Earns Key Spot in 2009 Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 List Earns Key Postion On This Year's Highly Anticipated Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies.

Westchester, NY - One of the year's most awaited and anticipated business lists has been released! Inc. Magazine's 28th Annual Inc. 500/5000 list has been announced and is proudly listed as number 708. The company, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, has grown steadily since 1989 with sales upwards of $3 Million.

In addition to being recognized and featured on the 500/5000 list, is also listed as #51 in the Consumer Products & Services category and #55 in the New York/New Jersey/Long Island region.

Also included in this year's Inc. 500/5000 online issue is an informative feature article and slideshow about "The Oprah Effect." This article features Founder and CEO Sharon Rowe, whose ECOBAGS® Classic String Bags™ premiered on The Oprah Winfrey Show for the very first Earth Day show, which aired in April 2007. The special episode featured ECOBAGS® Classic String Bags™ as "produce bags." Based on that show, tripled its orders and rose with the "green wave," which has changed how consumers see products in this county.

Sharon Rowe states, "We're really pleased to be on the list with a ranking this high. To be #55 in the New York Metro area is huge for us; we're a small company that's been working hard to make a big impact on the world of reusable products and source reduction so this recognition is important to us."

About The Inc. 500/5000 List

The Inc. 500/5000 List is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy-America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, GoDaddy, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, American Apparel, Oracle, and hundreds of other powerhouses gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500/5000. To view the complete Inc. 500/5000 list or for further information please visit:

About "Cleaning Up the Planet, One Bag at a Time"

ECOBAGS® or was founded in 1989 and is based in Ossining, NY. ECOBAGS® brand products are available for sale online at and through retailers nationwide. Products include Canvas & Lightweight Totes for Shopping and Promotions in Recycled, Organic & Natural Fibers, Lunch Bags, Classic String Bags™, Produce Bags, GREENBAGS®, ECOBAGS® Design Canvas Totes, Custom Print and Design Bags. All ECOBAGS® products are manufactured Fair Wage/Fair Labor. also offers top quality brands such as BUILT®, SIGG™, Loofah-Art®, ChicoBag™, EcoUsable™, Klean Kanteen™, ENVIROSAX®, Gecko Traders, and To-Go-Ware®.

ECOBAGS® is a proud member of the Organic Trade Association as well as Co-Op/Green America and is a certified Women-Owned Business by Women's Business Enterprise National Council. ECOBAGS® carries products that are manufactured under the Global Organic Textile Standard.

Press Contact: Jennifer Cosgrove, Rob Bailey Communications, (201) 760-0200 ext.108,




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