Since this site was launched, the "plastic-free" message is now being heard and understood by more and more. But which alternative to plastic is best?
The organic●ally™ string bag is a good viable, sustainable alternative.
Organic cotton grown without pesticides is ecologically better than "pure", "natural" or even "100% natural", conventionally-grown cotton (here's why) as well as being economically more sustainable for the typical small-hold farmer in India.
The expandable string bag is often more practical to use than flat or gussetted cloth bags when it comes to packing in odd-shaped and bulky objects. They can even be put in a pocket (a big-ish pocket like a coat pocket, as a customer pointed out) unlike structured reusable bags which are heavy and bulky even when empty.
When it appears that the string bag has stretched and you find your shopping dragging on the ground, just give it a wash in your washing machine.
When you've spilled any liquid onto the bag, don't worry, just give it a wash.
The organic●ally™ string bag had, for years, been sold without any additional cardboard/plastic packaging to reduce waste. However changes to Royal Mail pricing means we now have to squash these bags down with cut-up plastic dry-cleaning bags that have been salvaged to keep postage affordable. The bags are only in natural colour to reduce the use of dyes and water in the dyeing process.
Is there any 'problem' at all with using a string bag? As we like being honest, we must say that we have found that you can't put loose marbles, nails, pens and stuff like that in them without the risk of losing them!