10 Reasons Why Tote Bags Are Awesome!
Here at Doodle bag we are firm believers that cotton tote bags are simply the best way of carrying your stuff, and their increased popularity further proves that our eco-friendly sidekicks are a super handy accessory. Here’s our top 10 reasons why we think everyone should have a tote bag on hand at all times.
1. An Ethical Choice
We believe in supporting the people that make our products. Our bags are made in Fairtrade Certified factories which means that the employees involved in the construction of the bags are paid a living wage and are not subject to bad working conditions or any form of harassment. If you want to find out more about our ethics, read our ethical promise. What’s more, cotton manufacturing is a process that is not easily automated unlike plastic manufacturing. So by buying a cotton tote bag you are supporting human labour and a local industry.
2. Express Yourself
There is no limit to the amount of customisation you can do to a tote bag. Upload or create any design with us and create a product that you will cherish and reuse, rather than disregard and forget about. Expressing yourself through an accessory like a tote bag is a great conversation starter, and a fashionable item that is practical for every day use.
We’ve all been in that situation where we’re carrying 4 plastic bags full of shopping when a sharp item pierces the bag, causing your weekly shop to hit the pavement. Fortunately those days are gone as the demise of the plastic bag means consumers are switching to more eco-friendly options. Unlike plastic bags, cotton based bags will not split and rip and will serve you faithfully week after week. Keeping one in a handbag, backpack or in the boot of your car is no problem, and the positive shift in people’s perception towards single-use plastic waste has seen a mini revolution in the supermarkets.
4. They Look Cool!
Not only can you carry your stuff safe and secure with a tote bag, but you don’t have to worry about damaging your reputation or garnering raised eyebrows because you are frequenting an establishment where plastic bags may be frowned upon. Cotton and canvas bags are a simple, classy solution to an age-old problem of practically carrying things without compromise.
A plastic bag will fail you after a few uses, and most likely it will be thrown away and sent to a landfill where it will pollute the earth for years after. Doesn’t seem worth it does it? That’s where a tote bag comes in. A cotton tote will be your faithful assistant for years and will not fall apart week one.
6. Plastic Bags Are A Thing Of The Past
Since the introduction of plastic bag levies around the world, plastic bag use has fallen sharply and the global population embraced a new way of thinking, and a new attitude towards plastic waste. Supermarkets no longer hand out cruddy plastic bags willy-nilly and the population understands environmental challenges we face and what we need to do to solve them.
7. Ease Of Use
Whether you use a tote bag as a go-to carrier, or if it’s a backup to a larger bag, the usability of the cotton tote is second to none. Using it as a primary bag can carry everything you will need for a single day out, and will fit in a pocket if no longer needed. If you’re like myself you have a tote bag ready to go in a backpack at any time, allowing you to double your capacity in a pinch. A backpack plus a tote bag can carry shopping for 2 people for an entire week, without the need to drive to the supermarket every time.
8. Save You In The Long Run
I’m no mathematician, but I reckon buying a single tote bag and using it for a couple of months will easily be cheaper than handing over 10p’s every time you go shopping. Retailers and individuals will sell a tote bag for as low as a few pounds and buying your own personalised Doodle Bag will be more cost effective in the long run.
9. Support The People You Love
Tote bags are one of the top merchandising items used by artists and creative types, and what better way to support them by buying a cool piece of merch. Doodle Bag is a great platform for small business owners to buy bags in small quantities and some of our favourite creators keep coming back to us to fulfil small orders so they can supply merchandise to their fans.
10. A Sustainable Choice
Is it too much to ask for a shopping bag that doesn’t kill the planet? We say no way! Using cotton based bags instead of plastic is a much more sustainable choice, made from a renewable crop and in an ethical factory. If you’re looking for a super sustainable choice we also stock a range of Fairtrade Certified and Organic Certified bags.