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 Fairtrade cotton?
The Fairtrade certification is given to a product when the supply chain involved in the processes of making the cotton has been verified as paying a stable price for their products. This ensures that cotton farmers receive a fair price for their goods. By buying a Fair Trade certified product you have the assurance that the workers involved in the process are paid a fair wage and the farmers are paid a legitimate price.
What is organic cotton?
Organic Cotton is cotton that has been cultivated without the use of any chemicals including pesticides or fertilisers. It also is free from any genetic modification. This means it has a significantly lower carbon footprint, but demands a higher price because it is more difficult to successfully grow in large quantities, and is more scarce than non-organic cotton.
If you are interested in a cotton product made solely from organic cotton, our parent company BIDBI can source it as part of their bespoke service.
What is a tote bag?
Tote bag is a broad term for a bag that is generally used when referring to a bag that has two handles and doesn’t have a fastening. The word tote, which means “To carry” dates back to the 17th century, and word was popularised in the 1960’s when tote bags emerged as a practical fashion accessory due to their flexibility and lower value than traditional handbags. At Doodle Bag, we generally refer to a tote bag as a lightweight bag in a portrait shape, but technically speaking all of our products are tote bags.
What is screen printing?
Screen printing, otherwise known as silk screen is a process of pushing ink through a mesh screen that has been prepared in such a way that parts of the mesh are blocked, whilst other parts are open, in a stencil like arrangement. The process is widely used in manufacturing, particularly cotton products due to it being relatively inexpensive and efficient to replicate for large print runs. Originally devised in China during the Song Dynasty, the method was further popularised with the advent of silk manufacturing during the 18th century.
What is digital printing?
Digital printing is a very broad term that refers to any kind of printing that involves applying a print using digital equipment directly onto an end product. Common implementations of this include inkjet and laser printing. Unlike traditional print methods such as screen printing, digital printing doesn’t require the replacement of any physical print plates and therefore usually has a quicker turnaround time between individual print jobs.