L.A. TIMES — How I Made It: How one couple turned grocery bagging into a fast-growing business
Farzan and Jen Dehmoubed, a husband-and-wife team from Carlsbad, are the founders of Lotus Trolley Bags. The company and its product, marketed as a sustainable and convenient alternative to plastic bags, were born out of necessity. After California became the first state to ban single-use plastic bags in 2016, the Dehmoubeds jumped on the opportunity to supply shoppers with a new way to pack their groceries. The product is popular online, currently sitting on the Amazon’s Choice list at $35 for a four-bag set, but shoppers also can get the bags at Vons, Safeway and Ralphs grocery stores in California. The company is in talks to offer the bags at Whole Foods and Target stores in California as well, and the Dehmoubeds are finalizing a deal with TV shopping network giant QVC. Read more here.