The 1 Bag at a Time Story

When I founded 1 Bag at a Time® in 2005, I created exactly the company I wanted to see in the world. That meant a company that combines the best of environmental, social, and economic responsibility. I remain committed to those same beliefs today.

I used to be a high school English teacher, but when I discovered reusable grocery bags on a trip to Australia, it changed my life. As a passionate environmentalist and life-long learner, I was shocked to learn about the damage caused by shopping bags, and it didn’t take me long to see how easy reusable bags were. It was a positive transformation that I wanted to share with others. So I set out to bring attractive and affordable reusable bags to America, and share information about the how bags impact our planet. That’s exactly what I’ve done.

Since then, my company has become a leading supplier of reusable bags in America. The more than 10 million bags I have sold will replace over 10 billion plastic bags, saving our environment and our cities untold damage and waste. Small stores, mid-sized businesses, and large corporations all come to me when they want a bag specialist. They know they can count on my company to deliver a consistently high quality product, excellent customer service, and corporate responsibility policies that accord with their own beliefs about respect for people and the planet.

For me, reusable bags are emblematic of a cleaner, better world. I hope you’ll join my mission to save the world—1 Bag at a Time®!

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