First of all, a big thank you to everyone who responded to our earlier questions about reusable bags! From your answers we learnt the following:
- 65% of you use reusable bags (Well done!)
- 53% of all respondents sometimes forget their bags (you are so not alone here…);
Out of those that use reusable bags:
- 26% like bags that are easy to carry;
- 31% prefer bags that are easy to pack and many mentioned a preference for bags with a flat bottom;
- 19% are looking for bags that are sturdy and fit a LOT; and
- 4% mentioned they want bags that are easy to clean.
Of those of you that don’t use reusable bags, one of you mentioned laziness and one of you very honestly admitted that you only bring your own bags if you’ll be charged otherwise (we do admire your focus on the bottom line!).
Don’t be so hard on yourselves! Changing ingrained habits is never easy, but we think it's easier when done with colour and style.
A lot of what we read was similar to our own thoughts. We both have had a collection of reusable bags that we sometimes remembered to bring to shops. Some had square bottoms that made them easy to pack, but were bulky to carry. Some were falling apart after a few uses, especially after we threw them in the wash. Really, we just wanted an easy alternative that looked good, worked well and that we could feel good about.
We think our Market Bags fit the bill- easy to carry in packs of 3- or 6-, easy to clean, and sturdy enough to carry up to 10 kg/22 lbs each. They have a pleated bottom which means they widen at the bottom but easily roll back up into their drawstring bags.
So thank you- your responses clarified our own thoughts as we move closer to our launch, which is right around the corner (can you feel the excitement over here?)
See you soon!
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