String bag with short handles, dark grey, GOTS cotton
The string bag with short handles resembles a traditional plastic bag from the grocery store, when it comes to the handle length. But it's also great to wear the shoulder. The string bag with short handles is easier to carry on a bike handle than the one with long handles. Because it takes up little space and has a low weight, it's great to carry in your backpack or bag - ready for sustainable everyday shopping!
One of the benefits of the string bag is that it expands with the content and thus more than you can think fits into it! Generally, the contents of two normal sized plastic bags from the grocery store are contained in such a string bag.
Size: 50x35 cm (the string bag will stretch and become even bigger)
Organic GOTS certified cotton and dyeing
Weight capacity: 24kg / 52 lb
Volume: 48 l
Washing instructions: machine wash at low temperatures.
Labels in cotton
Because polyester leaks microplaster in laundry (microplaster leaks into the garden from the purification plants, where they get higher up in the food chain and finally end up on our plate), all KeepJar textile products are in natural materials. We use exclusively cotton labels with GOTS-certified non-toxic presses, free of carcinogenic, toxic and hormone-releasing substances.
Manufacturing and dyeing
Manufactured in India at a GOTS-certified factory. The factory is visited regularly. The GOTS standard guarantees that the fabric is organically produced and that a variety of international rights for employees are met and that no toxic, hormonal, carcinogenic or polluting chemicals are used in the production and dyeing process. Extensive controls are carried out by independent certification bodies, which monitor and test all stages of the production chain - the organic cotton, spinning, dyeing and import are all controlled at a regular basis.
Other information about the factory
The factory has a social focus and here are some examples. The usual thing in the textile industry is that textile workers are paid per produced product, which creates a huge stress on the employee. At our factory monthly wages are applied, which is unusual in the textile industry. Workers are also getting paid on temporary decline in production rates. Parents with toddlers have the right to go down in time, for family life and household work. An action plan to avoid sexual harassment at the workplace exists and a special committee has meetings once a quarter to identify and prevent. The factory owner actively hires housewives to pack products, this helps families out of poverty. It’s a way if fighting gender equality. 80% of the workers live within 10 minutes walking distance from the factory and can choose to have lunch at home.
Information about microplastics
Microplastics is a collective name for small plastic fragments ranging from one nanometers to five millimeters. Micro plastic occurs when, for example, polyester clothes and other plastic materials, such as when fleece garments are washed and the microplaster disappears in the drain. The purification plants are unable to capture all micro-plastic, especially not the microscopic. The inhabitants of the sea feed on plastic particles in belief that it’s food. The plastic particles may remain for a long in their stomachs and cause major problems for aquatic animals, as they can’t be broken down and digested. Microplastic is also a health hazard to us humans because researchers found microplastics in fish we eat. Why is it bad with microplastics? In animal experiments, some PFAS substances (substances found in plastic) have caused liver damage, affected the immune system and impaired the ability to have kids. Certain substances in plastic are suspected carcinogenic.