Digital Wellness with a Human Soul
We believe there is a better way to overcome the omnipresence of technology.
We are not here to add unnecessary technology.
We are here to create beautifully crafted and welcoming reminders that real connections start the moment we put our smartphones away and we proudly celebrate that.
Our MISSION is to reduce people's screen time while increasing their HUMAN time. Our VISION is to celebrate humanity over technology.
We want people to use Bagby because they build a meaningful relationship with it. This is the reason we have been handwriting a personal note for each order and we will keep doing that!
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US HUMAN.
TOTAL UNPLUGGED MINUTES SINCE JULY 2017
The Sleep Epidemic
99% of people still use their phone as an alarm clock, affecting negatively the quality of their sleep
A third of US adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Not getting enough sleep is linked with many chronic diseases and conditions—such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression—that threaten our nation’s health. Getting enough sleep is not a luxury—it is something people need for good health. Sleep disorders can also increase a person’s risk of health problems. It's time for some sleep hygiene.
The Productivity Outbreak
Nearly 3 out of 4 workers (70 percent) admit they feel distracted when they're on the job. The problem is biggest for Millennials and Gen Zers, with 74 percent reporting feeling distracted. ( Udemy's survey, 2018)
Focus at work is the exception, not the rule. And with the always-on technologies of today, they take a heavy toll on productivity. Distractions Are Costing Companies Millions.
Are you involved in Corporate Health & Well-being in your organization or are you planning a mindful event?
The Human Relationships Crisis
We spend more time staring at our phones than making eye contact (Bank Of America, 2016)
The decline of eye contact is a fact, and as we spend more and more of our time staring at screens, there's less time left over to look into people's eyes - including the eyes of the people we care about most.
The growth of multitasking on mobile devices and remote working have normalized the experience of having conversations with little or no eye contact which plays a critical role in the development of emotional connections and building meaningful relationships. Indeed, 2/3 of Americans say that they “somewhat or strongly agree that periodically ‘unplugging’ or taking a ‘digital detox’ is important for their mental health ( The APA’s Stress in America, 2018).
The Big Disconnect Between Parents and Children
38% of children under 2 have already used a mobile device (compared to 10% two years ago) (Commonsensemedia, 2013)
"Full attention," says Goleman, "is a form of love."
Being connected to everyone all the time makes us less attentive to the people we care about most. Nowhere is the alienating power of smartphones more troubling than in the relationship between parents and children. Put simply, smartphones are making mothers and fathers pay less attention to their kids and it could be causing emotional harm. Lactation consultants in Canada and the United States have begun noticing the prevalence of women texting and scrolling through their phones while they breastfeed, breaking valuable eye contact with their baby. It's time to move from "Smartphones" to "Smart Parenting".
"Too much screen time can have lasting consequences for young children’s brains, including issues with memory, attention and language skills."
"Research has linked screen time with an increased amount of sedentary behavior in children and teens which leads to obesity"
"Parents need to drastically cut kids' screen time. Children until age 5 should be limited to 1 h per day while kids and teens (age 8 to 18) spend an average of more than 7h a day."
"Teens who spend more time than average on screen activities are more likely to be unhappy."
"Top technology leaders like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates among other confirmed they've restricted or limited their children's screen time."
"SMART TECH-FREE" PRODUCTS WE LOVE
"I love using the chalk. It takes me back to simpler times where human connection was valued over social likes. This product is very well made and the materials feel very premium. I'm going to get one for my sister, too."
"Having a phone free bedroom has made a world of difference for my husband and I. The sleeping bags for the phones are the cutest little accessory and provide the exact gentle reminder we need to just let the phones rest (and therefore our brains, too!). The alarm clocks are chic and adorable. We are resting better, waking better, and having way more fun!"
"I love my new alarm clock! Straightforward, elegant design. Works like a charm. I'd been trying to find a way to get my cell phone out of the bedroom and this was it -- a simple, return-to-basics solution.
It even arrived with a thoughtful, encouraging, handwritten note."
"Thank you Bagby! I truly like the design and the materials. Now we enjoy our family time better as there is always a place for the iPad during dinner time! Totally recommended."