# Our Story
## ONE SMALL CHANGE CAN MAKE A BIG IMPACT
What started as an endlessly reusable, non-toxic silicone storage bag has exploded into a global mission that's preventing over a billion single-use plastic bags from entering our oceans and landfills.
##It All Started In the Kitchen
It seemed like your typical Wednesday as Stasher Founder Kat Nouri packed her kids’ lunch. But in one of those dramatic lightbulb movie moments, Kat realized just how much plastic waste she and her family were producing every day, and so she went on the hunt for an alternative.
What she found was an opportunity to create a totally unique and revolutionary product. Something beautiful, something functional, something you could reuse over and over again — inside and outside the kitchen.
With a background in designing and developing silicone textiles, Kat produced the world’s first patented, self-sealing platinum silicone storage bag that gives back to the planet with every sale, and every time you use it.
[FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR MATERIALS](/pages/materials)##MAKING WAVES FOR THE PLANET
As a proud member of 1% For the Planet, a portion of every Stasher sold goes straight to high-impact nonprofits like Surfrider and 5 Gyers, that are dedicated to preserving and rehabilitating our oceans. So far, Stasher has sold millions of bags preventing over 1 billion single-use plastic bags from entering our oceans and landfills. And we’re just getting started.
##HOW A BAG BECOMES A MOVEMENT
Our social community has swelled to over 300,000 (and growing), which means every single person, every time they use a Stasher bag, is making one small choice to help our planet. Every day, this community helps keep single-use plastics from polluting our environment and that's a huge impact worth celebrating.
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