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da-ba-wa-lla: 1. A person in India who carries lunch boxes to office workers.
                       2. A stylish, practical bag for little people on the go

In a global world of mega-merchandising, Dabbawalla Bags stands apart and we couldn’t be more proud. Peek behind the curtain here and you’ll find the unexpected; a petite Seattle-based company whose sole mission is to offer well-designed bags made from sustainable materials that are washable, functional and fun.

I started Dabbawalla Bags with my sister, Carol Mack, when I was frustrated by the lack of insulated, eco-friendly yet washable lunch bags on the market when my son started pre-school. As we enter our sixth year of business, we are so appreciative of our loyal customers who have supported us since the beginning and to those who have found us along the way. We are a bootstrap-company, growing organically and learning much from our customers who reach out to us to provide suggestions and ideas.

We continue to be inspired by the graphic simplicity of European design and committed to our founding mission that fun and functionality don’t have to compromise manufacturing ethics or environmental stewardship. You’ll find no cartoon characters or action figures, no utilitarian oversized styles that mimic adult packs – just simple, colorful designs that kids of all ages can relate to, manufactured by sewers who earn fair wages and benefits in pleasant working conditions. And as we grow, one thing will never change – our commitment to providing quality products that are as unique as the individual that carries them.

We sincerely hope you enjoy your Dabbawalla!

Susan Givens
Founder, Dabbawalla Bags


Contact Dabbawalla Bags:
309 South Cloverdale St, B21
Seattle, WA 98108
Fax #: 877-254-5070