I can’t believe Christmas time is right around the corner. Either the years are getting shorter or my brain has changed its perception of time…
Anyway, Christmas is the whole reason I started Bag-all. I got really upset about all that garbage created on Christmas day. We are five in the family and celebrating with extended family we had black garbage bag after black garbage bag full of wrapping materials. It made me kind of sick to think of the fact that it was not only us, but everyone else on our block, in our neighbourhood, in our city, in the country, in all countries. If you picture this in your minds eye it is not a pretty sight.
So, I thought there must be a better more sustainable way of doing the gift giving.
This was our Christmas card last year. The girls with my very first Christmas collection!
Searching on-line I found some quite disturbing numbers about the waste created from gift wrapping.
* There is 5 million tons! of extra garbage created by gift wrapping around the holiday season in the US alone.
But we can all easily do something about it by reusing! There is some statistics about reusing as well:
* If families in the US just wrapped three gifts in reusable material there would be an equivalent of the surface of 45 000 football fields in paper that wouldn’t have to be produced or become garbage.
* If families reused just two feet (less than a meter) of string for their gift wrapping that would be 38 000 miles (approx 61 000 km). That’s enough to tie a bow around the Earth.
I also found some environmental groups talking about reusable fabric gift bags and I thought – now that is probably the best idea I have heard in my entire life. However, being a stylist, I didn’t care too much for the way those bags looked. So, I thought I might be able to contribute something to this idea. And – voila – Bag-all was born.
This was our Christmas tree last year (I know the kids went a little over board with the decorations haha).
This Christmas season we have a really great offer. If you buy five or more bags we will give you one Large Red or Black striped Christmas bag for free! Just e-mail us on email@example.com and let us know which colour you prefer.
Please reuse! Waste reduce!
Cuties Page and Ava stopped by our store on 219 Mott st, NYC. They personalized their backpacks with some patches and pins! Come by our flagship store and check out all our patches and pins to pimp up your bag up. If you can't stop by our store you can order it online.
...liquor is quicker!
New wine bag just arrived! Perfect for storing your wine in the kitchen or as a gift when going to that dinner party. Next to it is the small heart organizing bag for keeping all the small things you love.
Keep your headphones protected with our new Black headphone case. The bag has a bottom so it stands up by itself, making it perfect for storing the headphones at home in-between uses.
To make it even cooler, add a monogram to the bag, or maybe a line from your favorite tune?
The case is lined with a stylish red and blue striped fabric and if you prefer letters over pictures, fear not! We still have our old Headphone print in the my cases collection.
Get yours here