Chicobag’s mission is to provide a solution to reduce single-use plastics and support the waste reduction culture.
Founded in 2004 by Andy Keller, who, after taking a trip to a local dump, was horrified by the amount of single-use bags that lined the landscape. Inspired to make a difference, Andy bought a second hand sewing machine and began sewing the first ChicoBag reusable bag.
Now with a wide range of items from bottle slings, shopping bags, snack bags, bamboo utensils and facemasks.
To identify products made from recycled materials, Chicobag uses rePETe, a trademarked term containing certified Repreve fabric which is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
In addition, many of the Chicobag range have other recycled components like carabiners, cording and cord locks. All rePETe products have a materials statement that lists each component used on either the inside of the bag, back of the pouch, or both.