Where to Find Eco-Friendly Bags
Making Reusable Chic
Do you want to help out the environment but are so tired of providing free advertising for your grocery or department store? Then you have come to the right place.
Here is a selection of retailers that offer chic, clever or simply pretty alternatives to the average reusable bag.
If you actually like your reusable bags you will probably be more likely to make sure they are with you.
See Through Bag
This Montreal based company offers reusable shopping totes, mesh produce bags, bulk bags, and the classic string bags.
They use sustainable fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo.
They offer individual bags and kits ranging from $5 to $60.
Cheap, cute and reusable...
These bags are fabulous looking and affordable! They are made from "rip stop nylon, a super durable long lasting fabric". $8 for one or less the more you buy.
When it wears out you can recycle it by sending it back to the company. I have over ten of these bags now in various colors/patterns and I constantly give them for gifts, well usually as gift wrapping (see video below).
The colors are vibrant and the bags are huge. I keep them in my purse for everyday non-grocery shopping but they are perfectly acceptable for grocery shopping -- (one bag can hold two bags of milk and a large container of yogurt or two full size packages of toilet tissue).
Wrap a Gift Box with Baggu - Not Just for Shopping!
Lug has a wide assortment of reusable and water resistant bags with or without an attached outer pocket. Some are stylish totes and others conveniently compact when it is not in use.
My mother-in-law got this one as a gift and she loves it. And I have to say, every time I see it I covet it a bit. The color is gorgeous and it has a nice soft texture.
Lug bags come in a wide range of prices to suit many budgets.
Bring Your Own Bag
Spreading like crazy
This program helps retailers deliver the message of reusable bags to their consumers using bright, sturdy and washable bags that hold the contents of approximately 3 plastic bags. I have three bright blue ones and highly recommend getting them if you see them.
Bring Your Own Bag has another site featuring canvas produce bags and bags with enviro messages like f*@k plastic, I heart reusable bags, and others.
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Matt and Nat
One of my favorite bag designers is Matt and Nat. It is an ten year old company whose goal is to leave a positive imprint on the planet instead of a negative one.
All bags are designed by not using any kind of animal by products (they use vegan leather). Each season they come out with new styles and colors for both men and women.
So many bags so little time
I never would have guessed that old vehicle licenses would make such trendy handbags. But guess what... they do! What a great idea.
Little Earth makes handbags and larger bags to suit your many tastes, whether you want one showcasing your favorite state, NHL team, or even celebrity like Elvis.
Flip and Tumble
The flip and tumble crumples up into a little ball and folds over itself to be neatly contained. It comes in five colors: black, aqua, evergreen, raspberry, and aqua.
Each bag is $12. This company will also take back any used up flip and tumbles and recycle them at their end.
Choose a bag style, upload a loved photo and wait a few weeks a reusable microfiber bag designed with your favorite image or images.
Styles include cosmetic bag, diaper bag, handbag, tote bag, beach bag, satchel, backpack and more.
More Bags -- The Ones You Told Me About!
- ChicoBag - Compact Reusable Shopping Bags and Lifestyle Totes
ChicoBag specializes in offering compact reusable bags and lifestyle totes that are fashionable, environmentally friendly and designed to be unforgettable.
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