Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Steward Bags Review and Giveaway...

****Congrats to the winner #340 Anon!****

We recently had the chance to review a European Market Bag and several produce bags from Steward Bags.
About Steward Bags:
"Our Mission Statement:
To provide grocery shoppers with a high quality, eco-friendly alternative to plastic produce bags as well as encourage and challenge others to become active participants in stewardship initiatives for our planet.
Company History:
Steward Bags was born out of our family's love for the outdoors and our passion for stewardship of the Earth. We are committed to learning new ways to reduce our ecological foot print. We waited for others to create an eco-friendly alternative to the plastic produce bags and grew impatient. In the meantime we debated. One of us insisted on tying a knot in the top of the bag so the produce didn't roll out. The other, however, argued that knotting the top of the bag makes it difficult to re-open and impossible to reuse. Either way these bags ended up piling up in our garbage and ultimately in the local landfill.
Not only have we developed this organic produce bag as an Earth friendly alternative to plastic produce bags, now we have one less thing to argue about.
We feel that the development of our product is a natural progression from reusable grocery bags.
When you buy Steward Bags you:
-reduce the number of plastic bags in landfills
-keep your produce free of toxins
-make a conscious effort to be a steward of the Earth
-support fair trade labour
-help fund regional environmental projects ( 5% of profits donated)

European Market Bag
18" long by 16" wide-100% organic cotton- 13" reinforced shoulder strap-certified EKO Sustainable Textile --made in India through fair wage/fair labour -hand wash in cold, hang to dry
Organic produce bags
100% certified organic cotton netting GOTS made in India through fair trade/ fair labour wash on gentle in cold water/ hang to dry

What we thought: I really loved these bags! I was especially fond of the cotton netting design because you can see what is inside your bags. This is especially helpful with the produce bags so that the grocery clerk doesn't have to take time checking what is in each bag. These bags were extremely durable and could hold a ton(figuratively speaking:)! I loved the reinforced strap on the market bag which made it more comfortable on my shoulder and arms than other bags we've used...some bags get heavy and the straps practically seem to cut into you.
Not our Steward Bags! While these bags have been really great at the supermarket, the kiddos have become fond of them as well. D loves carrying one around when its time to pick up his toys...I'm not sure why, but he finds it extremely fun to gather up his toys in a market bag and THEN put them away...hey whatever works! If you are looking for quality reusable market and produce bags that have a simple natural feel to them, check out Steward Bags! ABCD Diaries gives Steward Bags an A+!

Buy It: Find these eco-friendly market and produce bags at Steward Bags.

Win It: One ABCD Diaries reader will win a set of produce bags AND a European Market bag from the generous folks at Steward Bags!! To enter, sign up to follow our blog via GFC and comment below.

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Giveaway ends Tuesday, March 1, 2011 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 several bags for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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