Melville sisters launch tote bags in response to plastic bag ban

Sisters Blythe and Simone Carter Picture: Jon Hewson
Sisters Blythe and Simone Carter Picture: Jon Hewson

TWO sisters living in the City of Melville have started a business focusing on environmentally-friendly bags.

Booragoon resident Blythe Carter and Applecross resident Simone Carter have started mbcollective, selling tote bags that can be used all day long.

The sisters grew up in Mt Pleasant, then lived overseas and interstate both before returning to the area in recent years.

Blythe said the banning of lightweight plastic bags last year inspired them to create the tote bags.

“We wanted to create something that could be used through the whole day and not just at the supermarket,” she said.

“They are a bit more stylish than the bags you would see at your supermarket.

“The tote bags have a waterproof lining so they are perfect for taking things to swimming lessons, ballet or the gym.”

Simone said the sisters were focused on providing a versatile product.

“It’ s something we’ve wanted to do for a few years and then I spoke to Blythe, because she has a business mind,” she said.

“The bulk of sales have come through friends and family but we are getting interest from word of mouth.”

Visit www.mbcollective.com.au for more information.