We blinked and missed the summer as we were rushed off our feet looking after clients old and new who all wanted bags, woven labels, pin badges, patches, swing tickets, tissue paper and more. New names who came into our fold over the hot spell include M and S, Help for Heroes, Prince Global Sports, Gieves & Hawkes, Toggi and Madame Tussauds. Hats off to our brilliant design team who were able to come up with interesting and exciting ideas for everyone.

With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, we are now looking forward to the benchmark gift trade show of the year – Top Drawer ( in January (12th – 14th). Once again British Tags will be taking stand number N40, giving us a chance to show off our wide range of products to prospective customers. We love the buzz of Top Drawer and this year we will be showing our latest high quality luxury branded packaging as well as new promotional products, including samples of British Tags branded wristbands and pin badges (and perhaps even giving some away!) to show the high quality that we work to with both metal and silicone products.

The buzz talk in the office here is the opening of our new India Office. We can now manufacture and dispatch from Mumbai in India, including swing tickets, woven labels, printed labels, badges, adhesive labels, seals and much more. Two of us are off to India at the end of January to help get all the processes set up so that from quote to delivery the process runs smoothly.

We were delighted to be able to offer a new product to a large UK-wide charity who wanted a large number of branded sashes which their volunteers/collectors could wear to distinguish them as working on behalf of that charity. Such sashes can be used at any large event where a company wants to distinguish its own team from guests and clients in the same vicinity. If you are running a large sporting event or any event where your staff mix with the general public these sashes would enable you to ‘brand’ your people for a much lower cost than buying branded uniforms. We can screenprint your logo onto the sashes and we have many stock ribbon colours to choose from. The finished size is 10cm x 84cm, but as everything we do is bespoke then use those figures as a guide and tell us exactly what you want. Sampling takes 1.5 weeks and bulk is delivered between 2 and 3 weeks from approval.

Our push towards being able to supply completely ‘made in Britain’ products continues (see last post). We now have two new suppliers who make very high quality, UK manufactured rope handle carrier bags with short lead times. With these new suppliers we can also offer specialist papers and handles, foiling, embossing and lithographic printing. And they can work with a low minimum quantity – only 200 bags. Please contact us to find out more.

Wash care labels and information labels are of vital importance to many businesses with recent changes in the law necessitating multiple languages being used on your labelling. We offer a language translation service in many languages and are currently working on ranges of labels in 19 languages for a client selling their product globally. Whether for printed care labels or very smart woven care labels, or for swing tickets and adhesive labels, we can help with all multi-language requirements.