Friday, December 22, 2017

Farewell 2017

2017 was an amazing year.

A number of initiatives really started to gain momentum.

We got behind the Boomerang Bag concept and have really seen it fly (, we make regular donations to our local sewing group.

We've seen a number of our customers grow and develop their brands and bring reusable bags in to their product mix with great success.

The guys in the UK have uncovered a very niche market with Divot Repair Bags... what will they think of next?

We've also tried to educate a bit more.  Not in the realm of why reusable bags are worthwhile, but around some of the lesser known elements of reusability.

Biodegradable vs. Photodegradable
Green Washing
Understanding Terminology

Lastly, I think it's our customer focus that makes us stand out.

This will continue.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Cotton Prices

Our post from March 2011 (Cotton Price Talk) saw the absolute peak of the Cotton Price for the last 45 years as shown in this chart.

The price has normalised (quite quickly) since then because of the simple commercial laws of supply and demand.

My hunch is that with the proliferation of Plastic Bag Bans around the world the price of Cotton will continue to rise and we may see pricing like $1.50 in 2-4 years, maybe sooner.