Reusable. Recyclable. Smart.
Not your ordinary string bag. There's something about the color black that makes this reusable string bag a little more chic. This seemingly small bag, stretches and expands to accommodate almost anything you put in it, from fruits and veggies, to breads, flowers and wine and it'll last years and years. Perfect for going to your grocer, farmer's market or simply having it on hand as a just-in-case bag or "Avoska", as they say in Russian. Beyond local shopping, this Classic String Market Bag is perfectly suited for the beach and travel so that no matter where you are in the world, you have your handy reusable tote.
How do you prefer to carry it? Choose from a standard 10 inch strap length or a longer 22" inch strap length to sling over your shoulder. Whichever is your preference.
WHAT DOES IT REPLACE?
The obvious... plastic and/or paper bags. And, the not-so-obvious reusable plastic and poly bags that are reusable (that's good), however, they're made of the not so good stuff. As we say, there are many shades of green.
BORING (BUT USEFUL) STUFF
Bag Size: 13"W x 17"H
Expands to hold up to 40 lbs.
Handle Size: 10 inch or 22 inch
Material Weight: 2.1 oz or 2.5 oz
Care Instructions: Machine wash cold, hang dry
100% Natural Cotton.All fabric dyes are AZO, LEAD Free.
Made in India (fair trade/fair wage, see certifications below).
Paper label printed on FSC certified paper.
SA8000—The SA8000 is the worlds first audit-able social certification standard. By complying with the SA8000 we protect the basic human rights of workers.
GOTS—All of our organic goods are third party certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), meaning our organic cotton not only meets high-level environmental & supply chain certifications but also complies with all social criteria.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Since ECOBAGS began in 1989, all products are and have been made in socially responsible environments. Our primary production partners in India have always shared our vision of an engaged and sustainable work environment. They offer competitive compensation, extended health coverage, retirement benefits, pension plans (under government programs), vacations and holidays; going well beyond local labor requirements. Our CEO and Founder, Sharon Rowe, travels to India regularly and, over the 25+ years, has created lifelong relationships.
With CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), getting so much media play it's important to hold certifications that are reviewed and recognized, internationally, by third party agencies.
Our supply chain for organic fibers (no chemicals, synthetic fertilizers) is certified through GOTS. Our supply chain for recycled & conventional fibers, is certified by SA-8000. Our certifications are recognized internationally and cover operational and social workplace accountability.
We introduced certified organic cotton (1996) and recycled cotton (2004) to our line long before there was awareness or a market for them. We knew it was the right direction to go in. Our recycled fibers are post industrial, keeping waste out of landfill. All fabric dyes are azo free and all screen-print inks are non toxic to both humans and the environment. We know that conventional cotton has a negative environmental impact. We are working to transition all of our products to organic and recycled fibers.
When we produce in the USA and China we make sure all practices and policies are in full compliance (labor, materials and environment). To date we have used SGS as our third party certifier on projects.
We are a certified BCorporation which means that all of our certifications and processes are reviewed and approved on an ongoing basis.
Additionally, we support the Sierra Club, Hudson River ClearWater, Riverkeeper, and Algalita.
I had one of these bags in high school and it held everything. EZ to take to Wegmans.
Yay! So glad to hear this! Thank you!