Organic Cotton Reusable Bags (set of 2)

$19.99

Stock on groceries, not waste, with the Organic Cotton Reusable Bags from our fair trade partner MESH in India. MESH works with leprosy colonies and rehabilitation workshops in villages throughout India, ensuring fair wages and empowering those with limited opportunities due to the stigma of physical disabilities. Include labels with tare weight. 

  • Materials: organic cotton mesh
  • Smaller bag dimensions: 31cm/12.5” high x 26cm/10.25” wide
  • Larger bag dimensions: 38cm/15” high x 33cm/13” wide
  • Package size: set of two
  • Closure: cotton drawstring

 

Why this product matters

MESH is a nonprofit organization that works with people with disabilities, many of whom are former leprosy patients. MESH provides training, marketing and exporting for numerous member groups. Increasingly, they are hiring people with disabilities to give administrative leadership. MESH works with leprosy colonies and rehabilitation workshops in villages all over India, ensuring fair wages. Established in the 1970s and registered in 1981, MESH was founded to provide opportunities for disabled people and their dependents, especially those affected by leprosy. Their goal is self-sufficiency for artisans. MESH is a fair trade company that exports products to fair trade organizations around the world.

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Description

These organic cotton reusable bags from Ten Thousand Villages are a great way to reduce your plastic use while you shop! As the name says, “Hello Food, Goodbye Plastic!” Ethically  made in India, these drawstring sacks hold anything bigger than about a blueberry and help you say no to one-use plastics. Because they’re made of organic cotton, they can simply be washed and reused when they’re dirty. Skilled artisans make these useful bags in India—receiving a fair wage for their beautiful work, of course!

More and more consumers are trying to go zero waste or plastic-free, and this is a great step towards that! Reuse these bags over and over again, and save many plastic bags from the landfill!

These bags come in packs of 2: one larger and one smaller bag. Each has a tag with the tare weight, making it easier during the checkout process (especially for bulk foods). The bags are a natural, unbleached cotton colour that’s a light beige.

Product details

  • Name:  Hello Food, Goodbye Plastic
  • Product: Reusable cotton mesh bags for bulk shopping
  • Category: Household
  • Brand: Ten Thousand Villages
  • Fair trade body: World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO)
  • Item size: (small) 31cm/12.5” high x 26cm/10.25” wide, (large) 38cm/15” high x 33cm/13” wide
  • Producer organization: MESH
  • Origin country: India
  • Package details: cardboard envelope
  • Details: We all know that plastic is a problem for our oceans, the landfills and the planet overall. So why not reduce your plastic use during shopping with these organic cotton reusable bags? They’re compact, can be machine washed, and are simply perfect for produce. They even have tags with the tare weight, making it easy for you to use them at your favourite bulk food store!

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