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Natural Jute Eco Tote Shopping Bag in Green with Toucans

Natural Jute Eco Tote Shopping Bag in Green with Toucans

£11.95

3 in stock

Natural jute eco tote shopping bag in green with toucans. This hand-loomed shopper is both environmentally-friendly and stylish in 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

Natural jute eco tote shopping bag in green with toucans.

•    This hand-loomed jute tote eco shopping bag is both environmentally-friendly and stylish in design.

•    Features a striking green and blue design printed on both the front and back – two toucans sitting in a tree in the rainforest.

•    Finished with two cushioned orange cotton handles.

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

•    The Toucan bird is a resident of the Amazon Rainforest in South America.

•    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).

Natural Jute in India

Cutting the natural jute in India

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 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

Close-up of natural jute

Jute is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable and thus environmentally-friendly.

Natural Jute in India

What jute looks like after looming

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.

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

An introduction to toucans…

Toucans are a type of bird that lives in the Amazon Rainforests of South America, where they make their nests in the holes of trees and can live for up to 20 years.
There are 40 different species of Toucans.

They are known for their large and strikingly coloured bills, which can be four times the size of their head and can account for half of their total length!
Finding and catching food is aided by a toucan’s long tongue, which can measure up to 5.9 inches.
Toucans are omnivorous, eating a variety of foods including fruits and berries plus lizards, rodents, small birds, and an assortment of insects.

Interestingly, Toucans can only fly for small distances, as their wingspan is small – around the same length as their bodies.
They are social birds that like to travel in groups of 22 birds to search for food. They are also noisy birds who love to talk to each other using “toad-like” sounds.

Toucans in the Amazon Rainforest

Toucans in the Amazon Rainforest

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

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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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

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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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