From the number of emails I am receiving at the moment, there are a great many of us who have made a commitment to reduce the amount of waste they are responsible for this year. I know that our household waste has been creeping back up to an unacceptable level and I am determined to do something about it. Reusable shopping bags have fortunately become the norm these days, but it is much less common, in my experience anyway, to see people using reusable alternatives for their fresh produce.
As such, my blogger friend Kelly who runs the online eco-store The Ethicurean, has generously offered an awesome reusable bag giveaway - a sample set of one each of her three types of ethically-produced, reusable cotton bags, and a market tote!
Kelly's bags are all Fair-wage produced and are printed using azo-free dyes. The winner will receive one each of her beautiful organic, recycled cotton produce bags, one unbleached cotton French gauze bag (pictured above), and one unbleached cotton net produce bag, perfect for fruit and veg (pictured below),
as well as one of her HUGE unbleached, organic recycled cotton market totes:
I'm not affiliated with Kel, but I LOVE these bags so I am more than happy to shamelessly promote them for her as a favour ;-) I get lots of comments when I am shopping, not just because they are so versatile and useful, but because they are beautiful too.
Prior to buying some of Kel's bags, I had been using a set of plastic nylon netting bags, two of which had already torn. Kel's bags are so strong that I can see them being in use for many years. I tend to use the recycled cotton produce bags for bulk beans and rice (but they would be perfect for flour etc as well); the French gauze bags are terrific for bulk seeds, and greens which need refrigeration and I use the netting bags for fruit and veg - but the bags are so versatile you could use them for so many other items. You can read more about her eco-philosophy here.
If you wish to go into the running for a set of these bags and the market tote, just leave me a comment on this post before Friday night, AEST.
Post on this giveaway will be Australia-wide only unfortunately, but there are a number of international companies producing similarly eco-great reusable bags around the world if you Google :-)
The winner will be chosen by the good old random integer generator - good luck!
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