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The Grommet Launches Dabbawalla Bags, Preschool Backpacks
Seattle July 21, 2016

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Dabbawalla Bags, eco-friendly lunch bag and backpack maker, announces preschool and toddler sized backpacks are available on The Grommet (thegrommet.com), a curated, online marketplace and product launch platform. With its availability on The Grommet, Dabbawalla Bags now reaches a larger, targeted audience of parents and grandparents looking for sustainably-made, lead-free, non-commercial, smaller backpack sizes for their kids.

With more and more information coming out about the toxicity of plastics and neoprene, parents and grandparents are looking for healthy options when it comes to packing lunches for their little ones. Dabbawalla Bags founder, Susan Givens, was frustrated by the lack of insulated, eco-friendly yet machine-washable lunch bags on the market when her son started pre-school and is committed to keeping the bags lead, PVC, and Phthalates-free.

Dabbawalla Bags is also committed to manufacturing ethically. The line of brightly colored bags are made in Taiwan by a family owned business that pays their employees fair trade wages and benefits in pleasant working conditions. Each bag is individually crafted by a talented seamstress who takes great pride in her work to ensure that the finished product meets exacting standards.

In addition to availability on The Grommet starting July 26, 2016, Dabbawalla Bags are sold on Amazon, Diapers.com, and in select stores throughout the United States and around the world.

Contact for more information:
Susan Givens, Dabbawalla Bags
sgivens@dabbawallabags.com or 877.500.2708

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New 2016 Dabbawalla Bags Styles
SEATTLE, WA May 26, 2016

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Pack up and go in style this year with an eye-catching bag from Dabbawalla Bags™, the functional way to tote lunch and gear for adventurers on the go. Dabbawalla Bags, a Seattle-based manufacturer of a whimsical crayon colored line of children’s bags unveils its newest designs for 2016 – just in time for the busy summer camp and back-to-school retail season.

The new lunch bags styles join a collection of twenty designs (MSRP $30) and include Anchor, Lemur, Elephant, and Brown Bear. As with all designs, the lunch bags are made of eco-friendly TPE, are 100% non-toxic, and large enough to hold popular bento-style containers and a water bottle. Flexible, strong and insulated, the Dabbawalla Lunch Bag is perfect for carrying lunch to school, work or for use as a stroller bag.

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The new backpack designs (MSRP $42) include Airplane, Panda, Brown Bear, Russian Doll, and Black Kitty. Sized and designed especially for pre-school and early elementary school children, the backpack designs include thoughtful, functional details like cushioned wide straps, a sturdy grip handle, two interior mesh pockets and one exterior back pocket.

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The company is partnered with a family-owned and operated sewing facility in rural Taiwan, where workers receive benefits and fair trade wages. Each bag is fabricated from eco-sponge neoprene and individually crafted by a talented seamstress who takes great pride in her work to ensure that the finished product meets exacting standards. All materials used have been fully tested and exceed CPSIA standards for safety and are free of PVC, lead and Phthalates.

Dabbawalla Bags, based in Seattle, WA, has built a solid reputation in the kid’s marketplace with its eye-popping line of colorful, machine-washable lunch bags and backpacks for little-adventurers-on-the-go.

Inspired 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 busy families on-the-go.

Dabbawalla Bags are available at specialty retail stores through the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe.

Contact for more information:
Susan Givens, Dabbawalla Bags
sgivens@dabbawallabags.com or 877.500.2708

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SEATTLE, WA March 7, 2016

Dabbawalla Bags™, manufacturer of a whimsical crayon colored line of children’s bags introduces Tablet Cases.

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Dabbawalla Bags, manufacturer of a colorful line of eco-friendly lunch bags and backpacks has introduced an additional product to their line, the Tablet Carry Bag, just in time for summer road trips and vacations. The Tablet Carry Bags come in two of their most popular designs – Monster Geek and Flower Power.

The Dabbawalla Tablet Bag is perfect for packing up a tablet, earphones, and chargers all in one handy case. It’s cushioning material, protective hard shell sleeve and stretchy outside pocket are made from degradable, recyclable, and 100% toxic-free material. It fits all standard tablets including ipad, ipad mini, Kindle, and Samsung Galaxy. The tablet carry bag has inside dimensions of 10” x 7.75”.

The Tablet Case was developed after Dabbawalla Bags Founder Susan Givens discovered her son biking to a neighbor’s house “with one hand on his bike and the other juggling his brand new iPad and charger.” Givens notes “ I quickly discovered a real lack of options in the marketplace for kids tablet carry bags that can hold all of the components in one protective case. We believed the cushioning material we were already using for our lunch bags made a perfect fit for the case and we spent a year testing various designs that were both protective as well as kid-friendly.” Like all Dabbawalla Bags, the tablet carry bags are completely washable and stain-resistant.

Dabbawalla Bags Is built upon a corporate philosophy of being environmentally and socially responsible. The company partners with a woman-owned and operated sewing facility in Taiwan, where workers receive benefits and fair trade wages. Each bag is individually crafted by exacting standards. All materials used have been fully tested and exceed CSPIA standards for safety and are free of PVC, lead and Phthalates.

Dabbawalla Bags, based in Seattle, WA, has built a solid reputation in the kid’s marketplace with its eye-popping colorful line of machine-washable lunch bags, backpacks and accessories for kids of all ages. The complete line is available at www.dabbawallabags.com and at specialty retail stores through the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

Contact for more information:
Susan Givens, Dabbawalla Bags
sgivens@dabbawallabags.com or 877.500.2708

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SEATTLE, WA January 25, 2016

Dabbawalla Bags™, manufacturer of a whimsical crayon colored line of children’s bags is proud to support conservation efforts with a portion of sales from their newest lunch bag, the Leapin’ Lemur.

lemur-foundation-lunch-bag-dabbawalla-bagsA portion of the proceeds from Dabbawalla Bags’ new Lemur lunch bag will directly benefit the Lemur Conservation Foundation in Myakka City, Florida – a foundation dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the primates of Madagascar through captive breeding, scientific research, and education. Dabbawalla Bags Founder, Susan Givens, served on the board of the foundation from 1996 – 1999, and remains passionate about their important work. In 2016 the Lemur Conservation Foundation (LCF) is celebrating 20 years of protecting lemurs, the most threatened primate on our planet. Additional details on the foundation can be found at http://www.lemurreserve.org or by following their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LemurConservation/.

The Leapin’ Lemur bag arrives May 2016 in time for summer camp and back-to-school sales. Like other designs in Dabbawalla Bags’ lunch bag line, the Lemur lunch bag (MSRP $30) is made of an eco-friendly and degradable, 100% non-toxic synthetic rubber. It is sized perfectly to hold popular bento-style containers, and has two interior mesh pockets to keep the inside organized and water bottles upright. The lunch bags are also washable, stain-resistant and insulating.

Dabbawalla Bags is built upon a corporate philosophy of being environmentally and socially responsible. The company is partnered with a woman-owned and operated sewing facility in Taiwan, where workers receive benefits and fair trade wages. Each bag is individually crafted by a seamstress who takes great pride in her work to ensure that the finished product meets exacting standards. All materials used have been fully tested and exceed CPSIA standards for safety and are free of PVC, lead and Phthalates.

Dabbawalla Bags, based in Seattle, WA, has built a solid reputation in the kid’s marketplace with its eye-popping colorful line of machine-washable lunch bags, backpacks and accessories for little-adventurers-on-the-go. The complete line is available online at www.dabbawallabags.com and at specialty retail stores through the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe. Download Full PDF Here.

Contact for more information:
Melissa Slagle, Dabbawalla Bags
melissas@dabbawallabags.com or 877.500.2708

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