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About Us

The Meyer family with containers by their car

meori is a fusion of two Japanese words: “meian” (“great idea”) and “origami” (“folding paper”). The name roughly translates to “the fantastic idea of folding” — and it is this artistic vision that guides our team.

We’re a family-owned business that is passionate about simplifying life for our customers. A cluttered space contributes to a cluttered mind. meori helps you organize your things, wherever you are — and importantly, does it sustainably.

There’s only so much plastic our planet can take. Our nifty storage containers look much better than plastic bags, and are much more durable and versatile too. We want you to be able to use them as often as you’d like. After all, if you can only use something a few times, it isn’t really sustainable.

The Minds Behind meori

Dirk and Deidre Meyer in front of scenic view

Hi there! We’re Dirk and Deirdre Meyer. We founded meori because we felt there was a real need for solutions to help people stay organized, especially while they’re on-the-move. We wanted products that could help carry our things comfortably and stylishly, and which would stand the test of time. 

Much of the inspiration for meori comes from our own experiences as a family. We have three teenagers: Sebastian, Isabel, and Alexandra. We also have a dog named Ruby and a cat named Stella. We lived for a decade in Germany when the kids were little, and that is where we learned about eco-friendly grocery shopping with reusable bins and bags. Our kids have grown up bilingual because we’ve travelled back and forth so much between the US and Germany.

We love going on road trips as a family and just being outside, and we’re always looking for ways to better organize our stuff during these travels and fun events at home. Many of our product ideas were all about being able to carry everything we needed to have the best possible time together. We wanted to bring those ideas to the American audience when we moved back to the U.S.

meori U.S. was established in 2015 in Deirdre’s hometown of Seattle, WA.

Dirk and Deidre at a pumpkin patch