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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 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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