cheap

Is the cheapest price always the best value?

In the bag business the cheapest price usually wins the order, this is unfortunate because it leads to the wrong products being supplied and worse still, very poor quality products that do not last as long as they should.

Here's the formula for deciding what's important to you when choosing your bag supplier.

You fill in the blanks with. Good. Cheap. Quick.

I want bags that are _______ and _______, but not _______.

There will be 3 outcomes :
:: Good and Quick, but not Cheap.
:: Cheap and Good, but not Quick.
:: Quick and Cheap, but not Good.

At Bag People, we've found that customer never ask product products that are "not good", but we're always asked for cheap.

We can do cheap products, but we need a bit of time for delivery (usually about 8-10 weeks).

Other than than, we can fill all of your needs.

Quality is one of our Cornerstones and as such we won't sell you short. Don't damage your brand with bags of inferior quality.

Ask yourself "what is the cost?

Contact Us to find out more.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Reward in the Bag

Customers who bring their own bags for shopping usually have a little more spring in their step because they know they're doing their bit to minimize consumption.

If you're a business owner. How can you make your business a more attractive & rewarding experience for your customers?

Give those customers that bring their own bags something to show for it - maybe a discount off their purchase or maybe another Apple or Orange in their bag for the journey?

There is no hiding the fact that multi-use reusable bags are more expensive than single-use plastic.

However, the additional cost of the bag could be off-set many times over by the repeat business your customers will give you.

What are your strategies to attract & keep customers?

It's Your Business

No one knows your business better that you do.

Your business is an individual living thing; your breathe life into it everyday. It is as individual as you are.

So... if businesses are individual, why do suppliers try to feed the same products to one-and-all?

If you're an individual, you should get something specifically made for your needs?

Talk to Bag People to see what can be done to make sure your business stands out.

You don't need to take the same as everyone else just becuase that's what the supplier has in their warehouse or perhaps it's the line that the sales rep makes the most commission on.

Get what YOU need & get it from Bag People.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Find me a Rock - Get Your Brief Right

Our post from last month (11th April - Get the most from your Bags) has created a lot of interest.

Some of our customers are even asking "what does it means?"

Put simply, it means that you need to make sure you've got all your information & data in place before going out & getting anything done.

We have a phrase in our office. "This one's playing 'Find me a Rock'.", it's a term we use when customers might not have completely formulated their thoughts & ideas.

Basically - they've got no idea.

Just take a moment to think about a rock. Have you considered the almost infinite variety of rocks... the mind boggles.

- size (dimensions)
- shape
- colour
- texture
- weight
- composition - what's it made from?

The amount of possible combinations is astounding & would most certainly be over-whelming if you tried to compare every-single-possible-option.

This is where is pays to narrow your focus. Have a ready through our previous post & then have a think about which way you'd like to go with your bags.

We can certainly help with the process & will most likely have a few ideas you may not have thought of.

After all we are Your Promotional Bag Specialists.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Is this the best value Promotional Bag available?

Bag People - Your Promotional Bag Specialists - are always on top of new developments.

Here's a great way to get your message out there without breaking the budget.

Heat Sealed Non-woven Fabric is the way.

They are very tough.
They carry loads of gear.
They stay looking good for ages.
They can be reused 100's if not 1,000's of times.

These bags will keep everyone happy - all the departments of your company + your customers.

Contact Us to get these bags for $0.50 for Australia & New Zealand or £0.30 in the UK.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I need bags FAST

We've got great styles in stock & ready to go ::

These can be custom-printed with your logo & delivered where-ever you like.
  • Minimum Order 100 units
  • use our printing or order blank bags & arrange your own printing
  • Delivery in 2 Weeks
Contact Us to get bags fast!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Keep Your Suppliers Honest

When selecting a supplier make sure they're doing the right things.

Not just giving YOU great service & excellent value, but also being fair with their manufacturers... and lets not forget our Mother Earth too.

Check all their credentials before handing over your hard earned money.

Be sure that they're doing the right things by checking :
Even check out how they relate to their own people.

The devil is in the detail, but it's these details we cannot afford to go past any more.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Get the most from your Bags

The cheapest option is not always the best. You need to find the option with the best value.

Getting the best results from your Promotional Bags in very simple & just needs a bit of thought.

Know you intentions :
-- generate sales / increase profits
-- get more subscribers
-- improve conversions
-- encourage enquiries

Know your direction :
-- your target audience (age, gender, geography, general interests, etc.)
-- your current (& desired) market position in relation to your competitors

Know your limitations :
-- budget
-- timescale
-- knowledge & skills (what can be outsources)

By knowing these few points, we can really hone in on the bags that will work the hardest for you.

Contact Us to get the best value.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fairtrade Certification

The actual Certificate from Fairtrade has come through for Bag People ::

We've been certified as a Fairtrade supplier for over a year - 6th March, 2010 to be precise, but it's nice to finally have the actual certificate to show (if needed).

Our Simple Shoulder Bags made from Fairtrade Cotton have been an excellent addition to our range & if you use these as your promotional method, you'll certainly be showing your customers that you're serious about giving everyone a fair go.

Contact Us for more information about our Fairtrade offering.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Price Talk - Cotton

Not too long ago cotton prices had been declining. This was directly linked to the increased popularity of other fibres (some artificial) particularly in the fashion clothing industry.

Because of declining demand cotton became less & less profitable, hence many farmers turned to different, more profitable crops (mostly grains).

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This year cotton farmers around the world will harvest the lowest acreage in more than two decades.

The only problem is, the farmers cut back exactly when global demand started rising.

In addition, China which grows the most cotton, has undergone a significant drought/flood cycle, & India had major floods just before the last harvest.

So reduced cotton planting combined with a very poor harvest over 2 years has significantly reduced supply & global trends have significantly increased demand.

The result being that cotton prices have more than doubled the past 16 months. It is hoped that prices will reduce by the end of 2011 but with such uncertain climatic events occurring, as well as some anticipated profiteering from growers & mills alike... so don't hold your breath.

For the first time since we can remember, high performance synthetics such as lightweight polyester are actually cheaper than cotton.

The graph shows Price per Pound (lb) of Cotton in
US Dollars from January 2009 to March 2011.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More Fabric Options

The Reusable Promotional Bag options available from Bag People just keep growing.

In recent times we've added Polyester & Fairtrade Cotton.

The main reason for adding these fabric options to our range is choice.

Customers are becoming more sophisticated & we need to make sure that as a quality supplier, we're a step ahead of the trend.

Reusable Bags are still an excellent way to get many marketing messages out & there are more & more ways of carrying that message.

Because we are bag experts, we can see the trends & we have the expertise to make sure we have right methods available to help you with your marketing.

Contact Us for more information on how we can help get your message out.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Help with your Artwork

Our name should be Full Service People because at Bag People we look after the whole bag making process from start to finish.

You tell us what you want & we make it.

Our service also includes reformatting your artwork files in to a print-ready version.

No matter what you have to start with, we can take it & make it look great on a bag.

The usual turn around time to create print-ready artwork is 48 hours.

Shown below are a couple of examples. See more at our website ::

Contact Us to ask any questions.






Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Creative Kids

Looks like young people love bags too. Here's the creative work done by the kids for theirs arts project at a local primary school.

Amazing & creative minds at work.

Thanks to everyone for your effort & a massive thank-you for sharing your work.

Very well done to you all.

Best wishes from the team at Bag People.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Keep it Simple

CASH : your business needs to keep an eye in every penny, but you also need to make sure you continue to get your message out there.

Marketing is a vital part of business; no matter what business you're in.

Your marketing choices are almost infinite; there are virtually millions of options for you to get your message out to your customers.

A simple choice is the good old reusable bag.

Bag People make it really easy to get your message directly to your customers.

We help you with the style & fabric options that will suit your target market.
We help you with your artwork preparation.
We help you with the entire production & delivery process.

Contact Us to find out how we can help you?

Monday, February 7, 2011

Fairtrade Cotton

The Fairtrade Certified Cotton label on a product guarantees that the Cotton growers in developing countries receive a fair minimum price & a premium to invest in social & environmental development initiatives to benefit their communities.

Bag People have entered the movement with our Cotton Bags to ensure sustainability of supply, high quality products & fair reward for growers.

Our bags made from Fairtrade Certified Cotton already carry the Fairtrade label - which is sewn into the side seam of every bag - this means our products & procedures have been scrutinised & audited to meet the strict policies of the Fairtrade Organisation.

So what?

Well, this is another step to our company living up to our Mission, plus we believe there is a definite obligation for developed countries to assist the developing.

Although it seems like a small step; there are big gains to be made with small steps.

Sure, Fairtrade Cotton is more expensive than other types, but at what cost?

What are you doing for sustainability? Use our credentials & supply chain to do you bit for our future.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Nothing is too Hard

At Bag People we have the capabilities to help your business no matter what kind promotional bags you need... or where you need them.

Here's the latest story of a customer who thought there was no chance of getting their promotional bags made & delivered in time for their event.

The Situation :

  • Customer based in England
  • Convention in Chicago
  • Manufacturing in China

The Solution :

The Work-flow :
  • Bag People, England -- assisted with the product design
  • Bag People, Australia -- managed urgent production & despatch
  • Bag People, America -- co-ordinated logistics, clearance & delivery from LA to Chicago

The Result :
  • delivered on-time
  • happy customer
  • great feed-back from their customers at the convention

Comments from the Customer :

Hi Kathryn.

Happy New Year to you too!

Thank you very much for all your hard work sorting out the delivery of the bags to LA. I appreciate things got a little confusing so just wanted to say thank you for all your help.

Kind Regards


What's your hurdle? Contact Bag People to help.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Phenomenal Print

At Bag People we push the boundary on everything!

Nothing is too big or small for us to have a look at... and if we think we can add value or do a really good job, then we'll take it on.

Kobie Bosch came to us requesting that we re- create an original piece of her artwork on a Canvas Bag - so we looked at it.

The results speak for themselves - see below.

If you don't believe it, Contact Us for more info... better still - contact Kobie directly & she'll let you know herself.

What's your dream?

Let us know.


Kobie's original artwork

Our print on the Canvas Bag

Close-up's of the printed bag (the Seagull)

Close-up's of the printed bag (the Cloud)

Artwork & images are used by Bag People with the express permission of Kobie Bosch.

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Year - New Energy

Welcome to 2011 - can you feel the buzz?

In our office there's certainly new energy & new enthusiasm - I cannot put my finger on it, but it's there.

2009 & 2010 were tough for everyone; but now it's time to pick ourselves up & get on with it.

At Bag People we're releasing new promotional bags & new supply chains to make sure we have something for everyone.

It's pretty simple stuff.

1) make it easy for our customers to work with us
2) give them what they want when they
3) make sure it is well priced & great quality

2011 will be a great year for us. What's planned for your year?

Contact Us to find out how we can make a difference to your business this year.