black // blue
42×38 (cm), strings length =85 (cm)
ALTshell – canvas tote bag
The ideal ALTERNATIVEs to plastic shopping bags or urban shoulder bags, ALTshell is inspired by nature and meant to save the world.
Made out of natural local fabrics, by skilled and passionate hands, ALTshell are easy to use, clean & reuse. And definitely more authentic then any plastic bag.
Made out of natural fibers, ALTshell eco bags do not alter in any way their content unlike the plastic bags which constantly leach chemicals.
One person uses around 150 plastic bags per year just for grocery shopping, to which the extra bags received during shopping sprees are added. They are used for a limited period of time, usually just for transporting the purchased goods from the supermarket at home, after which they become waste. Even though the material they are made out of (HDPE) can be recycled, most recyclers avoid to put them into the recycling machines due to the fact that they are well-know for blocking them and raising the recycling costs or breaking down equipment. Their final destination is the landfill or the incinerator, none of this being a sustainable solution .
Every item we choose to wear is an accessory, something that defines us. This is valid also when it comes to the common shopping bag, which, in this case, becomes a statement of personal beliefs and values.
ALTshell has a long lifespan. You take it with you when you go shopping, you clean it when necessary and you have it all prepared for the next time you need it. Your quantity of waste will drop considerably, and so will the time spent dealing with it. And the extra money you save you can donate to a cause close to your heart.
Our products are manufactured from natural fibers, some prewashed and some not. Due to this fact, some of them may suffer size alterations after being washed. We recommend washing them with eco detergents (e.g. soap nuts), as chemicals may harm the natural fibers. If your ALTproducts deteriorate in any way (during wash/usage), don’t hesitate to contact us.
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