Monday, October 11, 2010

ChicoBag Review and Giveaway...

Thanks to ChicoBag, we recently had the chance to review a stylish reusable bag from the Nature Collection:
About ChicoBag:
"ChicoBag™ Company is equipping humanity with tools that will help eliminate the environmental damage caused by single-use paper and plastic bags. We have done this by designing reusable bags that are durable, tasteful and most importantly unforgettable.
We believe addressing even the largest of problems starts with small solutions.
In early 2004, Andy Keller, now ChicoBag™ president, took a trip to his local landfill after spending the day landscaping his backyard. He was horrified by what he saw. Single-use bags were the dominant article at the landfill that day, blanketing the landscape in a thin mix of white and beige plastic. On his way home he began to notice plastic bags everywhere, caught in trees and on fence posts, half drowned in gutter puddles and blowing in the streets like urban tumbleweeds. That day Andy vowed to stop using single-use bags. Inspired, Andy dropped a few bucks on a second hand sewing machine and began sewing what would ultimately become the first ChicoBag™ brand reusable bag.
Andy understood that a reusable bag was only valuable if it was reused. He knew his challenge was larger than designing any ordinary reusable bag – this reusable bag needed to be designed to be unforgettable. It needed to be small enough to tote in a pocket and have features that allowed it to clip anywhere.
After countless hours, fabrics and prototypes the Original ChicoBag™ brand reusable bag, complete with an integrated stuff pouch and attached carabiner, was born. Andy’s ChicoBag™ brand reusable bags were first sold in 2005 on Earth Day at the Farmers Market in Chico, CA. Initially only available in white, the Original has evolved to include eleven color choices."


About the Nature Collection bags:
"The Nature collection features reusable bags with flora-inspired graphics that serve to remind us of our commitment to the environment. Each print in the collection depicts original artwork only available through ChicoBag™. This graphic collection is produced on the shoulder-style Vita™ bag using sophisticated sublimation manufacturing techniques. These high-end bags offer a softer hand feel and unsurpassed graphic quality.The large forty pound carrying capacity and shoulder length straps of the bag make it the ideal companion for any day trip or shopping outing. Like all ChicoBag™ styles, the Nature Collection bags stuff into an integrated pouch and weigh only two ounces. The perfect reusable shopping bag to keep in your purse or glove box, making it impossible for single-use bags to ever sneak up on you again!"


What we thought: I really enjoyed shopping with our stylish reusable bag from ChicoBag. They are definitely portable...they fold up inside themselves to be just the right size for your purse or diaper bag which is great for those times you forget the bags in the car or at home...you can always have one or two with you! I loved the variety of designs and colors, not to mention the wide range of bag styles. I especially liked the style of the Vita bags...the strap was long enough for me to throw it over my shoulder and the bag really could hold a lot of groceries! The bag was really well-made so I wasn't afraid of the bottom falling out or the straps breaking even when the bag was filled to capacity:) I loved all the compliments I got from other shoppers and store workers on our cute Nature themed bag and I can't wait to use it for other things like the library or the gym:) ABCD Diaries gives ChicoBag an A+!!
Buy It: Find these fashionable Earth-savers at ChicoBag or check the store locator for the retailer nearest you!
Win It: ChicoBag has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader a bag from the Karma collection. To enter, tell us which style bag you'd like to try!
Extra Entries:

1.Follow ABCD Diaries via Google Friend Connect(if you already follow, leave a comment saying so) +2 entries
2.Subscribe to our RSS feed +2 entries...comment twice please
3.Like ChicoBag on Facebook(leave id) +1 entry
4.Follow ChicoBag on Twitter(leave id)+1 entry
5.Follow ABCD Diaries via Twitter(leave id) +1 entry
6.Tweet about this giveaway(leave link)+1 entry per day(1 tweet/day)
7.Blog about this giveaway(leave link) +2 entries...comment twice please
8.Enter any other current giveaways on ABCD Diaries and leave a comment saying so. +1 for each entered

Giveaway ends Monday, October 25, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a ChicoBag for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

213 comments:

  1. I entered your Amazon card giveaway.

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  2. I entered the Zevia giveaway too.
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  3. love the harmony bag

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  13. I like the Wisdom color
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  14. PLus 10 for recipe comments
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  15. HFC follower already
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  16. I subscribe to your feed too
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  17. I follow you on twitter@meeyeehere
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  18. I'd like to try the CHICOBAG DAYPACK15 rePETe also!
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  22. I like the wisdom bag.
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  23. I would like Messanger bag. Nice bags.

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  24. I like the CHICOBAG DAYPACK15 rePETe. Looks like it would hold everything I need for a day in the car or out with the kids

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  25. I commented on the bake for the cure recipe on this link http://christinbanda.blogspot.com/2010/10/bake-for-cure-recipe-1-worlds-best.html?showComment=1287066815369_AIe9_BF8znyX00-I_g-te-BY1nG-fBYu4zBQyPBUL1B7jxBgoZy9wV2WEM62DfRKu-cYpgk2XdvsINbskjMTWsTLUqwDm4zRBCheXcB-nDxS0hXwGZHImovv1GRYFNHLIavrdMzFMhCUumCqBYTAL0lz3SpwnUnFyhmsns1aP1t1Ud10gDrnZtHI-Gu3u468lgd6SV1ZTHpfdlll28A35oXppC0-WvkTaogte8ITuxYxCmCgXMtU0rn7yzKKVjfox_X-YL2dcV9wBjKt6uZOGhGNhMeva-V4D07U2Yx1P7IQYR5kN_IqgxCpjHxcNZ1hEuBUlLEVsJ3tfCQqrVvnu1xdufDHIZyq6k3K0mwz4h_4vSZgzKjGLaE77r8l-D7c8OI4c5NxNuPsK58bSel37UHU8tiic9tOV1QMC1_69ICOf5l4fI-ii-4JpO-nHMkzIWMvwVvZ0ex0JUvDbzmnyaRzk7Lbe87whyWZFLAZ0EZKtrMo987wu9KZlNHUa1EfL_Hpl9IAxA_8qU_9khSDNE67liTIMUAp6vVhXRkxpwD8JWYE_x_zQIsBuo4kp-_CDcyzdC0Edng_E8CUx_7t4DjTiPXdoY7NAqlQvmI-65qiqz1Ap26-ni6bjffSUKLs2qJqI0IEmzTuFBOysyKNVLxkMrv9lPVNAhC-rH__5fBGvWPJPjcv9fSqQhINtcxOUvFmlPpuMOmTRAIs0jst9ExztVr8shBonLN5_dHK1JKqaywpbhqrmxo#c3934644984183715816

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  35. I like chico bag on fb. Jennifer Harriman

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  36. I'm having a hard time telling which one is which. I think it's the harmony one that I like.

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  37. I like the Green CHICOBAG KARMA, It would be great for shopping.

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  38. i would love to try the produce stand starter kit
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  42. I like the karma collection.

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  43. like Chico bag on Facebook

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  66. I love the Wisdom bag.
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  72. I like the Karma in harmony.
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  74. +10 for comment on Recipe #1 World's Best Pancakes.
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  75. I like the Purple Vintage Bag
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  93. I like the Harmony Kharma bag.
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  94. I'd love to try the Daypack15.. its easier for me carry things on my back than by hand..

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  95. I would love to try the Nature bag! SO cute!

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  96. Love the nature bag. WalkAwayOk provides underwater homeowners the tools and information necessary to decide if foreclosure, bankruptcy, loan modification or other financial alternatives are a smart decision based on their current circumstances. WalkAwayOk@yahoo.com

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  97. I like the Harmony bag in the Karma Collection.

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  98. CHICOBAG BOTTLE SLING rePETe

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  101. I really like the blue one in original karma

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  102. My favorite is the Karma "Wisdom" bag.

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  105. I like the Messenger10 bag. Thanks for the chance.

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  108. I love the Karma Collection in Blue!

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  109. I like the Original in Green.

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  110. I like the paisley bag. jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  124. I love the original pink one suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  130. The Produce Stand Hemp-Cotton bag also looks wonderful. I have a Chico bag in pink and I LOVE it, it's by far my favorite reusable bag.

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  131. I like their CHICOBAG NATURE COLLECTION!
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  150. I'd like the CHICOBAG SLING rePETe. crazywriter@hotmail.com

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  151. Because I like to wear my bags over my shoulder or cross-body style, so I prefer the Messenger styles and the Sling.

    I love the Karma Bag too - especially in Harmony and Wisdom patterns.

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