The ecological benefits of our bags is their reusability. Our bags have a life of approximately 3-4 years. Each bag replaces the need for around 600 plastic bags, which in turn stops the production of over 10kg of Co2.


Unlike plastic, burlap is a sustainable natural product. It is the second most important natural fibre in the world. The growing process is predominantly manual and requires very little help to grow. Burlap is used in crop rotation with rice and vegetables and provides farmers with a profitable crop year round. The entire plant is used and offers no waste. The leaves are used for food. The husks are used for firewood. The pith is used to make the fiber.

Ecologically & Ethically Sustainable

It is estimated that there is enough burlap in the world to provide everyone with 2 burlap bags! The burlap industry in Asia, provides direct employment to about 0.26 million workers and supports the livelihood of around 4-million families. From extensive research into key characteristics, burlap performs better than all other material bags and makes it the most ecologically-friendly option in reusable bags.

Carbon Footprint

Detailed carbon footprint models have confirmed burlap bags as having one of the lowest carbon footprints of all available reusable bags, largely due to the manual processes involved in production. For example, reusable polypropylene bags have a footprint that is 2-3 times larger than a burlap bag. Cotton has a footprint 3-4 times larger than burlap making it stand out as an excellent choice.

Water Footprint

The water footprint is one of the most impressive environmental aspects of our bags. Burlap has one of the lowest water footprints of any material used in reusable bags as it is one of the lowest users of fertiliser, is largely rain fed and does not rely on irrigation systems. Unlike bleached and dyed cotton, burlap is untreated and is manufactured and sold in its natural state.


Burlap is 100% biodegradable!  It is an all natural, fast growing, plant fiber that is actually used on most backings of carpet and is still commonly used to ship peanuts and potatoes from farmers to market.  It is the 2nd largest fiber used to make material next to cotton.  Because it grows fast and needs very little attention it is often used in crop rotation when farmers rest their soil.