Pocket Rags were invented by Jori as a project for a kid’s market when he was 9. Now as an 15yr old, he is happily spreading his low waste/zero waste friendly product around stores in his home town of Victoria, Canada in the beautiful Pacific Northwest Coast region of Vancouver Island which is unceded Coast Salish Territory, primarily of the Lekwungen and W_SÁNEC peoples and all across North America!
Pocket Rags are handy reusable cloth handkerchiefs, which are not fancy! They are made from 100% Organic Cotton Flannel, which is soft on your skin. They have a hand tie dyed (with natural homemade plant based dyes) triangle pocket sewn onto the corner, also 100% Organic Cotton, which you can use to flip the rag inside out in as it’s used to keep your pocket or bag clean on the way to the washing machine!
All this is sewn up with 100% Cotton thread, which makes this a biodegrable/compostable product at the end of it’s lifespan. The only other packaging is a paper sleeve which is recyclable. Online purchases are shipped in a paper envelopes or likely reused boxes, also recyclable, to keep the packaging at an absolute minimum.
New on Etsy- consider getting your Pocket Rag hand embroidered by Jori, it’s an easy add-on custom option and makes a great gift, too!
Jori is happy to say that he has chosen the Ancient Forest Alliance to share a portion of his earnings each month. He encourages all people to support people in their communities fighting for the better of the planet and the environment in any way they can!
Using reusable cloths or hankies can greatly reduce or eliminate the need for disposable one-time-use papers and tissues! Jori was always so sad to learn about old growth forests being cut down. This is a way Jori feels he can help. Thanks for your support!