Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dyed Jute

Jute Bags made to the colours you need.  Ask us now.

Here's a few jobs we've had over the years.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Big Budget vs Small Budget

bags used by Harper Collins
Not many of us have the budgeted to take on marketing across various platforms.

At Bag People we're here to help everyone.

bus stop advertising by Harper Collins
Big Budget Example : Harper Collins recently launched a new book by Jonathan Franzen.  Big budget for a massive splash.  Promotion via Billboards, Buses, Bus Stops and they choose Bags too.

Yes - big budget does go a long way, but have a little thin about how much all this actually costs; it's mind blowing when you think about it.

bottle carrier for Jennings Plumbing
Small Budget Example : Jennings Plumbing is your local business.  Great service, honest opinions and reasonable prices.  No nonsense attitude to just about everything.

They rewards their loyal customers with a bottle of "something" every now and again.

The simplest and most cost effective way to get the right message out to their customers is a low-cost reusable bag.  500 bags takes them through a couple of years and they've been back to Bag People time after time.

Our ethos is the same, great service, honest opinions and reasonable prices.

A simple equation that has served us well since 1993.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

More about PP

Polypropylene (also known as PP) is a man-made fibre and manufactured using light-weight polymers which are very strong, durable and easy to work with.

PP can be formed in to many different products.  We take PP and turn it to fabric.

Non-woven PP
this is where the polymer is rolled flat into a single sheet (much like paper) and can then be cut and sewn in the same way that regular fabric is treated.

Woven PP
comprises of strands of PP that are woven on a loom in the conventional method of weaving fabric - identical to what you'd expect from Cotton or Canvas.

Historically, PP has been one of the lowest cost alternatives for Reusable Bags, but it has gotten a "bad-wrap" because it is viewed as just another plastic.

Yes - PP is a polymer produced from a petrochemical base.  As with anything that is man-made, if it not treat properly it can have detrimental result.

However, PP which is used and worked with in the proper manner is a brilliant alternative to single-use plastic bags.

PP is one of the strongest, most durable, colourful and vibrant, non-absorbent, antibacterial fabrics currently available.

Plus, PP is RECYCLABLE - it's a Type 5 Polymer.

Lastly, our PP contains 30% Recycled Content.

In closing, you should at least have a think about PP as an option for your Reusable Bags.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Decide on your Bags

OK - you've got an idea of what you'd like your bags to do for you, so what next?

Here's the easy steps to getting the right bags for the job :

1.  Usage  --  what do you want your bags users to do with the bags you give them?  Are they shopping bags, conference bags, swimming bags, pure give-away's or somethings else

2.  Fabric  --  once you've decided how on the proposed Usage, then we move to the fabric type.  This is where you get to decide the fabric based on potential wear and tear, longevity and the impact on your brand.  For brand impact, think about your own image; chic, rustic, clinical, fun, etc

3.  Size and Shape  --  usage has the biggest impact on size and shape.  Is your bag made for carrying massive bags of dog food, or petite little jewellery gifts?

4.  Budget  --  how much are you looking at spending?  At Bag People we have a variety of fabric options that can fit all 3 factors above + fit in to your budget.

5.  Quantity  --  not hard to guess what this one is... how many do you think you'll need?

6.  Delivery Dead-line  --  the time available to make delivery has a big impact on price.  The longer you've got, the cheaper things become.

The decision process is pretty simple, but there are a number of factors that can go wrong and cost a lot, or we can get right for you and save a whole load of money.

Contact Bag People to find out what we cam do for you.