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Back To School Dressing For Your Sandwich

August 11, 2014
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DESIGN | PRODUCT DESIGN

Back To School Dressing For Your Sandwich

Stylish and Environmentally Responsible Alternatives To Plastic Sandwich Bags

Text by bill indursky | Images Courtesy of LUNCHSKINS
AUGUST 11, 2014

When three Maryland mothers in 2008 heard a statistic that over twenty million plastic sandwich bags go into landfills each day in the US they decided to take action.  The women, Kirsten Quigley, a Stanford University graduate and non-profit consultant, Cristina Bourelly, Duke University graduate and former corporate lawyer, and Jennie Stoller Barakat, a Carnegie Mellon graduate and graphic designer got together to create 3Greenmoms, LLC.

The company had one simple goal: design a colorful, fresh alternative to the plastic baggie.  It seemed like an easy enough proposition, a healthy safe alternative to plastic sandwich bags but, what followed was countless hours of development, late nights and prototypes.  A European fabric used by patisseries and bakeries certified as food-safe which withstands high heat was chosen as a good alternative to the plastic.  Style was considered next; inspiring several bright, colorful and graphic prints for the bags creating their signature product LUNCHSKINS.

Since beginning, the company has expanded their initial offering of reusable sandwich bags to include: reusable snack bags, reusable big bags, reusable tote bags, reusable lunch kits, reusable ice mats and more.  The original Lunch skins retail for $8.95 each and are available in a range of colors and patterns and lunch kits at $34.99 (which includes a lunch tote, 3 sandwich bags, and an ice mat).

Since its founding, the company has saved more than 500 million plastic bags from landfill each year—3 Billion since 2008.

Visit http://www.lunchskins.com to purchase your bags or for more details.


About the author: Bill Indursky
Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.

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