You are helping tto keep the material out of landfills, supporting the upcycling movement.
They are easy care and convenient for lots of things. Babies can't hurt them. Neither can dogs, cats or - well, that's all we have around us, but you are welcome to test and tell us!
They stand up to rugged use.
But they also carry folders and files with room for your wallet and keys and other business essentials. You can supply yourself with smaller bags to fit inside the larger bags, making yourself incredibly eco-friendly!
They travel well. Even the largest fits conveniently under an airline seat.
They make great gifts because they are unique and are helping to keep the earth viable for future generations.
We are continuing to create new styles and we welcome new ideas.
Hope you can visit!
Care for your Sak n' Sak bag
Please test a small part of the bag for colorfastness first when using soap products.We use 7th Generation or other naturally made, non-toxic products to first wash the banners before we cut and sew and again, each piece after it's cut. Some banners will lose their color if scrubbed with a soap that contains bleach. Yes, we've tried products to see what the effects are and they vary with the banner material. All vinyl is not created equal! Please read the labels of the soap products you might be using. Eco-friendly is always best!
Sister City bag one side
The San Jose/Okayama Sister City bags have great wrap around images. What you see on one side is not what you see on the other. We thought we'd show you one side - and the other!
Bags are often a different pattern front and on the reverse side. Our goal is to use as much of the banners we are are working with as possible. If you see something you like but want to see the other side of the bag, please email us. Sometimes bags are sold, but we haven't had time to update the website. So we ask for your understanding!
Conversely, often, we've made more bags and they are in stock in the store! So, we can send you photos of what we have if you can specify general size, shape and color. Thank you.
Sister City bag other side
We want to keep our skies clear and our banners out of the landfill!
If you would like to order multiple items, please email us! We can arrange your parcel or package so that you are charged the least shipping amount possible.
If you have any questions at all, we are always available by email.
These Japantown San Jose banners can be seen hanging on Japantown San Jose poles as of this writing. Because these banners were 'see-through' on the poles, they were going to be disposed of. New banners with a lining between the front and back sides of each banner were constructed and hung on the banner poles.
It was Sak n' Sak's intent to do something with the banners rather than have them go to the landfill. And because the design is so intricate, the colors so beautiful we decided to go ahead with our idea!
Please call us if you have banners you'd like to get rid of and think you might want bags to sell of your own, email us! We are in Silicon Valley and sew from our own homes.
Japantown Banners and San Jose/Okayama Sister City banners (vinyl), City of San Jose banners (North Wind Boreas, grey, blue and yellow) 2010 Census banners (light, pastel colors), Grand Rapids Michigan (purple and black) United Nations Association Film Festival, Palo Alto CA
Special Orders: Each bag is individually considered and hand sewn, it will take approximately 2-3 weeks from the time we take your order till the time you get your bag unless we have what you want in the shop but it is just not pictured in our album. You can email us for photos of what we have. We'll email them to you!
Special Orders have gone to: San Jose Mineta International Airport Placer County Speedway United Nations Association Film Festival Palo Alto
Johns Hopkins University
Tempe AZ Downtown District
Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco, CA
Little Rock Arkansas Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fenimore Art Museum Many individuals for their own use!
Shipping and Credit Cards: Please email us for MC, Visa or American Express payment arrangements. Shipping costs vary according to the bag size and number of bags purchased. Handling is $3. Tote bag Measurements and Pricing: Large 17" x 15" x 6" w $50-$150 Medium 15" x 14" x 4" w - $30-$130 Small 15" x 14" (tapered to top San Jose/Okayama Sister City banner) - $50-$100 Small canvas: 15" x 14"- $35-$75 Pouch: various sizes, shoulder sling - $25-$45 REGULAR shopping tote: $12-$25 Wine Bag single - $15-$35 Wallets: various sizes and colors - $3-$25
Please expect to add our San Jose, CA sales tax - 8.75% "Your Banners Your Bags" customers: let us know what you have and we'll be happy to work with you and your needs!
Sak n' Sak ships in the USA by US Postal Service. Or order via PayPal (buy now!) the bags shown.
Sak n' Sak is working locally and creating new designs at our own sewing machines. Most of the beautiful Japantown banner designs shown here were created by Tamiko Rast of Rasteroids Design.
If you see something you like, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org Because each of our bags is individually constructed, each is unique. We're happy to send you a photo by email if you give us approx size & color combinations! Our Facebook page has photos of our newest items (usually). Friend 'Sak n Sak'