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November 16, 2022
Why you Should Sell Bags if you are an Independent Artist or Designer

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 […]

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. […]

September 1, 2022
Throwing a Green Sustainable Party  

Introduction   Birthday parties, anniversaries, family BBQs, baby showers...all can be great opportunities to create beautiful memories with your loved ones. However, parties can be very wasteful and can have a negative impact on the environment. Thus, hosting a sustainable party will ensure you reduce your carbon footprint. It’s also a great example to set for […]

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. […]

July 7, 2022
Sustainable Swaps For A Plastic-Free Picnic! 

Introduction     Did you know that 17,000 plastic bottles are bought every minute and 500 billion plastic bags are used each year?   That’s a lot of unnecessary plastic waste.    Take part in Plastic Free July 2022 by hosting your own Plastic Free Picnic! From pre-prepared sandwiches and snacks that come packaged in plastic; to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

January 3, 2022
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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

September 1, 2021
Organic September 2021

Doodle Bag is participating in this year's Organic September campaign Organic September is the UK’s largest campaign dedicated to growing the organic market. The Soil Association Certification is partnering with the Organic Trade Board and industry partners across the sector for this year’s campaign, which promises to be bigger and better than ever.  Doodle Bag sells a wide range of […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 1, 2021
Best Vegan Restaurants in Sheffield July 2021  

Best Vegan Restaurants in Sheffield July 2021   As the number of people who have switched to a plant-based diet has grown massively over the past year, so has the number of restaurants which offer delicious vegan options. Here are the top venues that serve the best vegan food in Sheffield in summer 2021.      Icarus and Apollo – Steel Yard  Icarus […]

June 7, 2021
5 Perfect Doodle Bag Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for Father's Day 2021 Father’s Day is just around the corner on the 20th of June! Treat your dad to a beautiful and personalised Father’s Day gift to show him how much you appreciate him.  We offer a range of t-shirts, aprons, tea towel, washbags and cushion covers to make practical gifts that can be customised into something beautiful and unique. Create your own design and add family photos or a special […]

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 […]

April 30, 2021
10 reasons why you should shop at Doodle Bag

10 reasons why you should shop at Doodle Bag   At Doodle Bag our aim is to provide you with 100% ethically sourced and natural cotton bags personalised with your design. There are so many businesses out there, that offer personalised bags but no one does it like we do! We have rounded up the top reasons why you should choose Doodle Bag for your next customised bag purchase. Read on to find out what makes us stand […]

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 […]

December 18, 2020
Best Blogs of 2020

This year we have posted some great blogs at Doodle Bag. But encase you've missed out, we have done a quick round up of our top 10 favourites Facts about Fairtrade To celebrate Fairtrade fortnight 2020 we created a list of 10 fact about Fairtrade that you may not have known Throwaway culture With initiatives […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

August 10, 2020
Small Steps to a More Sustainable Life

It is great to read articles explaining all the ways to become a sustainable environmentally friendly warrior who produces no waste and contributes negative Co2 emissions. However, for most people it is unrealistic and makes being sustainable an unattainable goal. So, for that exact reason we have made a list of a few small changes […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 24, 2020
Fairtrade & Organic Cotton Bags and Homewares - The Ethical Ultimate

New Products Alert! You may have already seen our new Fairtrade and Organic products on the Doodle Bag website, and you may have even bought one! But we still have not formally introduced you (how rude!). So here is a rundown of our latest Fairtrade and Organic products, and all you need to know. Our […]

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 […]

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 […]

July 6, 2020
Throwaway Culture

Throwaway culture - whilst seeming like a new phenomenon - is something that has been ingrained into our culture for around a century. It is just now that it is starting to become common knowledge amongst the population. But where did it come from and is what we as a population, businesses, and governments doing […]

March 3, 2020
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-d Cotton

We are very pleased to announce that Doodle Bag now offers a Recycled Cotton Tote! We were excited to offer a product made from recycled materials as we are proud to be a business that values sustainability and the ethical origins of our products. We want that to reflect through our printing processes and also […]

March 2, 2020
10 Facts about Fairtrade

Fairtrade has been around for 25 years, which means 25 years of Fairtrade products in the UK and 25 years of positive impact for farmers, workers, and communities around the world. As you may or may not be aware Doodle Bag now has a wide range of Fairtrade products on offer to buy printed or […]

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 […]

December 18, 2019
Zero Waste Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But what is not so wonderful is the amount of waste produced during the festive season. Roughly 30% more waste is produced during the Christmas period than the rest of the year. In this blog I’m going to discuss a few ways that we can easily reduce […]

October 23, 2019
Easy Guide to Environmentally Friendly Gifts

With Christmas just-ish around the corner it's time to start thinking about gifts. And what’s better than giving someone a heartfelt gift? Giving someone an eco-friendly heartfelt gift! We have listed below some present inspiration that will tie in with all of your sustainable ethics. We have compiled a variety of sustainable gift ideas so […]

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 […]

August 28, 2019
10 Easy Ways to Reduce Waste

At Doodle Bag we’re committed to making a difference. One way to make a massive impact is to reduce your waste. Here are 10 easy ways you can reduce your waste. Cook with Canned food - Using canned food like tomatoes, vegetables and beans is a good alternative to fresh produce if you’re not sure […]

July 18, 2019
7 Easy Pet Gifting Ideas

People love their pets, of course they do. They’re little, cute, loving members of the family who will stick by you through thick and thin. Sometimes you want to treat your pets to little gifts to remind them how much you love them. This is where pet gifting comes in. Pet gifting is a new […]

July 9, 2019
Hot Trends Spring/Summer 2019

For a quick look into this years hottest trends, look no further, we've made a list of 5 key spring/summer trends for 2019. Bold bright colours Bright bold colours are a summer staple and 2019 is no exception. S/S collections from top designers have presented us with tangerine oranges, highlighter greens and electric yellows, showing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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