GOT BAG - Create an Impact
Every year, about 9 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans. At GOT BAG we are dedicated to raising awareness and cleaning our oceans from plastic pollution. With the idea of turning plastic waste into sustainable travel gear, we started in 2016 to develop the world’s first backpacks made from recycled ocean plastic. What has been a passion project, of two good friends tightly connected to the ocean since childhood, is now a dedication and a fast-emerging business. We crafted the world’s first backpack made of ocean plastic. Each backpack, with its minimalistic design, is a high-quality companion and helps to reduce the plastic pollution in our oceans.
All of our actions are dedicated to raising awareness and preventing plastic from contaminating our oceans. For each backpack, we recover 3.5 kg of plastic from the ocean. Pellets made out of the recovered PET are turned into a robust yarn, which is the foundation for our sustainable travel companions. By using recycled PET, we are able to ensure that all of our products are as eco-friendly as possible. All other unusable parts of the recovered plastic are disposed according to the right recycling chain.
The fabric of our products is waterproof thanks to an innovative BIO-PU coating. The coating is made of 100% biodegradable and recyclable ingredients andavoids groundwater pollution. It also uses significantly less water, saves oil during production, while also emitting less CO2 than traditional coating processes.
Eco-friendly & fair
We collaborate with a network of 1,500 fishermen on the north shore of Java, Indonesia, where our team member Max manages the clean-up. Through our efforts with local authorities, we provide workshops and educate the residents on the environmental threats caused by plastic pollution. In the long term, we hope to create an impact not only by providing environmentally and socially compatible products but also with a change of actions of our audience. All of our partners are carefully selected with an emphasis on quality, sustainability, business ethics, and operational excellence. We treat everyone involved with respect and we care about our relationship to all of our global associates.
With our SEDEX and BSCI certified partners, our supply chain focuses on sustainability and social standards, because we believe that customers should hold the companies they purchase from to a high standard. We also work with bluesign® certified partners and keep toxic chemicals completely out of our supply chain.
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