2019 Care Kit Giveaway

grünBAG has teamed up with two Danish brands and is launching a giveaway full of sustainable products. The Care Kit features a collection of eco-friendly homely goods from HUMDAKIN, a €500 gift-card for OrganicBasics and our ALDEN BackPack.

Join the Giveaway on Instagram

A winner will be randomly chosen on January 8th 2019. Good luck!

Happy and sustainable New Year

 

OrganicBasics believes in setting higher standards when it comes to sustainable production. They design long lasting underwear, t-shirts and socks made from organic cotton.

The ingredients in HUMDAKIN products have been carefully chosen to avoid parabens, dyes, essential oils, chemical perfumes, endocrine disrupting substances or carcinogens. All products by HUMDAKIN are vegan and not tested on animals.

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!

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

Rote Nachhaltige Tasche in dänischem DesignA-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
    2. Subscribe to the grünBAG newsletter



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Der Neue Rucksack für Abenteurer

Aufgepasst! Hier kommt unser Rucksack für den Abenteuer: der „Alden“ BackPack!

Die Geschichte hinter unserem neuen Rucksack

Unser neuester grünBAG Rucksack ist nach Alden Wicker benannt. Alden Wicker ist die New Yorkerin und Journalistin hinter dem Eco- und Lifestyleblog Ecocult und sie ist eine international bekannte und beliebte Addresse für nachhaltige Lifestyle und Reisetips. Alden hat einen ausgeprägten Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit und deckt alles von Mode, Reisen, Hotels, Restaurants und Alltagsleben ab.

Da sich Alden derzeit auf Weltreise befindet, hat sie vor kurzem unser Studio in Aarhus besucht, um einen Beitrag über unser Unternehmen zu schreiben und sich vor Ort ein Bild zu machen. Vor Ihrem Besuch hatte Alden uns eine Wunschliste für Ihre perfekte Reisetasche geschickt und wir haben es uns zum Ziel gesetzt jeden einzelnen in Form eines grünBAG Rucksackes zu erfüllen. Neben einer separaten Tasche für ihren Computer (die wir mit speziellen Stoff ausgestattet haben, für die Möglichkeit den Computer auch ohne Hülle aufzubewahren) und eine A4-Tasche für Zeitschriften, war Aldens Wunsch eine offene Tasche auf jeder Seite, so dass sie ihre Wasserflasche immer in Reichweite hat. Eine Reisverschlusstasche an der Vorderseite des Rucksacks macht es ihr nun auch möglich Schlüssel, Geldbeutel etc ohne die Gefahr von Diebstahl aufzubewahren.

Die erste Reaktion der Zeit, als Alden den Rucksack in den Händen hielt, war, dass er unglaublich leicht war! Er wiegt nur 0,88 kg, aber wie Sie hier sehen können, ist immer noch genug Platz für alles!

Größe
Höhe: 42-51 cm (kann nach oben gefaltet werden)
Breite: 30 cm
Tiefe: 14 cm

Möchten Sie mehr über Aldens Treffen mit der grünBAG erfahren? Hier finden Sie alle Beiträge zu unserem neuen BackPack.

Alden BackPack im nachhaltigen Design

Der Rucksack besteht aus Restmaterialien aus der Lastwagenproduktion in Dänemark. Dafür sammeld wir das übrig gebliebene Material, wenn Planen für verschiedene LKWs oder Partyzelte produziert werden. Die Materialien wurden daher nie benutzt, weder auf europäischen Autobahnen noch auf verschiedenen Gartenpartys und Festivals. Die Materialien werden verworfen, weil sie Fragmente und Rückstände sind. In unseren Augen sind sie völlig unbenutzt und eignen sich sehr gut für die Taschenproduktion. Sie sind langlebig und verlieren trotz sorgfältiger Handhabung keine Farbe oder Form. Dieses starke Material kommt in praktisch allen unseren Taschen und auch in diesem „Alden“ BackPack zum Einsatz.

Der Stoff der Schultergurte besteht aus recyceltem Kunststoff und ist mit einem weichen Stoff aus großen Thermoanzügen gefüttert, die wir es von Viking Lifesaving Equipment erhalten. Der gleiche Thermostoff wird zum Auskleiden der internen Computertasche verwendet. Die anderen Innentaschen sind aus sogenanntem Mesh-Banner, das in Dänemark als Werbebanner verwendet wurde.

Der Rucksack mit den vielen Anwendungen

Obwohl der Rucksack mit der Inspiration und aus der Perspektive einer Reisenden entwickelt wurde, hat er viele andere Anwendungsmöglichkeiten. Wir haben bereits Nachfrage von Schülern, die nach einer Schul- / Lerntasche suchen. Also, sind Sie der Abenteurer, brauchen Sie einen Rucksack zum Wandern, Radfahren oder Segeln oder brauchen eine alltägliche Fahrradtasche, die Ihren Computer sicher und geschützt transportiert? Unser grünBAG „Alden“ BackPack deckt diese Bedürfnisse ohne ein Schulterzucken.

Erhalten können Sie unseren neuen „Alden“ BackPack bereits in unserem online shop und bald auch in. bei unseren Händlern in ganz Dänemark.

 

Ein Game Changer – Ethical Unicorn

Was wir an der grünBAG am meisten lieben, ist dass wir Produkte produzieren, die unsere Kunden lieben. Wir tun unser Bestes, um unsere Kunden mit ihren individuellen Fragen und Wünschen für ihre perfekte Tasche zu versorgen, so dass sie wirklich eine Tasche für immer bekommen.

Die zweitbelohnendste Sache ist, wenn unsere wundervollen Kunden uns Feedback geben. Wir waren besonders glücklich über Francesca von Ethical Unicorn, die schreibt: „Diese Marke ist ein echter Game Changer und ein weiteres Beispiel für die erstaunliche Innovation, die wir oft auf nachhaltige Art und Weise finden. [grünBAG] kreieren ihre Taschen nicht nur aus recycelten industriellen Materialien,  die verwendeten Materialien sind auch unglaublich robust und langlebig, was diese Produkte zu einer idealen Investition macht. “ Francesca hat uns in ihrem letzten Post als einen ihrer Frühlingsfavoriten hervorgehoben und wir könnten nicht geschmeichelter sein. Sie schreibt weiter: „Ich liebe diese Firma, ich liebe diese Tasche, ich liebe alles.“ Nun Francesca, das beruht auf Gegenseitigkeit! Für den vollen Post, einfach mal auf Francesca’s Seite Ethicalunicorn.com vorbeischauen.