Keep your produce (and your conscience) green with these reusable bags.
We’re constantly reminded to make sure our kids reduce, reuse and recycle in an effort to help save the planet. There are easy ways to instil eco-friendly habits in our wee ones on a daily basis, like showing them how to save water and reuse sandwich bags. We’re also big fans of wooden toys to help ditch the plastic! But one of the easiest ways to be eco-friendly is to cut down on single-use plastics. Start with your weekly supermarket shop! Here are our top picks for reusable bags that aren’t only spacious and sturdy, but cute to boot!
Eco Bags offers a range of reusable bags made from sustainable fibres like organic or recycled cotton that are 100% recyclable. They stock all sorts – from swish tote bags and washable canvas lunch bags to string, eco-friendly bags for carrying your veggies. Did we mention you can also order custom printing for the canvas totes and lunch bags?
Designed in Denver, Colorado and made in South Korea, RuMe is a Fairtrade bag made from 180 denier polyester. They come in medium or large sizes with plenty of patterns to choose from and a long handle that can be easily carried over the shoulder. Machine washable, water-resistant and fairly sturdy, these bags can be easily rolled and tied together. Easy to sneak into your purse and whip it out should you decide to do a last-minute shop.
Available from: The First Green Store and Simply Living Life Shop
D’Art and Design
D’ Art and Design offers a range of fully-customisable eco-friendly bags made from woven and non-woven materials such as jute, denim and cotton. Most of its products are made upon order and priced at wholesale rates. The good news? Shipping is available to Singapore, Korea and Japan.
Based in Cambodia, this mum-led brand is dedicated to producing fashionable bags and accessories using upcycled materials such as plastic, fabric or leather. Produced by Cambodian workers in a fair and sustainable way, these sturdy bags seamlessly take you from a grocery run to lunch with the girls.
Available from: White and Black Trading
If you’re looking to keep it simple with a tote, Naiise stocks some of the quirkiest and creative designs for reusable bags. We reckon you’ll find one that suits you to a tee! As for us, we’re obsessed with these Neis Haus organic cotton produce eco-friendly bags.
Top image credit: Arnel Hasanovic