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Hello Maria!

As we wind our way towards the last few weeks of frenzied shopping weekends, there's still time to capitalise on those all important impulse purchases - 'aka' panic buys! This month, we've been working with some brilliantly innovative retailers who are doing just that with impressive results. Read about our Whole Foods Market Christmas ranges below.

Believe it or not, we're still printing up a storm and there's STILL TIME to have your own bags made and delivered to you before Christmas - but you will have to be quick. Don't forget, we also keep a range of plain bags in stock ready for immediate despatch; useful if you find yourself short of time. And if you're feeling smug and well stocked already, get in touch with us about next year. Now's a great time to get your 2018 jobs underway, so you can sit back relax and save at the same time.

The WBC bags for life team will be putting our own feet up from 22nd December through to 2nd January, but please get in touch if there's anything we can do for you before then. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 2018.

Bag of The Month
Wholefoods Market - Embroidered Jute Bag
We have been working with Whole Foods Market here in the UK since they arrived as Fresh & Wild many years ago. They have always been innovative when it comes to curating collectible jute bags and shoppers. In fact, so successful that some of the bags we've produced for them in the past are so collectible that they're selling for upwards of £30 on some very well known auction sites.

This year, Whole Foods Market is offering three limited edition bags for the 'holiday season'. With visitors from North America up 19 per cent year on year, all of them wanting to take home a little piece of the UK, we predict these bags will sell out equally fast! Who knows they may well prove a good investment.

With news of Prince Harry confirming his intention to marry Meghan Markle, it is reassuring to know that she's one of the many fans of our WholeFoods re-suable jute bag. If you'd like to feature in #BOTM, tweet your tote pic to @bagsforlife and we'll give your brand a shout out.

READ MORE about the Whole Foods Market Bags
Support For Cocobagh Grows
Cocobagh Project
Our social business venture in Kolkata is building momentum. Our next group of trainees are due to join the centre at the end of this year, which means more equipment is needed.

Fortunately, word has spread about the Cocobagh project and a local business group in India has committed to supporting our work by donating 20,000 rupees worth of educational resources and equipment. Being one of the oldest and most active tables of the Indian chapter, Calcutta Alipore Round table no.12 (CART-12) has been involved in various social enterprises relating to education and healthcare.

They joined us on a recent visit to the project, you can watch my slightly uncomfortable recording below if you promise not to make fun of me.
Meet The Team
Meet Chris Cooney
Chris is almost everything you'd expect from a millennial, self-assured, socially aware and technically proficient. He is covered in playful tattoos, his favourite track from Childhood is I'm Blue by Eiffel 65 and he loves playing Aussie Rules Footy at the weekend.

Always enthusiastic and conscientious at work, Chris has committed to growing his ‘mo' for Movember in support of a range of male related health issues, including prostate and testicular cancer. It's a cause that means a great deal to him. We'll let him tell you more about himself, the work he does here at WBC bags for life and why he's currently willing to look like Pablo Escobar for a good cause.

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday over for another year, luckily not all the deals are completely finished yet. We've decided to extend our Bag Friday offer of FREE SCREENS on all printed bags.

Simply place an order with us before 15th December and we will do just that! It's a SAVING of £25 per colour, so why not go the extra mile and add some extra colours to your bag? Choose from over 30 stock bags that can be overprinted with a company name or logo in just 7 days, or go totally bespoke and we'll make your bags just the way you want them. Either way you'll be saving!