Motivated by the new 5-cent bag tax in Montgomery County (Maryland), as well as our desire to take an environmentally friendly step toward helping our world become a healthier, more sustainable place, Village Green now has two sizes of reusable shopping bags our customers can purchase in the store. Our bags are made of 80% recycled cotton and 20% recycled bottles. The fabric feels great to the touch, and these are comfortable bags that you’ll love to carry. We are proud to say that hey were made in the U.S. by Enviro-Tote, a family-owned “company with a conscience.” Our medium-size bag is selling for $4.95 and the large, over-the-shoulder bag is $5.95.
If you’re curious about the fabric content (we were!), Enviro-Tote has this to say about their recycled cotton bag: “This bag is made from 80% Ecotec™ – a blended cotton yarn produced from the excess fabric of newly made clothing – and 20% Bottle Bag™ material – material made from 100% recycled soda bottles. This unique manufacturing process saves land, energy and water. For the best performance available, 20% of this bag contains 100% recycled soda bottle material.”
We hope our customers like these bags as much as we do!