The Burlap Bag
502 W 30th Street
Austin, Texas 78705
The Burlap Bag is a brick and mortar shop of handmade items in Austin Texas. Our goods are handcrafted by more than 80 different artists. We love supporting artists and appreciate high quality items. We recently started our blog to share easy and money-saving projects, as well as make your home more simplified. Click here to see some of the handmade items we have in our shop in Austin!
Also… we just started an online shop for The Burlap Bag!! That’s for you guys who aren’t in Austin and told us you wanted some awesome items.
Check out our Press Page to see some articles written about The Burlap Bag!
The Burlap Bag opened doors in September of 2011 by Josiah and Lauren Lowe. The Lowes had a dream of opening their own business and brainstormed during their senior year of college in 2010-2011 at Stephen F. Austin State University. After graduating, they returned to their hometown of Austin and knew Austin would be the perfect place for their shop. Josiah and Lauren worked hard for several summer months to get the store ready, with lots of help from friends and family.
Josiah and Lauren
Josiah graduated with a BFA in Sculpture. He enjoys working with natural materials, such as wood and stone. Josiah plans out all of the displays for the shop and has fun planning and creating new projects. He does all the manual labor for our blog posts and organizes the shop daily. He’s also the beautiful hand model in all the blog photos. Getting food when people start getting grouchy is a daily job. His favorite pastimes are eating cereal as many times a day as possible and playing/listening to music. Email him! [email protected]
Lauren graduated with a major in Liberal Studies. She started selling on etsy in 2008 and has since sold over 3000 items online. Lauren is constantly searching and creating new projects for the home and for the shop. She also finds most of the items for the shop and communicates with all the artists. The shop playlist is one of her daily roles… and she’s the one doing facebook/instagram/etc. She photographs all the photos on our blog and then writes all the snarky content. Isn’t she a great writer? Email her! [email protected]
And we have both been contributors for Simple Mom! Check out their site for a few posts from us.
Also, look at this SWEET video our friend Andy of Happy Day Media made about us!