My story of waste and inspiration:
Being a busy working mom with a family to take care of, it was easy to rationalize using products that made my life easier – but I hate waste. I come from a long line of conservationists in my family, so I was very aware of the harmful effects of plastic to our environment.
– I was using 3-5 “disposable” plastic bags a day in my food prep, snacks and lunches etc
– I felt guilty about it
– Paper was just impractical especially when wet
– I am naturally distrusting of products made in factories for my family
So I decided to research how I could make my own re-usable snack bags and lunch bags, along with a food safe liner that I could trust. After A LOT of trial and error I created my first snack bags for MY OWN family that I loved. At first I made only a few at a time mainly for my daughter’s lunches and snacks and ended up using them for everything. My family loved them and I was really happy about having something I could reuse that was also safe for my family. Because I handmade each one I was able to trust the material they were made with and how they were made – because “I” made them right on my kitchen table.
Friends and other moms I know started practically overwhelming me with requests to make them and so I started SnackBaglady.com
And so it started and continues and I love it. I make them one at a time on my kitchen table with the best materials and a medical grade food safe liner – they’re double stitched so super durable. I literally love what I’m doing and I put care in each and every bag I make and love the process. My goal is to make reusable bags for the whole family that last and to do my part to decrease my carbon footprint. Well that’s my quick story! If you have any questions just reach out to me… or if you are bored and just want to chat I am always around.