Goody Green Bags are an eco-friendly and chic alternative to paper or plastic. The bags come in two sizes and 11 patterns. Made from non-woven polypropylene, they fold to the size of an envelope. See the company at the Chicago gift show.
Bag of Tricks
Ecoscene reviews Goody Green Bag
10/27/2009 - Ecoscene Staff
Mastering the art of remembering reusable bags when going to the grocery store or farmer's market can be difficult. Some of us have every intention of bringing our own bags, only to step in the store and realize those bags are sitting in a different car / the kitchen / on the doorknob / any other place, but your hand so you won't forget them. If only you could wave a magic wand and make them appear. The Goody Green Bag can't do that, but it does have a nifty design that might just help you remember a reusable bag once and for all.
Presto Changeo (+)
* Using reusable bags helps decrease the number of unnecessary plastic bags used in every day.
* The bag comes in two sizes, the uno and the due. The uno is shaped like a paper grocery bag (18.5" tall x 15" wide) and the due is shaped like a shopping bag (16" tall x 18" wide).
* Both shapes fold into a wallet-sized styles, allowing you to easily stick it in your purse or work bag so you will never be without your own bag.
* The directions to fold up the bag are clear and easy to follow.
* I tested the due design and love the more shopping bag shape.
* The due bag seems to hold more items too; on multiple occasions I carried quite a few vegetables, melons, eggs, and cartons of cider out of the farmer's market and never felt like it was going to give.
* Goody Green Bags come in many designs and patterns; and, when the bag is unfolded is has a decent size front pocket, perfect for your shopping list, keys, or cell phone.
* It held up through a few washings in my washing machine and it air dries quickly.
* The company encourages a green lifestlye provides many different green living tips on its website.
Hocus Pocus (-)
* The bags are made from non-woven polypropylene, which is recyclable, but not a natural or recycled material.
* Goody Green Bags also do not utilize natural dyes, although they are looking into this environmental upgrade.
* The bags are manufactured in China, increasing the product's carbon footprint.
* The brochures and other product information are not printed on recycled paper or utilizing eco friendly inks.
The Bottom Line
I really like the shape of the due bag and how much it can hold. It is a stylish, durable bag that folds up neatly to fit in my purse ensuring it is with me at all times. Hopefully the company will look into using recycled materials to make the bags and their marketing materials. Once those are in line, this product will be spell binding. The bags are available on the Goody Green Bag website and select retail stores.
Going green for Earth Day
Tara Duggan, Amanda Gold,Miriam Morgan
The upcoming Earth Day is another reminder to do our part to help the environment. But those green reusable grocery bags? Not exactly a fashion statement.
Now you can reduce your carbon footprint and look good doing it. In time for Earth Day, check out these trendy reusable totes from Chicago-based Company Goody Green Bag. The affordable carriers come in six designs, from the pink-hued "cherry picking" to black and white patterned "fair and square."
Made from a lightweight, water-resistant material with a pocket in front large enough to hold a bottle of wine, the bags are perfect for a trip to the farmers' market, an afternoon of grocery shopping or a spring picnic.
"Green" just got a lot more colorful.
The bags retail for $8.95 plus shipping at goodygreenbags.com (take advantage of a
Use those colorful bags - or any other reusable bags - at any of the three Draeger's stores on the Peninsula, and you'll be entered in a weekly drawing for $100 worth of groceries. For every bag you use, you'll get 5 cents off your bill and a ticket. The tickets go into a box for a drawing every Tuesday, and you don't have to be present to win.
Draeger's, 4100 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville; 222 East Fourth Ave., San Mateo; 1010 University Drive, Menlo Park; 342 First Street, Los Altos.
As for recycling, Reynolds Wrap has a new 100 percent recycled aluminum foil that is similar to a product from If You Care, a green product line. Both come in eco-friendly packaging made of recycled paper and water- or vegetable-based ink.
Manufacturers say the production of recycled aluminum wrap consumes 80 to 95 percent less energy than brand-new foil. Best of all, you can recycle it again.
Reynolds Wrap recycled aluminum is available in regular (50 square feet or 35 square feet heavy-duty, $2.99) at Target and is due to be at Safeway and Raley's stores soon. If You Care is sold at independent grocers and Whole Foods (50 square feet or 30 square feet heavy-duty, $3.40-$5).
This article appeared on page E - 2 of the San Francisco Chronicle
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Style & Image Network Creates Official Celebrity VIP Gift Bags for 2009 Inaugural "Black Door Party"
Washington, DC, January 21, 2009-- Style & Image Network (SIN), created coveted celebrity gift bags for the exclusive, star studded Inaugural "Black Door Party," sponsored by Washington Life Magazine, at DC's ultrachic lounge, Josephine's. Celebrity recipients included Angela Bassett, Vanessa Williams, Star Jones, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, Hill Harper, Hayden Panettiere, Kerry Washington, Tracey Edmunds, Jeffrey Wright and Forest Whitaker. SIN's special VIP Gift Bags were sponsored by Goody Green Bag- eco-trendy reusable bag, made from non-woven polypropylene - a coated, water resistant material that is light-weight durable, fire resistant and washable.
Alberto Parada Jewelry- white gold necklace with floating cushion cut citrine and diamonds and dual link necklace with amethyst peridot
Votivo Aromatic Candle= No. 96, savory blend of tart red currants and golden fruit glaze ladled over coarsely ground vanilla bean
Fruit & Passion- Home & Haven, Fragrances & Sensations, and Beauty & Vitality
Bliss- triple oxygen instant energizing mask
Cibu's Shang High- Cibu shampoos, conditioners and finishing products add maximum shine and moisture to all hair types. Fine, straight, thick, dry, curly or chemically treated, Cibu's patented blend of Bamboo, Water Lily and Lotus Flower extracts and Vitamin B5 protect and nourish hair (Pomade Sticky Rice and a tube of Thickening Paste).
Jemma Kidd Make Up School- stand out colors of makeup palette as tea rose lip-gloss or pearl finishing powder.
Washington Life Magazine- DC's lifestyle magazine
Shiseido Cosmetics- gift certificate for free facial massage
Baby Phat- Goddess Perfume
Phat Fashions- stylish business card holders
Graf Von Faber-Castell- The pencil represents a symbol for writing and drawing. No other writing instrument is so simple yet universal, so undemanding, useful and timeless.
myAgenda- get organized daily planner
Sanani- single-origin Arabica coffee bean that has been a connoisseur favorite for centuries
Luxe Link- keeps your purse off the icky ground, and kicks your fabulocity factor up a notch! The exclusive Luxe Link is also environmentally friendly and made only with recycled materials.
Fashion Fights Poverty Dress Responsibly Look Book- a catalogue of chic, contemporary and ethical designers modeled by celebrities and everyday citizens who have pledged support for our cause.
This award season, gifting suites are focusing in on environmentally friendly products for their celebrity attendees. With the "green" movement spreading rapidly, individuals everywhere are making an effort to take simple steps to save our Earth. The pressure is on to use eco-friendly products and it's no wonder the celebrity audience desires a practical solution to balance being "green" while staying stylish and keeping up with the latest trends!
Since celebrities are making it a priority to live "green," eco-friendly products are becoming the focus for award show gift suites. As a result, Goody Green Bags were selected as the swag gift bag for 2008 American Music Awards and were distributed to over 100 celebrities in the VIP gifting suite. For 2009, Goody Green Bag has signed on to be the official gift bag for the Grammy Music Cares "Person of the Year dinner" featuring Neil Diamond with performances by Foo Fighters, Katy Perry Tim McGraw, Adele, Josh Groban and Raul Malo. Goody Green Bag has also graciously agreed to donate bags for all attendees at the Barack Obama Celebrity & VIP Inauguration Party in early 2009.
Check out our bags on Diva Village's Organic Holiday Gift Guide.
"It bothers me to think we're hurting the environment and all we have to do is bring a bag to the store to reduce that impact," said Aynsley Amidei, co-founder of Chicago-based Goody Green Bag, which sells reusable totes for $8.95. "When I go to Macy's or anywhere, I don't use their bags anymore, so I'm saving them money. It's a whole change of thinking."
Goody Green Bags were selected as the official gift bag for the 2008 American Music Awards and will also be included in the VIP celebrity gift bags for the 2009 Oscar and Golden Globe pre-parties.