Trying To Change People’s Bag Habits
Posted by Ted Duboise
Gravity – The Meaning of Life
by Matt Adams
When I was 29, I left an amazing group of people and a good paying job in Seattle, Washington on a solo mission to culture myself and learn more about the world and what was outside of my bubble and “The American Way”.
After traveling through more than 20 different countries over the past 10 years…(Iceland, Morocco, Turkey, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Thailand, Australia, and a bunch of others) …I learned a lot about my ignorance of how other cultures live and gained a new appreciation for all the conveniences a first world country, like America, has to offer .
After seeing the unfortunate challenges being endured within some of the third world countries along my travels (health problems, broken homes, poor hygiene, educational opportunities, etc), I returned to my homeland motivated to change some of my own wasteful habits and search for ideas on how to give back to these less fortunate people and help them experience a better quality of life.
Yes, I struck out on a couple of endeavors (like being a travel photographer, hoping to sell my images and donate some of the funds to these people) but, I eventually stumbled upon an idea that I thought might contribute to multiple causes: reusable bags. This had the potential to cure some of our wasteful habits and (if enough people contributed) it could allow us to give back to some of the less fortunate countries.
The goal was to create the most convenient and effective (compact, durable, washable) reusable bag possible in order to make it easier to change our old consumption habits. Thus, Gravity Bags was created. No zippers, buttons, draw strings…just a tough bag that easily folds into itself for convenient carrying and storage.
For every Gravity Bag that is purchased, a significant percentage of the profits will go to a reputable organization in a 3rd world country in hopes of feeding a child or family, improving shelters & homes, and providing a healthier quality of life. Plus, we’ll be donating Gravity Bags and showing them all the different ways they can be used.
And, hopefully someday we’ll make enough money to assist more young adults in traveling outside their own bubbles to see the world and help others that are less fortunate…and change their lives forever.
Ripstop Nylon Fabric
Gravity Bags are made from 1.9 oz ripstop nylon fabric, making the bags durable, lightweight, and washable. Ripstop nylon is the same material used to make parachutes and hot air balloons, among other applications. One of the advantages of ripstop nylon is its beneficial strength-to-weight ratio.
Ripstop nylon is a lightweight nylon fabric with interwoven reinforcement threads in a cross-hatch pattern. It is woven with coarse, strong warp and filling yarns at intervals so that tears will not spread.(1)
About Gravity Bags
Gravity Bags was launched in 2011 with operations located in Tigard, Oregon, USA. Gravity Bags is headed by Matt Adams. Visit the Gravity Bags website for more information.