MEET THE FOUNDER

It all started with a passion, and some imagination...

The URBAG® story is defined by a passion for sustainability and innovative design, along with the determination to make a positive impact in the world.

Founder Marie Callan has spent decades working in sustainability. From social enterprise and charity work to fostering discussions with industry leaders at the Financial Times, she’s found the plastic problem never goes away.

 

While the issue of single-use plastic was attracting attention, no one seemed to be addressing plastic waste from dry cleaning and laundry services.

 

It’s this passion, experience and conversations with industry experts that led Marie to do something positive.

The result? An ethically-manufactured garment bag that’s forward thinking, superbly made and lasts a lifetime.

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ETHICAL 
MANUFACTURING

We think that ethical business means good business, which is why we are committed to ensuring that everyone in our value chain is treated fairly and with respect.


Our collection was designed in London and is made in the UK by Leading Fast Forward accredited social enterprises 

We know that old habits die hard and we want URBAG® to stand for something new, in business and in everyday life

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WITH THIS BAG YOU SAVE

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* Compared with the same amount of non-recycled fabric

OUR MATERIALS

We care about the environment. We have always been passionate about working with natural and recycled materials, ensuring full traceability and using sustainable methods of production.

Our choice of materials has shaped our collection and brings stylish, eco-friendly alternatives to the dry-cleaning market.

By using reclaimed plastic bottles (recycled PET) and organic cotton, we help remove plastic waste that is inundating our waterways and clogging up landfill.

 

6%
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 WATER*

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25.1%

ENERGY*

27.3%
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CO2*

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13.5

PLASTIC BOTTLES

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100%

FUTURE
SINGLE-USE
PLASTIC

Need more convincing?
We’ve crunched some numbers for you.

REGISTERED DESIGN
UKIPO & EUIPO

URBAG® is a unique innovation protected by intellectual property rights and registered design with UKIPO & EUIPO.

 

 

URBAG® combines timeless design with convenience and ease of use for both customers and dry cleaners.

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OUR TEAM

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Fabrice MAHE

Advisory Committee

Fabrice has more than 20 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive driving profitability and success. As a member of various boards, he also mentors young entrepreneurs across the globe.

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Shakira VALENTINE-HUBBARD

Digital Marketing Executive

Shakira started to take interest in sustainability after working in retail for 6 years, realising the devastating impact of fashion and single-use plastic in the industry. She joined URBAG with a mission to help spread the message on the importance of tackling plastic waste immediately.

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Marie-Laure GEOFFROY 

Advisory Committee

Marie-Laure is a finance professional who started her career auditing companies within EY France. After 12 years, Marie moved to London as the Director of Finance for a hospitality group and is now a partner at a London-based accounting firm.

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Indiyah HENRY-JACKSON

Social Media Executive

Fashion enthusiast and designer Indiyah has become increasingly aware of the impact of fashion and textile on the environment. She joined URBAG to help increase awareness on the issue among our community and share her knowledge on alternative designs and textile technologies to put sustainability practices at the forefront of the discussion.