Holiday Feature! BAGGU Duck Bag + Giveaway- 12.02.09
UPDATE: Congrats to Matt in Hoboken, NJ!
Another friend of NOTCOT and fellow socal native (although she’s in NY now, her mom/biz partner/designer of this awesome new canvas duck bag is still in La Jolla) ~ Emily of Baggu shares the story of how she and her mom came to start this stylishly simple reusable bag line… as well as showcase their latest foray out of ripstop nylon and into the classic canvas bag: the Baggu Duck Bag! I must say i wasn’t sure from the photos at first, but once i played with it in person, i’m smitten. It’s so soft, yet strong ~ just wide enough on the bottom ~ perfect length ~ and LOVE how it looks when you button it and hide the shoulder strap! Anyhow ~ see their story on the next page… and they too have been super generous with a big Baggu giveaway!
Giveaway! It’s a Baggufest ~ you can win one green duck bag, a set of green Baggu X3, 2 Baby Baggus, one small and one large produce baggu, one BIG baggu, and two patterned baggus. Giveaway details on the next page!
BAGGU: The Duck Bag Feature & Images by Emily Sugihara
BAGGU started in late 2006 because I wanted to give my mom a set of reusable bags for Christmas, but I couldn’t find any I thought were cool. When I came home for the holidays, I brought a lot of ripstop nylon from New York with me, thinking we could make a set together. We traced the first bag on the back of some used wrapping paper on Christmas night.
About six weeks later, my Mom mailed me a prototype. I made some small tweaks, but it was basically the BAGGU we make today.
Several years later, Mom is also behind our newest bag: the Duck Bag. Up until this point, everything we did was all nylon. We do all our product design with my Mom in California. When she sent us some samples she was working on of some backpacks we were developing, she included this simple canvas bag. It was a new direction, but it felt right, and we knew we wanted to produce it.
Just like our first bag, we only had minor changes to my Mom’s original design. We added an interior pocket, made the shoulder strap adjustable and picked colors. The secret of BAGGU is that my Mom is the brilliant designer behind the bags, we just make tweaks and choose colors.
In this baggu full of baggus ~ you can win one green duck bag, a set of green Baggu X3, 2 Baby Baggus, one small and one large produce baggu, one BIG baggu, and two patterned baggus. It’s a baggufest! To win ~ leave a comment with the strangest thing you’ve used a reusable bag for as of yet… and i’ll pick a winner on dec 9th, 2009.