Eco-friendly, Hand crafted bags

Knoxville, Tennessee

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Last updated on May 24, 2021

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Taylor Bento

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Taylor Bento


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About BagsbyBento

Sales 38
On Etsy since 2021

From Finance Robot to Creative Entrepreneur

Two years ago I was working in corporate finance and incredibly unhappy with my career. I wanted out but was having trouble finding a way forward. When I was suddenly let go from my job, I felt ashamed and embarrassed. I had no idea what I should do next.

As I was job hunting the pandemic started. Covid-19 did a number on a lot of people's mental health and I was no exception. I have a form of OCD that causes a compulsion to pick at my skin. My therapist suggested working with my hands to relieve anxiety and fulfill my compulsions. I thought I would try out crochet. It was love at first stitch!

I had this idea that I should start a business because I didn't want my hobby to become wasteful. I enjoy being creative and also wanted to have a positive impact on my environment. Bags by Bento was born! Getting fired was one of the best things to happen to me! I needed the push forward to go after what truly fulfills me and utilizes my skills and talent.

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  • Taylor Bento

    Owner, Maker

    Hi there! I'm happy to (kinda've) meet you! I started crocheting to help my anxiety and after gifting all my friends and family with my various creations I decided to take the leap and start a business. Creating and gifting is my love language!

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Last updated on May 15, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

Hand wash in cold/warm water. Air dry only. Jute is a natural fiber so some shedding is normal and will stretch over time.

Wholesale availability

Please email to request a wholesale order. I will provide a catalog of options.

Gift wrapping and packaging

ALL orders come beautifully wrapped in eco-friendly tissue and tied with jute. I can include a personal note on a custom notecard for an additional $1.00 at checkout.

Custom and personalized orders

There is a custom order button on the left side of my shop. Please send a request for any custom orders and I will let you know if I’m able to accommodate your request!