Here at Food Matters we strive to be ethically responsible, environmentally aware, and ecologically sustainable. The choices we make as consumers have a real and substantial consequence on both our health, and the greater environment around us. With this in mind, we have crafted our bags to be both beautiful and with as minimal a toxic load as possible. This is the perfect bag for the farmer's markets, beach, or day-to-day bag! 100% natural jute materials.
We have chosen to work with jute, a 100% natural fabric that is completely bio-degradable and does not release carbon monoxide while decomposing. Jute absorbs less moisture compared to cotton and no hazardous chemicals are used in the growing or manufacturing process. This has an important benefit for everybody’s health: the workers, the environment, and of course, yours.
Not Dying for Dye
We have used azo-free vegetable dyes. Azo dye is the name given to a group of very effective synthetic dyestuffs commonly found coloring foods, cosmetics, carpets, clothes, leather and textiles. The compounds found in these synthetic dyes break down to form carcinogens. While it is only certain azo dyes that can be problematic, we have chosen to completely avoid them altogether.
Each bag is:
- Size: 48 cm width x 40 cm height x 17 cm bottom gusset
- Material: natural jute, laminated on inside
- Inside pocket: organic cotton with zipper and leather pull; 18 cm wide x 20 cm long
- Handle: Australian-made cotton & yarn
- Tags: recycled card swing tag attached with thin jute string