Say 'No' to Plastic Bags in Style


Studio and Online Store Closed Until 31st January 2019

Please Note: Our online store is now closed until the end of January 2019, while the studio is on break for the Aussie summer holidays.

We wish all of our customers a wonderful 2019 and thank you for your support in this our first year of making and selling beautiful DEED bags in Melbourne, Australia.

DEEDS Not Words

Here at DEED bags we love good intentions backed by real world hustle.

As a planet-friendly DEED bag owner, you're not only helping to end the era of single-use plastic bags, but you're also helping to raise awareness and funds for the education charity, Ardoch, which supports children and young people in disadvantaged Australian communities.

DEED bags founder and maker, Emma Bowd, is a Literacy Ambassador for Ardoch, and passionately believes that education is the key to all good social change.

DEED bags donates $1 to Ardoch from every bag sold. As well as running social media charity auctions throughout the year, where 100% of the sale price of limited edition bags are donated to Ardoch. Since launching in December 2017 to the end of June 2018, DEED bags has donated $300 to Ardoch.


I absolutely love my bags.

They have just the right amount of slouch and I adore all the beautiful detailing - the tape, the pompoms and printed ribbon.

It's not often you find something that looks great, is a joy to use (light, capacious, sturdy, folds down flat, has super useful pockets, can be washed), is ethically made AND does some good in the world by raising money for an education charity. Emma I salute you!

Annabel (London, UK)

The DEED bag is so much more than a reusable non-plastic bag. After hours of shopping in Bali it was my go-to bag!

One pocket had easy access to my water and the other had my wallet, with a smaller pocket to secure my key card to my room. Whilst having plenty of space for all my shopping!

Once unloaded back at the room, I used my DEED bag for my book, towel, sunnies, water and anything else I wanted to take poolside. 

Love love love my DEED bag!

Thank you!!! X

Penni (Melbourne, Australia)

I know a good thing when I see it...and I am head over heels obsessed by this bag! I love it and it goes everywhere with me. Love your style @deedbags

Sarah (Melbourne, Australia)

This stylish handmade bag is good for the environment, great for City shopping and I wouldn't be without it even on the highest mountains.

When we arrived in Val D'Isere I used my beautiful and stylish bag (not a plastic bag from the supermarket) and I couldn't believe how much it holds - and the bottle sections stop smaller things being crushed! It's so excellent! I love it ❤️❤️

No matter what road you travel get the deed done and Mother earth 🌏 will be smiling 😊🐝 on you!

Thanks Emma Bowd, 
Designer & Director

Katrina (Victoria, Australia)

Wow it is a beautifully handcrafted classy bag.

Emma has created a wonderful product, which makes me very happy, not only because it is handcrafted, but also because it assists the Ardoch Youth Foundation.

I love the simple but elegant bee logo and font. I also really love the small pockets on each end, inside the bag, plus the fabulous ties to tie across the top, preventing my books from escaping. Thankyou!!!!

Andrea (South Australia)

I love my #deedbags so very much.

It is so versatile. I can fit all my "adulting" stuff and all my crocheting fabulous too! #winning

Thanks for making such an awesome bag!

Jules @sewmuchyarn (Western Australia)

My DEED bag is just gorgeous.

I have to congratulate you on a superb product, colourful, practical and beautifully crafted....French seams, to die for pompoms!

I wish you every success, congrats. xx

Margot (Victoria, Australia)

I bought a DEED bag. Created and sewn in Melbourne. Supporting child literacy.

Amazing features - inside pockets plus a lipstick pocket (like Coco Chanel!!!). And cute as a button. Love the gift wrap and ribbons too.

I love it sooooo much.

Catherine @catherinegreersydney (New South Wales, Australia)


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