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Father’s Day

Do your Dad’s pockets always bulge with wallet, keys, loose change, tissues and countless other “essentials” he cannot possibly leave the home without? Is he always after space in your Mum’s bag for her to carry his stuff for him? Is it time he had a bag of his own?

Father’s Day falls on June 16 this year. Don’t be caught out – order his Man Bag now!

Does your dad do the grocery shopping? how about a denim shopping bag that will last forever and help save the planet?

Does your Dad carry his coins in one of those little plastic bags you get from banks? These pyramid coin purses will do the job!

Have you bought your Dad a bottle of something tasty but need some ethical gift-wrap? How about one of these?

If it’s Dad’s job to walk the dog, how about a bag specifically designed for the purpose, with room for a roll of poo-bags, doggy treats, keys and wallet:

Not seen what you need? have a look at our Denim Collection and Tech Bags for more inspiration!

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Mothering Sunday

This year, Mothering Sunday falls on 31 March, and it will be with us before we know it! Are you ready? Here at JeaniusBags we have simple gives for much loved mothers (and grandmothers!) to suit pocket-money budgets.

Have a look at these examples – please remember that all prices exclude P&P.

Up to £20

Classy Cool Clutch Bags – £20

Zip N Go laptop bag – £20

Roma toiletry bag – £18

Ruffled and Ready kiss-clasp bag – £12

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Up to to £10

Covered notebook – £10

Denim totes – £10

Denim Sling Bag – £10

Groovy Glasses cases – £8

Cross-body Denim pocket bags – £8

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Up to £5

Shopping totes – £5

Zippered ID Purses – £5

Drawstring bags – £4

Makeup bags – £4

Pyramid Pouch – £4

Pencil cases – £4

Card holders – £3

Produce bags – £3

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Stuck for Gift Wrap ideas? Check these out!

Bottle bags – £4

Large gift bag – £5

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Please visit our website to see our full range of bags!

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Cork – a “vegan leather”

This post is borrowed (with permission) from Toni of The Little British Fabric Shop, and explains all about cork – the fabric that really does grow on trees!

Hi, my name is Toni and I live in Wiltshire in England.  I am the owner of The Little British Fabric Shop where I sell quilting cottons and cork fabric through my websiteand in my spare time I love to make bags and purses (amongst other things!) which I sell through Facebook or at local craft fairs. You can also follow me on Instagram (and very occasionally twitter) @tlbfs

What is cork fabric?

Cork fabric, also known as cork leather or vegan leather, is produced from thin cork shavings which are obtained directly from the bark of the cork oak tree. The cork shavings are backed typically with a combination of cotton, polyester and polyurethane and is very soft to the touch and very flexible.

When the bark of the cork oak tree is removed a new layer of cork re-grows, making it a renewable resource. When harvested at regular intervals the trees can thrive for centuries.  This is what makes the cork oak unique as it is the only tree that survives even after its bark had been stripped from it.  The bark can develop considerable thickness and can be harvested every 7 to ten years.

So it’s renewable which means it’s sustainable, and there are no harmful chemicals involved in the production of cork fabric which means it is also environmentally and eco-friendly.

But that’s not all!  Cork fabric is hypoallergenic because it doesn’t absorb dust, so it helps to protect against allergies and does not pose a risk to asthma sufferers. It is anti-fungal which means it will not go mouldy when it gets damp. It is waterproof, stain resistant and easily cleaned. And it is as durable as leather, yet as versatile as fabric which I think is what makes it such a popular choice for makers of bags and apparel. Finally, it is seen as an animal friendly alternative to leather and so is very popular as a vegan leather substitute – you will find that most manufacturers of cork and cork apparel will carry the ‘PETA Approved’ logo (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).

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