Our Story

Dabbawalla-Lunch-Bags-BackpacksInspired by the legendary system of dabbawallas delivering homemade food to office workers in India, Dabbawalla Bags offers a modern twist with a fun, functional way to tote lunch and gear for families on the go.

In a global world of mega-merchandising, Dabbawalla Bags stands apart and we couldn’t be more proud. We are a small, Seattle-based company whose sole mission is to offer well-designed, modern 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 machine-washable lunch bags on the market when my son started pre-school. As we enter our seventh 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.  Each of our bags are still individually-crafted 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