One Bag Five Ways: Stylish Everyday Toting That Doesn't Cost The Earth

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We're always looking for new products that combine style with ethical innovation. Which is why our new range of tote bags by Weaver Green tick all the boxes! Combining design with practicality, these gorgeous bags are made from around fifty recycled plastic bottles. We think that's an amazing and truly innovative way of reducing, recycling and reusing plastic that would otherwise have gone to landfill or ended up polluting our rivers and oceans.

The people behind Weaver Green are Tasha and Barney Green. Whilst travelling in Asia they found a fishing rope made from unravelled plastic bottles being used to tether boats. With an entrepreneurial background and strong environmental ethos, Tasha and Barney realised there was an opportunity to turn some of the billions of plastic bottles into beautiful and practical products. It took seven years to perfect the process resulting in a beautiful collection of hand loomed bags and home accessories. 

These Scandi-inspired tote bags feel like soft, textured wool or jute and are handwoven by skilled artisans using traditional methods. Only weaving houses committed to employing skilled adults are used and artisans are  paid fairly and enjoy comfortable and fair working conditions. So without further ado here's my tips on five ways you can use this bag for everyday toting.

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1) When style and practicality matters

Whether it's an unplanned trip to the supermarket or retail therapy, these gorgeous bags are a great eco-friendly alternative to the standard carrier bag.. You may be into recycling, but carrying a plastic bag or a flimsy cloth bag around with you seriously kills your workwear style. Strong and delightfully stylish, these gorgeous totes have quality large leather handles that enable you to comfortably carry your shopping in one place. Plus the soft muted colours and minimal design. mean there's a bag to suit everyone's style all year round.

2) Take it to work

Laptop, lunch-box, notebook or some comfortable flats to change into after work. Whatever you take to work, you can easily pop these essentials into our bags and be out the door in a flash.

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3) Get beach ready

Perfect for days out on the beach, these waterproof, UV stable tote bags will hold all your beach essentials. Sand, accidental sun-cream spills and melting lolly-pops won't ruin your day. Hardwearing and mould resistant, these recycled tote bags are super easy to clean. Just shake out the debris, spot clean or hand wash and air dry. Done!

4) Picnics and lazy summer days

Parks, meadows or fields - dreamlike lazy summer days soaking up the hot sun with a glass of something nice and nothing but the sounds of nature around you. There's nothing quite like it! If you're out and about with friends or family, our tote bags are the perfect companion. Resistant to  red-wine spills and even the odd regurgitating baby, these bags are going to work hard for you wherever and whoever you go with.

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5) Life Indoors

Whether you have a household full of kids or a professional pad in the city, theres nothing our tote bags won't handle. Drops, spills and leaks can all be dealt with quickly, plus, the bags are resistant to textile moth attacks. Moths love wool and happily chew their way through your clothing. Fortunately, the innovative use of recycled plastic means there is no sustenance to moth larvae which is great news for prolonging the longevity of our bags. They're also resistant to dust mites which is great news for those with allergies.