I’m not one for fads, but one fad that I do like is the switch from plastic bags to reusable bags (which I’m hoping wouldn’t just be a fad). Before, there was just Envirosax. Then retail stores followed, offering their own branded reusable bags in lieu of plastic, often for a fee. These bags are cute, but sometimes come with a price tag that raises the eyebrows.
Mother Earth Bags is an advocacy project of four friends Nena, Joey, Kat & Angela, who believes in saving the planet one bag at a time. It may be hard to make a dent on the trillion plastic bags used every year, but saving hundreds a year per person is still something, right? Besides, how can you resist these cute bags?
The bags come in printed canvas (Php 95) and flour sacks, both plain (Php 35) and embellished (Php 65).
Now on to the good part! I just got my Mother Earth Bags, and I’m absolutely impressed. The craftsmanship on each is superb! The bags are made at The Livelihood Shop, a program that employs underprivileged women of Taguig. Not only are you helping the environment when you use the bags, you’re also providing these women with livelihood when you buy.
Mother Earth Bags are available on a per order basis, through their Multiply site. Or, you can win a couple of bags for yourself from Justwandering.org! To join, simply tell us which one of these phrases describes you perfectly:
- I’m a mama’s girl.
- I’m a mama’s boy
- I’m one hot mama.
- I honor my mother.
- I’m bringing this to my mama.
- My mother loves the Village People, Gunther and Hard Gay.
Post your answers in the comment box, and be sure to leave a valid e-mail address! This contest is open to all justwandering.org readers, both in the Philippines and overseas. Contest closes on October 31st, and the winner will be drawn and announced on the 1st of November. I’m running a similar contest over at my food blog, and yes, they’re independent of each other. You can join both contests to increase your chances of winning 😀