In 2007, fierce founders Emily Sugihara and her mom Joan created a ripstop nylon shopping bag based on the construction of a plastic grocery bag. Their vision was that everyone would have a BAGGU with them all the times and opt for a reusable bag at the grocery or department store. Their goal was to decrease the single use plastic clogging up landfills and oceans. More than a decade later and BAGGU’s mission remains the same. Still a best-seller, the standard BAGGU is durable, lightweight, and can hold two to three times more than a traditional grocery bag.oday, Emily is BAGGU’s CEO and continues to provide creative vision for the company. She has expanded the product line to include nylon pouches, totes, backpacks, travel bags and purses, plus a line of canvas and leather goods.
To learn more about Emily’s business visit BAGGU.com.
Photo: Maria Del Rio