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its-laS-tik Reusable Fashionable Shopping Bags

Reusable shopping bags were all the rage a few years ago, and a lot of us accumulated quite a few of them.

My mom gave us some for Christmas, Whole Foods gave me one on Earth Day, an artist with a day job at Scoop gave me one outside of their store in SoHo.

Saturation of the market aside, I was really excited when Sue from what’Surbag offered to send me a couple of their bags.  They’ve carved a niche as the only FASHIONABLE, FLEXIBLE & SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE reusable shopping bag.  (what’Surbag and its-laS-tik extend their creativity into spelling and capitalization as well!)

The bags come in a dazzling array of solids, metallics and patterns.  They are manufactured in New Orleans in a factory destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and rebuilt by survivors.  5% of sales of these bags are donated to NOLA’s Hope House.

I really love using these bags.  They’re more durable than my giveaways and more flexible than the Christmas gift (but still love those, Mom!).  Sue told me that she created the graffiti style with New Yorkers in mind.  The other I have is a silver metallic (“skyline“) that has gotten compliments as my purse!

I would recommend these bags especially for city dwellers who walk home from stores since they bounce a bit as you walk which lightens the load.  I’d also recommend them for anyone looking for a more chic and durable reusable bag who appreciates helping out a good cause in the process.

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Reusable Produce and Bulk Foods Bags

Happy Vegetable Reusable Bags in Red by Seattle-based Wunderthunder are a fabulous idea.  It seems Meagan and Sasha have thought of everything:

This is a set of four reusable vegetable bags including a bonus herb bag.  Made from preshrunk recycled cotton muslin with an organic cotton drawstring.  Drawn and screen-printed at our home with water-based ink on preshrunk and recycled cotton muslin.  A great biodegradable alternative to plastic bags!  Easy and fun to use! Entertain your local grocer!

Take to the farmer’s market to bag your apples, cabbage, limes, lettuce, snap peas, or radishes without that horrible plastic bag guilt. Perfect for the bulk aisle of the grocery store for lugging home a bunch of bulk cereal, rice, pasta, flour, or even gummy sharks and chocolate bits.

Use the little herb bag to purchase cheap bulk herbs or teas. Take it to your local herbalist store and bring home some medicinal herbs to clean out your liver!

They won’t effect the scale at the grocery store either!
The large bag weighs .75 oz, the medium .45 oz, and the small .25 oz. The largest bag will add .001 lb.

In your set of four you will receive:
Large 10” x 12”
Medium 6” x 10”
Small 6” x 5.5”
Herb 3.5” x 5”

All sizes have a drawstring except for the little one!

Machine washable, tumble dry.

Etsy, $20 for the set of 4 bags (purchase here)

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