Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What's happening for Xmas

Scary but true.  Xmas is 8 weeks away.

The Big Man has himself sorted... what about you?

Give us a shout to get some.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Keep it Contemporary

We said it before & we'll say it again.

Low Cost Reusable Bags DO NOT automatically mean low quality or ugly.

The formula is really really simple :

STEP ONE  ::  spend 1 more hour thinking about the print/design
STEP TWO  ::  spend about 5% extra for the quality

RESULT  ::  a great looking bag the people want to carry

Because we do nothing but bags, you should Contact Us for STEP ONE.

We can offer some potentially valuable insight in to what works - we've done it literally thousands of times before.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fairtrade is more than just better Pay

The Fairtrade movement started life from the vision that developed countries needed to be more responsible for their actions towards developing countries.

The ethos is simple - but very difficult to bring in to reality.

Some of the top priorities were to give primary produces better compensation for their products (basically paying more for the same products).

This simple movement has taken giant steps since inception & now were finding that Fairtrade is accessing all kinds other benefits for developing countries.

It's not just about more money, it's about better standards of living, better pathways for development, better business practises (which means equality rather than being bullied).

Now we're finding that the Fairtrade movement is actually cracking down on child labour.

In a recent post they mentioned they've started exploring the staffing methods for Sporting Balls.

Balls are a far cry from bags, but the thrust is the same.

Bag People been monitoring child labour within out factories for 12 years & being part of Fairtrade this monitoring becomes a necessity to be involved in the Fairtrade program.

Have you checked your suppliers lately?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

More and More Jute

Reusable bags made from Jute have been in Europe & the UK for many years.

Now they're starting to gain momentum in Australia & New Zealand.

We're finding more & more of our customers are drawn to the benefits of Jute.

1)  Jute fibres are 100% Bio-degradable.  Put then in the ground & they're turned back to soil in a matter of weeks.

2)  Jute plants grow extraordinarily fast.  Plants can reach maturity for harvest in a few months.

3)  No herbicides or pesticides are used for farming.  Somehow Jute manages to protect itself without any outside assistance from chemicals.

4)  Jute Bags are extremely strong & durable for all manner of uses.  Shopping is the primary use, but there are plenty of others.

What else do you need to know about Jute?

Contact Us for more details.