These bags are always 'onya'
We love brilliant ideas. Even better if they come from Fremantle. Here’s the story of Jon from South Fremantle, who’s putting an end to plastic bags:
Hi, I’m Jon Brousson. Having known since the mid ’80′s that plastic bags are incredibly convenient, but terrible for the environment, I was troubled everytime I forgot to take my re-useable bags to the shops. I was ok, or should I say ‘getting better’ at taking my ‘green’ bags to do a weekly food shop, but never really had a bag everytime I needed one…. Sound familiar?
One night whilst laying in a hammock gazing up at the stars I put some thought to this problem. A brilliant solution would need to be with you for every shopping trip, for all those unplanned ‘spur of the moment’ trips; as convenient as a plastic bag and certainly not bulky to carry around. Realising that current alternatives available have only really been aimed at the ‘commited’, a true solution would need to be appealing to all ages and genders.
Over and over in my head I would think, ‘Attractive, Desirable & Convenient’.
Soon I was very close to the answer, infact I had been sitting on it for the past 5 minutes. My hammock was made from strong parachute material, had great colour and simply stuffed away into it’s own convenient pouch. Brilliant! These are the perfect principles for the bag we all need. I just needed to make sure it would never be forgotten, so I pondered, could a bag also fit on my front door key?
Ever since that humble begining we have made bags and sold them in the Fremantle Markets. This has given us over 5 years of constant feedback and market research to constantly improve what we do. These days we consider what we do is provide desirable lifestyle accessories that are incredibly useful no-matter what you are getting up to, and they’ll also stop you using those pesky plastic bags.
To date we have made 850,000 bags. With every good reusable bag having the ability to eliminate 1,000 plastic bags. Potentially our delighted customers have helped rid the world of 850,000,000 plastic bags.
PO Box 8, South Fremantle WA 6162
Phone 08 63971782
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