No more plastic bags. Single use plastics are avoidable and it's much easier now to find alternatives.
Take for example the plastic grocery bag. We see them stuck in trees or blowing around in urban areas. But the real harm comes when they block sewer pipes or get stuck in waterways preventing water to reach wetlands. They float in streams and make their way to the sea where they get into the bellies of our ocean animals, killing them.
We've all read stories and have seen clips of these horrible examples. So what does that mean for us? We don't think about that when we're in line at the local supermarket checkout, loading up our snacks, drinks and veggies. We lug the bags into the house and put away the food. Sometimes we store the plastic bags under the sink for future use. But many times we just toss them in the garbage and they 'go away.' But do they?
Alternative Solutions to Single-Use Plastics
The pandemic has been a real challenge with a lot of s@*t coming down hard, making us stop and re-evaluate our lives and our stuff.
One fantastic alternative to single-use plastic bags is a fashionable, reusable, cotton, sturdy, durable, washable solution.... (drumroll please!).... yes, a Bosisi Shopper bag tote!!!!
As founder of Bosisi Designs, a company with a mission to help underserved women in South Africa gain financial stability, we have another mission: to reduce single use plastic bags by offering a reusable, machine washable and dryable extra large and very durable bag. Our community who loves their Bosisi Shopper Bags use them for hauling lots of groceries but also keep them in the car for when they go to other stores who are also cutting out the plastic bags.
The Future is Bright
Being ethical is at the core of Bosisi Designs, too. We believe that being transparent and clear about how our bags are made and the amazing women who sew them is very important. Ethics matter. Creating a safe work environment means that they can focus on earning a decent wage and this can change the cycle of poverty for future generations. Sounds like a big deal, and it is!
So how awesome are our ethical, eco-friendly Shopper Bag Totes? Here's what our lovely customers have said about our Shopper bags...
Jill - "I thought they would be like the normal size shopping bags, but they are really large. I can put a whole shopping spree of items in this bag and still not have it overloaded. Love it!!!"
Caryn - "This bag is so nice, sturdy, and large enough for not only shopping but I used it as a great carry-on on a recent flight. It would also be a great beach bag and an overnight bag. I plan on buying this as my go-to for gifts for friends and family. Love love love it!"
Julia - "Great for shopping OR packing for a day away. So sturdy....AND beautiful too."
Cristina - "It is a really wonderful bag, practical and modern in the same time!
Mona - "Love the clip for keys and cards. And it’s big but not too big to carry."
Do Your Part
There are other types of reusable bags out there and by all means please use them. Any reduction of these plastic killers is welcomed. The advantage to our cotton bags is that when they get dirty, wet, soiled or just gross you can toss them in the machine and wash them with anything else you need to wash. Then they go right into the dryer too. Easy, simple, clean, reusable.
Bosisi bags use South Africa cotton fabric called shweshwe (pronounced shway-shway) and come in gorgeous bold colorful patterns. You will be the envy of all of your friends, neighbors and fellow shoppers. The beauty, uniqueness and fun vibe will lift your spirits and bring a smile to your face (mask).
Do yourself and the earth a good deed and reduce your single-use plastic waste. Pass this along to others that may need a nudge.