BAG-ALL X sustainability
no one can do everything - but we can all do something!
At Bag-all, we are constantly trying to improve our impact on the planet. After all, that has been the main purpose of our brand since the very beginning. When Bag-all was started, by Jennifer Jansch, she had one goal in mind -- to build a business that had a positive impact on the environment with the concept or reuse. Our first product was the reusable fabric gift bags. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the small daily choices.
Just think about it: if you reuse a water bottle a new one does not need to be produced and the bottle you are reusing does not become garbage. Reusing is one of the best things we can do for the environment and absolutely everyone can do it as it also is for free! It is a win, win all around.
One of the main things we do here at Bag-all is that we plant trees! With our program 1 monogram = 1 tree we plant thousands of trees yearly. Follow our tree count below!
Thank you for helping us help the planet, it truly means the World to us! 🌎
The Bag-all Team
how we make a difference
The main purpose behind all of our products is reuse. Our very first product was a gift bag, created to reduce the toxic garbage that gift wrapping paper leaves behind. By reusing a product for years and years to come, negative impacts due to manufacturing, recycling, and waste management are reduced.
Most of our products are made from 100% natural cotton, and all of our prints are printed with a water-based ink that is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
Also, our grosgrain ribbons are made from 100% recycled PET bottles. By using ribbons made from recycled PET bottles, we are contributing to a cleaner planet and a healthier wildlife. Read more HERE.
Community is very important to us at Bag-all, both local ones and foreign communities far away. We believe that it's our shared responsibility as humans to help each other and to take care of each other and our beautiful planet.
As of now, we're giving back in a couple of different ways. First, we donate money to KIVA, an organization that helps female entrepreneurs in undeveloped countries start businesses that will hopefully change their lives and the lives of their local communities.
Also, we climate compensate every time we fly! After a trip, we calculate our carbon foot print and help clean up the mess we made. Read more about South Pole and their projects below ♻️
If you have placed an order from Bag-all online you may have noticed that the bags our products come in smell of mushroom? That is because they are - they are 100% plastic free and custom made for Bag-all!
In our stores we reuse all cardboard boxes sent to us for our own outgoing shipments. This both limits waste management of old boxes and reduces impacts related to recycling. Also, we no longer offer disposable bags with a store purchase. Instead, we offer reusable totes at a very low price.
Fun fact: Our stores are decorated with vintage furniture found at flea markets. Across our brand, we truly believe in reusing and waste reducing in all areas.
plant a tree
One of the newest additions to our sustainability efforts is to give back to the planet by planting a tree for every sold monogram. With some help from our friends at OneTreePlanted.org, your monograms will not only impact your bag's design, but also the lives of future generations.
Also, since we love trees and our planet, we randomly go ahead and plant some more tree here and there, because, why not?
Together, we can make a difference.
We believe that helping the planet should be easy, fun, and something that everyone can participate in. To kick-off this project, we started off by donating 13600 trees, divided between the Amazonas and Indonesia. Read more HERE.
Trees planted by bag-all & our customers 🌱
If you, like us, cannot get enough of planting trees, plant some more HERE ↓
BAG-ALL & KIVA.ORG
Giving back is one of the most important things to us here at Bag-all. Whether it’s giving back to the planet, the community, or to a fellow human in need. For a few years, we have been donating money to an organization that we feel very passionate about. It’s called Kiva, and its mission is to help entrepreneurs in poor areas across the world to start, or advance, their own businesses by giving them micro loans. By lending business funds to people in need, they are given a chance to start something of their own that will provide life-long support for them, their families and their local communities.
So far, Bag-all has lent over $7,400 to female entrepreneurs in 49 countries. We have made a total of 273 loans, and we will continue to support women for many years to come. If you want to read more about it, check out our Journal HERE. If you want to join our effort, please attribute your loan to Team Bag-all on Kivas website. It would truly mean the World to us!
Since Bag-all is a global company with our products sent across the world we have started shipping our goods by train and sea opposed to air freight. To our customers we do still ship by air but we strive to compensate for it in every way we possibly can.
One way of doing this is through our tree planting program which you can read about above.
We carefully select our producers and make sure they also have programs in place to work in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
We no longer pack any of our products in poly bags, nor ship them in plastic mailer. Our bags are now packed and shipped in our custom made bags made out of organic materials. In fact the bags are compostable and can be put straight into your compost.