The story so far...

17 June 2015
The story so far...
Where to start with what’s been going on since we last wrote a piece.

Madness, that’s a good place! It’s been madness, in a great way! We are really falling in love with this City and the World all over again.

Since we launched at the start of the year Chatter Bags has proven that this City wants to talk to one another. The volume of bags are increasing monthly and it’s not just in London, we are sending our bags all over the Country and on many occasions around the World. It’s a huge thank you to you all, goes to show that good old fashioned face to face conversation is not dying out any time soon.

After the spread in the Metro and other write ups recently, we’ve had interest from many different business, so much so that we are in talks in mainland Europe about bringing the bag over there to a number of cities. Exciting!

We set out with a goal, our goal is to connect people. We want to give that ice breaker needed to give you the confidence to ‘say hi your way’. Chatter Bags is being used at this moment in so many different ways, our concept is so versatile it opens itself up to a variety of different everyday life situations. We are made to make conversation, made to make a difference.

Some examples of them are; Universities and Schools are using us as a language bag, a tool that allows you to connect with others. A tool that introduces you to people whether it be home or abroad, it allows you to try the lingo with others. It works, it’s fun, it’s friendly and more importantly you are gaining knowledge whilst sharing yours. It’s the perfect all-rounder.

We’ve been used by businesses as a networking tool, a way to get the most out of your event, to get the most out of that valuable conversation. This is very exciting for us. From personal experiences we often left a venue thinking was that worth it? Did I get the information needed? Would I go again? Why have I got this handful of flyers? Our way you get what you want the event, the organisers get what they want. Result!

Day to day sales of the bags been purchased in our online store or at our pop up stores are becoming more frequent. Chatter Bags are being used as a social tool, giving people that little confidence boost needed when approaching others or showing that you’re approachable.  It is introducing people from all over the City and all over the World to each other. No apps needed. If you’re looking for friends, love or just a bit of happiness we will try help you feel like a local and get you the attention needed, we’re by your side.

We are a new start up with a long journey ahead of us, we think it’s worth it if we can make a difference to the way you live. We are bringing things back old school, now a days there’s app for this an app for that. Do you really need an app to chat?

To find out more about any of the above contact us we would to love see how we can help you or your business.

Remember we’re made to make conversation. We start the conversation, you finish it!

Metro, Metro read all about it!

05 May 2015
Metro, Metro read all about it!
We think our heading says it all; April 21st will be one date to be remembered, as our journey continues to connect this City, helping make it a friendlier, more local place to be.

Today after all the madness we get time to write about what was written about us in the Metro. This was a major milestone for our company, we are all overwhelmed to be featured in one of the most read papers in the UK! It’s a feeling of great excitement and achievement for our very young and ambitious start up.

We had a Q&A session in the section ‘Behind the Idea' this section is for “Pioneering people and their ideas in creative industries”. Our idea seems to have fit the brief. There is so much meaning behind our start up, it’s not just a tote bag with a few languages scattered around it. It’s a powerful social tool that’s connecting a City in the most natural way. So much thought went into this what seems like a simple but very effective idea. Chatter Bags has proven to be the perfect visual ice breaker and that’s where our slogan comes from ‘made to make conversation’.

We launched in December to a saturated market, with many apps and groups trying to get people connected in some way, shape or form. We had to stand out, we had to be different, we had to make something to get you noticed without feeling pressured and it seems to work. We’ve had a steady flow of brand recognition, the feedback has been so positive full of excitement and satisfaction with the results the bag gives. We have two pop up stores and our own online store where our bags can be purchased.

Since the Metro came out the phone has been hopping, emails gathering and so many kind words have been spoken. We want to keep this feel good streak going, we have all the tools we just need you to join our unique concept and be a part of the Chatter Bags family. We’re a very honest and pure company with a mission; our mission statement is, “Using London as our platform and the World as our stage our mission is to get you all engaged”.

Before we sign off we have to say a special thank you to Sophie Robinson and Melanie McKinlay from the Metro for making this happen. You will be surprised the difference this is making to the City. You should be very proud.

Watch out for more interviews and articles coming soon.

Keep the conversation flowing!

Big Love,
Chatter Bag team x

Say hi to the new guy!

17 April 2015
Say hi to the new guy!
After weeks and weeks of begging we finally allowed Thomas to work with us!

Only joking!

It’s our pleasure to introduce you to Thomas Zareba, who will take on the role as Managing Director. Thomas will focus on the operations of Chatter Bags. Thomas is no stranger to London and it’s demands. He successfully set up WSWorkshop with his brothers 5 years ago; their brand is a force to be respected on the IT scene in the UK. Thomas works daily with some of the most famous brands taking care of their web solutions.

Having worked with Thomas in the past, we created an incredibly advanced reservations system from scratch which was an amazing learning process for both of us, full of tears and tantrums (from Thomas) but it all worked out brilliantly in the end!  We’ve always had like-minded ideas with the same goal: to make life that little bit easier for you. We are inspired by the City and the day to day running of it. Thomas’s other life loves, excluding his amazing girlfriend and work, is climbing, hence the random choice of  picture!

Thomas will jump into his role pretty quick with ideas for a new site already on the cards, improving the user experience and making the navigation around our site memorable. He shares the same love for the City, when he heard we were looking for someone to join our team he said he is the best man for the job,  we couldn’t agree more.

All that’s left to say is, keep your eyes peeled for all the weird and wonderful things we get up to on our quest to make this City a friendlier, happier,  more local place to be. There’s no stopping us now, using London as our platform and the World as our stage we promise to do our best to get you all engaged! You know what we mean!!

Updating you all soon, keep the conversation flowing.

Ciao for now!

Mark & the amazing Chatter Bags Team

Happy Easter

02 April 2015
Happy Easter
Happy Easter to you all.

Firstly thank you for your continued support, we love you guys!

We've had a crazy few weeks with so many exciting things happening. London's new social tool is really starting to get noticed in the city. The conversation is flowing and it's all because of you 'saying hi your way' .

April should be an awesome month for the brand, we are meeting with even more amazing businesses to show how versatile our conversational tool is. We have one or two new announcements to make so watch this space...

The feel good factor our new start up has is making a difference to this city. Now you know by looking at someone what language they speak without hearing them or the language they are not speaking you can see as it's written all over the bag. It's the perfect Ice breaker. Our mission to help make London a friendlier city is working, the more people that know about us the friendlier it will be. Keep it going :)

Well for now we are singing off and going to chat about all things Easter and chocolate with friends, family, loved ones and whoever else wants to have an old fashioned chat.

Speak to you all in the middle of the month with all the latest gossip.

Have a fantastic, safe and chatty Easter!

Big Love,

Chatter Bags team x

Bringing the conversation to a world famous market

24 February 2015
Bringing the conversation to a world famous market
Two months in and we are really getting around this amazing city. From newspaper interviews to meeting people from a famous design house, attending events and chatting to one of the country’s most loved stores, all topped off with a thumbs up from The Mayor himself ‘Boris’. London’s new social tool has proven to be a hit with the locals, the tourists and the students.

We’ve been shown so much love these last few weeks and it’s all thanks to you!

The difference our bag is making in one woman’s words “life changing”. To hear that from our simple idea is so heart warming for us, that was our aim. This visual ice breaker has given people the confidence to start a conversation. The real purpose of this bag is to help make a safer, local London. Our plan is to keep this going and bring the brand around the UK, then get on a plane, boat or hot air balloon to take this global. We’ve been shown so much love these last few weeks and it’s all thanks to you. So much love that we are attending see us at the world famous Camden Market this weekend 28/02-01/03. Come see us, have a chat, tell us your thoughts. We would love to see you there.

The next few weeks are exciting for us, we are looking at a range of different avenues, working with different brands and shouting about it on social media, like us, follow us to keep up to date with our journey. The bag is made for you and it’s made to make conversation. By using one of things we all have in common, language. Looking at someone you don’t know what they speak, now you do! Next step; get chatting, learn something, get to know someone. Given the current climate around the world wouldn’t be great if we all just got along. Spread the word, share the love and grab a bag.

Before we go, if you are at Camden market this weekend, tell us you read this, we will do a test, if you pass we will give you a discount. :) Oh what the hell, we’ll give you a discount anyway just come say hi and ask us!

Loving you, you and you!

The Chatter Bags Team x
made to make conversation