Handmade Cotton Bags.
A small team with a big vision.
Big journeys, small journeys, shared journeys or solo journeys – we want to be there. Our aim is to bring convenience, style and sustainability, in the shape of our simple and durable cotton bags, into the lives of others.
⅔ of our founding members were born in and lived in South East Asia for a number of years, giving our team a close connection with this part of the world and its culture.
Thanks to our roots in South-East Asia, our bags are lovingly produced, not just by a supplier, but a friend in Thailand. Our professional partnership has grown over a number of years, so we can be confident in supplying a quality product.
Commitment to sustainability
Our products are put together by hand in a small workshop in Bangkok, Thailand - no large-scale waste and a small carbon footprint.
We plant one tree for every Journey Bag sold, through the organisation, One Tree Planted.
We carbon offset every supply order we make and every order that we ship to our customers through the company, South Pole.
In offsetting our carbon emissions, we take immense pride in choosing to donate to specific Emission Reduction Projects that South Pole oversees. Specific information on the projects we support can be found below.
The Safe Community Water Supply focuses on the restoration and improvement of boreholes and wells across Rwanda. This project gives access to clean water and sanitation for communities that would otherwise need firewood to boil unsafe water. The donations help to reduce pressures on deforestation and, in turn, greatly reduces the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the water treatment process.
The Kohn Buri Wastewater Treatment project aims to capture and reuse harmful methane emissions that originate from a food-processing factory. The factory produces tapioca starch from the root-vegetable, cassava. The process leaves large quantities of wastewater to be stored in open lagoons. In the humid conditions, bacteria and micro-organisms in the waste water break-down and emit methane.
The donations help to maintain the solution; a closed-loop system, whereby the methane is recaptured and used to generate power for the factory. Not only does this combat methane emissions but also fossil fuel consumption, as the factory is less dependent upon external sources of power. Air quality in the surrounding communities benefits, as well as toxic air pollution from the wastewater lagoons.