eco art bags
With a cupboard full of eco bags and the best intentions in the world, we still regularly manage to arrive at the supermarket checkout without them.
So, being kinda arty, we thought: what if we make some eco bags that are so designery and fun we'll never forget to take them shopping?
And being kinda green, we thought: lets make them genuinely eco while we're at it! Because so many eco bags are actually less environmentally-friendly than single-use plastic bags.
Take Me Shopping Eco Art Bags are the result. Convenient, useful, guilt-free shopping.
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OUR ECO BAGS ARE
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MYTHS AND LEGENDS
Myth 1 - Reusable bags are good for the environment
Not necessarily. Just because you can reuse a bag, it doesn't mean that it's eco friendly. If it's made from polyproplene, for example, which is a kind of plastic, then it can take more material and energy to produce than the single-use plastic bags that are given out by retailers for free. You need to use them over a 100 times to make a difference to the environment! Plus they may be non-recyclable and end up in landfills.
"Calico bags made from cotton are the only reusable bags likely to be better for the environment than single-use plastic"
The Legend: Take-Me-Shopping Eco Art Bags are made from calico!
And for the most part we use unbleached calico that has the added benefit of not using toxic chemicals and large amounts of water and energy in the bleaching process.
Myth 2 - Silkscreening doesn't impact negatively on the environment
Again, not entirely true. While it's possible that water-based inks have been used to print the designs and store logos on eco bags and are environmentally-friendly, the silkscreen process is definitely not! Highly toxic chemicals are needed to expose and clean screens.
The Legend: Take-Me-Shopping Eco Art Bags are printed using hand-cut stencils!
This makes them truly eco-friendly. It also makes them arty. They are limited editions. Only a few of each design are printed at a time. No two are exactly the same.