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Bring Your Own Life - About Us

Bring Your Own Bento Style Lunch Box


Established in 2017, Bring Your Own specializes in Japanese-made, bento style lunch boxes, bags & accessories. We are passionate about healthy eating when on-the-go, using products that combine durability with a strong sense of practical design. By incorporating smart portion control with everyday ease of use, our products encourage a waste-free lifestyle that resonates with students, workers & outdoor enthusiasts.

Working exclusively with top designers and manufacturers of life-style goods across Japan, our mission is to offer our North American retail partners the largest selection of innovative and fashionable bento-style lunch boxes at attractive resale margins. Working directly with these designers is normally quite difficult for small and mid-size retailer shop owners due to language, currency and logistics barriers. We take all that complexity away, and make it possible for you to offer products that appeal to the food, fashion and health conscious men and women of today who, like you, believe in simple yet stylish living.

From multi-compartment bento boxes to leak-proof bottles and thermoses, as well as cutlery and other accessories that promote healthy eating, all our products are guaranteed to be 100% BPA free. Bring Your Own products are produced in certified manufacturing facilities that only work with food grade ingredients. We import all our products directly from our Japanese partners, working only with organizations that share our passion for product quality, fit and finish. We ship from our warehouse in Vermont which is co-located directly inside the Newport UPS Store, guaranteeing fast & low-cost next-day shipping.

Bring Your Own is also the parent company of Montreal based LUNCH-A-PORTER, a 600 square foot retail shop located in the busy tourist area of the old city center. The name is a playful combination of "Lunch" with the French words "Apporter" (Bring) and "Pret-a-Porter" (off the shelf designer fashion). It is a truly unique product showcase that is 100% dedicated to our wide range of lunch boxes, bags, bottles & accessories. Take a quick peek at our short video here. The shop serves as our private Retail Laboratory, where for the last 5 years we have been able to directly observe reactions from global clients as they interact with our innovative products. This ensures we offer affordable & practical products that are guaranteed to sell well.

We all have to eat, multiple times each day, so why not make it fun and easy to bring great tasting, nutritious food with us, saving money (and our waistlines) by not eating out in restaurants each day. As we all know, in the retail sector, the Trend is your Friend, and the growing trend is to embrace healthy eating and eco-friendly habits. Please join our mailing list for cooking tips and sneak peaks at our newest designs. We look forward to working with you!

My story

My quest to find a better way to pack lunches for my family began when my children started going to school. As both a school volunteer and a member of the eco-committee, I realized how much garbage the students were generating at each meal. How could this be happening in a school that wanted to teach kids to be eco-conscious?

Unfortunately, here in North America we do not have a strong ‘bento’ culture of bringing our own lunch. Most items are either purchased in individually wrapped portions (wasteful and not environmentally friendly), or everything simply goes into ziplock type bags (not very appealing).

Since my family and I had the opportunity to go to Japan every year, where the 'lunch' culture abounds with new and innovative products, we found smart lunch containers and every year our friends and co-workers would ask us to bring some back for them too; and so the idea of offering eco-intelligent, fashion-forward lunch gear for the whole family was born!

We hope you find some ‘cool’ designer lunch gear here.

Thank you and Bon Appetit!


Bring your own - Eat healthy

EAT HEALTHY

Bring Your Own means
Unique bento containers designed to help with smart portion control – an easy way to maintain a healthy diet.

SAVE MONEY

Bring Your Own means
More thoughtful food, drinks & snack choices - eating out less is good for both your wallet and your waistline.

LOOK SMART

Bring Your Own means
No more boring bags & soggy sandwiches. Practical & fashionable lunch kits designs for women, men, teens & kids.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Bring Your Own means
Ditching the disposables! Every day our landfills get more choked up with “single-use”refuse. Sustainability starts at home with eco-healthy, reusable lunch gear.


Placing Orders

Once you have your username and password, you can login to view our products. At this time we will not be accepting orders or payment through the site. Please place your orders via email at wholesale@bringyourown.life or by calling us on +1 438-927-3777.

As soon as we get your order we will send you a confirmation with the estimated ship dates.

Where Can I buy Your Products?

If you are an individual looking to purchase any of our products, you can find them on our retail website - www.lunchaporter.com. If you are in Montreal, Quebec, come by and visit the LUNCH-A-PORTER concept shop at 355 Saint-Paul Street West (Old Montreal). The postal code is H2Y 2A7.