EnV Bags was born out of the desire to help reduce plastic and paper bag usage, not only at the grocery store, but in all aspects of shopping life. The EnV Bags design approach is unique because we recognized early that green living, fashion and function can successfully co-exist.
The idea of the bags was developed in the spring of 2007, my then six year-old son's kindergarten class was dared to go a whole week without using paper or plastic bags. It was Earth week and my son was learning about what we can do as individuals to help save the planet. Although I had always thought reusable bags were a great idea, that little push from my son was all I needed to start changing my ways. Forced at the counter to buy the store's logo-laden bags, I found that like other people, I kept forgetting my bags at home. I found them too bulky and quite frankly, pretty ugly. I also became really conscious of all my family's bag usage, not only at the grocery store, but at the mall, traveling, and even at the pool carrying our wet swimsuits home. I found myself looking for bags that had to fit four requirements: affordable, compactable, versatile and above all, fashionable. I should also mention that I have been in the fashion world for quite sometime, and since no one had yet developed a bag that fit all my requirements, I figured, "why can't I?"... and EnV Bags was born.
The bags were designed to be strong enough for the grocery store but pretty enough for the mall. They are printed on both sides and free of logos. Made of super strong water resistant nylon, the bags hold up to 2-3 bags of groceries and should last a very long time.
EnV Bags are designed and shipped out of Los Gatos California by a team headed by Anna Soria-Musgrove. As Bay Area residents we see how the acceptance of reusable bags has grown. We believe that that the beauty of our products will encourage the trend even further.