Designs that Pop

Spicer Bags are modern, eco-friendly, and 100% American made. Operating out of a manufacturing studio in San Francisco, Spicer utilizes top-quality materials and contemporary designs to create textile and cork bags that are as fashionable as they are functional. Bonnie and Sarah Gemmell are the mother-daughter team behind Spicer Bags. When their friend Sally Spicer Rankine was diagnosed with cancer, Bonnie and Sarah bought the company rather than allow it to close. Today, they continue to build the company—and Sally’s legacy—in a way that would make her proud. Their earthy, eye-catching Cork Collection is made from cork that is harvested sustainably in Portugal—home to 50% of the world’s Cork Oak trees—yet Spicer uses other American components whenever possible (canvas woven in New Jersey, for example). When you carry a Spicer bag, you’re not only making a fashion statement, you’re stating your support for environmentally minded, American manufacturing.

Spicer Bags

Eco-Friendly Cork Bags

Designs that Pop

Spicer Bags are modern, eco-friendly, and 100% American made. Operating out of a manufacturing studio in San Francisco, Spicer utilizes top-quality materials and contemporary designs to create textile and cork bags that are as fashionable as they are functional. Bonnie and Sarah Gemmell are the mother-daughter team behind Spicer Bags. When their friend Sally Spicer Rankine was diagnosed with cancer, Bonnie and Sarah bought the company rather than allow it to close. Today, they continue to build the company—and Sally’s legacy—in a way that would make her proud. Their earthy, eye-catching Cork Collection is made from cork that is harvested sustainably in Portugal—home to 50% of the world’s Cork Oak trees—yet Spicer uses other American components whenever possible (canvas woven in New Jersey, for example). When you carry a Spicer bag, you’re not only making a fashion statement, you’re stating your support for environmentally minded, American manufacturing.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie

    Hi everyone! I'm Bonnie, the owner of Spicer Bags. My daughter Sarah and I are proud to launch our beautiful eco-friendly cork bags, made right here in the USA. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Susan
    Susan
    1/20/2015 12:14 PM

    Where does the cork come from?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/20/2015 12:23 PM

    Hi Susan, the cork is harvested sustainably in Portugal.

  • angie
    angie
    1/20/2015 12:38 PM

    @Mike

  • Linda
    Linda
    1/20/2015 12:39 PM

    Hello;

    I'm just curious, how do you keep the cork from drying out and cracking?

    I like the Carry-all Clutch but, I want to be sure that after a year or two it won't crack.

    Thank you,

    Linda W.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/20/2015 1:59 PM

    Hi Linda, we will check with Bonnie about this info. Stay tuned!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    1/20/2015 1:59 PM

    @Linda Bonnie will weigh in here but I did want to tell you that I have been carrying a very similar laptop case made of cork laminated on fabric for almost four years, with extreme daily use and very heavy travel and the cork just started flaking where the case bends to snap shut at the short end. In other words, it has worn extremely well. I can't imagine a clutch being subjected to that kind of abuse.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    1/20/2015 2:45 PM

    @Linda The cork won't dry out or crack. It has a fabric backing and is naturally water and stain-resistant. I have friends who have worn their cork bags for years and they hold up incredibly well! If your cork bag gets a little bit dirty, you can just wipe it off with a wet washcloth. Hope that helps!

    Bonnie

  • angie
    angie
    1/20/2015 12:39 PM

    Do you have any larger bags?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/20/2015 12:46 PM

    Hi Angie, currently the three bags you see above are what we offering. If you're looking for something different, our customer experience team can get you in touch with the Maker directly. You can contact them here.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    1/20/2015 1:36 PM

    I would like to purchase the carry-all bag with gold flecks showing through,but wonder if a shoulder strap could be added instead of just one strap on one side. It seems that would give more support to the bag.

    Barbara

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/20/2015 1:58 PM

    Hi Barbara, currently that sort of customization is not available on the site, but if you contact our customer experience team they can connect you with the Maker here.

  • Ray
    Ray
    1/20/2015 2:39 PM

    How can this be ECO-friendly when cork worldwide is fast disappearing and wine producers are having to resort to non-cork bottling because of the lack of cork? I know you say the cork is shaved, but nonetheless, a wine company could have used that cork?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    1/20/2015 2:50 PM

    @Ray Thanks for your comment! Cork is actually not going extinct. It is an "eco-myth." Here is an article that explains the myth and how sustainable cork actually is: http://www.greenlivingonline.com/article/green-myth-buster-1-cork-endangered Let me know if you have any questions!

    Bonnie

  • Allen
    Allen
    1/20/2015 3:18 PM

    Bravo! But make something for old men!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    1/20/2015 4:44 PM

    @Allen Haha, we do make a couple products for men (of all ages)! Contact the Grommet customer experience team and they will put you in touch with us: https://www.thegrommet.com/customer-service/contact/

    Bonnie

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

 

Spicer Bags

Eco-Friendly Cork Bags

Designs that Pop

Spicer Bags are modern, eco-friendly, and 100% American made. Operating out of a manufacturing studio in San Francisco, Spicer utilizes top-quality materials and contemporary designs to create textile and cork bags that are as fashionable as they are functional.

Bonnie and Sarah Gemmell are the mother-daughter team behind Spicer
Bags. When their friend Sally Spicer Rankine was diagnosed with cancer, Bonnie and Sarah bought the company rather than allow it to close. Today, they continue to build the company—and Sally’s legacy—in a way that would make her proud.

Their earthy, eye-catching Cork Collection is made from cork that is harvested sustainably in Portugal—home to 50% of the world’s Cork Oak trees—yet Spicer uses other American components whenever possible (canvas woven in New Jersey, for example).

When you carry a Spicer bag, you’re not only making a fashion statement, you’re stating your support for environmentally minded, American manufacturing.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie

    Hi everyone! I'm Bonnie, the owner of Spicer Bags. My daughter Sarah and I are proud to launch our beautiful eco-friendly cork bags, made right here in the USA. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Susan
    Susan
    1/20/2015 12:14 PM

    Where does the cork come from?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/20/2015 12:23 PM

    Hi Susan, the cork is harvested sustainably in Portugal.

  • angie
    angie
    1/20/2015 12:38 PM

    @Mike

  • Linda
    Linda
    1/20/2015 12:39 PM

    Hello;

    I'm just curious, how do you keep the cork from drying out and cracking?

    I like the Carry-all Clutch but, I want to be sure that after a year or two it won't crack.

    Thank you,

    Linda W.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/20/2015 1:59 PM

    Hi Linda, we will check with Bonnie about this info. Stay tuned!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    1/20/2015 1:59 PM

    @Linda Bonnie will weigh in here but I did want to tell you that I have been carrying a very similar laptop case made of cork laminated on fabric for almost four years, with extreme daily use and very heavy travel and the cork just started flaking where the case bends to snap shut at the short end. In other words, it has worn extremely well. I can't imagine a clutch being subjected to that kind of abuse.

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    1/20/2015 2:45 PM

    @Linda The cork won't dry out or crack. It has a fabric backing and is naturally water and stain-resistant. I have friends who have worn their cork bags for years and they hold up incredibly well! If your cork bag gets a little bit dirty, you can just wipe it off with a wet washcloth. Hope that helps!

    Bonnie

  • angie
    angie
    1/20/2015 12:39 PM

    Do you have any larger bags?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/20/2015 12:46 PM

    Hi Angie, currently the three bags you see above are what we offering. If you're looking for something different, our customer experience team can get you in touch with the Maker directly. You can contact them here.

  • Barbara
    Barbara
    1/20/2015 1:36 PM

    I would like to purchase the carry-all bag with gold flecks showing through,but wonder if a shoulder strap could be added instead of just one strap on one side. It seems that would give more support to the bag.

    Barbara

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    1/20/2015 1:58 PM

    Hi Barbara, currently that sort of customization is not available on the site, but if you contact our customer experience team they can connect you with the Maker here.

  • Ray
    Ray
    1/20/2015 2:39 PM

    How can this be ECO-friendly when cork worldwide is fast disappearing and wine producers are having to resort to non-cork bottling because of the lack of cork? I know you say the cork is shaved, but nonetheless, a wine company could have used that cork?

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    1/20/2015 2:50 PM

    @Ray Thanks for your comment! Cork is actually not going extinct. It is an "eco-myth." Here is an article that explains the myth and how sustainable cork actually is: http://www.greenlivingonline.com/article/green-myth-buster-1-cork-endangered Let me know if you have any questions!

    Bonnie

  • Allen
    Allen
    1/20/2015 3:18 PM

    Bravo! But make something for old men!

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie – Special Guest
    1/20/2015 4:44 PM

    @Allen Haha, we do make a couple products for men (of all ages)! Contact the Grommet customer experience team and they will put you in touch with us: https://www.thegrommet.com/customer-service/contact/

    Bonnie

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