together to nurture the planet

& the next generation.


be a changemaker.

I am proud to be a social entrepreneur. My entrepreneurial journey has shown me that I can be a changemaker in many ways — as a mentor to other aspiring young entrepreneurs, to children in underserved communities, and to the sustainable community to find solutions for textile waste. I think it is important to become a changemaker because there are so many societal issues that need attention.

“The central challenge of our time is to make everyone a changemaker. To do that you start young.”


- Bill Drayton

how it all started.

october 2016

Anna gets accepted into an entrepreneurship program for young aspiring entrepreneurs. Idea for her new company? Handbags. 

june 2017

littlebags.bigimpact gets accepted into its first juried artisan event – Art Star Craft Bazaar at Spruce Street Harbor Park in Philadelphia

january 2018

littlebags.bigimpact donates $1000 to Tree House Books – a literacy center and giving library in Philadelphia.  

november 2018

littlebags.bigimpact makes its first TV appearance on NBC 10!

march 2019

littlebags.bigimpact launches its 7th product line – the birch bag collection. Bamboo handles and repurposed fabric? Yes, please!

april 2020

In response to schools being closed due to COVID-19, littlebags.bigimpact pivots and expands its social mission by donating $1000 to provide 1000 meals to underserved children of Philadelphia. 


august 2016

Anna Welsh creates three clutches – at a sewing camp. 

april 2017

Investor time! At the age of 13, Anna pitches to 10 investors, asking for start-up funds to launch her new company – littlebags.bigimpact. It is a YES from the investors. The company is born. 

september 2017

Anna Welsh wins the Stellar Start-Up competition from the Philadelphia Inquirer! 

may 2018

littlebags.bigimpact sells its 1000th bag! 

february 2019

First professional littlebags.bigimpact photo shoot! Headed into Philly with a group of girlfriends!

october 2019

Anna Welsh is the keynote speaker for the NextGen track at the National Association of Women Business Conference in Jacksonville, FL. 

and we are still going!




thoughtfully handcrafted bags from reclaimed fabrics that do good.


we are on a mission to inspire children to become readers, writers, and thinkers 


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