Promotional Canvas Tote Bags | The Bag of Choice

With the increasing desire to reduce plastic waste, reusable, eco-friendly shopping bags are now the "in thing" and guess what? Promotional, customised, and printed canvas tote bags are the best choice for brand awareness, better than any other reusable product. When it comes to eco-friendly customised bag materials, promotional canvas bags are the most popular, the ‘reusable bag of choice’ for branding, shopping, gifting, etc. Among various bio-degradable bags, canvas is the fabric of choice for various reasons. Canvas is strong when compared to other fabrics - canvas has got an excellent strength-to-weight ratio. Shopping bags have to be strong enough to carry multiple heavy groceries. However, it has to be lightweight too. Canvas is manufactured by a knitting technique known as ‘plain weave’. This knitting technique makes the fabric strong when it is compared to other woven materials. So, heavy grocery items can easily be carried in style and comfort. Canvas is produced from the cotton plant and is a durable fabric. If handled with care, the canvas can last for years, even decades without tearing or any wearing. This is achieved again by the plain weaving [...]

Promotional Canvas Tote Bags | The Bag of Choice 2018-05-09T13:38:12+00:00

Canvas Bags – If Only They Were Alive

Canvas bags - if only they were alive, what would they do & say? Would they blame the plastic bags for taking over the world? Would they blame them for clogging the drainage systems, polluting the oceans and destroying the natural habitats of sea life? As plastic bags produce in masses, are tough enough to last long before they completely decompose and are cost effective comparatively - would they be blamed for the chaos going on in the world? May be some of them would blame them and maybe some of them wouldn't. Those that would give blame, would spend a considerable amount of time trying to clean up the act of the plastic bags, maybe protest about them, reduce their usage by restricting them in many ways, may be even banning their use completely. The extremities would include the canvas bags waging a war against them, using various violent methods to eradicate plastic bags off this planet. Is that the true answer though? Isn't this operating from a space of fear, the others would [...]

Canvas Bags – If Only They Were Alive 2018-05-05T11:10:54+00:00

Earth Day Calls For Use Of More Cotton Bags

As we approach Earth Day on 22nd of April 2017 we recognise that the planet we live on is no longer what it used to be. With all the misuse of its resources by mankind and the effects on the climate, Earth has undergone a drastic change in a short period of time. The increasing use of cotton bags and eco-bags in general has been a revolution of a kind in recent years. Although it has a long way to go until we eradicate plastic bags altogether the amount in circulation has reduced drastically. We here at Cottonbag.co.uk are doing our utmost to promote re-usability & sustainability. Earth Day 2017 "Earth Day Network is the world's largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 50,000 partners in nearly 200 countries to build environmental democracy. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world." - excerpt from the Earth Day website. This shows a large movement of people wanting to move towards better sustainable [...]

Earth Day Calls For Use Of More Cotton Bags 2017-12-02T16:48:29+00:00

Cotton Bags – 5 things to know about them

1) Cotton bags are made from cotton Yes that’s right! A little obvious but cotton bags are made out of cotton. As Wikipedia puts it: “Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fibre that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plant. The fibre is almost pure cellulose.” This makes cotton bags a plant based product. Cotton is grown in many countries in abundance. In China most of it is grown for its own use. The United States of America exports a lot of the cotton it grows but most of this is imported back in form of mainly clothing. India is a large grower of cotton. In fact the earliest evidence of cotton use was found in India. Here cotton threads were found preserved in cotton beads dating back to between 6000 and 5000 BC. 2) Come in many colours Not only do cotton bags come in many colours but the colours used, do show up vibrantly. Colour can be used in two different ways on cotton bags. Either the whole cotton bag can [...]

Cotton Bags – 5 things to know about them 2017-12-02T16:43:48+00:00