Monday, January 18, 2010

Steward Bags Give Away

AND THE WINNER IS: ANNA!!
CONGRATULATIONS!


Are you trying to use less plastic when shopping? I've been trying for a while now. Finally getting the hang of taking my cloth bags with me when I leave the house :) It's a habit that I've had some difficulty getting into, but I'm really tired of the plastic bags all over the house, in the garbage and cluttering my pantry. Plus the fact that they are taking up space in landfills, which are starting to take over large area's of land. It seems the older I get the more conscious I am of what we are doing to our World!


I was still struggling with how to purchase my fresh produce and not use the wimpy plastic bags the store provides when I can across Steward Bags.

This is a wonderful Canadian Company that sells 100% cotton bags for produce! Here's a bit about the company:


Our Mission Statement

To provide grocery shoppers with a high quality, eco-friendly alternative to plastic produce bags as well as encourage and challenge others to become active participants in stewardship initiatives for our planet.


Company History
Steward Bags was born out of our family's love for the outdoors and our passion for stewardship of the Earth. We are committed to learning new ways to reduce our ecological foot print. We waited for others to create an eco-friendly alternative to the plastic produce bags and grew impatient. In the meantime we debated. One of us insisted on tying a knot in the top of the bag so the produce didn't roll out. The other, however, argued that knotting the top of the bag makes it difficult to re-open and impossible to reuse. Either way these bags ended up piling up in our garbage and ultimately in the local landfill.

Not only have we developed this organic produce bag as an Earth friendly alternative to plastic produce bags, now we have one less thing to argue about.

We feel that the development of our product is a natural progression from reusable grocery bags.

The produce bags come in two sizes -
Large: 12" x 15"
Small: 10" x 12"

Josee sent me 4 large bags and 4 small bags to try out and pass to my friends. I happen to have 5 friends that are very conscientious about what they are doing to the environment, and were thrilled to receive a produce bag! We all LOVE them! They are strong enough to carry a bunch of oranges, but light enough they won't add weight when you are at the check-out. If you have been looking for a way to rid yourself of plastic while in the produce aisle at your favorite grocery store - here is the perfect way! If you are looking for Canvas Bags - they carry those too :)

NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY!
One winner will be getting 2 Small & 1 Large Produce Bag from Steward Bags.

Small: 10"x12"
Large" 12"x15"

-100% organic cotton
-certified EKO Sustainable Textile
-fair wage/fair labour
-hand wash in cold, hang to dry

THIS GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED!

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126 comments:

  1. I love the "love nature" bag!!!
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  2. Well, of course, I love the canvas "love nature" bag, too!!! What great products. Thanks you, as always, Audrey, for bringing such a cool idea to our attention! ~karen

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  3. Thanks for the info! I hear ya about using cotton/burlap bags...we use them constantly. A tip if I may: when shopping for meats(chicken, beef, etc...) as it has a tendency to drip, have a couple of plastic bags handy for that so it doesn't drip all over the burlap bags. Also, Lysol them after each use and when you do wash, wash them either by hand or in the gentle cycle in cold with a tiny bit of Lysol All Purpose Cleaner(the 99% bacterial killer) and do not dry in the dryer...hang dry. Your bags will last a long time...and it doesn't matter if you take your Target bags to the Albertson's; you're still saving the planet!

    Take care!

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  4. I also like the "Love Nature" canvas bag. This looks like a popular choice!
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  5. -email subscriber
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  6. my favorite product is thier
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    small produce bags

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  7. i subscribe via email

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  9. I like the Combination Bulk special with:

    -5 Small Organic produce bags
    -3 Large Organic produce bags

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  10. I subscribe via email.

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  11. I like the canvas bag "fashion diva"

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  12. I subscribe via email

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  13. The love nature bag would be great, but for practicality, would choose the 5 Large Bags Bulk Special
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  14. i subscribe via email
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  16. We buy LOTS of fresh produce so I would choose the Combination Bulk Special.


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  17. I subscribe.


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  18. I would go for the 5 large bags bulk special. Thanks for the chance. ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  21. Small Organic Produce Bag

    Great stuff!

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  22. the garden dream bag is very pretty.
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  35. entered reuseable bags giveaway.
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  36. Love the Combination Bulk Special bags. Thank you.

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  37. I'm an email subscriber to your newsletter. Thank you.

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  38. Love the combination bulk special bags - please include me for a chance to win!

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  39. I would get the combination bulk special because I buy lots of produce!!
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  40. I love their smaller bags! I always buy smaller fruit and vegie quantities so they don't go bad if I don't get to them!

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  41. I changed my facebook status to let my friends know about this giveaway!

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  42. I tweeted about this giveaway!
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  43. I'm an email subscriber!

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  44. I voted for you! (1)

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  45. I voted for you! (2)

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  46. I entered your bracelet giveaway!

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  47. I entered the joy of soap giveaway!

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  48. i entered the mayfair lane giveaway!

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  52. I blogged about this giveaway!
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  53. I like the Canvas Bag "Love Nature" by Tracy-Lynn Chisholm

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  54. tweet http://twitter.com/Ziggywag/status/9395533127

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  55. My favourite would be the Steward bags. I have not seen these before but it makes perfect sense...you can never find one of those flimsy plastic bags anyway.
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  56. I am an email subscriber...dphumphrey@...

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  57. I entered the joy of soap giveaway.

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  58. love the "love nature" canvas bag
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  59. i love the small organic produce bags! heatheranya at hotmail dot com

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  60. I like the large organic produce bag.

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  61. I love the 'fashion diva' canvas bag - sooo cute!! Thanks :) Amanda

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  62. I am an email subscriber! Thanks! Amanda :)

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  64. I like the large organic produce bags best. I always annoy the clerks at our co-op because I don't use the plastic bags, and I tend to buy many apples and oranges at a time. These large bags would help make peace I think.

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  65. I entered Joy of Soap giveaway

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  66. I like the LOVE NATURE bag. Thanks for the chance.
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  67. This would help me save so many bags.
    I also love the "love nature" canvas bag.

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  68. I like the love nature canvas bag
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  70. My favorite are the



    -5 Small Organic produce bags
    -3 Large Organic produce bags

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  71. I love the 'Love Nature' Canvas Bag!

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  72. I entered the Reusable Snack and Sandwich bag giveaway!

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  74. I blogged this! http://helena-agalneedsatleast2blogs.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-giveaways.html

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  75. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/xocaisgood/status/9911873114

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  76. I entered the Organic Reuseable Produce Bag Giveaway!

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  77. I really love the small organic produce bags.

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  78. I like the small produce bags the best

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  87. I really like the "love nature" canvas bag.
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  91. i like the Large Organic Produce Bag

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  94. My favorite is the Gerbras Entwined canvas bag.

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  97. Their canvas bags as great as well.
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  99. I entered the Huephoris giveaway
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  100. I subscribe
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  101. I like the versatility of the large produce bag the best -

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  104. Entered smelly towel cleaner giveaway

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  105. entered cookware.com giveaway

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  106. I really like Canvas Bag "Garden Dream" by Emily Mac Leod thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  107. The Canvas bag "Fashion Diva" by Tracy Lynn Chisholm is my favorite item. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  108. I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

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