“Partnering with UPS, TOM BIHN Bags ships every order via UPS carbon neutral. The company pays a little extra to ship the bags and carbon “credits” are purchased to offset the emissions generated by the shipping process.
Going one step further, they have their shipping and packing materials certified as environmentally friendly in the UPS Eco Responsible Packaging Program. The boxes aren’t just made of recycled cardboard, but also are right-sized (preventing use of excess materials) and crush-tested to prevent product damage. This is especially crucial, as there’s no environmental benefit if a flimsy package is damaged in transit and requires a replacement shipment.”
“I’m still using my trusty Tom Bihn Synapse in Dyneema. I’ve never before used a backpack that reflects such a highly developed understanding of travel. The compartments are perfectly laid out and sized so that they never encroach on each other, even when stuffed.”
Because we were one of the first companies in the country to sign up for two major UPS environmental sustainability programs — Carbon Neutral Shipping and Certified Green Packaging — UPS and the Washington Post chose to profile our company for their video series on logistics and sustainability. Watch the video here.
Below the video is a link to an article on Sustainability. Click the link to read an interview with Tom and Alexandra Guerson, a longtime TB Forums member.
“Picture this: You’re busy crocheting a blanket with multiple colors. You just have one more row to go and all you need is the last bit of purple yarn and then you’re finished. You reach into your crochet bag and what you see is basically akin to a fresh hairball. Instant defeat. You know you’ll have to untangle anything you want out of there. That’s when you reach for a glass of wine and go on watching Doctor Who to forget about your crochet troubles.
I have good news for those of you who have ever experienced the fresh hairball, It’s called The Swift bag by Tom Bihn. This bag was designed by knitters for knitters. I am not a knitter but I crochet and this bag is perfect for me. Currently I have two projects going and there is ZERO mess. I can find yarn and hooks and anything else I might need. I really, REALLY, really love this bag. I know you will too. It is perfection. I literally have not found anything I dislike about it. The yarn stuff sacks it comes with are so useful. Who knew a simple stuff sack could solve all of my problems?”