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Why You Need To Stop Using Plastic Bags And Use Crochet Bags Instead

The harmful effects of plastic bags has been one of the most talked-about environmental issues in recent times.  Media is plastered with images and reports of distressed and injured marine animals, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and even microplastics found in arctic snow.

Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

In 2018, the rising concern about how we are impacting the ecosystem and environment brought about the introduction of legislation preventing the supply of single-use plastic shopping bags in Australia.  Sadly, the alternative offered by supermarkets is a heavier duty re-usable plastic bag that still doesn’t solve the plastics issue.

So, what should we use instead?

Merrymetric Crochet Bags.  They’re a terrific alternative, with plenty of benefits that will make ditching plastic bags an easy choice.

Pink crochet bag

Why Merrymetric Crochet Bags are a terrific alternative to plastic bags

Environmentally Friendly

Of course, I’ll lead off with this point – it’s the most important one!

Merrymetric Crochet Bags are made with high quality, tough cotton rope that is biodegradable and environmentally friendly.  These bags are made to be strong and long-lasting, meaning you can use them over and over rather than constantly replacing them and adding to the Earth’s growing garbage issue.

Durable and Functional

Not only is the cotton rope of the crochet strong, but the bottom half of the bag is made from neoprene!  That stuff is tough, which means what you put in that bag will STAY in that bag.

Sharp objects aren’t going to break through, small objects aren’t going to fall out, spills and leaks will be contained, and you’ll even find that it’ll help keep refrigerated items cool.

If you’re still worried about losing tiny items, Merrymetric crochet bags come with an internal drawstring bag, for securing essentials and small items.

The icing on the cake is the stitching.  These bags are held together with quality stitching that bring all the durable and functional qualities together into an awesome product.

They Look Great

Let’s face it, some traditional crochet bags tend to look a bit nanna-ish and when you fill them with heavy items, they can look very stretched and misshapen. Merrymetric Crochet Bags are designed to retain their shape better because of the neoprene base and they look really modern and funky while they do it!

Even better, there’s a range of colours to choose from, so you can choose from whatever suits your outfit or mood.

yellow crochet bag


When is a shopping bag not a shopping bag?  When it looks fashionable enough to take anywhere!

Their design makes them incredibly versatile.  Yes, they’re perfect for shopping, but they look really nice and so would be suitable for pretty much anything, even as a handbag.

These bags give off some serious summery vibes, so we think they’d be perfect for the beach!  Whatever you use it for, with a bag this versatile, you’ll be saving serious dollars by having a bag for every occasion!

Handcrafted and Ethically Sourced

There’s something about handcrafted stuff that makes it feel a bit special.  Someone has put serious time, skill, and love into creating an item and you can tell.

Merrymetric Crochet Bags are not factory produced and are ethically sourced from Thailand. Each one is painstakingly handcrafted and stitched so that you can go out knowing you’ve got something a bit special and unique on your arm.

Supporting artisan producers also means you’re providing a community with income, you’re creating better working conditions for genuine craftspeople, and you’re making the world just a little bit better.

You’ll be stylish and proud!

Are you mindful of your footprint? Check out my posts on Plastic Free Wrap Ideas, Rubbish Free Lunchboxes and Eco Living Tips. 

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)
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