Friday, April 26, 2013

Approval Processes

We have a 3 stage approval process which starts with a low-resolution layout of what the bags will looks like.

We keep these at low-resolution so we can turn them around quickly without large costs.

When the layout is confirmed we then complete a full set Technical Drawings which our factory uses to produce the bags.  These have all the detail of print areas, colours, stitching methods & overall dimensions.

The 3rd stage is a complete pre-production approval sample - this is an actual finished bag as it will be manufactured.  Most customers are happy with approval photo's, but some require the sample & in these cases we'll get it delivered by courier.

These 3 stages of approval make sure that the possibility for errors is greatly reduced & that the end product is correct.

We have a whole load of other process checks :
 - Quality Assurance
 - Quality Testing
 - Factory Inspections
 - Audit Certification

But these are pretty boring... the only thing you need to worry about is getting the design right, so you have a nice looking bag.

Contact Us to find out more.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Everyone is accountable - YOU can do more

In any situation - no matter who you are or where you're from there is always something that you can do.

Have a think about any situation you've been in before.  There were times when you took action to get involved, there are other times when you supported the people that were involved & there are other times when you did nothing to get involved.

As you can see, you've got 3 options to try to make things better.

You might not think your contribution does not add too much - but be assured that no matter what you do, your input it valued & is valuable.

An individual is always going to be part of the whole & what you do as an individual can have an effect on everyone.

As an individual, you are part of the multiplier & your contribution DOES COUNT.

Let's do some simple maths for a years worth of Plastic Bags by imagining you make 2 trips to the store each week & you take 5 Plastic Bags per visit, that's 520 Bags per year for your household.

Now multiply 520 by the number of people in your community.  Let's say there's 1,100 households that use your local supermarket.

572,000 Plastic Bags going in to the community per year.

It's does not take much to get involved.  It might not be sexy, nor something you'll talk about at dinner with your friends, but it all adds up.

In fact - no... let's talk about it at dinner next time.  Make sure you hold other people to account for the future of your planet.

There's no need to hide away & not talk about it - everyone is accountable.

Make sure you're doing your bit.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Your Own Single-Use Bag Tax

All around the World there are Communities, Regions, States/Territories & Countries all working to minimise the continued proliferation of Single-Use plastic bags.

How about starting with the Constituency of One = YOU.

Put the notional thought of a "Single-Use Bag Tax" in your own head... kind of like a Swear Jar.

Each time you're out & about, try thinking "if I take this plastic bag it's going to cost real money".

If you take it... when you get home put a Gold Coin in a Jar in the fridge.

Then, at the end of the month (if there's any money in the Jar), you need to donate it to your Charity of choice.  It's not for you to go out & spend on yourself.

See how you go.