BAG-ALL X SUSTAINABILITY



NO ONE CAN DO EVERYTHING - BUT WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING!


Bag-all은 지구에 좋은 영향이 되기 위해 지속적인 노력을 펼치고 있습니다. 바로 이것이 Bag-all의 탄생 이유이기도 하니까요. 창립자 Jennifer Jansch는 단 하나의 목표를 가지고 브랜드를 시작했습니다. 재사용이라는 컨셉을 통해 환경에 긍정적인 영향을 주는 비즈니스를 만드는 것이었죠. 그렇게 탄생한 저희의 첫 제품은 재사용 가능한 패브릭 기프트백이었습니다. 

결국 “작은 변화”에서 모든 것이 시작된 거죠. 

한번 생각해보세요. 아주 간단합니다. 물병을 재사용하면 새로운 물병을 만들지 않아도 되고, 쓰던 물병이 쓰레기로 둔갑 하지도 않죠. 지구를 지키는 가장 쉬운 방법, 모든 사람이 그   어떤 비용도 없이 환경을 보호할 수 있는 방법, 바로 재사용입니다. 모두가 윈윈할 수 있는 가장 좋은 방법이죠.


그 누구도 완벽할 순 없습니다. 모든 사람이 갑자기 삶의 방식을 통째로 바꿀 수도 없는 노릇이죠. 하지만 한 명의 개인이 모든 것을 완벽하게 하지 못한다 해도 여러 명이 작은 한걸음을 실천해준다면 변화는 일어날 것입니다. 의식 있는 선택을 하고 항상 재사용을 염두에 두는 삶의 방식을 통해 우리는 함께 지속가능한 미래로 한발짝 더 다가갈 수 있다고 굳게             믿습니다. 



함께 지구 지킴이가 되 주셔서 감사드립니다. 여러분이 저희의 가장 큰 원동력입니다! 🌎


XOXO 

The Bag-all Team

HOW WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE


REUSE


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.



MATERIALS


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 ♻️



OUR STORES


Our stores 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.


In order to reduce plastic waste, we also make sure there's always necessities such as fresh water, etc. available, so that our employees never have to buy plastic bottles.


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. Sustainability can always co-exist with style and quality.



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 6700 trees, divided between the Amazonas and Indonesia. Read more HERE.


TREES PLANTED BY BAG-ALL & OUR CUSTOMERS 🌱


6700

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, something that matters and that will provide life-long support for them, their families and their local communities. 


 So far, Bag-all has lent over $6,000 to female entrepreneurs in 46 countries. We have made a total of 219 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! 

 xox


Since Bag-all is a global company with offices and stores around the world, flying is somewhat unavoidable to us. However, we are aware of the environmental impact flying has on the planet and, therefore, we strive to compensate for it in every way we possibly can.


For example, every time we fly, we calculate our estimated carbon footprint and buy carbon credits from South Pole to make up for the damage we have made. When you buy carbon credits from South Pole, they dedicate your money towards environmental projects that benefit the environment.


Why choose to offset our carbon footprint you may ask? Investing in carbon offset projects helps organisations like ours take immediate action on greenhouse emissions. It's only a small part of our broader, integrated sustainability strategy. As mentioned before, no one can do everything, but we can all so something.