about us finale

They say that necessity is the mother of all inventions – nothing holds truer to Mary Nguyen and Emmanuel Fremin. She is the creative force behind the artstrong bags and he is the director of a thriving contemporary art gallery in New York. Frustrated by the arduous, time-consuming and repetitive task of wrapping and unwrapping each work of art and dismayed at the amount of waste left behind from each piece, they were determined to create a product that would satisfy his art industry’s needs for the ultimate packaging and storage solution and her desire to save time and money, benefit the environment, and look chic! After countless prototypes and an extensive R&D period, artstrong bags were born.

A fierce team, both at work and at home, Mary and Emmanuel are committed to protecting, supporting and enhancing the customer’s needs with their products while preserving natural resources for future generations. They are also loyal to their economy and produce their line in the US.

Please visit us at our showroom and retail store and stay connected as we develop new ways to “protect what’s precious.”


artstrong is also deeply rooted in philanthropy and believes in giving back to the art community and children – the heart of what’s precious. Through Diakonos International (www.diakonosintl.org), a charitable organization that is devoted to bringing hope and caring for the orphans and homeless children of oppressed Haiti, artstrong assists the children to create and sell their art to help sustain a living. artstrong also partners with Girls Educational & Mentoring Service (GEMS) (www.gems-girls.org) whose mission is to empower and serve girls and young women who have experienced commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking.

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