You might be hearing a lot about canvas bags lately, and considering they were underappreciated for almost a century, we can’t blame you if you don’t know why you’re suddenly hearing about them nonstop.
Well, have no fear. We’re going to show you exactly why they’re ramping up in popularity.
We’re going to list some of the uses for canvas bags that you probably didn’t know about or haven’t given much thought to.
As it turns out, they’re much more than just totes, purses, and other fashion bags that happen to be made from canvas.
1: Reusable Grocery Bags
Think about the last time you went on a big grocery shopping trip. Perhaps you needed to buy enough food to feed your family for two weeks or more, and you used the plastic bags at the checkout counter. How many did you use? Ten, fifteen, or even twenty of them?
Unfortunately, even if you attempted to recycle them, many of them probably ended up in the environment. The recycling system is pretty broken.
Most of the plastic people attempt to recycle is too contaminated or worn to be recycled, and even the stuff that gets recycled can only be recycled so many times. The entire process also contributes significantly to global pollution via emissions generated by burning the recyclables and some of the chemicals used. That’s not even considering the trucks used to transport it all.
Canvas bags don’t need to be recycled. They’re biodegradable and made from natural materials. So, even if you wear a bag out and toss it in the street (which you shouldn’t do) it won’t be a big deal in the long run.
On top of that, they’re reusable. So, you can get years of use out of the same bag, and that lowers the number of bags that need to be produced.
Overall, this is a far better option than plastic bags.
2: Vegan Fashion Alternative
If you haven’t noticed, most of the designer bags on the market are made of leather. That’s a controversial topic. Some people are fine with it or even enjoy their leather accessories, but for vegans who consciously decide to forego meat and animal products for ethical reasons, that can be a huge problem.
Canvas can create high-quality, stylish, durable, designer bags that don’t rely on animal products at all. Despite being just as good and fashionable, they’re made entirely from highly sustainable plants.
Whether you’re a vegan or not, I think we can all appreciate a wider variety of options that can please everyone.
3: Marketing Material
Finally, this one is for the companies out there. Brand exposure is absolutely key to running a successful business, and you need to keep your company’s name and identity in your customer’s minds at all times. That’s the best way to generate repeat business and keep your business afloat.
Due to the surge in canvas bags being used as alternatives to plastic options, many companies are already capitalizing by offering or selling canvas bags that have their logos and brand imagery on them.
By doing this, you get your brand name out there in front of customers, and your customers get an eco-friendly item to use.