Our Green Mission
We are dedicated to helping people live more sustainably.
We design and produce bags that help preserve and protect the environment without jeopardizing human well-being in the process. Our principle is that nature and people can and should exist in harmony.
The concept behind "Rather Green" is that we take steps towards sustainability that go beyond the direct benefits of the bags themselves.
For instance, the direct benefit of using reusable bags is the decrease in demand for single-use plastics. However, the same product can also carry indirect benefits that make it a rather sustainable option, such as being made of organic cotton and hemp; materials that pollute very little to be produced and are able to return to the natural environment after its life cycle is completed.
To reinforce this concept and offset come of our carbon footprint, we plant one tree in Brazil for every $30 in sales - learn more at "Tree Planting".
We also take measures to make sure that sustainability runs throughout our entire organization. For example, all fabrics we purchase are used 100%, not leaving any waste behind. We design the sizes of our bags according to the sizes of the materials necessary to make them. Moreover, we ship every order plastic-free.
All our bags are handmade here in Canada by ourselves as well as by amazing local small seamstresses specialized in sewing bags.
By producing right here in Canada, we can be sure that we are not sponsoring any sweatshop-like practices, and we also get to keep more dollars in our domestic economy, distributing revenue across the small communities where the bags are sewn. By working together with skillful seamstresses, we get to learn from their experience and improve the quality of our products constantly.
Green by design
The design concept used to create each one of our bags is that sustainable products can be better than the commonly-used polluting options, from the user experience perspective.
A sustainable product must also be long lasting, in order to reduce the need for repurchase. By being durable, a product reduces demand for all the materials and logistics involved in repurchasing.
From the style perspective, we aim to bring out the materials' natural characteristics and colours, emphasizing the connection between the product and the natural environment.
We're here to help
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us anytime by clicking the chat button at the bottom right corner of your screen, or simply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope we can help you live more sustainably!