Baby Got Pack

Navy, pink, or green? Boring, Mom. Give young kids backpacks they will want to wear—sized just for them and featuring adorable characters. Dabbawalla bags look as fun as their name sounds, but there is more than just cuteness to these bags. Each biodegradable, recyclable backpack is made from stretchy, durable Ariaprene. The material contains no lead, BPA, phthalates, or PVC (which are all pretty common in other backpacks). This will please parents looking for a greener way to go, and kids will be drawn in by the charming designs. Susan Givens knew exactly what she wanted in a backpack for her son—only, she couldn’t find it. An eco-friendly, washable bag proved so elusive, she began making them herself. These backpacks can go in front loading washing machines (thank you, Susan!) and will thrill little kids who have a bag pared down just for them.

Dabbawalla

Kids' Backpacks

Baby Got Pack

Navy, pink, or green? Boring, Mom. Give young kids backpacks they will want to wear—sized just for them and featuring adorable characters. Dabbawalla bags look as fun as their name sounds, but there is more than just cuteness to these bags. Each biodegradable, recyclable backpack is made from stretchy, durable Ariaprene. The material contains no lead, BPA, phthalates, or PVC (which are all pretty common in other backpacks). This will please parents looking for a greener way to go, and kids will be drawn in by the charming designs. Susan Givens knew exactly what she wanted in a backpack for her son—only, she couldn’t find it. An eco-friendly, washable bag proved so elusive, she began making them herself. These backpacks can go in front loading washing machines (thank you, Susan!) and will thrill little kids who have a bag pared down just for them.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Susan
    Susan

    Hi Grommet-eers. My name is Susan, a co-founder of Dabbawalla Bags. We first partnered with the Grommet in 2011 and are back today with new designs. Our mission at Dabbawalla Bags is simple: design fun, functional bags that appeal to both kids and adults while promoting social responsibility. Our bags are crafted by sewers who earn fair wages in safe working conditions, and we do business with companies who support this commitment. You will love the fresh designs, free of commercial characters or action heroes, that are sized just right for your pre-school and early elementary school aged children. I am looking forward to answering any questions you have.

  • Jeanie
    Jeanie
    7/26/2016 10:31 AM

    These are so cute. It says they can be washed in front load washers, but what about top load? And if not, why?

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    7/26/2016 10:37 AM

    @Jeanie Hi Jeanie - If you have a top loader without an agitator, they are totally fine to wash. Unfortunately, machines with agitators like to suck up the straps and could tear them. In such case we recommend a quick hand wash or using a lingerie bag to protect in the machine.

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    7/26/2016 10:40 AM

    @Susan Okay! That's great info. Mine doesn't have an agitator. Now to decide...

  • Tommye
    Tommye
    7/26/2016 10:49 AM

    What are the dimensions? My grandson is entering third grade and I want to make sure it is not too small.

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    7/26/2016 10:59 AM

    @Tommye Hi Tommye, Unfortunately, the bags are too small for what most 3rd graders carry. We plan to launch an expanded version next year. Our bags are designed for preschool and kindergarten. The inside dimensions are: 12 inches high, by 9 inches wide and 5 inches deep.

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    7/26/2016 12:12 PM

    I was looking for this for a 2nd and 3rd grader. They are still so small and my grandchildren are small anyway. However, I will wait for the next size. Any idea when that might happen? They are so adorable but they will not be something they will want once they get out of grade school.

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    7/26/2016 12:45 PM

    @Cathy Hi Cathy, We are planning to start sewing the larger sizes in January with arrival slated for spring.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Dabbawalla

Kids' Backpacks

Baby Got Pack

Navy, pink, or green? Boring, Mom. Give young kids backpacks they will want to wear—sized just for them and featuring adorable characters.

Dabbawalla bags look as fun as their name sounds, but there is more than just cuteness to these bags. Each biodegradable, recyclable backpack is made from stretchy, durable Ariaprene. The
material contains no lead, BPA, phthalates, or PVC (which are all pretty common in other backpacks).

This will please parents looking for a greener way to go, and kids will be drawn in by the charming designs.

Susan Givens knew exactly what she wanted in a backpack for her son—only, she couldn’t find it. An eco-friendly, washable bag proved so elusive, she began making them herself. These backpacks can go in front loading washing machines (thank you, Susan!) and will thrill little kids who have a bag pared down just for them.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Susan
    Susan

    Hi Grommet-eers. My name is Susan, a co-founder of Dabbawalla Bags. We first partnered with the Grommet in 2011 and are back today with new designs. Our mission at Dabbawalla Bags is simple: design fun, functional bags that appeal to both kids and adults while promoting social responsibility. Our bags are crafted by sewers who earn fair wages in safe working conditions, and we do business with companies who support this commitment. You will love the fresh designs, free of commercial characters or action heroes, that are sized just right for your pre-school and early elementary school aged children. I am looking forward to answering any questions you have.

  • Jeanie
    Jeanie
    7/26/2016 10:31 AM

    These are so cute. It says they can be washed in front load washers, but what about top load? And if not, why?

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    7/26/2016 10:37 AM

    @Jeanie Hi Jeanie - If you have a top loader without an agitator, they are totally fine to wash. Unfortunately, machines with agitators like to suck up the straps and could tear them. In such case we recommend a quick hand wash or using a lingerie bag to protect in the machine.

  • Brenda
    Brenda
    7/26/2016 10:40 AM

    @Susan Okay! That's great info. Mine doesn't have an agitator. Now to decide...

  • Tommye
    Tommye
    7/26/2016 10:49 AM

    What are the dimensions? My grandson is entering third grade and I want to make sure it is not too small.

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    7/26/2016 10:59 AM

    @Tommye Hi Tommye, Unfortunately, the bags are too small for what most 3rd graders carry. We plan to launch an expanded version next year. Our bags are designed for preschool and kindergarten. The inside dimensions are: 12 inches high, by 9 inches wide and 5 inches deep.

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    7/26/2016 12:12 PM

    I was looking for this for a 2nd and 3rd grader. They are still so small and my grandchildren are small anyway. However, I will wait for the next size. Any idea when that might happen? They are so adorable but they will not be something they will want once they get out of grade school.

  • Susan
    Susan – Special Guest
    7/26/2016 12:45 PM

    @Cathy Hi Cathy, We are planning to start sewing the larger sizes in January with arrival slated for spring.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.