Just in case you don’t speak French, Dans le Sac means “in the bag”.
Based in Quebec, they’ve got bag making dans le sac with classically designed, exquisitely crafted totes, pouches, and bread bags that are geared toward making sustainable lifestyle choices an easy and convenient habit. Their mission is rooted in sustainability, and are committed to having a small footprint as a business, while serving to help others lessen their ecological load too.
All of their products are produced in Quebec, and they try to keep the manufacturing process as local as possible, and emphasize that each product ends up being a collaboration between at least 4 local businesses. For materials, they use cotton, hemp, and linen in their products (some of which is sourced from the US), but everything (including labels) is handmade in Quebec.
While their bags are probably at first glance the most obvious choice if you’re going for functionality, it’s really the gingham pouches that deserve some attention. They’re perfectly versatile– perfect for using the bulk section at the grocery store, a small loaf/bread rolls, make-up or a go bag to keep in the car– and are even lined so that were you to use it for perishable bread as opposed to hair ties and eyeliner, the bread would still stay soft for some time.
Their pouches and mesh bags are actually our favorite part of their line, simply because they seem harder to find. Having been in the realm of sustainability for the better part of a decade, I have significantly more totes and reusable bags than pouches. They definitely seem less readily available and the pure mesh bags aren’t good for things like oats or lentils, and the bags that don’t breathe aren’t great for bread, or apples, so you end up needing to bring not just your grocery bag to the store, but all of these other, specific bags. So it’s not necessarily that these smaller pouches/mesh bags haven’t been available to me, but apparently none of the ones I’ve seen have really caught my attention until now. With the gingham pouch specifically, Dans le Sac created a product that is pleasing to the eye and useful in a multitude of ways.
Their aesthetic exudes classic French sensibilities. In other words: they’ll never go out of style. From corduroy bags in rich, earthy tones to flawless gingham print, the design of Dans le Sac’s products matches its quality in that it's made to last. Pairing such high-quality craftsmanship with such a timeless look makes perfect sense. It supersedes trends, and will last season after season, year after year.