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graze™ bags – Our Story
As parents, we are committed to making the world a better place for our children. And when it comes to feeding our families healthy, good food, we are dedicated to being as environmentally responsible as possible.
We do all the right “green” things: we buy organic, buy local, purchase in bulk, recycle and try to make our children’s school lunches as healthy & waste free as possible. Easy stuff to do, if you think about it.
And how were we packing all this beautiful, organic, healthy food? Plastic bags! Who doesn’t love the convenience and flexibility of reclosable plastic bags – smaller than containers, flexible and easy to pack in the lunch boxes, easy for the kids to open and close.
We searched everywhere to find options that would provide us with the same convenience of plastic bags without all the waste and environmental consequences. There were simply no alternatives in the market place. None.
So, we made our own “reusable reclosable snack & sandwich bags” out of organic cottons and muslins. After a few uses, we simply threw them in the wash, not in the trash. No waste! Our kids loved them.
We decided to make our bags available to everyone… this was the birth of graze™ bags.
We use only 100% certified organic cotton. All the artwork is done with water based inks, each silkscreened by hand. And everything is made locally to keep the carbon footprint light. Sure, we could have made our bags much cheaper with conventional chemical laced cotton and heavy metal dyes. But then that would defeat the purpose, don’t you think?
We realize that some foods may not be ideal for graze™ bags – it’s not an “all or nothing” experience. Don’t feel bad if you sneak in a plastic bag here and there. But doesn’t it feel good to know you have a choice? Imagine the difference you can make, in one school year, using our graze™ bags for your children’s snacks and lunches.
Enjoy your graze™ bags and thank you for your purchase!
-Heather & Leslie