Posts Tagged ‘bags’

Reyn Spooner : Oahu based company known for it’s authentic Hawaiian-inspired fashion.

Check out this Eco bag. True island style. And with ten percent of the proceeds from the eco bag product line being donated to support the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, it’s really something to smile about!

eco bag

With plastic bags banned from the islands, the Reyn Spooner eco bag is a distinctive and green alternative for island shopping. And for those of us on the mainland, we can be Eco in true Aloha style.


All Reyn Spooner Eco Bags are made in Hawaii. The bags are made with remnants from the production of the Aloha shirts and shorts making each bag unique. Available in two sizes, they all have a reverse-print look for a softer, sun-warmed style.

Wrinkle free. Reusable. Upcycled. Unique. Purposeful. Fashionable.

Reyn Spooner Eco Bags are available in stores (Hawaii) and online. Visit their Facebook page for good stuff like discounts and giveaways.

Notes From Dawn received the Reyn Spooner eco bag in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.


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Recycled style! Torrain bags are made from materials that were originally used to transport fish feed and cement in Southeast Asia. The Torrain bag styles are designed in Portland, Oregon but are made in Cambodia by artisans who benefit from this employment. Get the whole Torrain history on the website.

Style: Tote – colorful, durable, lightweight, and water resistant. Colors and prints vary. This tangerine tote is 15.5 x 20″. It has interior pockets and a zip pocket. The outside of the bag is the original bag material (woven plastic) but the inside of the bag is lined with a cotton/nylon blend.




It’s not trash when it can be turned into something else useful. Different bag styles for many stylish uses. The beach, pool, gym, spa. For shopping or picnicking. A cool bag for your summer adventures! How would you use yours?


Recycle with TORRAIN. 

Join us in developing our next line of products!  

If you have a farm, big or small, we need your used plastic feed bags! 
Not only will you see them transformed into new, stylish products but you will be saving our land and seas from being stockpiled with more plastic… that never goes away!
Defend Your Turf and ship your used plastic feed bags to:
TORRAIN Recycled Bags
265 N Hancock St
ste 103
Portland, OR 97227

Notes From Dawn received a tote bag from TORRAIN in exchange for an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Every day on average a person throws three to four baggies away. For a family, that is thousands of bags that get thrown away each year. The bags end up sitting in the landfills for a thousand years.
We offer products that help eliminate the use of plastic and paper, saving the landfills. Say no to waste, yes to reusable stylish and fun.

Yes, it’s another post on reusable bags. Introducing Green Time Bags! If you don’t already use reusable lunch bags, I urge you to give it a try. And for those of you who already enjoy the benefits of green lunch packing, enjoy shopping for some new patterns and styles.

The silverware holder is something I haven’t come across before. I love the idea. (Safer way to pack a knife if you’re like me and need one for that apple!) I’ll be using my yellow silverware holder for my reusable stainless straws.



Yellow and Blue Flowers On Black Sandwich Bag

GreenTime Bags have a 100% cotton exterior and are lined with nylon and peva fabric. Lots of patterns available and all are designed to replace 1000’s of plastic baggies 🙂

I received a sandwich bag and a silverware bag from GreenTime Bags to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Last September I did a review for Wrap-N-Mat. A year later, my Wrap-N-Mat wraps still look and work just as good as day one. The amount of plastic bags I could have tossed into the landfill surely would have been staggering if I hadn’t been using a reusable bag.

Wrap-N-Mat is a family owned business that offers a reusable food wrap and place-mat in one. The original wrap, 13″ x 13″, holds food with a Velcro closure and opens completely in an octagon shape. Opening completely, it serves as a place-mat and makes it super easy to keep clean with no crumbs in corners.

The large pouch is 6 3/4″ x 7″ and is designed to hold your contents in a pouch style envelope.  The large pouch can hold an entire quart of strawberries. 

This “Going Green” print is made from organic cotton that’s lined with LPDE food safe plastic. I love that there are so many fabric patterns and colors to choose from. Each member of the family can have their own design; it’s perfect for those who need a safe way to identify a particular snack due to food intolerance or allergies.

Wrap-N-Mat wraps help stop the unnecessary waste in my day-to-day routine as I take strides to greatly reduce my use of the plastic baggie.

I received the Going Green original wrap and the Going Green large pouch from Wrap-N-Mat to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Engage Green is an innovative green company that creates top-notch fashionable bags and accessories. The Engage Green collection is made from recycled materials, turning waste into something wonderful.
Having done a review for Engage Green in the Spring, I knew I would be in for a treat.

EG9 Penguin & Rooster Large Messenger

The Engage Green Messenger bag is perfect for back-to-school time. This bag is made from recycled plastic. It is roomy and offers many pockets for organizing. The main area is large enough for a laptop but there isn’t any padding for protection. It has a comfortable adjustable strap, a cell phone pocket, and a water bottle pocket. The material feels similar to nylon.

Wondering how recycled plastic is turned into the material for this bag?

How PETE is recycled . . .Plastics are collected from curbside recycling and drop-off locations. From there, they go to a material recovery facility, where they are sorted and sent to a reclamation facility. There, the plastic is inspected and washed. Next, it is chopped into small flakes. The flakes are placed into a flotation tank and then dried in a tumbler. The dried flakes are placed in an extruder where they are melted. The melted plastic is sifted through a screen to remove any contaminants and then it is formed into strands. Finally, the strands are chopped into pellets and sold to manufacturers to make new products, such as the fabric that is used to create Engage Green designs.

Did you know . . . It takes 18 post-consumer 16 oz. plastic drinking bottles to make one yard of our material? 

My on-the-go messenger bag tells the message. The message that there’s a better way.

We turn consumerism into something positive by engaging what we call [The Green Cycle] – choosing the right material, creating a functional design and engaging environmentally conscious consumers.

I received the EG9 messenger bag from Engage Green to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Engage Green creates fashionable bags and accessories. Describing itself as an unique art project, Engage Green is an innovative green company with artistically stylish products.

Their collection is made from Eco-friendly materials: woven recycled paper, recycled plastic, cork, organic hemp, and organic cotton.

My review of the Chess Green & Pink Cosmetic Purse: This bold-colored cosmetic bag is made from recycled paper. The geometric design gives it a textile appearance. It’s bright colors are perfect for Spring. The zipper is easy working, opening to a roomy bag lined with green cotton. Pretty terrific!

Engage Green has many bag styles – tote, hobo, cross-body, wristlet, messenger, backpack, clutch, cosmetic.

A penguin & chicken is the Engage Green logo. Interested in what it represents? read here

I received the Chess Green & Pink Cosmetic Purse from Engage Green in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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I have been fortunate to review products from two companies. Both are environmentally aware of the unnecessary waste in our day-to-day routine and both companies have taken strides toward the reduction of the plastic baggie.

I have chosen to review both companies in one post since I have been using both of their designs for reusable bags simultaneously. Both companies offer a fantastic product; I recommend them both.

Wrap-N-Mat, a family owned business since 1997, offers a reusable food wrap and placemat in one. The original wrap is 13″ x 13″. It holds flat foods like sandwiches or crackers or cookies. When open, it lays completely flat in an octagon shape. The wrap is folded around the sandwich and then fastened with a Velcro like closure. Since it opens completely flat, it serves as a placemat. This also makes it super easy to clean. There just won’t be any crumbs in the corner! I wipe clean with a damp cloth or hand wash when needed.

The mini pouch is 5″ x 6″ and holds more bulky foods like chips and fruit. It is used the same as the original wrap. I used the mini pouch to keep my lettuce and tomato separate from my sandwich to avoid a soggy lunch. The fabric for both is lined with LPDE food safe plastic that keeps food fresh by keeping the air out. They offer many prints making them attractive for all ages. I wouldn’t have chosen this particular fabric but my son rather enjoyed it since it’s not our typical style. I have been using both of these daily and they have proven to be very convenient. I love having zero waste lunches!

Snack Taxi, another family company, makes its reusable bags from their home-based workshop in Massachusetts. Local sewers create a stylish bag for snacks and sandwiches. They offer plenty of fabric choices for your bag or for a bag that you give as a gift.

The Snack Taxi mission: “to create fun and friendly items that make it easy for everyone to move their food in sustainable style”.

The sandwich sack is 7.5″ x 6″. It is an envelope style sack in that the sandwich goes into the bag and the flap then folds over it with a Velcro closure. Easy to slide a sandwich into. It wipes out easy; I do invert it to get the smallest of crumbs out of the corners. I wipe it clean with a cloth and hand wash when needed but it can also be machine washed. The exterior is 100%cotton and the interior is lined with polyurethane coated nylon. The sandwich sack is a daily must at our house. It is a wise choice for food transportation; a wise choice for the planet.

I received the original wrap and the mini snack pouch from Wrap-N-Mat in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. I received the sandwich sack from Snack Taxi in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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