This organic cotton canvas tote bag is made with offcuts of material used to make the company’s own cork rucksacks. You can waterproof these bags (and their rucksacks) with their homemade organic soy wax (also used for their rucksacks). SOP Organic Cotton Tote (Norfolk) also makes a nice roomy organic cotton shopping tote.
Recent research has found that supermarket ‘bags for life’ are more like ‘bags for a week’, as they don’t last that long. And most also don’t fold down like this one, so you are less likely to keep it handy in your bag or glovebox. A report found that the carbon footprint of one of the supermarket ‘thicker plastic bags’ is not much better.
About the Maker
Willow Earth (Sussex) makes beautiful cork wallets and rucksacks, in pretty designs and colours, influenced by the local countryside. No trees are cut down to make cork, which like a ‘vegan leather’ from a Mediterranean tree. Keeping the cork industry alive (in a world of plastic wine corks) is good, helps to protect forests and wildlife.