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Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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Post: # 15349Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:49 pm

I have asked supreme creations for a quote for 50 bags lets see what they say, it might mean that I have to get some advanced orders in order to pay for it as the next amount of cash coming in is for the new server.

Unless I try and get some free samples from somewhere and charge you lot just the postage for a bag?

I guess this is not too dishonest as we might end up using the supplier if they get popular. Who to contact for samples though any ideas.
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Post: # 15427Post hedgewizard
Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:28 pm

Dunno there, but you can stick me down for 4 if you need preorders!

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Post: # 15595Post woolcraft
Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:04 pm

Hi Andy/Dave, Am looking around for other people who make promotional goods which include bags - the SupremeCreations ones were sent to me because I distribute herbal supplements etc. and therefore might want them printing up for myself. Will let you know what other companies I find who do this. Sue

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Post: # 15604Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Mar 26, 2006 5:42 pm

Brilliant Sue Please do.
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Post: # 16305Post Lucy Robyn
Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:08 am

Have you tried Bishopston Trading to make bags? (I haven't read the whole thread so appologies if this has already come up) They are local, make their own cloth bags, that they give away if you spend a certain amount or sell, and fair trade. WWW.bishopstontontrading.co.uk

They should also be in Bristol telephone directories as they are a Bristol company.

Having spent a few pounds in their shop over the years I have several bags and they are very strong! A larger one may well be what's needed for shopping. Their products are designed in uk but made in India in a village that is linked with Bishopston, Bristol.

Just a thought.

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Post: # 16416Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:39 pm

Cheers Lucy, but that link does not seem to work. Will have to have a quick look in the old yellow pages.
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Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:53 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:Cheers Lucy, but that link does not seem to work. Will have to have a quick look in the old yellow pages.
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Post: # 16424Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:21 pm

Ah ha cheers Ina that is a much better price than I have seen before, have to get 100 though. The shop is just up the road so I could go and pick them up myself. Possibly 100 is too much although if we sell them for £3.50 a bag then if we only have to sell 29 to break even and there definetly seems to be a lot of interest.

Shall I set up a page to sell them and get advanced orders in? Along with the cash for the ads at the end of this month I am thinking we could definetly could get this off the ground and have bags out by May.

They could have the logo on them with www.selfsufficientish.com and .Tv and carry a bag written on them.

So is this a goer?
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Post: # 16428Post Shirley
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:35 pm

YES andy... go for it!!!

I'll take at least 5 and I'm sure that others will want one or more!

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Post: # 16429Post Shelle
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:36 pm

will we all be able to order them? Adding on postage of course.

i'll definately order a few :cheers:
I am happy to have a space to grow once again :)

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Post: # 16433Post Andy Hamilton
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:50 pm

Shelle wrote:will we all be able to order them? Adding on postage of course.

i'll definately order a few :cheers:
Yep, the page will be set up with a paypal thinging on it. I shall work out the postage costs. Packaging will be free as I have a box full of jiffy bags that I got from freecycle.

I am thinking that postage looks like it will work out as £0.35 for one-two bags, £0.71 for three-four and 83p for five-six bags. That is 2nd class Uk only post.

For outside the UK surface mail the costs are £0.67, £0.90 and between £1.13 and £1.36 so not a huge amonunt extra for postage costs.
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Post: # 19605Post sallyh
Thu May 11, 2006 11:36 am

Good work with the Carry- A -Bag campaign. I'll definitely be printing off your form.

I'm new to this site but over the last few months have been getting increasingly angry about the ridiculous use of plastic bags in shops and supermarkets - i bought a pair of shoes and a scarf in Marks and Spencer last week and despite asking for no bags please - came away with three bags - each thing wrapped individually and then put in one big bag. I'd usually complain but was so stunned i ended up having them forced on me. Never again!

I was very pleased to hear on Newsnight last night T***o's plans to introduce fully degradeable plastic bags by September and to reduce the number that are used. Well done to them for starting the ball rolling - as the biggest supermarket i hope it's only a matter of time before all the others follow suit.

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Post: # 19637Post Shirley
Thu May 11, 2006 6:27 pm

Hi Sally!!

Great to meet you 8)

Somerfield and the Co-op have been doing the degradable bags for a few years now - am surprised that it's taken T***o so long to jump on the bandwagon to be honest.... Still... it's good to hear that they are intending to reduce the number of bags used... not sure when they will pass this info to their checkout staff though. Had to go to T***o today (sorry all) and I had my own bags.... was struggling to get packed quickly... so what does the woman do but start to help using plastic bags... the end of the checkout was covered in MY clearly visible bags. I pointed it out but she didn't seem to bother.
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