We have all gone a bit sentimental and Christmassy in the Kan office! Our very own Homemade Queen, Polly, has been busy making stamps and creating family Christmas presents from our branded cotton tote bags with her kids. So simple but effective – and fun!
Polly used old wine corks (well it is Christmas!) to cut print shapes from. Then it just a case of putting some simple acrylic paints on the end to stamp out the designs and letting the kids do their thing. You can of course try to direct them, but that depends on the kids!
This strikes us as a great way to make something lovely, and homemade, as gifts. It doesn’t always have to be corporate.
It also shows the flexibility of our simple natural cotton shoppers. You can use everything from a simple spot colour, to a CMYK transfer. Kan can also print all over the bags with a Pantone screen print – giving you the right corporate colours on a beautifully bespoke bag that stands out from the crowd.
The possibilities are endless, for versatile cotton tote bags that can be used time and again, and then recycled!
Everyone at Kan wishes you a very Merry Christmas. And we hope that you get some equally special gifts from your friends and family too.
Our custom cotton tote bags can be so much more than standard!
Just because shopping bags are seen every time you go to the supermarket doesn’t mean they have to just fade into the background. Take this stunning custom cotton bag for example!
As with so many things, it starts with a great idea. Sir John Soame’s Museum London is well know for having a wonderful eclectic collection of items and artwork. The artwork is a simple drawing of the outside of the building and a sketch of some of the collection inside. The great idea comes when you print them both on the same bag.
The lining is a made from the same material as the outside of the bag, so it’s just as hard wearing and can be printed with exactly the same amount of detail. Both the inside and outside of the bag are printed, then cut and sewn together. That means that the design can be truly full coverage, right up to the seams. It also means that this custom cotton bag is really two in one. That’s because it is completely reversible. There really is no difference between inside and outside, except for the print.
And what a great print it is too! It may be a simple line drawing, printed in 3 colours on the outside and 2 on the inside, but the bold colours, and all that wonderful detail, really make an impact. Of course it helps if you have a subject as great as this museum to work with!