BAGGU’S simple, high-quality nylon, canvas and leather bags come in a rainbow of colors, shapes and prints. They’re super-durable and reusable, and can be put to all kinds of uses. The idea for BAGGU came about when then-student Emily Sugihara and her mother became obsessed with a reusable grocery bag from Sweden that they had received as a gift. Unable to track down anything like it online, they decided to make their own: Emily found some ripstop nylon (it carries up to 25 pounds!) and the two got to work sewing a bunch of prototypes. They named the company BAGGU, the Japanese word for bag, and it’s about as appropriate as it gets -- the brand has expanded far beyond its initial foldable grocery bag purview, but keeps things firmly in the bag line: they make chic, minimalist leather bucket bags, totes and pouches, as well as canvas duck bags, backpacks and rucksacks, ipod and ipad cases, and even slings for your surfboard. Brooklyn-based (with a store in hipster haven Williamsburg), BAGGU has sealed its cool credentials with the eco-friendliness of its products, which are all made of recycled materials and are completely recyclable as well.
Banish those boring black sleeves and treat yourself to something with a lot more color, style, and personality — namely, Baggu’s stylish iPhone and iPad sleeves. We love their bold, energetic aesthetic.
It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy — or at least it will be with these eco-friendly outdoor-entertaining essentials. Prep for the party with Vinotemp’s portable beer dispensers and wine coolers, and then whip up some smoothies with blenders and juicers from Emson. Modern Twist has you covered for non-toxic, hand-silkscreened placemats, and for plates, try Bob’s Your Uncle’s melamine ones instead of paper; the former come in a half-dozen cool patterns, including Victorian Gothic and bird motifs. There are also barbecue tools from Outset and reusable shopping totes from both Areaware Home and Baggu.
There’s something for everyone at this blowout sale, which features selections from more than 50 top bedding, furniture, kitchenware, stationery and textile companies. Choose from storied names like ABC Carpet & Home, Barclay Butera and Sferra, or sample newcomers like Aviva Stanoff and Artecnica. If it has to do with luxury living, you’ll find it here.
Next time someone tells you to stuff it, whip out one of Areaware's Kuma totes. These roomy canvas hold-alls feature vibrant patterns hand-screened with soy-based inks. And when you're at the grocery store, swap the plastic for Baggu's nylon shopping bags. The four-pack of elegant, expandable totes hold up to 50 pounds each and are a snap to care for: just machine-wash and line-dry.