We’re talking all things fashion & friendships

28 February 2017
We’re talking all things fashion & friendships
We start off the shortest month of the year with some of our biggest news. Chatter Bags has made its debut at Fashion Week. We were walking the walk and talking the talk! A new date on the fashion calendar it was Amsterdam’s turn to flaunt it and they did not disappoint.  So, who wore our designs?

We teamed up with City Jet, W Hotels, and The Westergasfabriek to help welcome some of the most influential bloggers around. This collaboration happened because one of the Account Directors from the luxury hotel chain knew of our brand in the Netherlands and felt it would be the perfect accessory to start a conversation and help introduce people to one another and we’re pleased to say from the feedback, it went down a hit. So Kendall Jenner, Kate Moss or David Gandy get in touch, you know where we are should you need one of the world’s most talked about bags!!! Pretty exciting stuff right?

But hey, we think every day is like fashion week for us and our amazing Chatter Bags wearers parading up and down streets all around the globe. Getting people noticed is our thing, and we love it. So fashion to friendships…

Friendships are important for your mental wellbeing (most of the time). It’s becoming much more difficult to find friends, especially if you’re not from the country or you are new to the town or city. These days in the digital space there’s so many ways to meet people, but is it taking away from basic communication skills and the old fashioned way of getting to know people? Look, we know how much this digital age has improved our lives and we are sure it has helped some people make new friends but it’s not for everybody. We think there’s something so satisfying about face to face chats and all the emotions that go along with it. Emoji’s might be the fastest growing “language“ but it can only tell you so much.

In our opinion you don’t need apps to chat. With so many ways out there to make friends, from meet up groups & social groups to park runs and of course Chatter Bags to name but a few. We understand it can be hard and sometimes daunting to start a conversation. This is why created our concept which encourages people to come say hi to you without the awkwardness and it shows common ground and interests straight away. The rest is up to you should you decide to continue the conversation. You never know where it could lead, a friendship for life or the love of your life? If you have been reading our previous posts you will know this not uncommon.  We’ve been called the 3D Tinder in the past, which is great!

Lastly, speaking about love, Valentine’s Day has been here and gone and of course it had many of us were pounding the pavements for flowers, chocolates and the mushy cards. Love it or hate it’s here to stay! We took a great picture of a guy proposing on Southbank check out our twitter to see.

Next month we will be chatting about our trip to Kings College London and we’ll be going all green for the friendliest day of the year, St Patrick’s Day.

Until then,

Big Love!

The Chatter Bags Team x

And that was January!

31 January 2017
And that was January!
Where to start…

Firstly, Happy New Year. We hope 2017 was good to you all so far? It’s been memorable that’s for sure!

It started off with the usual January blues! Back to work, the New Year’s resolutions are barely hanging in there and our ‘get fit’ plan, well, that had to be postponed until February 1st!! All the decorations have been taken down and the only twinkle left is the aircraft in the skies. It's lights out in Piccadilly too! This grey gloomy weather isn’t to everybody’s taste and predictions of snow fall in the south turned out to be a light dusting. Boo, no sleighing in Greenwich Park for us!

Pretty tragic stuff, right?!

Anyway in more serious news, to pick up on last year and our social integration mission. We cannot stress enough why now is the time to bring people closer together. It seems the world is becoming more and more divided. If you read or listen to the daily news headlines, politics are dominating. With stories that are almost coming across as unrealistic as some of the pledges that were made. These stories can have a big impact on us socially. Let’s try keep it together, the world deserves much better. We are in touch with some MP’s explaining how our concept works and are hoping to receive some positive news soon.

Keeping with the news; Loneliness was put in the spotlight again today with another campaign to help tackle it. This is great news, we wish all concerned good luck on their mission. We tweeted our support and will continue to help the fight to prevent more victims of this sad and serious issue. Remember, it takes one person to make a difference. Be that person, start a conversation today.

Events, events and more events! Lot’s going on this time of year. Chatter Bags made it across the water for one special VIP event (more on that next month). This is a very exciting time, our ‘Let’s talk about…’  concept is connecting people in so many ways. Its face to face communication about topics you choose to talk about. Simply tick and talk.  Its win-win. The relevant information is given and received, resulting with a happy customer and vendor. We have a new range of colours and bags which can be tailored to you or your brand’s needs. Find out more here.

Chatter Bags is a versatile social tool that’s made to make conversation. We start the conversation, you finish it!  You can scream from the rooftops about us and we’d love to hear your ideas.

Next month is all about love and boy, does the world need it!

Well we have been called the ‘3D’ Tinder in the past, hopefully we can help someone out!

Chat soon!

Big Love,

Mark & The Team

The most wonderful time of the year

23 December 2016
The most wonderful time of the year
After all of November’s excitement our feet are firmly back on the ground and we hit the floor running this month.

The Christmas rush is on, we’re so pleased our concept has you all talking, so much so you’ve been ordering them as stocking fillers again this year.

December is always a busy month for most people and businesses. The streets are full of shoppers, party goers and stress levels are on cruise control. “Tis the season to be jolly” they say and we totally agree. It really is the most wonderful time of the year! Check out our twitter for pictures of the Christmas knits!

Family and friends from all over the world come together, everybody is in high spirits. This is a time for our concept to shine again by bringing people together. Our towns and cities are filled with people from all over the country and the world. For some people this time of the year can be lonely and our social tool is helping to tackle this issue head on. So if you have a Chatter Bag or not spare a thought for the people around you. If you know any elderly people go visit them, invite them out for a cup of tea. It will make such a difference to their day and yours too for that matter.

Social Integration is on top of our list for the coming year.  We have written about this in the past and are continuing our mission helping people to feel like a local wherever they are. By integrating people and communities we educate one another. We help build trust and friendships that sometimes never happen because people are uncertain of their social surroundings and stick to what they know and people they know. Trust me; were all missing out, there’s so much you can learn from people around you especially in a wonderful diverse city like this one. Try it!

The events sector, schools and universities which we’ve worked with in the past have proven to be a huge success. Our “Let’s talk about” concept for the events is a powerful tool allowing attendees and vendors to get the most out of their events. The communication tool for schools and uni’s is the perfect way to break the ice and shows common interests among fellow students, what’s not to love? It can be hard getting to know people these days with all the apps out there. Chatter Bags is the perfect digital detox, much needed and a breath of fresh air when it comes to the old fashioned way of speaking, face to face. We have big plans for the coming year! If you would like to know more go to Our Concepts on the website.

2016 was a year full of surprises some good, some not so good. We have to look forward to 2017 and make every moment count, together we can make a difference, and together we are stronger.

Thank you all for the continued custom and support. We really feel the love.

So on that note; we want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Enjoy it wherever you are or how you choose to celebrate it.

Big Love,

Mark & the super Chatter Bags team!

We are Great British Entrepreneur Award Winners!!

30 November 2016
We are Great British Entrepreneur Award Winners!!
It feels good to say that!

Award season is very much in full swing all over the country, so much so you’d be hard pushed not to see someone in black tie or a sparkly dress on the London underground.

We had our opportunity to put on the glad rags on November 22nd and attend this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards at the Lancaster Hotel London.

What a night...

Hailed as the benchmark of entrepreneurial success in Britain, this special event did not disappoint. From the get go you couldn’t help but feel excited, from pap’s to bubbles and familiar very successful faces it all kicked off with a bang.  We said it at last month’s event but the talent was on tap at this ceremony too. We were chatting to so many inspiring people with real passion for what they do. It was an evening for giving yourself a little pat on the back and realising we deserve to be in this room with this awesome bunch of people.

Complements were flowing around the room at dinner from people who were 20 years in business to people that are 20 months into their business. It was a real delight to hear about some of the journeys people have been on or are currently experiencing. Being a social enterprise we have a lot to talk about when it comes to making a difference and creating social change here in the UK & all over the globe, people were taking a real interest in our concept and how it works and the impact it is having. It was like a really lavish networking session. We loved it.

Throughout the evening we got to hear from some incredible speakers, full of motivational subjects and personal stories. Then came that part of the night where the awards were being handed out to deserving entrepreneur after entrepreneur and company after company were being crowned and then, “Mark Beehan - Chatter Bags”

We won, I found myself standing on stage next to another winning entrepreneur and BBC Apprentice winner Mark Wright! We both congratulated each other and everybody else on the stage it was the best feeling.

We could not believe it, another award for this start-up. it means the world to myself and the team. We work our butts off daily and are continuously adding new ways for our concept to grow and make a difference. We really enjoy it and to get rewarded for it is the icing on top.   

This team effort has proven time and time again people want change and we are honoured they choose our way as one of the ways to make it happen.

2017 is looking to be an exciting year for us, we will continue to work with our much loved schools, uni’s, travel and tourism sectors as well as the events industry which is really hotting up for us!

December is also looking jam packed and our favourite “C word” is on the tip of everyone’s tongue ‘CHRISTMAS’!!

So until then, speak to you all next month.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Big love,

Mark and the multi-award winning Chatter Bags team! X   (feels sooo good)!

GBEA here we come

01 November 2016
GBEA here we come
Let’s start with the great news. Chatter Bags has only been shortlisted as finalists at this year’s Great British Entrepreneur Awards. How exciting is that!!

We were invited to a celebration evening on October 12th at the RBS Building Bishopsgate. The event was wonderful, we were surrounded by the good and the great of the entrepreneur world, talent was on tap!

We were chatting (what we do best!) to so many people about our concept, about all the different avenues we have gone down with it. We were talking to tech people, to foodies, retail owners and ambassadors of cities to name but a few, they all show real interest and understanding for our product. We were congratulated on a number of occasions on the win last year. We were buzzing, all these great people in one room you can’t help but feel inspired.

Next day we got an email to say we’ve been shortlisted as finalists in the Social Enterprise Entrepreneur of the year category, we jumped up and down, sat down, jumped up and down some more, had a little tear and got straight back into work!! We are over the moon. What an honour. We can’t thank the GBEA enough for recognising us.

The difference our concept is making to the events industry, businesses, schools and individuals has proven to be a success. We are driven by the positive impact it is having and we are tackling social change and behaviour head on. We have lots to do but if this social tool can work in London it can work anywhere.

In other news October was just great, we love this month. Leaves changing colour, people wrapping up warmer and nights getting longer. It’s time to get even more social! River walks and long talks are on our menu. We were out and about as usual, we had awesome days at our pop up just off brick lane. We had a few meetings at the IoD which is always a pleasure to be around and a bunch of other great chats with people and businesses. School break was on which means it’s a busier time for us all. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to go to The Language Show, we had a lot going on this time round but your messages were well received we missed you too!

The media circus of tube chat has died down and life goes on, on the underground. Halloween spooked the life out of many of us. It seems to be getting bigger and bigger each year. Who dressed up by the way? Send us your pictures.

Now it’s time for November to take over,

Oh yes, wish us luck on the 22nd  GBEA at the Lancaster here we come!!


Big Love,

Chatter Bags Team x
made to make conversation