One of the best tips for green living is to stop using disposables and opt for reusable items whenever we can. So of course whenever someone asks me if I want paper or plastic at the store the answer has to be neither. Reusable shopping bags are easy to use, they prevent plastic bags from entering our landfills, and as I recently found out they can be incredibly chic and attractive. Up until last week my shopping bag collection had a lot of plain canvas and solid colored nylon but that was before I had the opportunity to try a Mimsi Bag.
I got a Mimsi grocery bag in a pink and lime retro swirls print and I am incredibly happy with it. It fits compactly inside the carrying case or “stuff sack” that came with it so that it can fit in my purse or glove compartment but this is so deceiving because it opens up to a very generous size that could easily replace the load of 3-4 plastic bags. I have found it to be wonderful for lugging groceries, for taking packages to the post office, and for taking stacks of newspaper to the recycling center. It is heavy duty, efficient, and very fashionable. I absolutely LOVE the print and this is usually the first bag I reach for now. :)
I also see on the Mimsi Bags web site that you can get handbags, diaperbags, laptop bags, and numerous other shopping bags, including some canvas ones with cool environmental slogans. There are even matching mother-daughter shopping bags. My daughter would really like that. ;)
So if you are looking to add some fashionable shopping bags to your collection or you would like an attractive bag to gift to someone… be sure to check out Mimsi Bags for stylish and eco friendly reusable bags!