Hello. We are Copious Bags.
Mindful packaging made simple.
Driven by the belief that Copious Bags® can – and should – have a positive impact on the small businesses we serve and the world around us.
About the Brand
COPIOUS BAGS® was created to unlock the full benefits of combining our customers’ unique products with our mindful stand-up bag options. We take a modern approach to the flexible packaging experience. Consumers and brands worldwide enjoy the many benefits our products offer including — convenience, reusability, and functionality. Copious Bags proudly produces beautiful stand-up pouches made with the highest quality and eco-friendly materials available.
COPIOUS BAGS® is a family-owned company; we are merchants, creatives, and believers. Everything we do is to elevate the ordinary and confound the wise. Corporate we are not – we are a team of real people with a passion for what we do. Having a deep understanding that this business is a gift, we have a great responsibility to serve others with integrity and excellence.
What’s in the Name Copious?
The name ‘Copious’ exemplifies our unlimited belief in the impossible. It embodies our family philosophy; to live in the abundance of good, with full gratitude, overflowing to others, from generation to generation.
Mindful Packaging — eco-friendly, reusable, made with post-consumer recycled materials, and has less impact on the environment.
Copious Bags is committed to producing stand-up bags of the highest quality to ultimately protect and preserve your product. During the development process, our key priority is to manufacture bags that are food-grade, FDA-approved, BPA-free, using recyclable and recycled materials whenever possible. For quality assurance, we test each production run for safety, always making sure that our bags maintain the highest industry standards. The result is food-grade packaging that is certified and safe to use for a multitude of product types.
We are not a 100% recyclable, biodegradable, or compostable brand. However, we do believe we all have a responsibility to continuously make and do things better. Our dedicated team is always working to source new innovations that will reduce unnecessary plastic waste and carbon emissions.
How We Began
Copious Bags was founded in 2013 by mother and daughter, Elise and Amber. While looking for packaging options for a new business idea, we became extremely frustrated, overwhelmed, and under-serviced by large corporate packaging suppliers.
It was then that we asked ourselves, “Why not us?” Without a second thought, we made the decision to dive in — we set out to create the company we wished existed – a packaging brand with a point of view, a company that supported small businesses, simplified the buying process, and provided a select collection of exceptional stand-up bags. Our goal from the beginning was to design and manufacture innovative, yet simple, stand-up bags that were beautifully constructed for ultimate product protection. We were determined to produce packaging that helped brands tell their story. Since that time, small businesses, artisans, and crafters all over the world have found their way to our site, for which we are so very grateful.
Where We Are Going
Our commitment to the future begins with advancing our standards for sourcing eco-conscious packaging materials and expanding our product offerings. Copious Bags promises to do our part to ensure that we make available more sustainable choices. Our goals are high, and they will not happen overnight…we’re evolving. Join us, along with other like-minded visionaries. We look forward to continuing this journey together!
What 'Mindful Packaging' Means to Us
Reusable, Recycled Materials, Less Impact, Eco-friendly…
We share your concern about the environmental impact of your product packaging. One major concern and the most often asked question is “Are stand-up pouches eco-friendly?” And the quick and simple answer to that question is, yes. “Eco-friendly” does not have a single definition. Due to the lack of unity on the term ‘eco-friendly’, brands and suppliers decide independently how to describe the category.
Copious Bags will continue to evolve in this area as more research is discovered and as more innovation is created in our space.
Re-Usability Equals Less Waste
Today’s earth-conscious consumer gravitates towards reusable products. The short lifespan of most packaging contributes to the growing problem and excess of waste. Because stand-up pouches are resealable and reusable, they produce far less waste than traditional single-use packaging.
Reduced Material and Fuel Cost
As a whole, flexible packaging requires 75% less material to produce the finished product as compared to bottles, jars, and other hard, inflexible rigid packaging. As a result, the packaging weight is 70% lower which equates to lower shipping costs. Because the products weigh less, they require less fuel per unit to transport, and an overall decrease in energy consumption. Which in turn reduces the carbon footprint and lowers the negative impact on the environment.
Recyclable and Post-Consumer Recycled Materials.
All of our bags collections are made with recycled post-consumer materials. Our kraft bag collections feature a high-end, eco-friendly look using recycled natural kraft paper and our clear and frosted bags are fully recyclable.
No Additional Packaging Needed
Stand-up pouches are virtually a finished product which makes them an ideal eco-friendly packaging choice. Because these pouches are heat sealable, they require no extra packaging material; no boxes, no plastic clamshells, no plastic seals. Once they are labeled, filled, and heat-sealed…they are ready for market. Consequently, no extra material or energy is needed to manufacture, store, ship, or dispose of that additional packaging material.
Less Landfill Impact
Empty pouches occupy up to 95% less space than their rigid counterparts. Stand-up pouches are made with less material, as a result, they generate less waste after disposal. When empty, the pouches are flat, and depending on the size, take up about as much space as a large or small envelope. Therefore they take up very little room in the landfill.
BPA Free & FDA Approved
All of our stand-up pouches are made with BPA Free materials and are FDA compliant for direct contact with food.
Our Statements of Belief
We believe our business is a gift given to us with the great responsibility to serve others with excellence.
We believe in the power of packaging and its impact on brand messaging.
We believe that packaging should be beautiful, but quality and function are a must.
We believe it’s important to support and collaborate with local and global small businesses to connect and prosper together.
We believe that high-quality, innovative product packaging should be accessible whether you are a start-up or an established brand.
We believe in small business and we value partnerships with like-minded vendors, suppliers, and customers.
We believe we have a responsibility to continuously improve and do better; consciously finding new ways to move our business into creating products that benefit both people and the planet.
Our Packaging Promise
First and foremost, Copious Bags promises to produce beautiful stand-up pouches that are highly functional, safe, and specifically designed to protect the product inside. We promise that our barrier pouches are meticulously constructed with an airtight, reclosable zipper to seal in freshness and extend the product shelf life. Our customers can be confident that our bags provide a barrier of protection against oxygen, moisture, and external odors.
In addition, we promise to produce superior stand-up pouches that are highly functional, super user-friendly, and that provides for an easy and enjoyable experience during use. Nothing is more frustrating than packaging that does not perform well and fails to deliver on its intent.
Responsible Sourcing of Materials
Our commitment to sustainability starts with advancing our standards for sourcing eco-conscious packaging materials. More than ever, our customers have the confidence in knowing that their packaging choice delivers results, while also providing an eco-friendly packaging option to their customers. Copious Bags promises to do our part to ensure that we make more sustainable choices. We’re evolving. And we look forward to continuing this journey!
New Products, Less Waste
Starting in 2021, we are committed to exploring opportunities to offer more fully recyclable packaging options, and potentially incorporating compostable and biodegradable plastic-free options as well. Our dedicated team is also working on innovations that will bring to market alternatives that reduce unnecessary plastic waste and carbon emissions.
Our Packaging Sustainability Goals
We promise to raise our packaging standards to reduce waste and minimize the carbon footprint when possible. In partnership with our vendors, we will develop new innovations that reduce plastic and packaging materials. We are setting our goals high, and we are just getting started.
Read What Our Customers Have to Say
“We are happy to have found Copious Bags. The quality of the kraft bags is unmatched. The bags are strong, sturdy, and lightweight so we are saving a ton in shipping cost, Thanks so much Copious Bags!”
“I am quite pleased with the product and the company. I like the small selection as it makes it easier for us guys that hate shopping. It makes sense to only offer the most popular bags and eliminate all the confusion.”
“My order shipped immediately and arrived in perfect condition. The bags exceeded our expectations. They are made exceptionally well. It has been a pleasure and we will continue to order from this company.”