Energy & Sustainability

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Kootsac makes these colorful, reusable bags for produce and bulk foods, which are a great alternative to those flimsy plastic bags they offer at the grocery store. In celebration of Earth Day, they are offering a free small sized spice bag with every purchase of a set of Kootsac bulk food bags. The offer is good today only! Kootsac Reusable Food bags

4 thoughts on “Kootsac Reusable Produce Sacks

  1. Unfortunately, nylon, the synthetic fabric that these bags are made out of, is not eco-friendly – nylon is made out of: chemicals extracted from coal, water, air, petroleum, natural gas, and agricultural by-products. Yes, our use of plastic (and our unconscious disposing of it after one use) needs to be curbed and I commend the creator of these bags for wanting to make a statement, however, we need to evaluate where the materials to make plastic come from, which is largely petroleum-based. In an effort to reduce our consumption of petroleum, it would be better to eschew plastics and petroleum based materials altogether. I would urge people to crochet their own little veggie/fruit bags from cotton or other renewable, earth-friendly materials.

  2. This comment is a true observation and I considered this myself when designing these bags.
    SO, WHY NOT USE A NATURAL FIBRE LIKE COTTON?
    I am a textile artist and designer and I usually only work with natural fibres, so that was my first thought too. Cotton is too heavy and things like flour leak through the weave. Uncoated ripstop nylon is lightweight, does’nt leak and is water resistant.
    I have been using these bags for a year now and cannot count the amount of plastic bags I have not used because of them.
    I created these out of necessity not out of trying to make a statement. I would be thrilled if someone came up with a better idea, making these out of a biodegradable material with the same qualities as this fabric.

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Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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