This story started in 2017 with two boys and a request for a treehouse.
James, six, and William, four, had many ideas of what this treehouse would have, from trap doors to a zipline. But when asked how it would be paid for, the boys grew very quiet.
In a group effort, inventory was taken in Mom’s studio to see what they could make and sell. Boxes of discontinued designer fabric swatches were paired with a zipper and ‘StufF’ bags were born!
This became a family project and a lesson in delayed gratification. The boys clipped threads, added zipper pulls and worked the cash at local craft sales. The ‘StufF’ bags raised enough for the treehouse and the demand for the bags continued. In keeping with this learning opportunity there is a vision, and now a fund through The Winnipeg Foundation, to give back to children in our community.
Each one-of-a-kind ‘StufF’ bag keeps beautiful fabrics out of landfills while giving back to the community.
Cover photo of James and William by Brianne Baigrie