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BETTER BY DESIGN

ECO BAGS CATALOGUE


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JUTE P5-8

JUCO P9-11

DURAPAPER P12-15

FAIR TRADE COTTON P22-23

FOLD UP POLYESTER P25-27

NON WOVEN PP P28-29


contents CUSTOM DESIGNED ETHICALLY MANUFACTURED COTTON P16-19

CANVAS P20-21

DELIVERED ON TIME

LAMINATED PP P30-31

FROSTED PP P32-33

BY A TEAM OF BAG SPECIALISTS


WHY BUY A PLANET ECO BAG ? SURE – M, NO PROBLEE YOU K A M N A C WE OTTON A CHEAP C LETS MAKE BUT SHOPPER – SEAMS WONT E H T E R S U S THE HANDLE SPLIT, AND LL OFF, AND WONT FA ARE AT IT, WHILE WE IT LOOK LETS MAKE IS LIKE TH

SO – WHY BUY A PLANET ECO BAG? I USUALLY JUST BUY THE CHEAPEST COTTON SHOPPER I CAN FIND TO PROMOTE MY BRAND...

OR THIS?

WHY DON'T START WITH WE YOU WANT HOW TO BE USED THE BAG , YOU WANT AND WHAT YOUR BAG TO SAY ABO UT YO BUSINESS? UR

OR THIS? Lets get started – would you prefer a natural, biodegradable fabric like jute or canvas? Or is your brand high tech? Perhaps a photographic quality print on woven polypropylene? ALL Planet Eco Bags are long-term reusable and thus help eliminate single use plastic bags.

PLANET ECOBAGS – SO MUCH MORE THAN CHEAP COTTON SHOPPERS 3


JUTE & JUCO JUTE fabric is eco-friendly and completely biodegradable. It grows faster than cotton allowing for faster harvest times and does not require pesticides or fertilisers. It is therefore 100% organic. Jute is also grown on land that is not otherwise suitable for food crops, and does not need any additional irrigation. Thus, we view jute as having the lightest possible environmental footprint of all bag fabrics. Bags made of jute are incredibly hard wearing and long lasting.

They hold their shape, making them easy to pack full of groceries and with good graphic design, jute bags can also be really, really beautiful. Planet Eco Bags are always made using 15x14 grade jute – this has a good, tight weave, which is why our jute bags look better and last longer than other brands. When printing onto jute bags, bear in mind that it does have a rough surface texture – so “bold is best” – we recommend a minimum 3.5mm stroke size for perfect reproduction. This is particularly relevant when we are printing pale colours, as these require a thicker ink mixture than darker colours. JUCO fabric is a blend of jute and cotton fibres. It has all the benefits of jute, with a much finer surface texture which allows finer print. The smoother surface also makes it a better choice for bags which may be in contact with dark coloured business suits! Juco is more costly than Jute, but is a fabulous choice if budget allows.

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E R ECOW A M I NM M E N D 10- P OI M U M ( 3. 5 I N T P R I N TM M ) O N J US I Z E TE

PLANET SIMPLE SHOULDER BAG RAW JUTE TB 0129 J 38w x 42h handles 65 x 3 print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h

LEAD TIME FOR JUTE: local stock 24hrs (unprinted) local stock 2 weeks (printed) indent stock 12-14 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5-6 weeks (by air)

CUSTOM MADE DYED JUTE (per colour)

indent only, MOQ order 3000 pcs

JUTE IS THE ULTIMATE ‘ECO’ FABRIC. GROWN WITHOUT THE NEED FOR PESTCIDES OR FERTILISERS, IT HAS THE LIGHTEST OF ALL ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINTS 6


PLANET SHOPPER STARCHED JUTE TB 0137 J 40w x 32h x 18d handles 55 x 3 print area (local) 25w x 18h print area (indent) 36w x 24h AT E D L A M IVNI RT UA L LY S E– J U T E SI T RU C T I B L O S E L D IN D C AN A IN AN LE AN W I P E CO F S P I L L S C A SE N THE O INSIDE

FA B R ST I F F EI C I S NED WITH STA RCV EG E TA B L E H = BIODE G R A D100% AND O A RG A N B L E IC

PLANET SHOPPER LAMINATED JUTE TB 0137 LJ 40w x 32h x 18d handles 55 x 3 padded cotton webbing print area (local) 25w x 18h print area (indent) 36w x 24h

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PLANET SHOPPER CONTRAST LAMINATED JUTE TB 0137 LJ black/blue/red/green/brown 40w x 32h x 18d handles 55 x 3 padded cotton webbing print area (local) 25w x 18h print area (indent) 36w x 24h

NEED EANT DIFFERR? WE U COLOCUSTOM N S A C T E B AG DYE JUM 3000 FRO S UP. UNIT

LEAD TIME FOR JUTE & JUCO: local stock 24hrs (unprinted) local stock 2 weeks (printed) indent stock 12-14 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5-6 weeks (by air) 8


PLANET MINI GIFT BAG NATURAL LAMINATED JUCO TB 0135 JCO 25w x 20h x 10d handles 30 x 3, padded webbing print area (local) 15w x 10h print area (indent) 20w x 15h

PLANET MIDI GIFT BAG NATURAL LAMINATED JUCO TB 0136 JCO 32w x 26h x 11d handles 40 x 3, padded webbing print area (local) 20w x 15h print area (indent) 25w x 18h

PLANET SHOPPER NATURAL LAMINATED JUCO TB 0137 JCO 40w x 32h x 18d handles 55 x 3, padded webbing print area (local) 25w x 18h print area (indent) 36w x 24h

PLANET SHOPPER CONTRAST LAMINATED JUCO TB 0137 JCO black 40w x 32h x 18d handles 55 x 3, padded webbing print area (local) 25w x 18h print area (indent) 36w x 24h

J U CO M U C H H AS A FINER SURF THANAJCE TEXTURE U T E, SO LO O WITHKFS AMAZINGIT IN E PRINTIN DETAIL DOESNG. AND IT 'T 'BITS' O LEAVE BUSINNE DARK SUITS!SS

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G ADDINDRESS D A B E A W RANDING E O R B G E TO T H MESSAE PANELS SID SY WITH IS EA DENT IN

MIX A J U CO FRONT CONTRWITH J U T E S AST PANELIDE S

CUSTOM MADE SHAPE & SIZE ADD CONTRAST PANELS print edge to edge MOQ 1000 lead time 12-14 weeks (by sea) 5-6weeks (by air)

WE CAN CUSTOM MAKE BAGS IN ANY SHAPE & SIZE – STARCHED OR LAMINATED, JUTE OR JUCO 10


PLANET TOTE NATURAL JUCO TB 0131 JCO 38w x 42h x 8d handles 65 x 3 print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h

WITHOUT LAMINATION

M CUSTOUCO J MADE ME FUN... O HAVE SD STRIPES APE H AD E THE S LES CHANGE THE HANRDE G U N C H A D D A C LO S 0 P C S A 00 ONLYM1OST MOQ (F R O NS!) OPTIO

Slightly rusti c, very chic & surpris ingly low cost LEAD TIME FOR JUCO: local stock 24hrs (unprinted) local stock 2 weeks (printed) indent stock 8-10 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5 weeks (by air) 11


What about paper?

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WELL...PA IS STILL SIN PER G STILL DISPO LE USE, BUT YES, W SABLE... THAT PAPER E DO AGREE HA ALL OF ITS S A BEAUTY O WE ARE VER WN, SO YP TO INTROD ROUD UCE....

super strong (will carry up to 15kg....which is a lot more

than anybody ever wants to put in a shopping bag!) super comfy cotton webbing handles 98% biodegradable long life resuability (approx 12 months in normal use) water resistant

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in natural brown or pure white

dura paper


APER DURAPMAZING A IS ANRIC – IT'S FAB Y, VERY VER G AND STRONLASTING LO N GL E A S T A (AT R IN YEA AL NORM USE)

REMARKABLE REUSABLE

PLANET SHOPPER BROWN DURAPAPER TB 0137 DP brown 40w x 32h x 18d handles 65 x 3 black cotton webbing print area (local) 25w x 18h print area (indent) 36w x 24h

BRO DURAPWN IS M ASPER T POPUO FOR ECLAR O R GA O/ FOO NIC/ BRANDDIE S

PLANET SHOPPER WHITE DURAPAPER TB 0137 DP white 40w x 32h x 18d handles 65 x 3 black cotton webbing print area (local) 25w x 18h print area (indent) 36w x 24h

LEAD TIME FOR DURAPAPER: local stock 24hrs (unprinted) local stock 2 weeks (printed) indent stock 8-10 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5-6 weeks (by air) 13


ALL THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF PAPER AND LONG TERM REUSABLE

BROADN C OT TO NG WEBBEI S ARE L D H A N -S M A R T U B E R CO M F Y AND ARRY. TO C

PLANET MEGA MARKET BAG BROWN DURAPAPER TB 0159 DP brown 60w x 34h x 20d handles 65 x 3 black cotton webbing print area (local) 25w x 18h print area (indent) 40w x 24h

PLANET MEGA MARKET BAG WHITE DURAPAPER TB 0159 DP white 60w x 34h x 20d handles 65 x 3 black cotton webbing print area (local) 25w x 18h print area (indent) 40w x 24h

DURAPAPER IS LOWER IN COST THAN JUTE AND PRINTS AS BEAUTIFULLY AS JUCO 14


PLANET FASHION SHOULDER BAG BROWN DURAPAPER TB 0133 DP brown 32w x 36h x 10d handles 65 x 3 black cotton webbing print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 30w x 30h

REMARKABLE REUSABLE

DURAP APER H AS O FABULO NE MOR KIDS C US BENEF E WITH APN DRAW OIT – ANYTH RETTY MU N IT H PENCIILNG – TEXTC AS , S , P A ST E L S , PAINT. A BEA.U. MAKES TI GIFT FUL

& G N O R ST nd a T R A SM raw d n a c you on it!

LEAD TIME FOR DURAPAPER: local stock 24hrs (unprinted) local stock 2 weeks (printed) indent stock 8 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5 weeks (by air)

PLANET FASHION SHOULDER BAG WHITE DURAPAPER TB 0133 DP white 32w x 36h x 10d handles 65 x 3 black cotton webbing print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 30w x 30h 15


COTTON NATURAL COTTON – also known as CALICO in natural unbleached format – is the faithful old labrador of the branded bag industry. Economical, strong, reliable and easy to manage.

ALL Planet Cotton bags are made in socially compliant, ETI approved factories.

Many cotton bags are made in a low grade 140gsm unbleached cotton – some are even as thin as 110gsm. Whilst the low grade fabric may look OK at first, it will shrink & distort when washed and if printed with more than one colour, the ink may seep through the fabric and stick the bag together.

We wish we could say the same for some of the 'other' cotton bags in the market.

We often ask ourselves “why would someone print THEIR BRAND on such a low grade bag?" ALL Planet Cotton bags are made in high grade 150gsm cotton. Inside seams are fully overlocked to prevent fraying and the handles are a good, comfortable 30mm wide (some cheap bags have handles as narrow as 20mm – little wonder they don't get used...) 16

Decent & safe working conditions, fair pay and full environmental management.

When cotton threads are woven more tightly to give a denser fabric, it is then called CANVAS – most commonly made in 275gsm fabric weight (also called 10oz canvas). Whatever fabric weight is used, the handles should ALWAYS be attached to the top of the bag using a X stitch – if they are not X stitched , the handle will tear away from the top seam. So...choose your cotton bag carefully to make sure that what you get creates a genuinely positive outcome – not only for your brand, but also for the broader community and the environment.


cotton ALSO CALLED CALICO

prints beautifully

LEAD TIME FOR COTTON: local stock 24hrs (unprinted) local stock 2 weeks (printed) indent stock 8 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5 weeks (by air)

T INDEN ULL F S TO C K M O Q BLEED 0 100

PLANET SIMPLE SHOULDER BAG NATURAL COTTON CALICO 150gsm TB 0129 CN 38w x 42h handles 65 x 3 print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h 17


DER SHOULP IS A R ST IDE SO 6CM WSUPER I T I S F Y TO CO M R Y ! CAR

cotton ALSO CALLED CALICO

PLANET SIMPLE MESSENGER BAG NATURAL COTTON CALICO 150gsm

PLANET DRAWSTRING BACKPACK NATURAL COTTON CALICO 150gsm

TB 0142 CN 38w x 42h single shoulder strap 95 x 6 print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h

TB 0145 CN 38w x 42h double cotton drawstring straps print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h

TH STYLEESSE ARE REALL POPULY, REALLY AR FO ST U R AND BDENTS, KIDS U SY P E OPLE WHO B OT H N E E D HA FREE! NDS

LEAD TIME FOR COTTON: local stock 24hrs (unprinted) local stock 2 weeks (printed) indent stock 8 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5 weeks (by air) 18

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dyed cotton

PLANET TOTE NATURAL COTTON CALICO 150gsm

PLANET TOTE DYED COTTON 150gsm

TB 0131 CN 38w x 42h x 8d handles 65 x 3 print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h

TB 0131 CN black/white/red/blue/green 38w x 42h x 8d handles 65 x 3 print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h

65 HANDLCM THE PE ES ARE SHOULRFECT LENGTDER H

WE ND MME HIT O C E R BLE U O D A FOR PRINT LOURS O C E L A P L ON AL TES O DYED T

USUALLY CALLED 'CALICO' WHEN IT'S UNBLEACHED OR 'COTTON ' WHEN IT'S DYED 19


275gsm / 10oz

Beautifu l, heavy quality canvas there's n othing else quit e like it

PLANET TOTE DYED HEAVY CANVAS 275gsm TB 0131 HC white / black 38w x 42h x 8d handles 65 x 3 print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h

E RECOW M A DOUMEND HIT P BLE ON BLRINT CK CANVA AS

PLANET TOTE NATURAL HEAVY CANVAS 275gsm TB 0131 HC 38w x 42h x 8d handles 65 x 3 print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h 20

LEAD TIME FOR CANVAS: local stock 24hrs (unprinted) local stock 2 weeks (printed) indent stock 8 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5 weeks (by air)


275gsm / 10oz

es i d o o f r o f s e l y t s PLANET MARKET BAG Great NATURAL HEAVY CANVAS 275gsm

PLANET BYO WINE BAG HEAVY CANVAS 275gsm

TB 0147 HC natural / black 18w x 30h x 10d handles 40 x 3 print area (local) 8w x 20h print area (indent) 14w x 20h

FO BULKY RGET B AG S C O O L E R , THESE GO BAGSRGEOUS LIT M TLE A K E CHIC! BYO W BE EAASND THEY CAINE INT ILBY FOLDED N AG O R POCKO DON'TET SO THEY GET LE FT BEHIND ..

TB 0139 HC 45w x 32h x 12d handles 65 x 3, cotton webbing print area (local) 25w x 18h print area (indent) 34w x 22h

THE PE SA S LANDC T MEACNE IS A M R O U F D O R T P FRESHLIKELY TO GNED L E S S AS H E D – A O R E SQU MUCH M ITS SOMFORTABLE CO C A R R Y ! TO

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FAIR TRADE FAIRTRADE Cotton Mark COTTON Guidelines

Fair Trade advocates for better working conditions and improved terms of trade for farmers and workers Issue 1 – Spring 2015 in developing countries. The Fair Trade Mark is the most widely recognised ethical label globally; it allows you to demonstrate to your customers your commitment to ethical and sustainable values. Our bags made from Fair Trade Cotton are grown by farmers that have achieved Fair Trade accreditation. They are are then manufactured in the same socially compliant factories that make ALL Planet Cotton bags. Decent and safe working conditions, fair pay and full environmental management and NO child labour, or forced overtime.

Š Fairtrade International 2015

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These fundamental pricincipals apply to ALL Planet Ecobags, regular and Fair Trade.

FAIRTRAD


fair trade cotton PLANET SIMPLE SHOULDER BAG FAIR TRADE NATURAL COTTON 150gsm

PLANET SIMPLE MESSENGER BAG FAIR TRADE COTTON 150gsm NATURAL OR BLACK TB 0142 FT black / natural 38w x 42h single shoulder strap 95 x 6 print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h

TB 0129 FT 38w x 42h handles 65 x 3 print area (local) 25w x 25h print area (indent) 34w x 30h

nd e m m o c We re it h e l b u o a d lack b n o t prin cotton

IVED PERCUEE AT VAL AIL RET 15! $10-$

LEAD TIME FOR FT COTTON: local stock 24hrs (unprinted) local stock 2 weeks (printed) indent stock 12-16 weeks (by sea) indent stock 8-10 weeks (by air) 23


WHAT REALLY IS AN “ECOBAG”?

There's no single definition of an 'Eco Bag' – but we believe GENUINE REUSABILITY is the key to freeing the world of single use plastic

“eco” MUST mean genuine, strong, well made product which has a LONG TERM useful lifespan “eco” MUST mean a product that is manufactured without harm to the local environment

“eco” MUST mean a product that is manufactured in socially compliant, fair work facilities

“eco” MUST provide a GENUINE ALTERNATIVE to single use plastic bags

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“eco” does not have to mean biodegradable – but it DOES need to be USEFULLY REUSABLE “eco” does not have to mean “recycled or recyclable" BUT IT MUST HELP ELIMINATE SINGLE USE PLASTIC


POLYESTER Lightweight polyester is very durable, very strong and can be easily dyed, screen printed and sublimated. It is not natural or biodegradable, but with good design, one polyester bag can replace literally thousands of single-use plastic bags, which make this fabric one of the best available for the 'eco bag' category. Planet Polyester Bags can be quickly and easily scrunched up into their tiny storage pouch. This means, that, in practice, they ARE repacked and carried in a handbag or a coat

pocket – so are always there, even on an un-planned stop at the shops . Imagine how well your brand is represented when someone can say ”I don't need a plastic bag thanks, I have brought my own” at the checkout! We have 3 main styles – the HoldAll, the CarryAll and the BackPack. These styles are tried, tested and very popular but we are always happy to custom make for different designs.

is that it can be easily printed with full colour, complex graphics across the entire bag surface using DYE SUBLIMATION (minimum order 5000). 100% RECYCLED POLYESTER is also an option – please call us for details.

Another key benefit of Polyester

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POLYESTER Fe HOLDALL our afaturing COOL, BRIGHT & STRONG

ADD A ZIP POCKET TOCK A T H E B AC K P O R PERFECT F ALL KEYS OR SME CHANG

PLANET HOLD ALL FOLD UP POLYESTER 210D TB 0150 PY 48w x 36h x 8d handles 65 x 6 INDENT ONLY, MIN ORDER 1000 print area 30w x 28h

PLANET BACKPACK FOLD UP POLYESTER 210D TB 0152 PY 38w x 42h double pp drawstring straps INDENT ONLY, MIN ORDER 1000 print area 30w x 28h

E ITS NOT TH TO G IN H T E N DO OURITE, PICK A FAVBAG IS BUT THIS OOO JUST SOO AT IT USEFUL TH 1 IS OUR #

LEAD TIME FOR POLYESTER: indent stock 8-10weeks (by sea) indent stock 5-6 weeks (by air) 26

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POLYESTER CARRYALL

65x6cm

9 cm

6 cm

COOL, BRIGHT & STRONG

15cm

18 cm

PLANET CARRY ALL FOLD UP POLYESTER 210D TB 0151 PY 42w x 34h x 8d handles 66 x 5 INDENT ONLY, MIN ORDER 1000 print area 30w x 28h

15.5 cm

5.3 cm 16cm

N SUBLIMATIO PRINTINGE AVAILABL P L E AS E CALL

YOUR CHOICE O F POUCH ST Y L E

base gusset 8cm

65x6cm 65x6cm

external pouch

65x6cm

12cm

12cm

external pouch White

8cm

8cm

8cm

18 cm

3.5 cm

3.5 cm

8cm

18 cm18 cm

fabric loop

base gusset 8cm

base gusset 8cm

36cm

fabric loop

Folds easily into tiny pouch

48cm

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NON-WOVEN & WOVEN PP FABRICS NWPP stands for non-woven polypropylene. NWPP is quite strong, lightweight, low cost and colourful. It is made from polypropylene beads which are melted and dye is added, then it is spun into something which looks a bit like fairy floss, which is then pressed into rolls. The final rollers have a pattern to create the characteristic texture. Planet NWPP Eco Bags can be made in 80gsm, 90gsm, 100gsm or 120gsm fabric weight. Heavier fabric does cost a little extra but this can be money very well spent, depending on the intended style , size and purpose of the bag. Conversely, some styles are perfectly workable in a lighter weight fabric. The key to success lies in understanding how the fabric and the seam construction can be used effectively to build in maximum strength at minimal cost. NWPP bags are most commonly decorated using spot screen print, digital print & heat transfer . WPP stands for woven polypropylene. WPP is made from 28

individual strands of polypropylene which are WOVEN together to create a fabric which has immense integral strength and is therefore perfect for “workhorse� bags such as Supermarket Shoppers & Recycling Bags. WPP bags can have a high gloss or a matt finish (and they look surprisingly different!) They can be spot screen printed or can carry full colour CMYK / photographic images

The print is applied to the INSIDE of the surface laminate using huge offset print machines See pages 30-31 for full details on WPP bags.


NON WOVEN

PLANET MEGA MARKET BAG NON WOVEN PP 100/120gsm TB 0159 NWPP 60w x 34h x 20d handles 65 x 3 pp webbing includes press stud closure print area (local) 25w x 18 h print area (indent) 40w x 24h

POLYPROYLENE (NWPP) PLANET SIMPLE SHOULDER BAG NON WOVEN PP 80gsm TB 0129 NWPP 38w x 42h handles 65 x 2.5 print area (indent) 34w x 30h

PLANET SHOULDER BAG NON WOVEN PP 80/90gsm TB 0133 NWPP 32w/h x 36hw/h x 10d handles 65 x 2.5 print area (indent) 26 x 26

PLANET SHOPPER NON WOVEN PP 80/90/100gsm TB 0137 NWPP 40w x 32h x 18d handles 55 x 3, fully stitched to sides of bag includes pp base stiffener print area (indent) 34w x 22h

PLANET SQUARE SHOPPER NON WOVEN PP 80/90/100gsm TB 1136 NWPP 32w x 32h x 22d handles 55 x 3, fully stitched to sides of bag includes pp base stiffener print area (indent) 28w x 22h

LEAD TIME FOR NWPP: local stock 24hrs (unprinted) local stock 2 weeks (printed) indent stock 8 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5 weeks (by air) 29


LAMINATED FABRICS Laminated bags can have either a high gloss or a matt finish (and they look surprisingly different!)

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they can be spot screen printed or can carry full colour CMYK / photographic images

the print is applied to the INSIDE of the surface laminate using huge offset print machines

the set up cost is quite high , so we

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usually recommend a minimum order of 3000 bags to make best use of this technology

laminated bags are generally

made in either WOVEN or NON WOVEN PP.

Woven PP is the stronger of the

two fabrics and is recommended for use where heavier objects, or things with stiff corners (eg. carton or milk, or a box of cereal)

are to be carried. We recommend woven PP for supermarket bags & beach bags. It costs around 15% more than non woven but this extra cost is well worth it in terms of added strength and resistant to tearing.

Non Woven PP is lower in cost

and is perfect for applications such as to carry clothing (eg. a gym bag) or for trade show use.


LAMINATED WOVEN & NON WOVEN PP

PLANET SHOPPER LAMINATED WOVEN PP TB 0137 LWPP 40w x 32h x 18d handles 65 x 3 PP webbing full bleed print over entire bag

PLANET SHOULDER BAG LAMINATED NON WOVEN PP TB 0133 LWPP 36w x 32h x 10d handles 65 x 3 PP webbing full bleed print over entire bag

PLANET FASHION SHOPPER LAMINATED NON WOVEN PP TB 0138 LWPP 38w x 34h x 16d handles 65 x 3 PP webbing full bleed print over entire bag

O F FS E T O PRINT ONTED A LAMINAT TES EA FABRIC CR ING A ST U N N VISUAL RESULT

THERES A SIGNIFICA SET UP CO NT THIS TECHN ST SO MOST ECO IQUE IS N FOR ORDEROMICAL S OF 3000+

LEAD TIME FOR LAMINATED NWPP: indent stock 8-10 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5-6 weeks (by air) 31


FROSTED PP

PRINT N D IT, RAW OUSE T S IT OR JU FOR THE IT AS IT IS RANDING ULTIMATE B DONT TELL EXERCISE – BOUT THE PEOPLE A TS, LET CO N T E N T H E THEM SEE S CO N T E N T

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PLANET SHOULDER BAG FROSTED PP

FROSTED PP

TB 0133 FPP 36w x 32h x 10d handles 65 x 3 PP webbing

e new l o h w A ion dimens

PLANET MEGA MARKET BAG FROSTED PP TB 0159 FPP 60w x 34h x 20d handles 65 x 3 PP webbing

LEAD TIME FOR FROSTED NWPP: indent stock 8-10 weeks (by sea) indent stock 5-6 weeks (by air) 33


The FAIRTRADE Cotton Mark

ETHICAL TRADING & ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES The FAIRTRADE Program Mark

WE TURN UP

PACKAGING AND PAPER

Undue and unnecessary use of materials shall be avoided, and recycled materials should be used wherever appropriate.

The main difference between Planet EcoBags and many other eco bag suppliers is the fact we turn up. Our Product Management COTTON Team visits each and every factory involved in the fabrication of our products. It not just a 'face-time' visit, we turn up (usually unannounced) at the factory door and request to see a current job in production.

The FAIRTRADE Cotton Mark signifies that the cotton in the product is Fairtrade certified

CONSERVATION We're maintaining our industry leadership by taking part in the Fairtrade Program. The Fairtrade focus on providing better standards for people is in line with our company values and the policies we operate within.

The FAIRTRADE Program Mark for Cotton signifies that the brand or company has purchased a certain volume of cotton as Fairtrade

Processes and activities shall be monitored and modifed as necessary to ensure conservation of scarce resources, including water, fora and fauna and productive land in certain situations.

ENERGY USE

All production and delivery processes, including the use of heating, ventilation, lighting, IT systems and transportation, must be based on maximising effcient energy use and minimising harmful emissions.

Every manufacturer has the capability to take you to a big shiny factory with perfect conditions and happy staff; but the acidtest is when you request to see "your job" on the production line.

ABOUT FAIRTRADE

Ask the question the next time you buy bags – or any product sourced overseas for that matter – "do you turn up?".

By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers.

CARBON OFFSET

It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

We offset carbon emissions from the global operation of Planet Eco Bags with ClimateCare.

Only then can you really gauge whether to work with that company or not.

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and Cotton Mark Guidelines workers in theFAIRTRADE developing world. 03

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

LABOUR STANDARDS

We require our factories to have sound labour practices; we expect them to treat their employees fairly, in accordance with local laws and regulations relating to labour and employment as specified in the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code (full details at www.planetecobags.com)

Our factories shall, as a minimum, comply with all applicable local & international laws and regulations relating to the environmental impact of their business including (but not limited to) the following:

WASTE MANAGEMENT

Waste is minimised and items recycled wherever practicable. Effective controls of waste in respect of ground, air, and water pollution must be adopted.

ClimateCare is an organisation that reduces global greenhouse gas emissions on behalf of companies and individuals. These reductions are made through a range of projects around the world that not only make real reductions in carbon emissions, but also make a difference to people’s lives. To find out more about ClimateCare and its projects, see www.climatecare.org.


BETTER BY DESIGN

TO PURCHASE PLANET ECOBAGS PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTOR. You can find your nearest Planet EcoBags Distributor by calling the Australian Promotional Products Association (APPA) on 1800 692772 or email to info@appa.com.au The Planet EcoBags collection has been developed by Trade Bags and is only available through accredited promotional product distributors.

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