i rspotted these bags in this month's real simple... and since i HATE HATE HATE plastic grocery bags i was pretty excited. Did you know that apparently we use 4 to 5 trillion plastic bags a year worldwide?? And these bags, never, never disintegrate. ever.
now, i really hope this number has gone down a little since 2008 when publix and wholefoods (even kroger) started selling reusable bags in their stores, but with as many folks as i see leaving with seven or eight plastic bags of groceries, i doubt that it's diminished much.
anyway, for those of you who're always on the lookout for something cool looking AND something good for the world i thought i'd share this. now i know you've got tons of reusable shopping bag options out there, but here's a shopping bag that's not only reusable, but also FEEDS 100 children in a developing country. Also, the company has another one that feeds 1 child for an entire year. this is fabulous, and a great gift idea... besides, who doesn't love the rustic feel of a burlap feed sack?