On a winter’s day in 2015, Mélanie Racine once again found herself before the endless plastic bags that were piling up after each visit her boyfriend made to the comic book store. It’s then she decided to tackle a growing problem: avoiding using plastic while making sure your precious new book makes it home without any nicks. And so, Mélanie began to imagine a reusable, foldable cloth bag with properties allowing it to protect anything from comic books to books to delicate bound paper and e-readers.
Over the next two years, she fine-tuned her idea, learning both sewing and screen printing so that her one-of-a-kind bag could be everything she wanted it to be (AND, let’s be honest, so that it can look good—that BA in visual and media arts had to be good for something !) And so, Bagasak was born !
Today, Bagasak can be part of an effective solution to the plastic waste crisis. It has all the qualities of a plastic bag without any of the guilt !
In addition, Bagasak is handmade in Canada, in collaboration with local socio-professional insertion companies. Each purchase of a Bagasak therefore directly supports employment access of immigrants or people who have encountered difficulties during their lifetime.
Are you a avid consumer of books and comic books like us ? You read in the metro or bus ? Try Bagasak !
SAVE THE PLANET & PROTECT YOUR STUFF ! -Bagasak_Montreal