Folden Lane Origin Story
Ben Spivack comes from four generations of basket makers – yes, that’s a thing. Ben worked at his family business, RGI Home, and learned about the storage industry from the ground up. While he saw the joy that organization could bring people, he also became aware of the side of the industry that consumer don’t see; over 90% of storage baskets are made with harmful metals, single use plastics, or woods contributing to deforestation. The packaging & shipping process relies on inefficient, CO2 heavy methods that generate too many CO2 emissions. Plus, there’s serious packaging waste. In fact, waste from packaging of home storage products adds up to 800 million square feet per year. Given his expertise, Ben knew that he could create an efficient home storage product that took into consideration both the environment in the home and the one outside. Folden Lane’s design has reduced packaging waste by 55% and CO2 emissions by 84%, while fitting well into every sized space.