Category Archives: Eco-friendly Alternatives

Eco-friendly with Style

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“Embrace your inner nomad with colorful ethnic prints reminiscent of exploring bazaars and spice markets.”    Envirosax ~ the original designer reusable bag

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Envirosax Nomad Graphic Series reusable bags

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Amongst my numerous purchases from NZSale in the past month, I was so excited to purchase these Envirosax bags. I have looked at them a few times at Huckleberry Farms and always debated whether or not I needed them. I have a variety of reusable bags so I always figured that I should save my money. Plus, I could never decide amongst all of the colours and patterns! I am so happy that I made my mind up to buy some and even managed to use them at the grocery store tonight.

In California, it seemed so common to bring your bags to the supermarket. In fact, it was almost essential. You would even be in to win by bringing your own bags. Although there are a few stores in New Zealand that now charge 10 cents per bag, it isn’t necessarily normal to bring your own bags, or at least where I have lived. However, having stylish bags made me really excited to use them tonight. Actually, they are such a good size and hold the weight that I only ended up needing to use one.

I love how I was able to buy them as a set of 5 including a pouch. They each roll up and fit into the bag which I can keep in my handbag. No excuse for not using them now.

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Envirosax Organic Series hemp reusable bag

I couldn’t pass up buying one from the organic series as well. This bag is very eco-friendly and strong as it is made from hemp. I love the pattern, and the texture of the bag is so soft. Moving toward sustainability, this organic bag is even printed with vegetable based ink and also comes with a pouch for storage. This hemp bag probably has to be my favourite.

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Envirosax Slingsax Series reusable bag

In case you thought I had enough bags now, I still wanted to buy a Slingsax as well. With adjustable straps, this bag will suit as a messenger style bag making it easy when I carry Zaedyn. There is even a pocket to store my keys and phone. I can see this being a good bag for when we go to the beach!

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Zaedyn telling me all about them

Zaedyn loved the tag and was busy telling me all about the bags and Envirosax. He let me know about things like how they are fully washable without fading, convenient and water resistant, tested for strength and safety, fashionable and fun, solution to plastic bags, 100% guaranteed certified RPET, carbon offset by planting rainforest trees, and that they are ethically made.

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Zaedyn was pretty excited about our new reusable bags

There is a lot of meaning behind the Envirosax logo. Here is how the company expresses their meaning behind it:
“The three bags signify the environmental alternative to plastic bags. The leaf represents flora and the eco-friendly nature of the bags; the fragile butterfly represents fauna whose habitat is coserved through the eradication of plastic bags. The classic “recycle” logo is captured with a brush stroke which also recognises the artistic nature of the bags.”

You can read about the dangers of plastic bags and their huge threat to the environment on their website. Check out Envirosax to find some reusable bags that suit your needs and style.

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Zaedyn helping to unload the groceries

Wet Bags for Sale

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Dinosaur with white zipper & two turquoise wet bags still available $10 each

     Wet bag: a waterproof bag made of PUL to store used cloth nappies, wipes, swimsuits, wet/dirty clothes, and anything else you can think of. The possibilities seem endless! They are a great eco-friendly and stylish alternative to plastic bags. Not only that, have you ever put everything in a plastic bag only to notice later that everything has leaked because there was a hole in it? Plastic bags very often have a hole or even holes in them, but you wouldn’t have to worry about that if you owned a wet bag. Or, are you one those parents who feels the need to carry your big heavy bucket around wherever you go, and even filling it with water and powder to soak? Besides not recommending soaking your nappies until they are ready for a wash, the invention of wet bags now saves you from the hassle of carrying around an unnecessary large bucket.

     Zaedyn has a variety of different wet bags in all sizes used for his cloth nappies and cloth wipes as well as for clothes or swimmers. We have found that we prefer a zipper over a drawstring as they hold in smells better :). If you have any concern, however, Rockin’ Green sells a Shake It Up! Pail Freshener that can be sprinkled in your wet bag to keep away any unwanted smells. Size preference depends on what exactly you are wanting to use the wet bag for and for how long. We have a couple very small bags that are great for shorter outings when we know that we will only need it for a few nappies. When you get home, you can toss it in your dry bucket to be washed along with your cloth nappies.

     The two monster and dinosaur with turquoise zipper bags have sold, but the other three small wet bags are still available for only $10. Shipping can be arranged. Please comment if you are interested or have any questions. I still intend to make a few more, but these are all that I have in stock at the moment and am uncertain as to when all of my new projects will begin. Will keep you posted as to when I put all of my eco-friendly ideas into creating new items.

     If these don’t suit what you are looking for, have a look around online as there are lots to choose from at a variety of prices. As with cloth nappies, feel free to start your own project and be creative in making your bub a wet bag. They are not solely for cloth nappy users. With so many practical uses, wet bags are a necessity, in my opinion, to have on hand for your little one.