Whoever decided to replace plastic bags with synthetic monstrosities in radioactive shades of green, I’ll never know. They may have single-handedly been responsible for the perception that eco equals ugly. Is it really so hard to come up with alternatives that are natural and with some concession to style?
To answer that question, look no further. For a limited time, fans of Natalie Bloom’s organic collection, launched a couple of months ago, can add this organic cotton tote (below) to their wishlist. The bag features a gorgeous, screen-printed illustration by Mahon & Band, whose handiwork might look familiar—the eagle-eyed will note that it bears more than a passing resemblance to the Bloom Organic packaging, having been created by the same artists.
Meanwhile, we’ve been digging this jute tote (above) from Apple & Bee—it has a nifty biodegradable lining inside to keep everything fresh and repel any unfortunate grocery spillages. Good size, flat bottom and your purchase (just $19.95 from their online store) will help a honey bee.
The Bloom organic tote is $12.95 and beats those horrid supermarket bag for looks. Available at the Bloom flagship store in Melbourne’s Chapel St or at the brand’s online store while stocks last.