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April 17, 2023
The 6 Rs of sustainability: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rot 

The Cambridge dictionary defines sustainability as the quality of causing little or no damage to the environment and therefore able to continue for a long time. Likewise, throughout the years, we have all been taught the three main Rs sustainability; reduce, reuse and recycle. However, in the most recent years, environmentalists have campaigned for the addition of a few other significant Rs including refuse, repair […]

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November 16, 2022
Reasons for Independent Artists & Designers to Sell Bags

Printed Bags for Independent Artists & Designers 5 reasons why you should sell tote bags if you are an independent artist Printed tote bags, aprons, tea towels, cushion covers, and make up bags all make fantastic products to display your artwork. They will be seen as practical yet stylish items by your customers and can […]

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November 1, 2022
 Eco-Tips for a Sustainable Bonfire Night  

The 5th of November marks ‘Bonfire Night’ also known as ‘Guy Fawkes night. On this night, people across the nation celebrate the foiled Gunpowder plot in 1605 where Guy Fawkes and his group of provincial English Catholics attempted to assassinate King James I, by blowing up the Houses of Parliament using 36 barrels of gunpowder. […]

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August 10, 2022
5 Most Instagrammable places in Yorkshire 2022

It’s Yorkshire day today, a special day of the year to celebrate all things Yorkshire. Doodle Bag is a proud Yorkshire company based in Sheffield, UK. A wonderful region is known for its green scenery, picturesque villages and friendly locals. Yorkshire is also home to medieval castles and abbeys and beautiful natural parks and coasts. […]

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June 1, 2022
End of Year - Teacher gifts

Can you believe it? We are approaching the end of the academic year. A whole year of classes is nearly complete. It seems like just yesterday when we sent our children to school, with an uneasiness about what this year would entail. We’ve made it through, and it is nearly over!   If you are looking […]

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May 20, 2022
Biodegradable – Products, Innovations and You

This article will go through Biodegradable products, innovations and you can minimise your waste. What does biodegradability mean? Biodegradable means: Decomposition by bacteria, living organisms and microbes thereby avoiding pollution. No ecological harm was caused during the process. Plastic Trail Plastic first starts as crude oil,(fossil fuel), Which is then processed and heated into what […]

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April 2, 2022
Recycling symbols explained

There’s a general misconception that recycling is complicated and very time-consuming. This False! Recycling is an easy practice that can be incorporated into your daily routine. It’s the least we could do to protect the environment. This practice can become even easier when you familiarize yourself with the official recycling symbols that can be found […]

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December 3, 2021
Doodle Bag’s Christmas Gift Guide

Now that the festive season is fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas shopping for friends and family. Why not make gift-giving more personal, thoughtful, and less stressful! Here you will find a carefully curated selection of the best-personalised gifts and packaging for everyone on your holiday shopping list.   Drawstring packaging  A drawstring […]

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November 5, 2021
Doodle Bag’s guide to supporting small businesses this Christmas

Due to multiple lockdowns over the past few years, small businesses across the world have faced many struggles and challenges. Christmas is the biggest spending holiday of the year and what better way to spend your money than to use it to support small businesses! Our guide will help you find beautiful gifts for your loved ones and give you some tips on how to help out small […]

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October 5, 2021
Our Best Halloween T-Shirt Ideas

Introduction   It’s Halloween season and it’s time to start thinking about your costume. If you are not a big fan of dressing up and spending loads of money on an expensive and over-complicated costume, then Doodle Bag has the perfect ‘costume’ for you!   Go Simple, this Halloween by personalising your own Halloween T-Shirt.   Can’t think of a design? We've put together […]

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August 26, 2021
Artist Spotlight - Laura Williams Illustrations

Introducing Laura Williams - The Edinburgh Based Nature-Focused illustrator Tell us a bit about yourself and your business. I’m a Scottish Freelance Illustrator living in Edinburgh with a fascination for the natural world. I grew up in North Berwick, a wee seaside town on the East Coast of Scotland with a love for collecting and […]

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August 5, 2021
Revealed: UK’s Top Green Nature Staycations

With ongoing uncertainty around holidays abroad, 2021 is a great year for a staycation and now is the perfect time to plan a visit to the best UK holiday destinations. Both the environment and your wallet will thank you. It is the perfect opportunity to leave the city routine life and escape to nature, where you can go for hikes, explore […]

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May 24, 2021
Blog: Introducing personalised T-shirts  

Introducing personalised T-shirts   Doodle Bag now stocks t-shirts, ready to be customised with your design. Choose from 100% cotton or organic cotton, available to be printed with your images, text, and photographs. All our high-quality t-shirts are available on our website and are also eco-friendly and ethically sourced just like the rest of our products. Read on for more details about our new t-shirts.    How to personalise your new t-shirt?   Design your own t-shirt using our […]

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February 21, 2021
Things you should know before ordering

When looking to order bags or homewares with Doodle Bag you may have a lot of questions for us and you may not have a fixed plan about what you want. However, there are a few things you should have decided or have a rough idea about before you start designing so we can make […]

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December 14, 2020
Q&A Session

There's certain questions that we see hear frequently at Doodle Bag regarding our bags and printing methods. So here's our answers to the top 5 questions that we get asked. If you have a questions regarding our product and what we do, just get in touch and we will be happy to help. What is […]

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November 27, 2020
How Do I Clean my Tote Bag?

You have had your gorgeous new cotton tote bag for a few weeks, and it’s due for a bit of a wash. But how should you wash your tote bag to ensure it maintains its shape and most importantly in a way that keeps the print you love as bright and bold as possible? Read […]

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November 23, 2020
What Do We Mean? - List of Bag Printing Definitions

Doodle Bag is a cotton bag printing company, here we talk about bags and cotton all day every day. It occurred to us that sometimes we use lingo that might need an explanation. We’ve written a blog with some printing definitions for some of our most used terms below to give you some clarity. MOQ […]

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October 2, 2020
Work Tote Bags

With offices opening up again and as we begin to move towards getting back to normal and back to work, you may be on the hunt for a new work bag or a bag for work. To inject a new lease of life into your wardrobe or to make returning to work that bit easier, […]

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September 23, 2020
Organic cotton. What does it mean? And why is it better?

Doodle Bag has a large range of GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic bags, which is great. Organic cotton, sounds fab doesn’t it? But what does it really mean? What does it mean to the cotton growing and bag producing process? Here is a blog explaining what organic means, and some benefits to buying […]

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September 21, 2020
5 Reasons to Avoid Fast Fashion

Fast fashion is bad, end of. That could be the whole blog, but I guess I ought to give you some explanation as to why it is such a negative industry, for both people and planet. So here are 5 reasons to avoid fast fashion. Emissions and consumption. The fast fashion industry contributes 10% of […]

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September 8, 2020
5 Reasons Why Single-Use Plastic is Bad

Single use plastic, three words that should send a shiver down your spine and make you break out in a nervous sweat. But if they don’t, then here are 5 reasons why single use plastic is the worst. It uses precious non-renewable natural resources to produce. Plastic is produced from crude oil extracted from the […]

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August 26, 2020
5 Amazing Sustainable Apps

Most people are doing their best to try and be more sustainable in one way or another, and there are lots of apps you can download onto your phone which can help you be more sustainable in your everyday life. Here’s our list of the 5 best apps to guide you on your way to […]

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August 19, 2020
5 Ways to Personalise Your Wedding

Doodle Bag works with lots of people far and wide. We work with individuals who want a bag for a gift or want a fashionable accessory, we work with businesses who want branded merchandise for events or corporate gifts. We also work with a lot of people who are planning weddings! From wedding planners to […]

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August 3, 2020
Eco Tourism

Summer may have been and gone although some of us are already planning our next voyage. But do we think about the environmental consequences of our weeks in the sun? And are there ways to lower our impact when we decide to go on our jollies? In this blog we will talk about these effects […]

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July 31, 2020
How To Get Your Printed Tote Bags Ready for Retail

There are a few different methods to effectively prepare your bags for retail. Here’s a list of them to help you get your products ready to sell. Once you've designed your printed bag, these are the steps to follow. Adding accessories and decoration to your products will instantly boost the appeal of your product on […]

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July 24, 2020
Doodle Bag Luxe Collection

New Product Alert! The Luxe range is here to bring a little bit of luxury to your life. Made from high quality heavyweight cotton canvas, the Luxe range features new designs that we have not yet seen at Doodle Bag. The Luxe range is designed to be fashionable and practical. Created for specific uses, Our […]

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July 23, 2020
Printed Tote Bags, Merchandise, and Homewares for your Business

Here at Doodle Bag we pride ourselves on being an online retailer where anyone can order printed and unprinted cotton items for a wide range of occasions. We have produced bags for hen parties, as personalised gifts, and as personal fashion accessories. But what many people don’t know is we also work with lots of […]

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July 17, 2020
The Best Printed Bags to Showcase your Artwork

As an independent artist you will always be looking for new ways to showcase your designs and give your customers a new way to buy your printed products. Often this is by expanding your product range. This can be daunting as you might not know which direction to go in. This is where Doodle Bag […]

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February 19, 2020
Brands Focus on Sustainability

Changing Tides There is a rise in the number of brands and retailers embracing a more sustainable approach to their business processes. The shift comes with policy makers and governments stepping up to improve environmental targets. Last year we saw talks from the government to ban on plastic straws and cotton buds, a fee on […]

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September 6, 2019
8 Different Ways to Use Our Bags.

There are loads of different ways to use our reusable bags, not just what they’re designed for. We’re always thinking of new ways to use canvas bags. So, we thought we’d let you know about a few that don’t spring to mind immediately for some inspiration. Small Shopper. Our small shopper bag is perfect as […]

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July 27, 2018
Doodle Bag Donates

Sharpies at the ready! Kids get creative with Doodle Bags We recently donated some unprinted bags to Birchensale Middle School for an activity day they held...Oliver Cooke the Year 5 teacher tells us more. Why did you need bags and what did you use them for? On the 19th of July I organised and held […]

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July 5, 2018
10 Reasons Why Tote Bags Are Awesome!

10 Reasons Why Tote Bags Are Awesome! Here at Doodle bag we are firm believers that cotton tote bags are simply the best way of carrying your stuff, and their increased popularity further proves that our eco-friendly sidekicks are a super handy accessory. Here's our top 10 reasons why we think everyone should have a […]

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June 29, 2018
Doodle Bag Product Showcase - Our Top 5 Favourites For Summer

Doodle Bag Product Showcase - Our Top 5 Favourites For Summer With summer in full swing here in the UK and we’re all making the most of the lovely weather, with days out to the beach, walks in the countryside, and just about every outdoor activity imaginable. To accompany us on our journey of sunshine […]

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June 13, 2018
Personalised Tote Bags For Every Occasion

Personalised Tote Bags For Every Occasion At Doodle Bag we've made it easy to create a personalised tote bag, no matter what the season. Our design tool is super easy to use but still packs loads of functionality to help you create a unique and beautiful personalised bag. There's a variety of ways you can […]

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May 17, 2018
Illustrator Spotlight On: Soph of Bread

Illustrator Spotlight - Sophie Of Bread Here at Doodle Bag we have a core client base of creative and passionate individuals that run their own businesses by selling their own work online. One of those customers is Sophie Lloyd, an illustrator who celebrates feminist icons through her work. We caught up with Sophie to get […]

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February 13, 2018
10 Best Vegan Recipes

10 Best Vegan Recipes We’ve got a couple of vegans here at Doodle Bag which has inspired us to put together a list of our favourite tried and tested recipes, from Breakfast, lunch/dinner to dessert, they’ll be something to suit even the pickiest of taste buds. Breakfast 1. Vegan Pancakes With pancake day just around […]

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November 6, 2017
Second Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas – Cotton

Two whole years of marriage! Can you believe how fast the time has flown by? This time two years ago you were gearing up for your wedding day, butterflies in your stomach and the buzz of friends and relatives waiting to congratulate you both on your special union. We have come up with several second anniversary […]

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October 31, 2017
8 Things You Can Do With Doodle Bag

We've been hard at work creating our new website so that Doodle Bag is packed full of features. Our aim is to create the ultimate bag designing experience that's fun and easy to use. We've put together a list of 8 things you may not know Doodle bag can do. Fancy Text As well as […]

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