Eco-Bags

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Who They Are

ECOBAGS began in 1989 on the principle of reduce, reuse, recycle. With a dream of a better world in mind, they showed up at the 1990 Sixth Avenue Earth Day Celebration in NYC with one product–their signature string bag. When it sold out in 4 hours, they knew they were onto something big.

Since then, ECOBAGS has continued to provide reusable options for environmentally conscious shoppers worldwide. They’ve watched consumers get more and more knowledgeable about their impacts on the planet, and work hard to create solutions for many of life’s single use issues. From tote bags, to produce bags, to nut-milk sacks and customizable options, ECOBAGS has changed what it means to shop.


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Why We Like Them

ECOBAGS puts sustainability first in all aspects of production. They’ve always been ahead of the game in terms of sourcing the materials for each bag with the planet in mind. They utilize GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, as well as post-industrial recycled fibers that are SA-8000 certified. On top of that, they use dyes that are azo free, as well as non-toxic screen printing methods. They’ve even pledged to remove all conventional fibers from their product line and replace them with organic or recycled counterparts.

In addition to the materials used, ECOBAGS ensures each product is created in a socially responsible environment. Their partners in India offer competitive compensation, extensive health coverage, pension plans, retirement programs, vacations and holidays, and overall exceed local labor requirements. Their CEO and Founder, Sharon Rowe, can vouch for it–as she travels to India regularly to meet with the ECOBAGS family.

Don’t believe them? Take B Lab’s word for it! ECOBAGS is also a certified B Corp, meaning they meet strict third-party standards for social and environmental responsibility. They’ve even been voted into B Corp’s “Best for the World” list since 2012!


  • 100% Organic Content
  • Safe & Fair Labor
    Safe and Fair Labor
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • GOTS Certified
    GOTS Certified
  • Low Impact Dyes
    Low Impact Dyes
  • Organic Cotton
    Organic Cotton
  • Recycled Cotton
    Recycled Cotton

Organic materials and ingredients are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, farm workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Choosing organic materials eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet! This product contains 100% organic content.

We support safe and fair labor practices when producing sustainable products. This company cares for their workers by fostering a safe work environment and providing their employees with fair wage.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

The Global Organic Textile Standard is an international processing standard for organic fibers that covers everything from processing, packaging, and distributing organic fibers. GOTS certified products are labeled organic if they contain 95% or more certified organic fibers, and are labeled as “made with organic” if they contain at least 70% organic fibers. GOTS assures that textiles are produced with socially responsible labor and environmentally conscious manufacturing. Certified textiles must follow guidelines on chemical use, energy and water consumption, safety and living standards for employees, waste produced throughout the manufacture process, and more.

Companies can adopt multiple practices to dye their textiles and products in a more environmentally safe way. Low impact dyes usually do not contain toxins such as heavy metals, plasticizers, fluorocarbons, and formaldehyde. Sustainable dyes can also be water or plant based, or use less water than conventional dyeing methods.

Organic cotton production uses zero chemical pesticides and fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Plus, farming methods for organic cotton have been shown to use up to 20% less water than nonorganic production methods. Choosing organic cotton eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

Recycled cotton is created by salvaging post-industrial and post-consumer cotton scraps. The scraps are cleaned, sorted, stripped down, and separated into fibers before being respun into new yarn. This yarn can be utilized to make new textiles, while avoiding the energy and resources required to produce virgin fibers. Plus, it extends the valuable life cycle of the material instead of sending it to the landfill.

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