Jill Fehrenbacher

NEW INHABITAT TOTE BAG

by , 12/23/07

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Plastic bags account for 90 percent of grocery bags in the United States.
99% of these bags are not recycled and end up landfill, harming wildlife and leaching toxins like dioxin and other carcinogens into the soil. At this point, you may be tired of hearin about how important is it to carry reusable cloth bags to the grocery store. But it is such a small, easy step that really makes a huge difference in terms of your environmental impact.

We can offer some help here at Inhabitat by providing you with a stylish organic tote bag that isn’t just an emergency stop-gap, but is an eco-fashion statement you will be proud to carry around with you.

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Made from 100% organic cotton, these sturdy and stylish bags are printed with water-based eco-friendly inks (unlike nasty plastisol inks which most printers use). The bags are also made in the US and are extremely high-quality, rugged, and durable, so they won’t break after four shopping trips. Finally, with every Inhabitat Tote bag you purchase, you help support our publication and environmental design initiatives.

We have a limited quantity of these handmade eco-tote bags, so if you want one, act fast:

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6 Comments

  1. Inhabitat » INHAB... June 25, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    [...] can charge all of your personal electronics on the go. We’ve also got hand-crank lanterns, Inhabitat tote bags and and truly green organic Inhabitat T-shirts! The lucky winnerswill be announced in our July 3rd [...]

  2. Barbara December 26, 2007 at 9:01 pm

    It is amazing how many plastic bags you can save if you bring your own bags to the grocery store. Since I started this habit I guess I have been saving at least 10 bags a week for a family of four. Honestly, it takes a while to remember to bring the bags, but now it is a habit and I do it automatically. Using my own bags deeply confuses the self check-out register which I started to use after giving up on teaching the real person at the register how to pack my large bags (yes, heavy stuff at the bottom. No, the eggs have to go on top). After all – it’s a sport now for me and quite amusing to watch how long it will take for the stores to adept to consumers like me.
    Instead of buying new bags I suppose most of us have lots of old bags in our closets we can reuse, although they might not be so cute.

  3. Rick Behnke December 26, 2007 at 12:48 pm

    Just a thought. You may want to raise the inhabitat logo with tree on the t-shirts. When tucked in you have a tree growing out of your pants and you can not read the name. I did have a laugh when I seen this. Raise the top of the tree and birds to the shoulder.

    Thanks, great site
    RIck

  4. Lynn December 25, 2007 at 7:54 am

    Well said, Jill. I would personally pay more money for something that is really made with good, eco-friendly materials and is locally made. Apart from helping the environment, it’s also a great way to support local companies.

  5. Jill Fehrenbacher Jill December 24, 2007 at 3:30 am

    Brian-

    We keep getting comments like this and I keep having to repeat myself about the quality and manufacturing versus cost issue. See the following post:

    http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/12/23/sustainable-style-green-inhabitat-tees/

    Its amazing to me that people don’t stop and think about how a plastic tote bag (or a cheap schwag T-shirt for that matter) can cost so little. Think about all the labor that goes into something like this. You need to understand that when you spend $1 on a plastic tote bag at Trader Joes – the reason that that bag is so cheap is because it is most likely produced by sweatshirt labor in China, using the cheapest and lowest quality materials. These bags are not made out of natural materials (like cotton), the materials are not organic, they are not made in America, and the pieces are mass produced using plastic inks and dyes.

    If you try to use the highest level of quality in a tote bag such as we have here: using organic, American grown cotton – using garments produced in America, and printed by hand in a small shop, using eco-friendly dyes in San Francisco, the costs are very high. It actually costs us about $25 per piece to produce these totes and the extra $10 covers our costs of shipping and handling.

    We hope that part of the appeal is the nice graphic design, and the sturdy, well-constructed, durable bag. We also hope that supporting Inhabitat is part of the appeal here. You get what you pay for. Thanks for commenting.

    -Jill

  6. Brian December 24, 2007 at 1:23 am

    $35 for a tote bag similar to what I can get at supermarkets for $1 seems pretty unreasonable to me. Maybe these bags aren’t organic and all that, but it’s still a huge step away from plastic

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