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.