- Q: Are your shopping sets washable?
- Q: Will my grocery store know how to weigh my produce in the mesh bags?
- Q: Are your bags made in Canada?
- Q: Are your sets ethically made?
- Q: Will your sets come in other colours?
- Q: Can I buy pieces separately?
A: Yes. These sets are meant to last and be used repeatedly. We recommend washing in cold and tumble dry on low heat as they are made of 100% cotton and they will shrink. Use a gentle detergent and wash with like colours. Looking to do a little better? Hang on clothes line or lay flat to dry. Why waste energy when fresh air can do the trick?
A: The answer is not always, but you can teach them. More and more stores are getting used to customers choosing to bring their own bags, so this is becoming less foreign. Canada is a bit behind when it comes to the plastic free movement – but it’s catching on. We have included the Tare weight on the back of each label (on our mesh bags) to make this easy. Bulk and health food stores are getting super-efficient at making this an easy process.
A: We are glad you asked. The answer is sort of. The sets are designed in Canada and then sourced out to ethical manufactures overseas. We desperately wanted to have the sets made locally but it just wasn’t financially feasible. Each set would have cost more than double, making them out of reach for many customers. Going overseas, although not our first choice does mean that we can get these sets in more family homes which means less single use plastic in our oceans.
A: Yes! Choosing a manufacturer was no easy feat and it took us nearly 6 months to find the one that felt best. Just like you, we have great concern for overseas workers and ethical working conditions. You can be assured that the workers that create these bags are paid a fair wage, work fair hours and no minors are permitted to work on premise. We can proudly say that we have come to know our manufactures and have built strong relationships with them.
A: Great question. The current answer is not at this point. We have chosen to use unbleached natural cotton to avoid dyes. We have fallen in love with the creamy, natural feel of these bags and we are sure you will too.
A: Soon! We are working to bring you separates so you can add to your set or create your own. We are just getting started so keep an eye out.