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Composting 101: Getting Started

Composting 101: Getting Started

(Part 1 in our series on composting) Composting is an easy and valuable way to live more sustainably. Composting creates a rich soil conditioner, reduces the amount of material in the landfill, helps prevent erosion, minimizes the use of pesticides and...

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The Plastic-Free July Challenge!

The Plastic-Free July Challenge!

Have you heard?! It’s Plastic Free July!! And it’s almost like this challenge was made for us! As a sustainable company that focuses on reducing the amount of plastic waste in our communities, and taking concrete steps to reduce our...

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How to Have an Eco-Friendly Beach Day

How to Have an Eco-Friendly Beach Day

  Hello Summer! We're excited to get outside and enjoy our local parks and beaches. Here are few simple things you can do to have an eco-friendly beach day!   Not all sunscreens are equal-- but some are greener than others. ...

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New to the Team: Meet Ashlee

New to the Team: Meet Ashlee

To this day, I often think about what I want to do and who I want to be when I grow up. Then I realize that something crazy called life happened, and I find myself here — all grown up....

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How to Host a Green Gathering

How to Host a Green Gathering

Now that we're all starting to get together with friends and family (FINALLY!), we're passing along our favorite green tips for keeping it eco-friendly.     Try hand-making decorations decorations with materials you have on hand. This is a great...

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Cleaning Up Lake Michigan's Shore

Cleaning Up Lake Michigan's Shore

Our Commitment to the Environment Our company started with a commitment to the environment: Help reduce plastic waste and create multi-use biodegradable alternatives. This is a special week to us so we take the opportunity to recommit to becoming a...

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Diary from a Busy (Boss) Mom

Diary from a Busy (Boss) Mom

It's 9:57 am. My airpods are missing AGAIN! I am supposed to be on a call in 3 minutes. My husband can help but he's got our 10 month old fully soothed after a 10 minute crying spat. He looks...

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Meet Pretty Personal Gifts

Meet Pretty Personal Gifts

We are so grateful for our customers and want to highlight some of our great partners and their success stories with ShoreBags. Today, we'd like you to meet Pretty Personal Gifts, in her own words: When did you start? I launched Pretty...

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Sustainability Highlights 2020

Sustainability Highlights 2020

From looking at how we design and produce products to how we pack and ship them, we worked to improve our environmental impact in 2020. Thank you for all your support as we strive to become a greener partner.  2020...

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New Year, New Gig: All About Me, Ali

New Year, New Gig: All About Me, Ali

Hello! As we roll into the new year, I suppose it's only fitting that I introduce myself as the newest member of the ShoreBags team. As some of you already know, my name is Ali and I came aboard at the...

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Buy Local and Support Family Farms

Buy Local and Support Family Farms

A Passion for the Environment ShoreBags was built around sustainable and eco focused principles. While the initial focus was on the materials, sourcing, production and workforce, it inevitably stretches to beyond that. Sustainability is not only about responsibly selecting biodegradable...

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Beyond Monograms: Why Personalized Experiences Matter

Beyond Monograms: Why Personalized Experiences Matter

From Amazon and Netflix to personal shoppers and customized emails, companies are working to personalize the customer experience, creating a more meaningful relationship. ShoreBags in proud of our history of offering custom goods, private label, and monogramming to create unique products for our customers and now we're thrilled to announce we'll include a personalized handwritten note with your gift order.
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How to Create a Brand with Purpose

How to Create a Brand with Purpose

A Family Passion Growing up, canvas bags have been around ever since we can remember. As the  daughters of first generation immigrants, we grew up with the perpetual "hustle." Starting in the 1990s and well into early 2000s, our dad would...

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Collaborate with Us as a Social Media Partner

Collaborate with Us as a Social Media Partner

ShoreBags is Seeking Social Media Partners for upcoming collaborations in editorial, style, trends, look books and brand promotion. Styled editorial shots will be used and promoted on our blog, website and on all social media channels.  WHAT IS A SOCIAL MEDIA...

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What's Happening to the Honeybees?

What's Happening to the Honeybees?

What's happening to the humble honeybee? During the winter of 2018, roughly 40% of honeybee colonies in the United States died. Since then, the numbers have continued declining. Beekeepers are steadily losing colonies. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the number...

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"Two friends sitting at a table with a canvas tote bag at their feet."

Are Canvas Totes the New Luxury Handbag?

Corona virus may be the end of the luxury handbag, but it also signals the importance of functional no-fuss bags that make staying organized easy and stress-free, especially when the companies behind them are socially and ethically responsible.
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Committed and Passionate

Committed and Passionate

We are committed to making a difference in the lives of our employees and customers. As we see more people all over the world working to bring attention to climate change, we're hopeful that everyday decisions to carry reusable bags, buy sustainably-sourced goods,...

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Your Purchase Improves Our Planet

Your Purchase Improves Our Planet

Single-use plastic bags are increasingly banned in many states and communities as we see the harm plastic creates to our environment. Birds and ocean life often mistake plastic for food, and although some retailers are now charging small fees for polyethylene bags...

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Creating Opportunities

Creating Opportunities

Working with traditional methods, we create each piece in our line by hand. Many of those hands are those of rural women, who make up half our workforce. Our factory is in New Delhi, India, a bustling place surrounded by many...

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Fair and Ethical Manufacturing

Fair and Ethical Manufacturing

We know it matters how products are made, and understand there is sometimes a stigma behind purchasing products produced in developing countries due to a lack of oversight on labor practices. We've worked to create an ethical and healthy factory environment for all...

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