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Jute Shopping Bag with Tropical Forest Pattern Eco Tote Shopper

Jute Shopping Bag with Tropical Forest Pattern Eco Tote Shopper

£11.95

3 in stock

Jute is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable and thus environmentally-friendly.
This tote shopper bag has been hand-loomed and features a striking printed “tropical forest” design.

•   Fairly Traded, Handmade and Ethical
•   Natural and Sustainable
•   Shipped to the UK by sea, not by air and in a carbon neutral way via the GoodShipping initiative
•   High-quality traditional craftsmanship
•   Quick dispatch, FREE delivery via Royal Mail and a 30-day “no quibble” return and refund policy!

3 in stock

Description

Hand-loomed jute tote shopping bag – it is both environmentally-friendly and stylish in design.

•   Features a striking printed “tropical forest” design on the front and back.

•   Finished with two cushioned, light blue cotton handles.

•   There is one main compartment inside, which has been treated with a waterproof, wipe-clean lining.

•    Eco fact! 1 million plastic bags are used every minute worldwide and that the average lifespan of a plastic bag is 12 minutes!

What is a Tote Bag?

It’s a simple product which combines practicality, versatility and style. Usually defined as a medium sized bag which has two parallel handles.
They are usually unfastened at the top and therefore commonly used for carrying shopping.
Tote bags provide a comfortable and reusable alternative to disposable plastic shopping bags.

This Fair Trade bag has been handmade with great care by artisans at Earthbags in Kolkata, India.
They give employment to women and self-help groups and strive to help the environment by encouraging more people to use earth-friendly bags, rather than plastic ones.
Earthbags has become the first factory in eastern India to receive the “Gold Standard” from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

These bags are 100% vegan: no animals are harmed, they’re water based and AZO-free dyes are used.

DIMENSIONS
– width 30 cm x height 30 cm x depth of gusset 20 cm approximately.
The handles have a drop of 12 cm from the top of the bag.

 

Natural Jute in India

Close up of natural jute fibre


Did you know?

Jute is the 2nd most important vegetable fibre (after cotton) and is a light, soft, shiny plant fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. (See supporting images)
Jute is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable and thus environmentally-friendly.
It has a minimal carbon footprint, it reduces water consumption, uses hardly any fertiliser and pesticides and there is very little pollution created during manufacturing.

Natural Jute in India

Cutting jute in India

 

Natural Jute in India

Jute fabric after it has been loomed

You’ll find many different designs in the range. This jute shopping bag has a “save our bees” print in yellow.

If you want the full story about Earthbags, the manufacturer in Kolkata, India who make these jute shopping bags, then read my Blog post.

Also note: I take care to ensure that pictures and descriptions are as accurate and representative as possible, but please be aware that these products are handmade in the developing world (often using locally-sourced and/or recycled materials) and minor variations may occur – making each item truly unique!

“AND REMEMBER, NO POSTAGE COSTS WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR ORDER – DELIVERY IS FREE.”

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Delivery

Welcome to THE FAIR TRADE STORE.

There is NO postage charge added to your order - delivery is FREE.

(However, any orders managed manually, outside of the website Checkout, will attract the appropriate delivery charge.)

How long will it take for my order to arrive?

You should receive your delivery within 3-5 working days. I will always let you know by email that your order is being dealt with and also when it’s gone in the post - so you won’t be kept in the dark! However, please allow up to 7 working days before you make contact with any issues.

Deliveries are made from Monday to Saturday between 7am and 3pm.

Who will deliver my order?

Royal Mail, using their 2nd Class service. (For certain heavier packages, Parcel Force will be used.)

You will not need to sign for receipt of your delivery, but if you are out and the item is too large to post through your letterbox and/or a neighbour is not available to take delivery, Royal Mail will leave instructions with you in these circumstances, making it clear what action you need to take, via a red & white “Something for you” card.

Want to have your order delivered to a different address?

Perhaps you work, or would like your gifts sending direct to a friend or family member? No problem! Simply use the box provided at the checkout to confirm the details.

I always request a "Proof of Postage" document from the Post Office for each order sent out to customers and these are kept on file in case of a query.

For full details, please refer to the "How to shop/FAQS" section.

Returns

Welcome to THE FAIR TRADE STORE.

Can I return an unwanted item for a refund?

Yes, of course you can - and it`s simple and quick!

This is where the 30-DAY, "NO QUIBBLE" MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE comes in....

Simply notify me of your intentions within 30 days of your initial receipt of the goods. I will then agree with you what action to take, including the opportunity to exchange your unwanted product for another item. (Please use the contact us page to get in touch. This page also includes the address to send your "returns".)

FOR A REFUND, you will then need to return the good(s) promptly in an unused and resaleable condition. I will then provide a refund,(BUT NOT for the postage cost you have incurred in returning the good(s). The refund will be actioned via your original payment method.

In the case of EXCHANGES, a re-delivery charge at Royal Mail`s 2nd Class rate will apply. (Buyer pays the return postage.)

For full details, please refer to point 7. of the "How to shop/FAQS" section.

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