Reusable bags is one thing that I've grown to love in the last year! Before I'd be using shopping bags left right and center - but now? I'd much rather prefer to use a resuable shopping bag. And there's more reasons for this than just 'saving the environment' (though that is one of them :) ). One of my favorite aspects of reusable shopping bags is that they are STRONG! No rips, no tears...nothing falls out the bottom of them if you fill them up with heavy goodies - they are strong and durable and I love it! Recently I came across a fantastic Canadian shop called ECOcentric Bags. They have a HUGE selection of bags that are chic AND eco! ECOcentric Bags sent us several of their great bags. The ChicoBag Sling rePETe™ was one of the first ones we pulled out. This bag is unique in that it is made from recycled materials...and the ChicoBag makes this no secret! It has a fun "recycle" symbol printed on each bag as well as a list of each recycled component that was used when creating the bag. This bag is large enough for shopping, going to the beach or pool, or just for packing in all those extra things that you've gotta to take along when you've got young kids! When you're not using the ChicoBag Sling it stuffs into an integrated pouch and has a handy little Carabiner so you can clip it on your belt loop...or anywhere you'd like. I also tried out the Flip & Tumble 24-7 Reusable Shopping Bag. This one is similar to the ChicoBag in that it also stuffs into a tiny pouch when it is not being used...but it has a few unique features that make it special as well. Such as the fun prints! The Flip & Tumble is also VERY durable and is made from ripstop nylon. It can carry up to 35lbs in weight! You can carry a couple bowling balls or even a watermelon in this bag! :)
Secondly we received two of the eye-catching bags from the Envirosax Kids Series. Tate and Emily LOVE to tote things around in their Envirosax! These bags are full of fun and color - and will not get lost easily. Having reusable bags for your kids is a wonderful way to teach them about how important it is to re-use and protect our environment and our future. These bags also roll up and are snapped together when they are not used - making them very easy to store.
Finally, we tried out a Baggu Reusable Produce Bag. This is something that I've been 'eyeing' for a while, but have never tried until now. The Baggu Produce Bag is PERFECT for shopping! I like it soooo much more than those skinny, rip-able plastic produce bags you get at the store. This bag is very lightweight, is long lasting, and breathable. It's easy to use, wash and store, and is an amazing alternative to the plastic produce bags!
As you can see, ECOcentric Bags is packed full of re-usable goodies! :) With reasonable prices, and unique, stylish and fun designs, I'd definitely say that ECOcentric Bags is a perfect place to stock up on some quality reusable bags.
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