It even does the job better than zip locks! Or at least that’s what its manufacturer claims. The Pull Ties family of plastic bag sealers work real simple: just use the bottom lock to tighten the elongated loop around a plastic bag’s opening.
The creation of the Pull Tie is a classic necessity-is-the-mother-of-invention yarn. Here, let inventor Brian Fried do the explaining. The way he describes it, the Pull Tie didn’t take a lot of work to perfect.
“It was late one night and I opened the fridge and pulled out the bag of bagels that were wide open and stale. Then I went to grab a piece of bread from the loaf and I was twisting and turning the twist tie and got annoyed. I went up to my bedroom and found one of those drawer locks for babies and thought if I could make that out of a flexible material … I took the idea of the button release from the drawstring on a pair of sweatpants and figured it could be the part that slides up and down the track. Made a drawing of what I wanted, spoke to my product designer to make up a 2D drawing and discussed with my factory how the slider would stop and stay in place on track without sliding. And it worked.”
Pull Ties are available here and can be bought in bunches for $13. We smell a blockbuster hit.