Why is every bag unique?
Depending on the print of the coffee sack that we use to make the bag the design varies. Also, each piece is hand-cut and hand-sewn making every bag unique.
Are all components of a sackito bag made from reused coffee sacks?
Repurposed coffee sacks represent 90% of our raw materials. Not every element in our bags can be recycled from a coffee sack; we also use some new materials to make our products like thread, webbings and straps, but we source these products thoughtfully from local suppliers in the UK.
Why are the bags made in prison?
This prison initiative of making bags from reclaimed coffee sacks, together with other programmes designed to reduce reoffending can have a big impact on the lives of prisoners and their families.
We are teaching real skills to prisoners such as design, pattern cutting and sewing, which can give them the opportunity to look for work when they come out of prison. We believe that prisoners who find a job soon after they are released are less likely to reoffend and return to prison.