Two 20-something friends, one freelancing as a yoga teacher, photographer, artist and painter, the other studying education at university and passionate about the environment, health and food/cooking.
One day, Stéphanie (the yoga teacher) suggested to Laurie (the "professional student") that they start making bread bags. Laurie was already composting at home (using worms!), while Stéphanie had a growing interest in the "zero waste" lifestyle. Stéphanie was also in the habit of taking a pillowcase to the corner bakery to pick up bread. When she got back home, she realized that the pillowcase wasn't the most ideal esthetic choice! They decided to look on the Internet for a product that would be suitable in both practical and esthetic terms, but found nothing that met their criteria.
Equipped with only a sewing machine and plenty of naivete, they went to Montreal's famous Rue Chabanel to buy fabric. They then began producing the prototype of what is now their reusable bread bag.
Embracing entrepreneurship was a thrilling and surprising (and stressful) adventure for these two young women, who had no prior business experience. Although they're still at the learning stage, they're having loads of fun!
No longer studying at university, Laurie is now focusing her efforts on their flourishing company. Meanwhile, Stéphanie has to turn down certain contract requests because demand is so high and people are so receptive to this new lifestyle choice (YEAH!).