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Last updated on 08 Jun, 2020

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Eco-Friendly Tote or Shopping Bag. Foldable, washable, long-lasting and reusable

Eco-Friendly Tote or Shopping Bag. Foldable, washable, long-lasting and reusable
£14.00 1 Available
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This long-lasting, washable, and reusable eco-friendly tote/shopping bag is made of 100% cotton fabric with polyester handles, making it hard-wearing and durable.
It folds neatly down to the size of a small(ish) purse to keep it tidy in your pocket, the glove compartment, or your handbag, and closes securely with a plastic snap.

This tote bag has straps the right length to sit comfortably on your shoulder, with a deep outside pocket for your tickets, your book, or a bottle of water. It is perfect for the gym, beach, books and shopping, or even as a large flexible handbag.

This eco bag will be a wonderful gift for family and friends, suitable for any occasion.
The bag is easy to fold into a small and neat purse-sized format to fit your handbag, luggage, in the car, etc. It can be used every day.

Approximate dimensions when open:
Height: 38 cm (15'')
Width: 38 cm (15'')

Approximate dimensions when folded:
Width: 10 cm (4'')
Length: 17 cm (7'')

Care instructions: Wash on the gentle cycle, always air dry, never put into the dryer.


One of my oldest friends in Sao Paulo, Brazil has a strange habit of collecting abandoned umbrellas, and then recycling the fabric from the dead brollies to make foldable eco-bags that can fit into your pocket, handbags, etc. They are perfect emergency shopping bags for those times that you end up going shopping without having originally planned to.

In the UK the supply of abandoned umbrellas is clearly not as plentiful as in Brazil, but I liked the idea of making Eco-bags which could be used time and again, but which could be kept neatly at the bottom of my handbag, or in the car glove compartment, so that if I nipped into the supermarket I would not need to buy yet another plastic bag and clutter up the planet.

I am really pleased with these bags that can be folded up into a neat purse-size, and I hope that you will be to.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Helena McBride within 1 day of receiving payment.

Shipping destination Cost Additional items
United Kingdom £0.00

Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey, Gibraltar

£4.25 £1.00
United States £5.30 £2.00
Rest of the World £5.65 £2.00

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