2019 Care Kit Giveaway

grünBAG er gået sammen med to danske brands og skyder 2019 i gang med en giveaway fuld af bæredygtige produkter. The Care Kit består af et lækkert udvalg af HUMDAKINS hand care og husholdningsprodukter, et gavekort til OrganicBasic på 500 € og en Alden BackPack fra grünBAG.

Deltag i konkurrencen på Instagram

Vinderen bliver trukket d. 8. januar 2019. Held og lykke til alle!

Godt og bæredygtigt Nytår til alle

 

OrganicBasics designer t-shirts, undertøj og strømper til både mænd og kvinder af økologisk bomuld. Deres kollektioner er et lækkert og stilsikkert modtræk til fast fashion.

HUMDAKINs produkter er uden parabener, farvestoffer, æteriske olier, kemisk parfume, hormonforstyrrende eller kræftfremkaldende stoffer.  Alle produkter er veganske og ikke testet på dyr.

Merry Christmas from all of us at grünBAG

Christmas is just around the corner. We are wrapping our last gifts, shipping out the last orders and writing our last Christmas Cards, before the big day.

Thanks to our wonderful grünBAG Nissemand, our presents are prepared, cookies are baked and all we have to do is make our way to our loved ones and cosy up for the holidays.

We Reflect on This Year with Joy and Gratitude.

grünBAG started from the wish to create an eco-friendly and ethical alternative to a fast fashion concept. Helen, the designer and founder of grünBAG, believed in the notion that change starts with oneself.  She took it upon herself to be part of the change she wanted to see and founded a company built on the wish to inspire positive environmental change.

Today, our team of 6 works hard on realising Helen’s mission by reusing waste materials and transforming them into durable sustainable bags.

At grünBAG, we consider ourselves very fortunate to be able to work together in an open space and couldn’t be more grateful for the “grünBAG fam” that has formed over the years.

To our Inspiring Influencer Friends

We have also connected with some incredible people this year. We collaborated with inspiring bloggers like Immy from Sustainably Vegan and Alden from Ecocult, our wonderful bloggers from the Ethical Writers Coalition and many more. Seeing all of their content and their honest reviews, we consider ourselves fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with many more in the future.

Our Biggest Thank You Goes to…

Our biggest thank you, however, goes to you, our customers. We get so excited every time you tag us in one of your grünBAG pictures. The feeling of knowing that people around the globe connect and support what we do is our biggest motivation.

We listen when you talk and value your input. Your engagement is what continues to inspire us to be better and do better.  And for that, we thank you!

We are looking forward to many more years with you all. We cannot wait to come back in the new year with new ideas, ready to take on whatever may come.

Merry Christmas and lots of love from

Your grünBAG team

julehilsen fra grünBAG

grünBAG Last Minute Gift Guide

Still looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones?

Well, since our Danish Nissemand came early this year and gave us quite a lot of great ideas, we have decided to share 3 tips for great and sustainable last-minute gifts with you.

Christmas Gift Guide1. Give experiences

In our eyes, there is nothing more wonderful than connecting with others.

Giving the gift of quality time is not only a great last-minute gift, but it is also a great way to catch up and unwind after the busy holiday season. Be it a visit to the museum, tickets to the theatre or a day of ice bathing and sauna afterwards, we can’t think of a better gift to receive this Christmas.

2. Food

Our office is known to be the place you will always find chocolate in. Especially during the busy holiday season, nothing is more appreciated than a box of freshly baked Christmas cookies, a bottle of local glogg or a basket of fresh clementines. Don’t underestimate the power of a great food gift. It is always appreciated and a fantastic choice for a last minute visit.

3. Gift Cards

GrünBAG Gift CardWe truly believe in giving gifts that create value. In our opinion, the purpose of presents is to give something that people will love and care for. Especially for our Zero Waste friends, grünBAG provides virtual gift cards for our online store where people can pick and choose what they want. We ship our product in biodegradable packaging with a recycled plastic sleeve for the address and bill. Giving a gift card is a great last minute gift, especially for those friends don’t know their exact preferences of.

What are your last minute go-to’s? Connect with us on Instagram and let us know.

Greenify Your Christmas Decorations

Christmas is fast approaching and so is the abundance of Christmas decoration options available to us.

Inspired by our founder Helen, who comes up with a new creative way to build an eco-friendly Christmas tree out of upcycled material every year, we found 3 different ways to greenify this year Christmas decorations.

1. Edible Christmas Decorations

Gingerbreadmen might just be our favorite way to decorate our tree. Simply use a gingerbread recipe of your choice and get creative. We love the endless options when it comes to shapes and gives the tree a personal touch. Perfect for a cosy family Sunday.

2. Second-Hand for the win

grünBAG åbningstider i decemberAt grünBAG, we are a big fan of upcycling (Duh ;-)).

At the office, all of our Christmas decoration is upcycled from things we already had. This year, our redesigner Christina made stunning stars out of the leftover scraps from our grünBAG Backpacks.

We also use leftover paper from order to create beautiful Christmas ornaments and window stars. This option is affordable, fun and really gets us into the Christmas spirit.

3. Buy consciously

Christmas giveaway clutchThere is nothing wrong with not having the time to DIY. Believe us, we know the challenge of prioritising around the holidays oh too well. In that case, Christmas markets are our best bet. Go for local, handmade and look for materials like wood, stainless steel, glas and paper. They will last you for more than one season and save you money in the long run.

We would love to see your sustainable Christmas decorations, tag us in your Instagram post, we will share our favorits in our Instagram stories!

Juleåbent hos grünBAG

Vi elsker julen og har besluttet at åbne dørene i hele december, så du kan komme forbi og få fingrene i vores tasker. Så er du på udkig efter en grünBAG julegave (og bor du i nærheden af Århus), så har du nu muligheden for at købe tasker direkte fra vores fine systue i Højbjerg. Her glimter julelysene allerede.

Vi holder åbent kl 10-17 på ALLE HVERDAGE fra mandag d. 3. december til fredag d. 21. december.

Kig forbi her: Axel Gruhns Vej 10, 8270 Højbjerg

5 grünBAG Products to Gift This Christmas

Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go…… we’ll show you 5 grünBAG products that make the perfect Christmas gifts

1. Laptop Sleeve – for the grünBAG Collector

Sort computer Sleeve med lomme

Launched right in time for Christmas, our laptop sleves are waterproof, sturdy and the perfect protection for your every day electronics. The design is made to ensure quick and easy access. The soft lining goes up into the folding closure. This way, it provides protection all the way around all edges of your computer.

2. Alden Backpack – for the Neat Freak

“Travel more” is big on our bucket list for the new year. With our Alden Backpack, we can do exactly that in a stylish and organised way. The many departments and organisational system of the Alden backpack make sure things don’t get lost on the bottom of the bag and we love the padded computer department. It is a bag that was developed with journalist and travel blogger Alden Wicker, founder of Ecocult. Since it’s launch, this backpack has become a customer favorite and we absolutely understand why!

3. Toiletry Bag – for the Practical Commuter

One of our favorite gift items for this year are – without a doubt – the grünBAG toiletry bags.

Our top tip is the transparent toiletry, perfect for travel. We can spot our items without having to open the bag and the material is incredibly easy to clean from occasional make-up spills.

 

4. A-BAG – for the Minimalist

Red sustainable lady bag for womanA-BAG Medium is a sustainable satchel for all your indispensable belongings of your every day life. The bag has a simple A-shaped design suitable for both workday and festivity. It furthermore has a high format that allows you to carry some extra stuff in case you should suddenly need to bring a bottle of bobbles with you somewhere. Suitable for almost any occasion.

5. grünBAG Sports Bag – for the Aspiring Athlete

Right after Christmas, we will all be rushing to make our final new years resolutions. According to The Telegraph, the number one new years resolution is to work out more. To get a head start, we reccomend gifting our grünBAG sportsbag. Not only is it spacious, sturdy and durable, it also functions as a fantastic travel bag.

 

Pay it Forward Friday

Black Friday is coming up and this year, we aim to highlight the quality of our products.

Black Friday is often used to increase sales and offer customers the opportunity to buy more at a lower price.

While we don’t want to judge what Black Friday means to other companies, this model doesn’t align with grünBAG’s mission to promote the circular business model. Our ideal customers only purchase our products once. They use them, care for them and pass them on when they have no more need for them. We believe that products need to be made to last for years, if not a lifetime, in order to eliminate the need for a day like Black Friday.

Therefore, instead of using Black Friday to sell more products, we are dedicated to promoting conscious consumerism by highlighting the concept of a circular economy. Our products are sturdy and long-lasting, which makes them perfect for the circular market. Even a second-, third- and 4th- hand grünBAG keeps its value, shape and colour and we are prepared to prove it!

So without further ado, we introduce Pay it Forward Friday, where we give away one Alden Backpack for one year. After that year, we will pick another winner and send a packaging label to the current owner who will then pass the backpack on the new winner. Our goal is to follow this tradition for the next 10 years to show that great quality is a long-term investment.

grünBAG takes care of all the shipping costs and is happy to make adjustments and reparations along the way in order to create the best experience for the one-year owner of this Alden Backpack.

To enter the giveaway, simply follow these 2 steps:

    1. Follow grünBAG on Instagram
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Sustainable Man

Bæredygtig livsstil er hot!

Vi har det sidste års tid arbejdet sammen med forskellige bloggere for at udbrede kendskabet til vores miljøvenlige taskebrand. Vores rygsække, skuldertasker og computertasker er blevet sendt rundt i hele verden til et bredt udvalg af forgangsmænd og -kvinder inden for bæredygtig livsstil. Det har vi fået en masse positiv respons på.

Mænd vælger tasker i stærke farver

Ja, vi oplever i stigende grad, at især mænd vælger stærke farver; rød, gul & grøn er blandt favoritfarverne for vores mandlige publikum. Desuden fortæller vores mandlige kunder os, at de har valgt en grünBAG taske fordi den er vandtæt, smart og praktisk (rummelig og let at lukke).

grünBAG will allways cover your back

No matter where life brings you, grünBAG will always cover your back

Dan Pontarlier er en Sustainable Man

En af de bloggere vi for nyligt har haft et samarbejde med er spansk/franske Dan Pontarlier, der er manden bag bloggen Sustainable Man. Han er helt i tråd med vores stærke farver. Han skriver:

“Wearing solid and intense colors is one of my things and today I’m going to show it with my new grünBAG bags, in this perfect showy color…The collection offers a variety of alternatives with different styles and solid colors among other differentiated products, which are made from strong and durable materials that are able to handle our daily routines at the same time that we work together for a greener and more ecological future…As yellow is one of my favorite colors, the models that I chose are precisely that striking”

Dan Pontarlier har testet både vores rygsæk, vores nye computertaske, Carry, og vores toilettaske, og han skriver videre:

“After using it for my trips to Barcelona and Budapest I can tell you that they are really comfortable besides catchy! In the BackPack and the Carry I can put my computer, iPad and all the things I’d like to bring as a complement of the suitcase in the cabin of the plane or even for a day out in the streets. The Toiletry is perfect for storing all my toiletries besides the liquids, so I can easily hand them in the airport. The best of it all is that they are water resistant!” 

Er du nysgerrig på, hvordan grünBAG tasker appellerer til mænd, så tjek hele blogindlægget ud fra Dan Pontarlier aka Sustainable Man ud.

Toiletry for the sustainable man

Bæredygtig livsstil er for alle

Uanset om du er bybo, landbo, skov- mark- eller vandkantsmenneske, så er det smart at tænke sig om, når du køber nyt, så jordens resourcer ikke går til spilde. Tænker du også over, hvordan du kan spore dig ind på en mere bæredygtig livsstil, så kan du starte med at tænke over, om de varer du køber er bæredygtige. Her er 5 rigtig gode grunde til at kigge efter en grünBAG taske, næste gang du skal have en ny rygsæk eller skuldertaske:

  • Den er vandtæt
  • Den har et smart design i fede farver
  • Der er plads til din computer
  • Den er let at lukke/åbne
  • Den er slidstærk

OG så er den selvfølgelig lavet af genanvendte og bæredygtige materialer!

Gå på opdagelse i alle vores farver og modeller her i vores webshop

NY RYGSÆK TIL “ECO TRAVELERS”

Tag godt imod vores nyeste rygsæk. Den hedder Alden BackPack, og den er lige til at rejse med!

Historien bag vores nye rygsæk

Sidste nye skud på grünBAG stammen er opkaldt efter Alden Wicker. Alden Wicker er New Yorker kvinden bag mode- og rejsebloggen Ecocult og hun er en internationalt kendt og elsket forekæmper for bæredygtig livsstil. Alden har et skarpt og helhjertet fokus på bæredygtighed og hun dækker alt inden for mode, rejser, hoteller, restaurationer og fødevarer.

På sin vej rundt i verden denne sommer kom Alden forbi vores grünBAG studie i Aarhus, for at skrive et indlæg om vores virksomhed. Forud for sit besøg, havde Alden sendt os en ønskeliste til den perfekte rejserygsæk. Hendes ønsker til tasken gik især på designet og placeringen af lommerne. Indvendigt ønskede hun sig dels en separat lomme til sin computer (som vi har foret, så du ikke behøver at have den i et computer sleeve) og dels en A4 lomme til magasiner. Udvendigt ville hun gerne have en åben lomme i hver side, så hendes vandflaske altid var inden for rækkevidde, og til sidst ville hun gerne have en lomme med lynlås til telefon, pung og nøgler, der var tilgængelig, uden at man skulle åbne hele rygsækken.

Aldens første reaktion, da hun fik tasken i hænderne, var, at den var utrolig let! Den vejer blot 0,88 kg, men som I kan se her, så er den alligevel meget rummelig 🙂

Størrelse
Højde: 42-51 cm (kan foldes i toppen)
Bredde: 30 cm
Dybde: 14 cm

Vil du læse mere om Aldens møde med grünBAG, så kan du finde hele hendes indlæg om grünBAG her.

Alden BackPack i bæredygtigt design

Rygsækken er lavet af restmateriale fra pressenningproduktionen i Danmark. Vi indsamler det materiale, som bliver skåret fra, når forskellige virksomheder producerer pressenninger til lastbiler og partytelte. Materialerne har derfor aldrig været i brug, hverken på de europæiske motorvejer eller til diverse havefester og festivaler. Materialerne er kasserede fordi de er fraklip og rester. I vores øjne er de helt ubrugte og meget meget velegnede til taskeproduktion. De er både slidstærke og så mister de hverken farve eller facon på trods flittig brug. Dette stærke materiale går igen i stort set alle vores tasker og også i denne Alden BackPack.

Stoffet til skulderstropperne er lavet af genanvendt plastic og de er foret med blødt stof fra store termodragter, som vi får fra Viking Lifesaving Equipment. Det samme termostof er brugt til foring af den indvendige computerlomme. De øvrige indvendige lommer er lavet af såkaldt meshbanner, som har været brugt som reklamebannere rundt omkring i Danmark.

Rygsækken med de mange anvendelsesmuligheder
Skønt taksen er udviklet med inspiration fra en rejsende, så har den mange andre anvendelsesmuligheder i sig. Vi har allerede haft efterspørgsel på den fra studerende, der er på udkig efter en skole/studie taske. Uanset om du er den aktive type, der skal have en rygsæk til vandre-, cykel- eller sejlturen eller du står og mangler en hverdagsrygsæk, der både kan rumme din computer og hvad du ellers skal have med dig hver dag, så vil Alden BackPack dække dine behov.

Vi har haft travlt med at få det hele klar, så Alden BackPack nu kan købes i vores webshop. Du finder alle vores Alden BackPacks lige her, og inden længe finder de også vej til vores forhandlere rundt om i Danmark.