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16 August 2023

Cotton Bags - Ndebele Print Bags Traditional African Prints


30 May 2023

We have added Embroidery Designs (our work) Videos

Have a look


20 December 2022

Travel Jewellery Dice Round Drawstring Bags Pouches

Travel Jewellery Dice Round Drawstring Bags Pouches

More Bags & Pouches and detailed information


 

12 October 2022

Paper Courier Bags - Eco-friendly Biodegrable compostable

Paper Courier Bags

More info and dimensions


06 October 2022

Pink Trees - Create a Window of Hope
Pink Tree wraps
PinkTrees Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month

This year many South African Towns and Villages are awash with
Pink Trees - Pink Tree wraps

To keep the the cheerful positive and generous vibes goin
we have teamed the pink trees with a Moustache
for Movember the male cancer awareness month
and a Red Ribbon for December HIV Aids awareness month

Find out more and how you can spread good vibes too !


08 September 2022

Good news

100% Made in South AfricaRPet Recycled PET Plastic Bags
are now available in South Africa

Check it out NOW!


04 September 2022

We stock and make all kinds of Cotton Bags and Sacks
for every Occasion and any Packaging needs you may have
Cotton Canvas Travel Bags • Duffel Bags • Moonbags • Anti-Theft Backpacks
Customized Personalized Embroidered and or Printed

Cotton Bags Sacks

Cotton Canvas Travel Bags Duffelbags Anti-Theft Moon Bags

more Cotton Bags and info


31 August 2022

We have just added some great new Pre-tied
Cravats Foulards Ascot Scrunch Victorian Ties
Regency Ties Neckcloth Scarves

Ties Cravats Foulards Ascot Scrunch Victorian Regency Ties


22 August 2022

Goodbye Winter Hello Spring 2022
There is no better way to celebrate Spring, than with a bag or Garment
Embroidered with a beautiful Spring Tree.
Be the Star of and shine in Spring with your Spring Bag or Garment.

Spring Embroidery Designs


 

15 August 2022

Events - Event Planning - Easter Egg Hunt, Heritage Day, Spring Day, Halloween
and Carols by Candle light,
have become popular community events often organized by
teams made up of community members.

A few tips regarding basic Event planning:
The first thing to consider when planning an event is the date.
That’s an anchor which is unlikely to change.
You’ll also want to estimate/restrict the number of attendees.
These will be critical elements that will determine other aspects of your planning.

  1. Budget: Estimate all your event costs and create a budget. This will influence many event management decisions such as venue, décor, give-aways, favours, goodie bags, etc.
  2. Venue: The venue needs to be able to accommodate all you envisioned and planned.
  3. Marketing & Advertising: Publish all relevant information via a website, social campaign, newspaper, email and flyer handouts.
  4. Sponsors: Event sponsorship is a win-win relationship that organizers, sponsors, and attendees benefit from. Sponsors see your event as a form of advertising and brand awareness campaign. As such they want to know numbers that predict a successful event. Hence, clearly state what you can offer the sponsor that is tied directly to their company, brand, and/or a specific product.

For items you may want for Decorations, Goodie Bags, Give aways,
to sell at the Event or get sponsors for:

https://www.bemoci.co.za/SA-SOUTH-AFRICAN-FLAG-MERCHANDISE-GIFTS-BAGS.htm

https://www.bemoci.co.za/HalloweenBags.htm

https://www.craftwizard.co.za/Halloween-Decor-Gifts.html


08 August 2022

While the Pandemic is over
the possibility of getting infected with
Covid19 Coronavirus and variants (strains) thereof remains real

GET Vaccinated
Keep up Vaccination - Currently available: 2 primary shots + 2 Boosters

Continue to wear a Mask (especially indoors)
Protect yourself and those around you

Continue to maintain the careful cleaning of your hands, use soap and water
or alcohol based hand rubs which are still provided at the entrance of most stores.

Season change is usually associated with colds, flu, hay fever, reaction to pollen
and catching an airborne virus causing suffering and possible long-term side effects

If you are feeling unwell without knowing what is causing it
PLEASE wear a mask to protect those around you
even if you have no more than a harmless common cold !
It may cause someone with a compromised immune system
to become seriously ill !

Caughing and sneezing in public without protection
(covering your mouth and nose with your hands or arm is considered protection)
is simply a sign of disrespect for others !

Wear a mask ♦ Earn the respect from and show consideration for
your fellow human beings !

Reusable Eco friendly Washable Multi Layered FACE MASKS


07 August 2022

Heritage Day - 24 September

Be identifiable as a proud South African without saying a word anywhere in the world!

Shine with customized personalized Distinctly South African items!


October 31 2022

Halloween - The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, 
when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts


Halloween dates back thousands of years to the Celtic celebration
to mark the end of Harvest season

In the late 1800s, Halloween got molded into a holiday more about community and neighbourly
get-togethers than about ghosts, pranks and witchcraft.
At the turn of the century, Halloween parties for both children and adults became the most common way to celebrate the day. Parties focused on games, foods of the season and festive costumes.

Some popular Holloween activities:
Go Trick or Treating...
Tour a Haunted House...
Halloween Costume Parties ...
Carve a Pumpkin...
Watch Halloween Movies...

Since Halloween is celebrated and enjoyed by Toddlers Teenagers and Adults
gifting a personalized Embroidered Trick or Treat or Loot Bag to last a Lifetime, makes sense

PIck any of the above featured designs to create your own
Eco Biodegradable Compostable
Cotton Drawstring Trick or Treat or Loot Bag!

Order Personalized Halloween Bags

More Halloween Bags



22 August 2022

Goodbye Winter Hello Spring 2022
There is no better way to celebrate Spring, than with a bag or Garment
Embroidered with a beautiful Spring Tree.
Be the Star of and shine in Spring with your Spring Bag or Garment.

Spring Tree Embroidered
Say Goodbye Winter Hello Spring with an
Embroidered Spring Tree......
Hello Spring Flowers Embroidered
Embroidered Spring Flowers
Hello Spring Cute Embroidered
Cute Spring Embroidery

Spring Embroidery - Comments / more information

More Embroidery Designs

Craftwizard has great items suitable for DIY
and painting projects for Children

Spring Season brings a new life to the trees, plants, flowers, crops, etc. It makes the earth greener and brighter with lustrous colours.  Spring is the season during which the natural world revives and reinvigorates after the colder winter months. During spring, dormant plants begin to grow again, new seedlings sprout out of the ground and hibernating animals awake.

Spring inspires us to be more active, spend more time outdoors, and resume outdoor activities.

Outdoor lunches, dinners and family gatherings become events and no matter how big or small deserve special attention and decorations
to create unforgettable memories.

SpringTable Decoration ideas:

Potjie Pot Tealight Candle Holder
Potjie Pot Tealight Candle Holder
Tealight Candle Holder Flower
Tealight Candle Holder Flower
Potjie Pot Herb Planter
Potjie Pot Herb Planter
Candle Lantern Cone Clay
Candle Lantern Cone Clay

More Table Lanterns Decorations and ideas


Natural Fibers

Most popular Natural eco-friendly fabrics:

ORGANIC COTTON:
Sustainability Score: 9/10
Why we love it: • Made from natural fibers • No pesticides or chemicals used • Biodegradable • Wicks away sweat • Breathable • Soft Drawbacks: • Requires a lot of water • Hypoallergenic • Non toxic • Natural moisture management (excellent wicking properties) • Biodegradable • Compostable • Pricey
Versatility Score: 10/10


COTTON:
Sustainability Score: 8/10
Why we love it: Cotton is a naturally soft material that feels comfortable against the skin • Highly durable strong natural fiber derived from the cotton plant •Breathable fabric •Absorbent •Hypoallergenic • Non-toxic • Natural moisture management (excellent wicking properties) • Biodegradable •Compostable
Versatility Score: 10/10



Hemp:
Sustainability Score: 9/10
Why we love it: Natural fiber • No chemical processing required • Requires less water than cotton (medium amount) • Requires little to no pesticides
• Biodegradable • Compostable • Pricey
Versatility Score: 10/10

FLAX - LINEN 
Sustainability Score: 8/10

Linen has a much lower environmental impact than cotton, as it requires no pesticides and little water. It dries faster than cotton and has the tendency to crinkle. It regulates body temperature, so keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Why we love it: • Natural fibers (Flax Plant)   • Lightweight • Breathable • Natural moisture management (excellent wicking properties)
• Biodegradable • Compostable • Machine washable
Versatility Score: 10/10


SILK 
Sustainability Score: 8/10

Why we love it: • Natural fibers • Requires less water than cotton • Expensive • Silk worms are killed unless it's Vegan Silk • Luxurious smooth feel • Low Grade silk tears easily • Biodegradable • Compostable • Machine washable
Versatility Score: 5/10


RAYON/VISCOSE
Sustainability Score: 8/10
Why we love it: 100% rayon is made from wood pulp cellulose and put through a chemical process, creating a man-made, natural fibre. Rayon has a silk-like aesthetic.
It is processed with chemicals, so if toxic chemicals are released into the environment, we rate this a 5/10.
If the fabric mill processes and disposes of the chemicals properly, we rate this a 7/10

Since this fabric comes from wood pulp, ensure the wood is sourced sustainably. If the fabric mill disposes of the chemicals properly, we rate this an 8/10.
If brands are careful about the source and processing of the viscose, it can be a good eco-friendly fabric to use. 
• Lightweight • Soft • Superb drape • Cool • Breathable
Natural moisture management (excellent wicking properties) • Biodegradable
• Machine washable
Versatility Score: 6/10 (mostly used for clothing)


BAMBOO
Sustainability Score: 9/10
Bamboo is a sustainable crop. It is essentially a fast-growing grass, and one of the most persistent and versatile grasses on the planet, requires no fertiliser and self-regenerates from its own roots, so it doesn’t need to be replanted. It requires far less water than cotton. Bamboo fiber has various micro-gaps, which make it softer than cotton and increase its moisture absorption. When compared to cotton cultivation, which requires large amounts of water, pesticides, and labour, the advantages are pretty clear.
• Antibacterial and highly absorbent • Powerfully insulating and soft
• It has a natural repellent for odours • Biodegradable Compostable
Versatility Score: 10/10


Send comments / questions to:
Bemoci's Blog: Eco friendly fabrics


Screen printing is a process where ink is forced through a mesh screen onto a surface. Making certain areas of the screen impervious to printing ink creates a stencil, which blocks the printing ink from passing through the screen. The ink that passes through forms the printed image.
Screen Printing is versatile and can be used on many different natural and man-made fiber fabrics.

Artwork requirements: Vector generated .pdf, high resolution .jpg, .png


Heat Transfer Sublimation combines full-color dye sublimation with a variety of easy-to-cut vinyl. Sublimation HTV (heat tranfer vinyl) is formulated with polyester allowing it to accept sublimation dye. Sublimation HTV can be applied to cotton, cotton/poly blends and 100% polyester fabric.

Artwork requirements: Vector generated .pdf, high resolution .jpg, .png


What is DTG printing? Direct-to-garment, or DTG, is a printing method that sprays ink onto the garment. The ink then soaks into the fibers of the garment. It's like printing on paper, but on clothing.
This method is used on Natural Fabrics. (Cotton, Hemp, Linen, Hessian, Burlap, Jute.

Artwork requirements: Vector generated .pdf, high resolution .jpg, .png


Dye Sublimation is the transition of a substance directly from the solid phase to the gas phase without passing through the intermediate liquid phase. Dye Sublimation is an endothermic phase transition that occurs at temperatures and pressures below the triple point of a chemical in the phase diagram.
This method is used on Polyester, Microfiber and other man-made fiber fabrics.

Artwork requirements: Vector generated .pdf, high resolution .jpg, .png


Christmas Xmas Embroidery Designs


Halloween Embroidery Designs


HIV Aids Cancer Awareness Ribbon Designs


Logo Embroidery Designs


Namnah Saddle Pad Embroidery


Proposal Wedding Embroidery Designs


Proteas SA Flag Big5 Embroidery Designs


Special Occasions Love Valentines Easter Mother's Day Father's Day Embroidery Designs


Embroidery-Embroidered-TreeEmbroidery-Embroidered-Pumpkin

Embroidery is an ancient form of needlework that has been used worldwide to embellish textiles for decorative and communicative purposes. In terms of form and aesthetics, embroidery may add color, texture, richness, and dimension.

What does embroidered mean?
If an accessory or piece of clothing is embroidered, this means patterns have been sewn onto it with thread. This can be for practical or decorative purposes: for example, a business owner might want to have their company’s logo embroidered on their staff’s Uniform items.......commemorate a special event........have staff recognized as individual team members.............etc.

Digitising artwork for embroidery
Embroidery digitisation is the process of converting an existing piece of artwork, such as a company logo, into a stitch file that an embroidery machine can then read and use to replicate the design on a garment. We’re experts in digitising artwork for embroidery, and we offer this service to anyone looking to have their clothing or accessories embroidered.
To ensure accurate replication of your Logo and/or required wording, we need
high resolution artwork (.jpg: .pdf; or .png)

Unlike digital printing (heat transfer/dye sublimation)
Embroidery designs cannot be minimized limitless.
A typical chest embroidery should be no more than a 9-10cm square.
When Logos and writing are minimized too much, the design
can look "a mess", unrecognizable and unreadable.
We can advise on what's possible and what not,
when we have the artwork and know where and on what
you need the embroidery done.

Unlike Screen printing, embroidery set up fees are per design
NOT per colour.

While a minimum charge per Job applies,
stitch count (the amount of stitches needed)
determines the price of embroidering a design.

Designs may be cheaper when digitized for a low stitch count,
but compromises quality.
A few stitches up or down can have a profound impact
on the final outcome of your embroidered Design.


Send comments / questions to:
Bemoci's Blog: Embroidery



Generally Craft or Kraft Bags are known to be Brown Paper Bags.

However, Craft Kraft Bags can be any
Hand or Screen printed
Hand or Machine embroidered
or any other kind of enhancement added.

Cotton and Hessian Bags are particularly suited for
Hand painting
Screen printing
Hand and Machine embroidery.
Adding, Beads, Feathers, Bling, Buttons, Ribbons, etc. further enhance
and personalize a bag.

You may want to commemorate a special Occasion or hand out event favours
in a custom designed gift bag.
Cotton - Burlap Hessian Jute and Paper Bags are
best suited for such Occasions.

We make custom sized, custom designed (shape/style)
Cotton
and Burlap Hessian Jute bags
and custom Screen print or Embroider same for you.


Send comments / questions to:
Bemoci's Blog: Craft Kraft Bags


Eco-friendly Biodegradable Compostable

Eco-friendly means:
Earth friendly………not harmful to the environment.

Eco is an abbreviation for ecology, the system of relationships between living things, and their environment. Friendly implies beneficial, or at least not harmful. It should follow that the term eco-friendly, when added to services or products, indicates positive or at least not harmful, effects on living things.

Biodegradable / Compostable means:
Biodegradable materials are substances that decompose easily through the actions of bacteria, fungi, and other living organisms. Biodegradable substances usually include the substances found in day-to-day usage, for instance, food refuse, tree leaves, grass clippings, natural fibers, Textiles, Ropes, etc.

Send comments / questions to:
Bemoci's Blog: Eco-friendly Biodegradable Compostable