My name is Deon James and I’m the founder of Opolaire. We are a small company making quality backpacks using sustainable, organic materials. We are proudly made in Canada. Over 30 years ago my mom and I emigrated to Canada from Guyana, one of the poorest countries in South America. My mom was fortunate enough to work in garment manufacturing for many years. This is what helped her to put food on the table and it was what gave us an opportunity to build a better future. At my core I believe in Canadian manufacturing. I believe in the quality we build into each item we produce.

I believe we are all able to make a positive impact on the future we create with the choices we make every day. This is why I choose to manufacture using sustainable materials that are grown responsibly. I want to ensure we limit the environmental impact of the products we manufacture on the planet.

The past has led me to where I am now, and today, I look to the future, as I proudly present our products to you. I want to contribute to a better future for all of us, for generations to come. That is why Opolaire will always use organic, sustainable materials. That is why I choose to manufacture in Canada.

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Last Updated January 14, 2024

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