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Welcome to your October bag round up.

There’s a mysterious richness to the colours of late autumn, and it signals the start of a new season, with harvest festivals, Thanksgiving, Halloween and bonfire parties lighting the way. It’s also the start of many other festivities around the world. This week saw the auspicious Durga Puja festival take place across India. During that time, our production facilities close and very slowly re-open throughout the month.

This week I’m in Kolkata celebrating the start of Diwali with our production partners there. It’s a chance to spend some time visiting our social business venture, Cocobagh, which we look forward to updating you on next month. If the weather forecast doesn’t improve, I could very well end up looking like a drowned rat by then.

If you want to stay connected to the work we do and the bags we make, we’d love you to follow us on twitter at @bagsforlife. Bags for life aren’t just a commodity, they’re the lifeblood for many of the men and women who make them. So keep sending us your bag pics, and as always, thank you for reading!

Bag of The Month
The Owl Barbershop

This month’s #BOTM is a trendy bag we made for Owl Barber Shop Islington, printed in just 5 days! It has a simple but effective design and has been printed in white on two sides on a 5oz black cotton tote. We love it when customers send us strong designs that we know will print brilliantly - check out this video of the owl logo being created. If you'd like to be featured in #BOTM, tweet your tote pic to @bagsforlife and we’ll give your brand a shout out.

READ OUR BLOG for more about The Owl and the tote bag

Bags for Autumn / Winter
Bags For Life | UK Express
With the festivities in India in full flow, making bespoke bags for you in time for Christmas is going to be very tight indeed, unless you have a time machine or are willing to fly them over. However, our UK EXPRESS SERVICE offers an exclusive range of more than 30 bags held in stock ready for over-printing in just 7 days. We can even print up to 6 colours on both sides, so why not add an extra colour and get more from your print.

With All Hallows eve just around the corner, pick up a FREE SCREEN set up on all orders placed before 31st October 2017. Quote FREESCREEN at the time of placing your order.

Meet The Team
Meet Caitlyn Smith. Hailing from New South Wales, Australia (where all good people come from) Caitlyn has been with us two years. As BFL UK Production Manager, Caitlyn juggles all our UK bag projects, making sure yours reaches you on time. We’re one of the few bag producers in the UK that offer a premium range for overprinting in just 7 days. It’s a fast turnaround that keeps Caitlyn on her feet. We asked her a few questions about her job.
Making Bags of Opportunities
At WBC we’re always looking for ways to generate income for our self-sustaining Cocobagh Social Business venture. These fabulous Bengal market baskets are produced in the bamboo forests very close to the production facility where we make your bags. The ladies in the Project clean the baskets, add tags and keep 100% of the profit they make to reinvest in other local projects. This month we’re offering a 10% discount on the baskets which were only £20 to begin with - a total bargain and perfect for your Autumnal displays.