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FORGET THE scramble for Kate Moss clothes or the rush for I Am Not A Plastic Bag cotton carriers. Trendy teachers are likely to be scouring for one of The TES's own "climate neutral" hessian bags.

Four hundred were snaffled up in the first two hours of the recent annual National Association of Head Teachers' conference, leaving hundreds disappointed. One head even threatened to cancel his subscription over the matter.

"It was crazy," said a marketing department mole. "We ran out straight away and they were in such short supply we couldn't bring in a new shipment."

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