Fabulous Grocery Gear

19Feb07

“Paper or plastic?” That’s the proverbial question of our generation. I’ve run mental circles around it and have made attempts to bring-my-own-bag without much success. Perhaps it’s because it’s a “logo-ed” Whole Foods bag and I feel self-conscious taking it to Trader Joe’s. Or maybe because it’s a sturdier, unattractive plastic bag I have to remember to take out of the house with me.

Happily, some solutions for style-conscious eco-shoppers are now at hand:

Dottie, Lucy and Wilma shopping bags by b. happybags, $20
With over 15 designs in all, these upholstery-grade cotton bags are machine-washable, and sturdy enough to carry a load of bricks. A feel-good, do-good motivator for those lazy Sunday grocery trips. Made in the U.S.A.




Reusable Shopping Bags by Envirosax, $5.95 , via Haute*Nature

Each bag allegedly holds the equivalent of two supermarket bags worth of goods, and can be rolled away into a storage pouch when not in use.

Australia-based Envirosax uses solar hot water and veggie gardens, and participate in the promotion of teaching sustainability in schools.

Available online through Envirosax. Choose from the Floral Series of tropic-inspired prints, or from the Graphic Series to suit those with retro modern tastes.

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4 Responses to “Fabulous Grocery Gear”

  1. 1 Anonymous

    These are cute. I went to order one and the shipping was almost 3x the product price. $15.00 postage for one bag to the US.

  2. 2 Fabulously Green

    Yes that’s a downside for folks living outside Australia.

    I did notice that it’s $20 for 3+ bags. Am going to team up with friends to buy a bunch together to save on fuel and postage.

  3. 3 Anonymous

    ENVIROSAX will be available in the States in about one month. Details will be posted on our web site soon.

    ENVIROSAX

  4. 4 Lynn

    They look like they’re too pretty to be shopping bags! But at least they don’t have logos on them, and can be used in any supermarket.


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