Canvas Shopping Bags from Lands' End
Monday, December 15, 2008
I have used a lot of different canvas shopping bags in order to prevent having a house full of plastic bags and you know what? The bag that I go to time and time again is my Lands' End Zip Top canvas bag.
posted by The Mom Salon Editors @ 7:51 AM,
Bags I've Been Searching For: Envirosax
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I am such an eco-dork sometimes. Let me tell you why.
When I'm at the grocery store I enjoy packing my goods in a canvas bag in order to help save the environment in my own little way. Thing is, I use the same canvas bag wherever I go. I can be shopping at Whole Foods or my local grocery store, and I use the same bag with the blazing logo of a competing grocery store chain in the area. Not good. I can be running to the post office or dropping off books at the library and I use the same bag. Sure, it's practical to do, but it's definitely not attractive and it certainly doesn't show off my fashion sense of which I admit I have very little.
As I was clicking through mom blogs today, I ran across a link to environmental bags that will help me tremendously by helping me change my bag whenever I'd like: Envirosax. Envirosax bags are strong, sturdy, and wonderfully designed and they don't cost an arm and a leg for several. In fact, one only costs $8.50 and a pouch of five only $37.95. You cannot beat that. Go there, buy up!
On the Net: www.envirosax.com
- Jennifer James, Editor
posted by The Mom Salon Editors @ 12:46 AM,
Fresh & Easy Makes it Simple to Go Green
Monday, October 20, 2008
For those of you who live in California, Arizona and Nevada and shop at Fresh & Easy stores, they will now offer a 99 cent reusable canvas bag. They are made with 100% unbleached cotton, and carries a simple design of the Fresh & Easy logo. The bag is large and can hold up to 100 pounds.
At roughly 10,000 square feet, Fresh & Easy markets are smaller than the typical supermarket to give customers a faster, easier shopping experience. In addition to fresh, prepared meals and produce, Fresh & Easy offers everyone's favorite national brand products and household items, all at everyday low prices.
Each store employs approximately 20-30 people. All Fresh & Easy employees are given the opportunity to work at least 20 hours a week, which ensures everyone is eligible for comprehensive and affordable health care. Entry-level positions start at $10 an hour in California, with similarly competitive salaries in other states, and offer a quarterly bonus of up to 10%.
On the Net: www.freshandsimple.com Source: Fresh & Easy
Note: Fresh & Simple: Come to the east coast! We'd love to be able to shop in a more convenient grocery store. We'd love to check one out.
posted by The Mom Salon Editors @ 4:02 AM,
Eco Shopping Bag
Monday, September 29, 2008
How cute is this? And, oh, how we want it! It's very cool to use your own bag while shopping these days instead of settling for paper or plastic. Times have changed since it was perfectly fine to be wasteful. Now, it is imperative that we do our part to save the earth. But, in the process we can definitely have a little fun and be super stylish along the way.
posted by The Mom Salon Editors @ 12:34 AM,
Love This! Sheryl Crow and Whole Foods Team Up to Create Reusabale Shopping Bag
Friday, September 5, 2008
Music icon and natural food giant, Whole Foods, have teamed up to create a reusable shopping bag, A Better Bag to bring awareness to the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) Simple Steps program. The NRDC's Simple Steps program encourages shoppers to embrace simple steps in their everyday lives to reduce consumption and consider the environment.
"I am a big believer in doing what you can, even if it's something as small as reducing the amount of plastic we each use daily that ends up in landfills, whether it is plastic bags, water bottles or product packaging. I'm so happy to be working with Whole Foods Market on this project," said Sheryl Crow.
This limited edition bag, which features a collection of beautiful earth tones, is made from 80 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and will be available from Oct. 15 through the holiday season. Each bag represents approximately four 20-ounce plastic bottles. The Company is offering two sizes for the first time: large (14 x 15.5 x 8) and small (9.5 x 12 x 7.5) which retail for an unbeatable 99 cents and 79 cents, respectively.
On the Net: www.wholefoods.com and www.simplesteps.org
posted by The Mom Salon Editors @ 6:10 AM,