Supporting Women and Saving the World One Bag at a Time

09.27.21 | By
Supporting Women and Saving the World One Bag at a Time

Meet Junes. The reusable bag company that’s doing its part to solve the world’s plastic problem, and support women across the globe. For founder Janean Mann, the solution to the cycle of plastic pollution was simple: create the ultimate reusable bag, and make it something people want to use again and again. Their compact design, stylish colors, and accessible price points already make Junes bags winners in our book. The brand didn’t stop there.

When Mann visited Juarez, Mexico, she partnered with a local, all-women sewing co-op to produce its bags, weaving support for women into the brand’s fabric. The partnership helps women of Juarez achieve economic autonomy while supporting their families. The company continues proving its commitment to women at a global scale by donating a portion of every sale to the Global Fund for Women, a non-profit foundation empowering and protecting women around the world through human right’s initiatives.

Junes all woman sewing co-op in juarez, mexico

Junes’ partnership with an all-female sewing co-op in Juarez, Mexico provides a sustainable income for women along our shared border.

In an effort to close the loop on plastic pollution, Junes makes every decision with the planet’s future in mind. Their signature Bio-Knit mesh material combines existing, recycled plastics with CiCLO®, a revolutionary technology that allows naturally occurring microbes in landfills or sea water to consume the material (ensuring the bags won’t last forever if they end up in a landfill or waterway).

a yellow junes grande bag with a yoga mat and other essentials inside

All Junes bags are made with their signature Bio-Knit material – a durable mesh made from recycled plastics.

Junes’ innovative material not only changes the future of textiles as we know it, but it also makes their bags even more durable, so you can enjoy your Junes bag for years to come. Plus, they’re machine washable and get softer over time without losing firmness. When you’re done loving your bag, send it back to be shredded, melted and recycled into new yarn for another Junes bag through their #TradeUpJunes program. Pretty cool huh?

person carrying a white junes everyday tote over their shoulder with produce and other things inside

The Everyday Tote
The original Junes bag, the Everyday Tote is a universal favorite. The tote uses Junes’ signature Bio-knit material and is available in a variety of colors, so you never have to sacrifice style for sustainability. Fit with two deep inner pockets for your wallet, keys and water bottle, the Everyday Tote can go anywhere you do.

junes white carry all set with books, and other small things inside

The Carry-All Set
The Carry-All Set includes 3 multipurpose draw-string pouches. Perfect as a “clutch” for quick errands, to organize toiletries and swimsuits when traveling, storage for fresh produce (goodbye disposable plastic bags!), or even as additional storage inside of your other Junes bags. The Terracotta shade is perfect for fall, but there’s a variety of color options to choose from.

woman carrying black junes grande tote over her shoulder

The Grande Tote
As the name suggests, this bag is absolutely massive – which self-proclaimed bag ladies like me will love. The Grande Tote is ideal for farmer’s market hauls, beach trips (it fits two towels with room to spare), or weekend getaways. Trust that the durable straps on the Grande Tote can hold their weight, the bag can carry up to 35lbs!

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Alexa is commerce editor at Design Milk. She lives in Miami, Florida with her fiancé Alex and retired greyhound, Phoebe. A longtime art and design enthusiast, Alexa’s first stops in any new city are the art museums. When she’s not writing about her favorite DM shop picks, she might be buried in a book, binging reality tv or adventuring around her city with her partner and pup.