Individual, hand-painted & biodegradable. A bag that says something about you rather than the supermarket!
I sell individually designed and hand-painted, environmentally friendly jute shopping bags. When jute bags started appearing in the supermarkets, I was pleased to buy them so that I could avoid using plastic bags for my shopping. But I started using my jute bag wherever I went: to the library, to the cinema, to the beach, to exhibitions, I took my jute bag with me. I realised that I was an unpaid walking advertisement for companies that didn’t need any further promotion so I started looking around for jute bags without company logos, brands or corporate statements on them, and I failed. So I decided to print my own bags with images that I liked.
My first design was a chicken and I painted a cockatiel for my sister. I design and cut the stencil myself and have extended my catalogue to more than sixty images ranging from badgers to budgerigars, sheep to schnauzers and pigs to puffins. Because I paint each one individually, they are never identical and may differ slightly from the one pictured.
Jute is a natural based vegetable fibre composed of cellulose and a typical jute bag has a lifespan in excess of 1,000 plastic bags. Jute is a very sustainable crop and is totally biodegradable. There are a number of companies who supply cheaper jute bags but I chose to buy mine from a company called Jutexpo who have awards for their ethical and environmental standards. The bags have ‘climate neutral’ status, are shipped rather air freighted and are fairly traded.
The shopping bag measures 30 width x 30 height x 20 gusset (cms). This is a perfect sized bag if you are popping into town, travelling on pubic transport, for picnics, or going out for the day. It is light and though it might look small it has a deceivingly large capacity due to the wide gusset which also allows the bag to stand unaided. It has a padded handle which sits comfortably in your hand or on your forearm. I can also paint this or any of my images on a larger supermarket bag or a shoulder bag. For more information please email me.
Postage and packing
I add 15p to postage costs to cover packaging. I try to keep my use of plastic to a minimum in my packaging, unless the bag is travelling abroad, in which case I think it needs extra protection.
Thank you for looking.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Queen of Persia within 3 days of receiving payment.
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