Ads

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Long Life Bags ...

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Long Life Bags ...

    Hi All,

    Forgive me if this has already been picked up, but with all the talk on the forum of crafters making long life carrier bags to replace the plastic variety it struck me that this is could be an ideal marketing opportunity for enterprising crafters to capitalise on.

    With the topic having such high public profile at the moment I could quite easily see a stall selling such bags doing OK at a craft fair.

    Mr and Mrs public may well be on the look out for something suitable if they are already thinking about making the switch!

    Just a thought!

    Regards.
    Fair Do

    Fair Do's!

  • #2
    A bit slow on that one, the high street is already swamped with long life bags, jute,canvas,
    Our market management have even supplied each stall with a supply of large long life shopping bags for us to give away to customers

    Comment


    • #3
      The last few craft fairs I have been to have 1 or 2 selling bags and quite a few jewellery makers have them as well ( including me)

      Melanie

      Comment


      • #4
        OK, fair enuff!

        Aren't a lot of the high street versions branded though??

        FD

        Fair Do's!

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by Fair Do View Post
          OK, fair enuff!

          Aren't a lot of the high street versions branded though??

          FD
          That's what I thought, so handmade, non branded ones could be good sellers.

          I got a couple of these large bags free on the market, from a market trader I regular buy from.
          Bead Shop, 91 Liverpool Road, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0QB, Lancashire. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm.

          Comment


          • #6
            When I first started making lightweight, foldable bags from recycled fabric last year, I sold loads. things seem to have slowed down a bit now - seems most people now have a selection of bags!

            Time to make something different methinks!
            Cathy xx
            http://folksy.com/shops/Cathy
            http://www.recycledbaglady.co.uk/
            http://owlfamilydiary.blogspot.com/
            I don't have a short attention span, I ... Ooh look, there's a chicken!

            Comment


            • #7
              I make large drawstring bags for a local girl's school, like the old style shoe bags but bigger, am always left with the strips of fabric down the centre, so have made tote bags, not huge but ample for shopping, sell these for £3.00 and do well as they are not branded and patterned, usually only do 3 of each fabric line.

              Comment


              • #8
                Ive been wanting to do this for months but I doubt people would pay (for very decorated bags)what Id be asking, and even then I wouldnt be making much of a profit.
                Ive seen some long life bags selling for £1.99, thers no way I could compete(although mine would be beautifuller).
                Plus, i dont know about you but Im trying to remember to take a long life bag with me when I go shopping, but I rarely remember.
                https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


                http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

                Poisoned Apple Theatre - Handmade Crafts on Facebook

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Seahorse View Post
                  some long life bags selling for £1.99, there's no way I could compete
                  The idea is not to compete with the cheaper bags but make yours a fashion accessory, as an alternative choice. There are a lot of people who don't like the advertising on the long life bags, and want something pretty or stylish, and they will pay more than £1.99.
                  If you are making bags with recycled or vintage fabric ( grannies curtains ) use a few bits of lace, buttons or trimmings etc to make it a feature.

                  Melanie

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by silvermaid View Post
                    The idea is not to compete with the cheaper bags but make yours a fashion accessory, as an alternative choice. There are a lot of people who don't like the advertising on the long life bags, and want something pretty or stylish, and they will pay more than £1.99.
                    If you are making bags with recycled or vintage fabric ( grannies curtains ) use a few bits of lace, buttons or trimmings etc to make it a feature.

                    Melanie
                    Agree, this is where we could do well making the bags different yet practical at the same time and pretty to carry.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I sort of already sell some. (That didn't make any sense! Sorry, I'll put my teeth back in!) I make shoppers out of Ikea fabric and the funky curtain fabric from FabricWorld. They're not lined but have a pocket inside for keys, phone and lippy. I only sell in the playground and at a friends work (They ask for a batch every now and then) and sell them for £4 each. They go really well. Especially the Ikea ones!

                      Debbie
                      Debbie
                      http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/...?id=1262375772

                      http://www.folksy.com/shops/purplemac

                      http://purplemac.misi.co.uk/

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X