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Date Established 08/2017
Founder Mitch Barlas
Headquarters Santa Cruz, CA
Industries
Home, Health & Wellness, Parenting, Beauty, Food, Fashion
Website https://Bagito.co
Press Contact Mitch Barlas
Social

Products

Bagito Grande
Bagito Grande $14.00
Bagito Produce  / Bulk Bags
Bagito Produce / Bulk Bags $7.35
Bagito Zip-em Reusable Storage Bags
Bagito Zip-em Reusable Storage Bags $15.85
Bagito Original
Bagito Original $9.00
Bagito Original Organic Cotton
Bagito Original Organic Cotton $15.00
Bagito Premium Tote
Bagito Premium Tote $15.50
Bagito Reusable Can Liner
Bagito Reusable Can Liner $13.20
Bagitowear Bamboo Cutlery
Bagitowear Bamboo Cutlery $15.00
Bagito Reusable Trick-or-Treat Bags
Bagito Reusable Trick-or-Treat Bags $9.00

About

Bagito's mission is to reverse the trend of single-use waste by creating premium, easy-to-reuse products from responsibly sourced materials, and educate the next generation about environmental stewardship.

Bagito is leading the way to a healthier planet by thinking beyond plastic free – creating innovative replacemenents for some of the most wasteful everyday items in the home. Consumers can minimize their impact on the planet and move towards a zero waste lifestyle with Bagito's convenient, cost-saving products.

Bagito is a certified B Corp and LGBT-owned business, and gives 10% back to its sister non-profit, which provides environemental literacy programs for K-12 students.

Founding Story

Their founder, Mitch, was working as an administrator in a public school in the Bronx when he noticed that the students were not receiving any kind of environmental education. He and a group of fellow teachers stepped up to create a non-profit that incorporated environmental literacy into the K-12 curriculum.

The non-profit, Power2Sustain, offered free lessons and activities around environmental sustainability. To support the non-profit, Mitch created a line of reusable shopping made from 100% recycled materials and ultra-convenient to use and funneled the earnings back to the non-profit.

Today Bagito reusable products can be found in 230+ retailers in 32 states and 6 countries. Over the last 10 years, the company has prevented 500,000 lbs of plastic waste, and curbed carbon emissions by 71% compared to single-use. The Power2Sustain environmental literacy project has reached 50,000 students, teachers and families.

Team Bios

Mitch is a creative and sustainability entrepreneur, consultant, educator, and advocate, who believes that profit and planet can share the bottom line. He has a particular interest in solving the single-use dilemma with a design philosophy rooted in turning the ease of single-use into equally convenient reusable solutions. Mitch has successfully founded and lead Bagito, Returnity, and Revolusation, companies that provide consumers and businesses with smart reusable solutions that reduce carbon and primary resource usage and eliminate trash, while saving customers money and enhancing the customer experience.

His passion for eliminating single-use has led him to also create and lead the North American division of RePack, an innovative Finland-based reusable shipping packaging service company. His work re-inventing single-use products and packaging as multi-use solutions has led to two utility patents, several awards and being credited with the creation of the concept and term Reusable-as-a-Service (RaaS). Mitch is also the founder and director of Power2Sustain.org, a K-12 environmental literacy project. Mitch started his working career as an elementary school teacher, principal, district administrator and charter school founder. He has a B.A. in International Relations/Political Science from UCLA, an M.A. in Bilingual Multiple Subject Teaching from San Francisco State, an M.A. from Colombia University in Organizational Psychology, and an M.Ed. from Teachers College Colombia in Education Administration. He lives in Santa Cruz, CA with his partner, practices yoga regularly, likes to cook and build stuff out of wood, and tries to get on his mountain bike whenever possible.

Retailers

Whole Foods
Thrive Market
New Seasons

Affiliates

Amazon Affiliate

Press

Testimonials

Definitely our favorite shopping bags ever. I'm tall and the shoulder straps fit well and I like the side pockets. It's a very large bag but packs up nicely and is great to travel with. The bags come in handy not just for shopping but carrying all the children's stuff we need for a day out and about.

Paul

California

Fantastic product! We love the draw string and the portability of the bags! One is always in my purse!

Ciji

Alaska

I love your bags. I use them all the time, and I give them as gifts. I wish I could have them in every color!

Deb

New York

I use the produce bags to store produce I pick from my garden. They come in handy for storing fresh lettuce and tomatoes. I love that they are machine washable!

Janet

California

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