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The other day sold out of their offering of these cute and strong reusable Envirosax shopping bags so quickly they are getting them back in stock, and you can pre-order them here. I’ve carried a single green EZ Bag with me for about five years now so obviously I find it useful to have in my bag, but I have to admit the Envirosax set is much cuter. via Sheterrific, who offer a special code for 20% off when you enter the code “Shelterrific” at check out, neato.

· comments [21] · 04-20-2007 · categories:shopping ·

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  • 1 Melissa // Apr 20, 2007 at 8:36 am

    Don’t forget to mention that Shelterrific has a code for 20% off: just type “Shelterrific” (minus the quotes) at checkout. I pre-ordered some this morning – can’t wait to get them!

  • 2 megan // Apr 20, 2007 at 9:17 am

    Fixed, thanks Melissa.

  • 3 Michelle // Apr 20, 2007 at 9:25 am

    I was one of the luckies who got these on the first round. Even though I’d been thinking about getting reusable bags for a while, I was actually worried these were an impulse buy. But one grocery trip erased all doubt: they have more capacity than the EZ bag I already owned; the designs are just beautiful; and the large handles are easy to throw over your shoulder, so you can carry them more comfortably (or just carry more). And I hadn’t realized how good I’d feel carrying them: the checkstand folks and even fellow customers raved about how great they were, and when I came home there were no plastic or paper bags sitting in my kitchen, filling me with guilt.

  • 4 Darci // Apr 20, 2007 at 9:48 am

    Just placed my order…way cool…love the colors. Not sure that I am going to be able to share these babies.

  • 5 Deb // Apr 20, 2007 at 11:22 am

    The Container Store sells a cheap shopper bag too! & it’s the only thing in that store that isn’t overpriced!


  • 6 jess a. // Apr 20, 2007 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks for the tip! I was disappointed that I missed these the first time — I pre-ordered today. :)

  • 7 cybele // Apr 20, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Hee! When I first saw the photo I thought they were pretty little Hawaiian-print dickies. But bags are nice too. Can I wear them?

  • 8 Susan // Apr 20, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    Hi there – can’t remember if I’ve ever posted before, but I came for the craft tutorials (a couple of years ago) and stayed for the regular posts. Anyway, I looked up the Envirosax Web site and dug individual bags up at Closed till Sunday and a little more to buy separately, but perhaps a good way to fix yourself up with some?

    Personally, I see a new knitting bag in my future…

  • 9 Rachel // Apr 21, 2007 at 3:39 am

    I started using a tote here in Japan about six weeks ago for my groceries. Japan is addicted to plastic bags and I got annoyed looks at first, but now my check-out folks know the drill. I reserved these cute bags so I can continue my new habit back in the States. Thanks!

  • 10 daria // Apr 21, 2007 at 9:32 am

    so excellently cute, & they’ll be perfect for the neighborhood farmer’s market! thanks for the link!

  • 11 Lindsay // Apr 21, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Super cute, but a question (for whoever owns them) — what are they made out of? The website doesn’t seem to say. Is it fabric-y or plastic-y (to use very “official” words)? ;)

  • 12 Gina // Apr 22, 2007 at 2:41 pm

    oooh these look fabulous. I want one!

  • 13 Vincci // Apr 22, 2007 at 3:58 pm

    Oooh they’re so cute! But right now I’m pretty happy with my Telus bag–it’s cute (the graphic is of a monkey peeking out from behind a bunch of bananas) and I got it for free!

  • 14 Sarah Muschamp // Apr 22, 2007 at 10:57 pm

    It’s funny I have just found your blog because my sister just gave me one of these bags last week! She was at a conference on sustainability and they each got a set. Would you mind if I posted about these and linked back to you?

  • 15 Aran // Apr 23, 2007 at 10:18 am

    But what are they made of? Are they biodegradable or recycleable? Are they made from a renewable resource? I have been re-using doubled up paper bags for years now. A double paper bag is free and can last for more than a year and when it is done, it can be recycled.

  • 16 carolbrowne // Apr 23, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    It looks like you can only order them on this website if you’re in the US. Bummer! They are very cute.

  • 17 MissK // Apr 23, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    What a coincidence.
    I was at the gift store of the art gallery here in Sydney and saw these yesterday and bought one.
    Such a great idea.

  • 18 carol // Apr 24, 2007 at 8:59 am

    the container store has some cute bags with longer handles, the maker is reisenthel. it’s nice there are more lightweight (and aesthetically appealing) options now, besides just canvas totes!

  • 19 mark // Apr 24, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Just to answer a few of the comments above. The Envirosax is a strong durable water resistant polyester tote. The bags are made of polyester becuase their purpose as a reusable bags is to last a very long time. Envirosax also makes hemp bags and we will be releasing more natural fibre products later in the year. To buy an Envirosax in the USA click on the US flag and check out the nearest retailer to you. Envirosax are available as singles or you can but them in a pack of five. All the four ranges can be purchased from our Australian website but please allow for 14 days for delivery to the USA. Envirosax are also available in the UK, Europe, Japan, Scandanavia, New Zealand, Canada and Isreal. See our website for details.
    Thank you for making the move in the right direction.

  • 20 nazilam // Apr 25, 2007 at 8:21 am

    I love these, but since the beginning of the year, my TH and I have accumulated seven canvas or cordura bags from conferences that work really well.

    We very much impress people with our meeting bag supply. I recycled or freecycled 64 of them last year!

    They are not very exciting, but they are handy.


  • 21 *Terramia* // Apr 30, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    Oh, I am very impressed! Lovely designs…
    Now if only every person owned a bag like this *and* used it, wouldn’t the world be a better place?

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