Roncy Packs is a women-owned, family-run business, handcrafting fanny packs (mostly) using upcycled materials in Toronto.

The story begins in 2020, when a three-year-old boy asks his grandmother to make a fanny pack for him. She'd been a seamstress for over 40 years with a scrap pile to show for it. She whips one up for him out of textile remnants, plus many more, sharing the essential pandemic accessory with friends and family. 

In true toddler fashion, he wore it less than five times. But the story had spread on social media and Roncy Packs was born.

What started off as a fun summer hobby, has become an incredible journey into sustainable fashion and we're more committed than ever to keeping things slow, small and close to home.


Where do you source your fabric?

In Toronto! We've made awesome connections with local designers, cutters, upholstery shops, drapery stores, zero waste communities, and a nearby textile recycling facility. We also source materials in like-new condition from thrift shops, local trades and community donations.

What do you do with your waste after production?

Our smaller scraps get pieced together to make one-of-a-kind patchwork products as well as various accessories. When donated materials aren't the best fit for us, we pass them along to other makers and within our local Buy Nothing group. All the remaining teeny unusable bits are brought to Viking to be properly recycled.