Good design

We believe that what we make should
be functional, durable, beautiful,
and sustainable. Our bags are made from upcycled fabric and vintage notions courtesy of SewGreen Rochester


Working in our shop is fun, productive, and purposeful. We provide job and language training, as well as links to supportive services such as housing and legal assistance.

Free Repairs

Rips? Tears? Holes? Come by Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services at
759 Dewey Ave and we'll gladly fix them. You can also drop off your bags with us any time you see us at the Public Market.



All bags are sewn here in Rochester by Nepali Refugees, Deaf & Hearing, working to care for their families and learning to live in their new home.


 Refugees are those who are forced to flee their country on threat of death due to their ethnic, religious, racial, or political identity.


While this distinction applies to a vastly diverse group of people, many endure the same issues: access to language, job opportunities, cultural isolation, and trauma.  

Donate Directly

Make our community stronger by choosing
our bags to carry your delicious market goods.


Our online store is launching soon.


In the meantime, please consider donating
needed goods to us via the Amazon wish list below.


Help us build the capacity to make more
& better things for Rochester and beyond.

All questions and requests can be directed at

A project of Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services,
a 501(c)3 non-profit on the Northwest side.