Today, with concerns for the environment and the potential effects of global warming looming large, hopefully we are all looking at ways that we can help to reduce our carbon footprints. A trend that has taken hold most recently and can seen everywhere from grocery stores to the high street is using a bag brought from home to carry your purchased goods. Most stores have the option to purchase one of their reusable bags at checkout, but personally I’d like a bag that I take out on my daily shopping rounds to reflect my personality (and not have to be too dreadful to look at). Recently I found the cute and quirky designs of Alphabet Bags perfect for just this. These all-natural cotton bags with monogrammed letters and cheeky little phrases come in many different colours and patterns and are a fun and eco-friendly alternative to using the paper or plastic options that will have to be thrown out.
Originally offering only lettered bags, the range has now come to include phrases for all occasions (one says ‘Brrrr!’ for those colder months), and you can keep adding to your collection so that having a reusable shopper never gets dull! Along with shopping, Alphabet Bags can be used for trips to the gym or yoga class or just about any occasion that requires a carry-all. Give one as a gift (the gold ring bag would make the perfect engagement present!), or as party favours - the company offers a great discount on buying in bulk. At only £12, they’re a steal and a great investment! Available online.