The last giveaway of the day is from Earth Smart Bags. Michelle Almer created Earth Smart Bags because she was tired of buying and throwing away plastic bags for her kids’ lunches. Earth Smart Bags incorporates economic practicality, environmental consciousness and fun into every lunch.
Each bag is made of 100% cotton, contain no PUL (polyurethane laminate) and are machine washable.
Michelle sent us a lunch bag set, which includes one sandwich-sized bag and two snack-sized bags, in a fun, perfect-for-a-five-year-old-girl pattern and asked me to review them.
:: I really like how the bags were packaged — tied together with a sweet bow with no additional plastic wrapping. Definitely in line with the aim to reduce waste.
:: The sandwich bag is actually big enough to hold the larger sized bread. It frustrating to try to cram a sandwich made with Franz bread into a bag designed for Wonder.
:: The construction is solid. Most of the seams are double stitched and the bags are lined. The opening has velcro that is adhered with some mighty adhesive. I can’t imagine it coming loose in the wash.
:: The cost — $15 for a set is a reasonable price to get you started on the path to less waste and packaging your kids’ food in a safer manner. You can get fancier and pay a whole lot more for reusable bags, but why? It’s just lunch.
The only question I have is since the bags are cotton, how often I will have to wash them? I can see a lot of machine washing once I start packing lunches daily (right now my kindergartener only takes a lunch to school every other Wednesday).
I see the benefit of purchasing bags with some sort of plastic coating so they can be easily cleaned every day, but I know many consumers are wary of any type of plastic touching their food. So these bags like these, made out of cotton, seem to be the absolute safest bet.
In addition to the lunch bag sets, Michelle also offers lunch totes in the same pattern, which would eliminate nearly all the future expense and waste of packing lunches.
Michelle has generously offered a lunch bag set of Earth Smart Bags to one Frugal Living NW reader. The winner gets to choose either the flower or camo pattern shown below:
To enter this giveaway, leave a comment with your choice of the flower or camo pattern. Please remember to also include your email address so you can be contacted if you win. Comments will close and we will randomly select a winner on Thursday, October 22 at Noon.
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