On the Road Again minimizes waste going into our landfills by upcycling durable materials into handcrafted goods. Our durable tote bags and home goods are fashionably upcycled in New England. Handmade Goods Re/Designed for Adventure™. On the Road Again®️ is a Registered Trademark.
Every purchase plants a tree with One Tree Planted.Upcycled Deadstock Materials
We partner with other makers to turn their deadstock and remnant materials into handcrafted tote bags and home goods. Fashionably Upcycled!
What Is Deadstock? Materials that are left over from other companies who overestimated their needs or have blemishes. Traditionally, companies would hold on to their excess materials for a few seasons and then send them to the landfills. We rescue the deadstock materials before they are thrown away or burned in incinerators, and we turn them into Fashionably Upcycled goods.
Do you know textiles is one of the largest wastes? In Massachusetts alone there is 250,000 tons of textile waste each year. Image the impact this is having on our environment. One of the main reasons we use deadstock & remnant materials is because it's already been produced, then we reuse it to make our products.
Vintage & Remnant Materials
We shop our local vintage and fabric stores to find remnant pieces of material to use instead of purchasing new fabric. We partner with other makers of durable materials and utilize their deadstock or remnants to incorporate in our products.
No Plastic Packaging
We continue to look for ways to minimize our impact on the environment, and use compostable mailers and tissue paper when shipping our goods. We are a proud partner of noissue Eco Packaging Alliance.
noissue tissue is printed with soy-based inks on FSC-certified paper which is 100% compostable and made from recycled materials.
What Is Compostable? Compostable packaging is typically made from a number of renewable plant-based materials and/or bio-polymers. To be certified home compostable, a product must break down in home compost within 180-days and 90-days in commercial composting conditions.