What are Polypropylene Bags? What IS Polypropylene Anyway?


We have lots of polypropylene bags on our site. Most are nonwoven polypropylene, and a few are woven polypropylene. But, why are there so many out there? And what IS polypropylene anyway?

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic that was first created in 1954. From consumer goods (like reusable bags!) to automotive, and even furniture, polypropylene is one of the top 3 polymers used today! Not surprisingly, it’s also one of the cheapest plastics, which is why so much is made from it, including reusable bags! Continue reading

Special Surfers: Summer Stoke for Special People

Special Surfers’ founder, Nanci Boutet, with Jennifer Christensen and kids

On the third Tuesday in June, July, and August, a huge group of amazing people from all over New England—and beyond–converge on Gooches Beach in Kennebunkport, Maine to share in a magical evening of surfing, support, and love with Special Surfers.

Special Surfers is a nonprofit that provides an opportunity for kids and young adults with special needs (emotional, mental, or physical) to surf in the summer.  There is no cost to participants or their families, and all equipment and instruction is provided.

Bulletin Brands staff member Jennifer Christensen has been participating in the event with her son, Jack, since 2012. Jack has Down syndrome, and Special Surfers is a highlight of his summer. While there are many people with Down syndrome surfing, there are literally hundreds of special surfers with many different types of disabilities that participate.  Continue reading

Rags2Bags: Making Reusable Bags…and a Difference

Rags2Bags completed bag
Photo credit: Sustainable Tallahassee

Did you know that this month is celebrated as Plastic Free July? The campaign originated in Australia but is now a worldwide effort to encourage people to stop using disposable plastics. They say that it takes 30 days to make a new habit stick, so the hope is that by the end of the month, participants have made some shifts in thinking.

Frankly, if you’re reading our blogs, you likely already HAVE shifted your thinking, like the dozen women in Florida who came together and created Rags2Bags. The organization has made and distributed more than 2,000 reusable shopping bags throughout their community!  Continue reading

Faux Cotton Tote Bags: A Closer Look

Faux Cotton Tote BagsLast month we added two faux cotton tote bags to our product lineup: the Faux Cotton Nonwoven Shopper and Faux Cotton Nonwoven Square Tote. These bags are at once familiar and completely unexpected. Here’s why.

Familiar? Yes! These custom totes look like cotton but in reality, they’re nonwoven polypropylene—the same material you find in bestsellers like our Big Thunder Grocery Tote and Medium Nonwoven Grocery Bag. Not only that, but it’s laminated! So you have the durability of nonwoven with smooth lamination that makes for easy spray-and-wipe cleaning!  Continue reading

Banning the Ban That Encourages Reusable Shopping Bags?

Reusable Shopping Bags Encouraged Despite BanDid you hear the one about the law banning the law banning the bag? Seriously, it’s a thing (in Minnesota, at least). But don’t worry, as some retailers are rewarding those stalwart citizens who bring reusable shopping bags anyway!

It all started last year. Minneapolis city council passed an ordinance banning plastic bags, as may other countries, cities, and states worldwide have done over the past several years. That ordinance, which should have started on June 1, 2017, set the wheels in motion for affected retailers. Note the use of the words “should have”. Continue reading

Reusable Insulated Grocery Bags: Perfect for Summer Promos!

Square Zip Insulated Grocery BagConsidering a bag project that WOWS? Summer is the perfect time to consider reusable insulated grocery bags! If they’re not on your radar, you HAVE to take another look. They’ll keep foods (and beverages) cool for much longer than their non-insulated counterparts. Sure, they’re pricier, but they’re totally worth it—especially for hot-weather promos. It’s pretty much guaranteed that your recipients will 1) not throw away their new bag, 2) carry it everywhere, and 3) love you for doing a branding project with their new favorite bag. And, when you buy them in bulk, the price is even lower, stretching your marketing moolah to the max! Continue reading

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Custom Lululemon Bags

Custom Lululemon Bags“You know those custom Lululemon bags? Can you do those for me?” This is probably one of the top questions we get asked—true story! Bulletin Bag [.com]’s answer has always been, “YES!!” Now, however, it’s even easier to get started on your own project with the addition of 9 new custom bags with all over printing!

Once our clients find out the answer to their burning question about custom Lululemon bags, they get excited! But, there’s a lot about these bags that many people don’t realize. Here are five things you likely didn’t know about those custom Lululemon bags: Continue reading

We’ve Added More than 20 New Custom Bags and Pouches!

Whew! During the past two months, we have added more than 20 new items to our website, which means your choices for custom bags have grown by more than 10%!

We try hard to listen to what is important to you and find products that address those wants and needs, while maintaining our commitment to integrity and safety. The lesson here? Fill out our post-delivery Client Happiness Gauge survey. You could win a Starbucks card, true, but your feedback really does help drive new product selections!

So, what are you telling us?? Well, you don’t want to see 20 of the same type of bag. You want 20 different options, vetted by our staff, that will bring your branding project to life. Continue reading

9 Great Ideas for Dental Bags (and What to Put in Them!)

custom dental bagsLet’s face it. Those dental bags you get at the end of your visit are like the free gift with purchase of a clean mouth. You already know what’s in them (floss, toothbrush, paste), but you still can’t wait to get that dental goodie bag of love.

What if the whole concept of those bags was thrown on its head? Picture it: you’re pulling that paper towel-thing off your chest, eagerly waiting for your free toothpaste, when…what the…OMGeeee! It’s a Lululemon bag, only with smile-infused quotes all over it. But wow, it’s so cool! You’ll totally use that to tote stuff around town. And what’s inside? A water bottle? Cool travel toothbrush cover? This isn’t dental floss…it’s a pocket mirror! Cool!

People love free stuff. And when they get your super-charged goodie bag, they’re gonna tell their friends (who also have teeth). Sound good? Whether your budget is small or large, here are 9 ways to infuse some ‘WOW!’ into your practice. Continue reading

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