Newly launched reusable bag company helping small businesses

May 8 2020, 6:24 pm

That feeling of helplessness is, unfortunately, quite common during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the thing putting the world on pause is an invisible virus, and the best that most of us can do to help is simply staying home, it can be frustrating to go day by day just waiting for it all to be over.

Susie Gay had been worrying about the state of small Canadian businesses back in March when she decided to take what action she could to help.

She and her partner, Bryan, spent the next month creating a company with a singular goal: to help these small businesses make it through the pandemic.


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The company, This Bag, creates and ships stylish reusable bags with one clear message: “This bag helped a small business.”

According to the company’s website, 100% of profits will be donated to small businesses who have been effected by coronavirus, who can reach out to This Bag via email to connect regarding grants.

A message to Daily Hive states that the company has already raised over $1,000 and is hoping to support businesses throughout the country.

“Let’s stand together and support businesses and causes that make up the framework of our community,” the website states.

“They’ve closed their doors to help keep everyone safe, and now let’s return the favour and help keep their businesses safe as well.”


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The bags are available for $28 each, are made of 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, and the printing is done by a local printer using an environmentally friendly water-based process.

Shipping comes to $3.50 for anywhere in Canada, and the company is offering free shipping on orders of three or more.

Other causes supported by This Bag include feeding a child, giving clean water, and educating a girl.

Not a bad way to give a little something back in the face of a global pandemic.

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