Shopping has become a national English pastime, with the high street offering a vast array of products to tempt us as we pass through. Of course, the more you buy the more you end up carrying, so shoppers are starting to pay more attention than ever to the type of bags which a retailer supplies them with.
Cheap, uncomfortable plastics are out, while soft yet strong materials like cotton are beginning to rule the roost. When you compare the two materials to each other, it isn’t hard to see why plastic is being ousted.
Essentially, cotton bags are able to blend together comfort and durability like few other alternatives currently available. Cotton is a completely natural fibre which is very soft to the touch; that’s why it has remained such a popular material for clothing. Even when you’re loading up on the latest bargains, you’ll notice that cotton bags make for far greater comfort, while plastic bag handles will bunch together and start digging painfully into your fingers and palms.
At the same time, cotton manages to be much stronger than a cheap plastic alternative, so you won’t have to worry about bags splitting open and spilling your purchases all across the floor.
They’re also undeniably more attractive than plastic bags. Aside from the obvious benefits of using a high quality material, bags made from cotton will hold their shape well and let shoppers know that the retailer who supplied it cares about the little things.
Of course, most importantly these bags are far better for the environment than plastic ones. Most plastic bags are used once, and are then sent to landfill where they will fail to biodegrade. Cotton bags are made to last for years, and when they’re finally worn out can be easily recycled into another product.
When you shop using cotton bags, your hands are more comfortable and your goods are more secure. You’ll also have a better looking set of bags, and won’t need to feel any qualms about contributing to the planet’s plastic problem. Overall, it’s strange to think that anyone would choose not to use them.