The Swag

Would you like to save over $1500 a year in food waste, while also reducing your impact on the environment? If you’re anything like us, then your answer was a resounding “yes”! And the very clever people at The Swag have made this possible.

Founded in 2016, and named so for the way they roll up like a bushman’s swag, The Swag is a collection of breathable cotton produce bags. Their design consists of a three-layer system to hold your fruit and vegetable produce, ensuring it stays fresher, crisper and considerably more nutrient-rich for much longer.

The Swag’s products are free from plastic, non-toxic, machine washable, sustainable and 100% natural. Impressive, right? And, if that isn’t enough, they are also fair trade, ethically made and actively saving our environment by helping wildlife and reducing food waste in the average home.

So how do they work, you ask? Just take it from The Swag’s founder, Peita. She said, “I started focussing on what was happening to my fruit and veggies when sealed in plastic. I noticed the condensation building up on the inside of the bag, and it dawned on me that they were suffocating, sweating and that’s why they were rotting so quickly. Air and waiter are the essential elements of life – our fruit and veggies are no different.”

What also sets The Swag’s offerings apart is that at the end of their life, after years (maybe even decades) of use, they can be fully composted with zero impact on the planet or your health. Plus, they’ve even been touted by the one and only, Oprah, as one of her favourite sustainability products. Need we say more?

Please give us your elevator pitch:

The Swag Australia is all about reducing food waste and ditching plastic and silicone. Our products are handmade ethically and with love. The Swag keeps fruit and vegetables rich in nutrients, fresh and crisp for two weeks or more! Start your journey of living free of waste and plastic with our reusable produce bags, and you’ll save thousands of dollars in food waste along the way.

What problem is your business solving?

Reducing waste and eliminating plastic around the world.

Tell us three unique things about your business:

  1. All Swag products are 100% natural – when they come to the end of their life they can be buried and composted into the ground with zero impact on the earth and wildlife.
  2. The Swag donates a portion of every product sold to Destiny Rescue – helping to rescue, restore, protect and empower children from red light districts, brothels and sexually abusive situations.
  3. Oprah Winfrey named the Swag as her favourite sustainability product in the April 2019 edition of O-Magazine! So exciting for us!

What can attendees expect to see from you at TCS?

We will have the whole shebang on display – this includes our core hero products and also our new and very popular products. The Swag’s Boss Lady (Peita, our founder and managing director) will be there to share her story and to answer questions you might have.

Can you tell us a little about your background and where the inspiration came from for your business?

There is a great background story behind The Swag, and you can read it in its entirety at our website. Check it out!

To find out more, please visit theswag.com.au

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