At Cotton Bag Co, we know that our customers care not only about how their bags look, but also about how they are made. We know our customers want the best price and the fastest delivery times, but they want to know that the suppliers they work with do so in an ethical and environmentally-friendly way. We set ourselves these same high standards and commit to always uphold them and always be looking to improve those good working relationships.
We manufacture bags across three global sites: here in the UK, in China and in India. Each location offers us something different to offer to you. Quality is first and foremost and is consistent across all sites. Facilities in China and India complement and supplement what we can do here in the UK. They are both cotton-producing countries and they each specialize in different types of bag manufacture and printing. In the UK, we’re geared up better than anyone else for a high-quality, quick and cost-efficient turnaround, with stocks and print options to suit almost all needs. For bespoke orders where there is a little more time and some really wonderful material and print options we know we can find the same high-quality and cost-efficient result with one of our trusted overseas partners.
As a global business, an ethical approach in all that we do is what we practice and is what we expect of the companies we work with. From environmental impact to responsible working hours and factory conditions, we take a very hands-on approach to ensuring that the people who make the bags are every bit as happy and well looked after as the people who order them. We care because we know you do and because that’s the only way we want to work.
We have been printing in the UK now for almost a decade. During that time we’ve worked with everyone, from small independent business to global blue-chip brands. We like to think we’ve looked after all of them pretty well! We hold a large stock of cotton, canvas and jute bags onto which we can screen print up to 10 individual colours. For more complex designs, we might recommend our amazing litho heat transfer or digital processes that can really help to bring out details and colours.
We mostly use eco-friendly pigment water-based inks for our printing, which help us to always be keeping an eye on our environmental impact. But we can also print with Plastisol inks when finely detailed artwork and vibrant colours need to POP!
Our partners in India are members of SEDEX and are SA8000-certified. This means that you can place your order with us today knowing that our supply chain can be trusted. Our partners commit to fair and safe labour practice and a stringent dedication to employee welfare and environmental awareness. But we don’t just rely on governing global bodies and standards: we work closely with India, visiting regularly to ensure that our bags are, of the highest quality and, that they uphold the same high ethical standards that we do.
As with our partners in India, we need for our customers to trust the supply chain that we work with. Our social responsibility extends to the people we work with in China, a company who we have nurtured a relationship with over many years. Labour standards, ethics, health and safety practice and environmental awareness are the business components we will not compromise on. It matters to us that the people we work with are happy in their jobs. That reassures us that we can deliver bags of the highest quality, in the right way, to our customers here in the UK.
We hold a large stock of cotton bags in the UK which can be screen printed or for more complex full colour artwork heat transfer printed.