(From left: Credo produce bag; classic string market

Did you guys see
Joannie Rochette’s figure skating routine
last night? Wasn’t it
amazing! It sure made me feel good to be Canadian.

You know what else makes me feel good? Doing my bit for the
environment, and these Credo Bags fit the bill.
Made in Canada (Montreal to be specific), these
bags use sustainable and ecologically responsible fabrics such as
organic cotton, hemp and bamboo. The name comes from their credo:
No more plastic bags.

I especially like their 100 per cent cotton meshed produce bags,
meant to replace those disposable plastic numbers hanging in the
produce aisle. Isn’t that a good idea?

It’s great for me because I try to avoid using those pesky plastic
bags as much as possible, but try buying grapes without using one –
I can tell you the cashiers do NOT appreciate it.

There are lots of styles and sizes to choose from.

I’ve been carrying the Classic String Market Shopper in my
purse. It has quite a bit of stretch to it so it holds a lot more
than you’d think. Plus the design makes me feel vaguely French. Not
to mention that it made by Petite-Mains – a non-profit
organization that promotes the social and professional integration
of immigrant woman.

Feel good bags – what’s not to love? Go Canada!

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