The long wait is over. I’ve finally found a reusable shopping bag I want to be seen carrying. Ecosilk bags are the first recyclable shoppers I’ve ever encountered that are truly fashion forward.
Available in several different designs, the one that initially caught my eye is the rosette bag (pictured above). Made of a durable nylon fabric called parachute silk, the lightweight bag carries a load up to 30 pounds. The rosette bags have contrast stitching and a flower decorating it that gives them a little something extra.
The second thing I noticed about Ecosilk bags is the ironic design. The basic carryall (below) is created to be an exact copy of the traditional plastic bag design you love to hate. It feels great carrying something so familiar but in a new and improved, reusable way. Just think all of the plastic bag waste you’ll be eliminating in the lifetime of an Ecosilk bag (they last a minimum of five years).
Socially conscious to the core, the founder ensures that the factory which manufacturers the bags treats their workers fairly and ethically. Larger size bags are available, as are genius little drawstring bags to carry all your Ecosilk bags. Ecosilk bags are also washable.
Ecosilk bags will break you out of your shopping bag rut—paper or plastic. I felt so proud the first time I used my Ecosilk bag! The bags can be folded into a compact little bundle that’s easily stowable in your purse. Whether you use them for toting produce or library books, these eco-friendly carryalls have fashion in the bag. Created and designed in Australia, the bags are sold stateside from the Bag Ladies of Seattle.—Michelle Zaffino