Friday, March 23, 2012

Make a Real Impact

OK - it's time to stop messing around with your branding impact.

Our latest crop of Laminated Non-woven Bags can certainly increase the visibility of your brand on Reusable Bags.

Pictures speak louder than words, so have a look through these and let us know what ideas you come up with for your business.

On the practical side, the Minimum Order Quantity is 5,000 units for photographic images or 1,000 units for screen printed bags.

These are down from the previous min. quantities which were 10's of thousands.

Contact Us for more information.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Non-woven - 500 to 1

So what is Non-woven Fabric?

The 1st thing to know is that it's not woven like conventional fabric.

If you look at a sheet of Cotton, you'll see it is knitted or woven together by individually strands of Cotton.

Non-woven fabric is formed in to a sheet by bonding the base material (usually Polypropylene, which is a plastic) together by entangling the fibres together either mechanically, thermally or chemically.

The most common production method for Non-woven fabric is to create a sheet made directly from molten plastic.

Non-woven Polypropylene can contain a percentage of recycled material, but adding recycled material to the molten plastic can reduce strength in the end product, so the percentage of recycled material introduced is determined by the integrity required in the end product.

Bag People include 30% Recycled Content in all our Non-woven Bags.

Non-woven PET can be 100% Recycled.

Unlike other fabric, Non-woven's can be created with the-end-in-mind product & can be constructed for a variety of uses with varying degrees of :

  • liquid absorbency / repellence
  • resilience / flexibility
  • stretch / softness
  • flame retardancy
  • washability
  • cushioning
  • filtering
  • sterility (for bacterial barriers)
The array of customisable properties for Non-woven fabric's can be suited to many specific jobs.

Non-woven fabric has proven to have a good balance balance between product use-life and cost & as such has proven to be a good replacement for single use plastic bags.

A well made Non-woven Supermarket Bag has the capability to eliminate the need for up to 500 single use plastic bags.

While Non-woven fabric is a plastic petrochemical & does have it's shortcomings, they do proved a reasonable alternative to single use plastic bags.  Which can cause more environmental damage - especially to animal life.

There are pro's & con's for both options & you'll need to make your own judgement on which is best for your needs & the needs of the environment.

There's plenty we can all do - we just need to do it.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Swing Towards Natural Fibres

Bag People have been in business since 1993 & we've seen a lot of trends in that time.

In the last 10 years there has been a real swing towards Reusable Bags.  Custom-made & branded bags suitable for all kinds of businesses & needs.

The main push during this time has been Non-woven Polypropylene - the Classic Green Bag that you get from your local Supermarket.

The Reusable Bag trend is still continuing & in the last 2 years has evolved once again toward Natural Fibres, such as Cotton, Canvas, Bamboo & Jute.

Momentum for these fabric options continues to build for a number of factors, but as far as we can tell - there are only 3 main drivers :

1) perception of value - customers view these natural fibres as more luxurious than the same-old same-old Non-woven Bags.

2) biodegradability - people know that plastic takes millions of years to totally decompose - if at all & considering the ever increasing impact humans have on the planet, people are becoming more & more aware of what happens to their waste after it is gone from view.

3) improved consistency of supply - 5 to 7 years ago the supply of natural fibres was very inconsistent, the quality varied wildly & the ability to make a firm promise about delivery was not possible, but over the years, the product quality has improved as has the supply channel to allow us (the suppliers) to be certain (within reason of course) to promise delivery.

Do you want to know more about the consistency & stability of supply?

Contact Us for a chat.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Print Ready Artwork

Getting the right bag & then getting the bags right takes some doing.

It's a skill that is practised over & over again & at Bag People, we have that skill.

As with any professional, when you see them in action they make the activity look effortless & simple, uncluttered & basic.

At Bag People, we take the stress out of getting things right.  We've been making bags since 1993, so we know how to take your concept & turn it into the product you want.

Usually, artwork is the biggest hassle for our customers & that's why we take the steps to ensure that the artwork is correct.

No matter what images, files, pictures or artwork you've got - we can take it & make it print-ready.

Here's an example from a recent job, not going to tell you which is before & after ;-)

The point is simple...

We take the hassle away.

Don't worry about how it's going to happen.  We look after that.

Bag People make it happen.

Contact Us for more details.