Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone! In conjunction with the green of Saint Patrick’s Day, I decided to share a company that produces eco-friendly bags and it is called BAGGU. I wish I could remember where I heard of this company, but once you hear the word BAGGU, it is hard to forget. BAGGU produces a wide array of colorful, simple, versatile, and affordable bags. All of the products are constructed in a way to minimize material/production waste and ensure high quality. Each bag is made out of nylon, canvas, or leather.
Nylon: Although nylon itself is not bio degradable (and therefore not totally eco-friendly), nylon is sturdy and can be reused infinitely. These BAGGU bags can hold up to 50 pounds and are made to last for years. But if you are ever ready to part ways with your nylon BAGGU, don’t throw it away! BAGGU has set up a nylon recycling program where you can send your bag back to be recycled into a new bag and in return you receive a discount on a future purchase.
Above is one of their nylon designs called the Standard BAGGU (on the right), which comes in three convenient sizes. There are so many uses for a simple bag like this. It is small enough where you could just scrunch it up into your purse or pocket and whip it out when needed. The first thing that pops into my head when I see this bag is a reusable bag for groceries. If you have a lot of groceries and want to carry a bunch of bags at once, you can store them in the 3D Zip BAGGU (pictured on the left). How convenient!
Canvas: All of the cotton canvas bags are made out of pre-consumed, recycled cotton. To me, the canvas bags designs shout travel. They offer a duckbag (I have no idea why its called this) and backpack which would be great for school, work (if it is a casual environment), hiking, the beach, or any another other day trip kind of activity. They also offer a variety of weekend bags, which you could use for, well obviously, a weekend trip. And lastly, there is the duffel bag for longer trips.
Leather: The BAGGU leather bags are more expensive than the other materials, but great if you want a more sophisticated look. BAGGU works with a tannery that documents and manages their operations to minimize the impact on the environment. They also conserve leather by using the leftover scraps from the larger bags to make the smaller leather accessories. Of all the leather options, I think I like the tiny wedge coin purse the best. I love the unique shape. You could put it on your key ring and use it to hold coins (obviously), headphones, chap stick/lip gloss, gum… I think I might have just sold one to myself!
All three material options are great ways to initiate going green and support BAGGU’s green business practices. So which BAGGU is for you? Check all the bags out at: https://baggu.com/features/0.