Eco Shopping Bag Museum of Decorative Arts ARABESQUE
Practicality: These durable, sustainably-manufactured taffeta shopping bags are so beautiful, you will never even LOOK at a plastic bag again! We have had ours for over four years and they still look as good as the day we bought them. They can hold up to 44 lbs. and are big enough that you will only need 2 or 3 for a family grocery run. These bags roll up easily into the perfect size to tuck into your pocket. Available in 16 awesome designs.
Changes to Your Routine: Admittedly, it takes some adjusting to actually get your reusable grocery bags INTO THE GROCERY STORE WITH YOU. Usually you will reach the check-out and realize that they are all in the back seat of your car. But with some effort and commitment, you will remember to stick them into your pocket as you exit the vehicle, and these bags are PERFECT for that. They roll up so snugly that you can fit 3 or 4 in your coat pocket, so you are prepared to go plastic-free on every shopping excursion!
What It's Made Of: Polyester Taffeta. Textile strength is the wonder of this material. That's why LOQI lasts and lasts and lasts. Sustainability also means wear it as long as possible. Or to be more precise, to wear it until it's dead/broken beyond repair. Polyester is resistant to chemicals, abrasion, stretching, shrinking and is water resistant. A simple hand wash to clean has a low energy impact because polyester requires less water than some natural fabrics like cotton.
Disposal: Your LOQI bag is recyclable mechanically and used as a component for furniture stuffing, car seat stuffing and construction material.
Why You Should Use It: Plastic bags suck. But more specifically, the average American family takes home about 1,500 plastic bags EVERY YEAR. Many plastic bags end up in the ocean and other bodies of water, where they choke and kill fish, animals and birds, and marine life. Investing in a few reusable shopping bags will not only be a SUPER first step towards your zero-waste life, it will also earn you massive style points no matter where you shop.