Reusable Bags, Part II: Just for Kids

Green Girl Tiny Totes:

What I love most about Green Girl Tiny Totes is that founder and designer Lori Rose makes specific bags for both girls and boys. The totes are lightweight and perfectly sized for kids aged four to nine. Each machine washable eco-tote features vibrant patterns, adjustable straps and reinforced double-stitching. Plus, they are fully reversible! And if that wasn’t enough, Green Girl reduces their carbon footprint by planting a tree for every reusable tote they sell on-line. To accomplish this, they have partnered with American Forests, “a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests.” Buy one today for little Sally and Jimmy!

Originally Posted on March 9th, 2010:
Do you have kids? Do you want kids? How about grandkids? Do you have cute little nieces and nephews, or little cousins? What about younger siblings? Or are you just a big kid at heart? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, no or maybe…than check out these absolutely adorable reusable bags for kids! (Also check out Part I of the Reusable Bag series!)

RuMe Jr. Bags:

Affordable, stylish and multi-purposeful, RuMe Bags were launched on Earth Day in 2008. This is truly a company dedicated to being green from start to finish. The bags are produced in countries with codified labor laws and strict enforcement of human rights and environmental standards. They are “designed and packaged following a no-waste philosophy, so there is no superfluous packaging or waste.” Better still, the company will take your used and worn-down RuMe bags and recycle them for you! The best part: the company boasts the lowest carbon footprint in the reusable bag industry and is committed to planting 100 trees every to offset its carbon footprint completely.

Kamibashi FREAK*O*BAGS™:

Handmade, these 6″ fair trade, colorful creatures open to reveal a sturdy 16″ x 16″ tote. When you’re done with the bag, simply stuff it back into the attached pet and clip it on to anything. Your kids will love them! These bags, along with very funky, very unique eco-friendly toys, are the brainchild of Kristen Doherty Daniel. After a stint in Japan with her husband, they gave birth to Kamibashi, a company dedicated to philanthropy, the environment and great design.

Envirosax® Kids Series:

Founded in Australia by Belinda and Mark David-Tooze in 2004, their philosophy is simple: “Help create a better future for our planet by spreading the environmental message through colour and script using the Envirosax® eco-friendly reusable bag as the vehicle.” They are also committed to fostering eco-education: at the Third International Conference on Sustainability in India, Envirosax® presented a paper introducing sustainability into school curriculums from K-12. And with their absolutely adorable designs for kids, how could you not want to buy one (or three??)

What better way to foster a greener home environment than getting your kids in on the action? With awesome reusable bags like these, your kids will love to go grocery shopping with you! These bags could also be used for lunch at school, or for gym clothes.  If your kids are involved with after school activities (like swimming, soccer, ballet, etc.), you could use these bags to put your kids’ supplies and paraphernalia. These bags would also make wonderful goody bags at birthday parties!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have not received any compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services that I have mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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