Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Eco-friendly Shopping Bags!
Okay..so these days we can see the trend of carrying the reusable shopping bags among shoppers has begun, here in Malaysia.. It's good to know and see that some people has started using these bags instead of plastic bag, which is non biodegradable and would harm our environment and country in the long run... =)
Seriously, one of the things that I’ve really been wanting to do in my life is to start actively carrying reusable shopping bags, and to cut down on my plastic bag consumption.
Err..but to be honest with you..I only carried this type of eco-friendly bag, once. which I got from Jaya Jusco. Bukan apa..tak cantik la design dia! Tak best nak bawak around the mall! hehee =P
See! It's dull and boring! ;p
Plus, it's quite troublesome for me to fold the bag nicely and toss it into my purse, each time I wanna go for shopping! I need something easy and fun!
So I was just thinking the other day when I went to JJ and saw these type of bags at the cashier counter... Wouldn’t it be nice just to have a matching pouch/sack and then just cram the whole bag in that sack? That way, it'll be so much easier to bring the reusable bag in my handbag!
And then..magically, few weeks back, Molina from TheLilCaliph store contacted me and showed me the bags!! It was my first time seeing all those lovely, fun, cool, nicely designs reusable bags!! Oh my god.. I was soo excited! Tak tau mana satu nak pilih! Semua cantik sangat.. Dah berangan dah nak shopping kat Tesco bwk bag bag tu!
Pergi klas pon macam comel je kan, bawak beg macam ni..
Or just...jalan jalan...
Or even melepak!
These bags are super lightweight and portable, (and colourful!) which makes them more attractive and fun! And I've chosen three different colours for myself!
Fyi, TheLilCaliph.com sells this reusable bag in three brands.. and they are from Envirosax, Baggu Bag and Flip and Tumble.
I love all three of them. Each bag from each brand is unique.
Well here's a little bit of info about these bags:
The philosophy of Envirosax is to help create a better future for our planet by spreading the environmental message through colour and script using the Envirosax eco-friendly bag as the vehicle.
Using eco-friendly reusable shopping bags instead of plastic bags is a culture that has evolved very quickly. Envirosax bags makes the ‘move in the right direction’ easier by providing a bag that rolls up and becomes a lightweight and portable, in 400gm package.
Bag dimensions (unrolled) 17.70” x 15.75”
Bag dimensions (rolled up) 4” x 1.5”
Weight capacity 18kg
Bag weight 400gm
Envirosax bags are water resistant and each one holds the equivalent of two supermarket plastic bags with to reinforced seams. There are attractive designs for men, women and children.
You can view what's available in store, here!
Based on the form of the iconic plastic grocery bag, a BAGGU does the same job without harming the environment.
Because reusable bags only reduce waste when you use them, we made BAGGU light weight, so it's easy to keep with you for an unexpected errand, and so beautiful you’ll actually want to carry it. Using one BAGGU for one year replaces 300 to 700 disposable bags.
Changing our own shopping habits is one small thing we can do to make a difference.
Be Good and Reuse.
FLIP AND TUMBLE
A modern shoulder style bag that's designed for those of us who only seem to remember our reusable bags the moment we need them. The biggest difference between Flip & Tumble and typical totes or reusable bags comes down to a single factor: size. Flip & Tumble’s bags can be rolled up into a tiny wad that’ll fit anywhere for easy transportation—purse, messenger bag, coat pocket, etc. A shoulder pad keeps heavy loads feeling light. Lightweight ripstop nylon holds 25 lbs. Machine washable cold, line dry.
CANTIK CANTIK KAN? JADI, SILALAH BELI!!! IT'S REALLY CHEAP, FOR A FUN, LOVELY AND PORTABLE BAG THAT U CAN USE FOR AGES! IT'S ONLY RM 24.90!!
And here's another great news for you readers out there!
You can purchase all these three brands of this reusable bags at the Parenthood Expo in Mid Valley from 21st August 2009 till 23 rd August 2009!! (this weekend!)
I will be at the booth and handling purchases for all 3 brands of these reusable bags on Saturday and Sunday. You can refer to the image above for the location of TheLilCaliph.com booth.
If any of you wanna buy any of these fabulous bags, please mention that you are the reader of my blog because if u do so, you will stand a chance to win a holiday package of 3 Days and 2 Nights! The destination of the holiday package will be a surprise. (I will announce it next month.)
However, if I am not available at the booth when u want to make a purchase of the bag, just mention my name, and then Molina (the owner of the store) will mark your receipt, for u to win that holiday package. =)
Ok, so I'll see you guys this weekend in Mid Valley!! =)