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Etsy Reusable Sandwich Bags Giveaway and Review (12 Stores, 6 Winners)

After reading this post, you will never have to buy Ziploc bags again. 

Since I gave up disposable baggies, I have reviewed a few commercially- made reusable food bags and wraps.  But as a devoted Etsy fan, I decided I also should feature some Etsy products.  Go on Etsy’s website and search for sandwich or snack bags and you quickly discover that there are A LOT of Etsy stores selling reusable food bags.   All those sellers, all those materials and fabrics, all those designs and prices – it can be overwhelming! 

Lucky for you, I have spent hours browsing these stores and now present to you some of my favorites.  I have personally tested bags from each of the stores (each store sent me at least one bag free for review).  These stores were selected for their competitive prices, awesome features, and lovely fabrics.  I also deliberately included stores that would demonstrate the variety of designs available.  If you don't have an Etsy account, you might want to make one now, so you can add some or all of the stores below to your "favorites."

Note on Prices 
I list total prices including shipping to the U.S. International readers should check the Etsy product page for shipping charges outside the U.S. (listed at the bottom of the product page).  Almost every Etsy seller charges much less for shipping on additional items, so you will save by ordering several items at once.

12 Etsy Stores Selling Reusable Food Bags/ Wraps (in alphabetical order)

 Enter the giveaway and you could win a set of 3 coordinating bags 
in your choice of fabric from Baby Dear.

About: Based in Portland, Baby Dear sells adorable crocheted hats, blankets, and potholders, in addition to reusable food bags.  Become a Facebook Fan for updates on new items, discounts and giveaways!  Use the discount code ec0n0v1ce for 10% off.
Prices and Sizes:  Prices include the cost of shipping to the U.S.  $17.75 for set of 3 coordinating bags (1 sandwich, 2 snack).  Sandwich bags are 7” x 7”.  Snack bags are 5.5” x 5.5”.
Materials: 100% cotton exterior, nylon liner.  Horizontal Velcro closure across the top.
Care:  Wipe clean or machine washable.
Features:  Coordinating sets, kid-friendly and sophisticated prints.  I love the lemons!  I appreciated the minimalist all-paper reusable and recyclable packaging.  


Enter the giveaway and you could win this stylish 
and eco-conscious sandwich and snack bag set 

About:  Based in Athens, Tennessee, Celeste Blake Designs features reusable sandwich bags, snack bags, sandwich and snack bag sets, gallon-size bags, as well as tote bags.  Become a Facebook fan here.  Use the coupon code  APPRECIATION for 10% off.
Prices and Sizes:    Prices include the cost of shipping to the U.S.  Sandwich bag is 7" x 7" and costs $10.20.  Snack bag measures 5.75" x 4.5" and costs $9.20.  A sandwich and snack set like the one pictured above costs $14.65 .  Gallon-size bags measure 11" x 12" and cost $11.69.
Materials:  100% cotton exterior, heavy nylon liner, zipper closure across the top.
Care:  Wipe clean or machine wash and air dry.
Features:  No exposed seams. I love the zipper closure!  The nylon liner is heavier than the ripstop nylon used by most Etsy stores.  The thicker liner means that these bags are a bit bulkier than other bags.  They are also more waterproof and keep food fresher longer.  This means they would be especially good choices for long-term storage, for very wet snacks, and for food you store in the fridge (like cheese) or freezer (like cookies).  


Enter the giveaway and you may win this snack bag
lined with organic cotton fabric from Cozy Peas.
About:  Based in Sarnia, Canada, Cozy Peas sells baby quilts, swaddle blankets, pacifier clips and baby toys, in addition to reusable food bags. Become a Facebook fan here.  Enter the code ECONOVICE10OFF for 10% off sandwich and snack bags.
Prices and Sizes:   Prices include the cost of shipping to Canada (shipping to the U.S. costs $1 more).  Sandwich bag is 8" x 6.5" and costs $10.  Snack bag is 5.5” x 5.5” and costs $8.  Sandwich and snack bag combo costs $15. 
Materials:  100% cotton exterior, organic cotton liner, fold over horizontal Velcro closure
Care:  Wipe clean with damp cloth or machine wash/ line dry
Features:  Lined with eco-friendly organic cotton, these bags are completely plastic free!  No exposed seams means no fraying. Bags are available in several very cute kid-friendly prints.  Also one of the few fold-over flap designs.  


Enter the giveaway and you could win this  
sandwich wrap from Generation Me which doubles 
as a placemat, creating a clean eating surface anywhere!  

About:  Based in Maple Grove, Minnesota, generationMe sells cloth diapering supplies (wet bags, wipes and soakers); reusable home cleaning supplies (paperless towels, reusable swiffer sweeper and mopping pads); in addition to reusable food wraps and bags.  Become a Facebook fan here.  Enter the code Eco15 checkout for 15% off your total purchase (before shipping). Discounted amount will be refunded after purchase.
Prices and Sizes:   Prices include the cost of shipping to the U.S.  Sandwich bag is 6.5” x 8” and snack bag is 6.5" x 4.5".  Both sizes cost $7.75.  Sandwich wrap opens to about 11” square and costs $7.
Materials:  100% cotton exterior, nylon liner, bags have horizontal Velcro closures across the tops.
Care:  Wipe clean or machine wash and air dry.
Features:  Seams are serged (bags) or turned under (wrap) to prevent fraying.  Lots of fun geometric prints that would work well for kids or adults.  I love that she also offers reusable diapering and cleaning supplies!


Enter the giveaway and you could win this snack bag  
with the fabric of your choice from The Green Fly.

About:  Located in South Lake Tahoe, California, The Green Fly sells bamboo utensil set (which includes utensils, napkin, snack bag, and pouch), in addition to sandwich wraps and snack bags in a variety of fabrics.  Become a Facebook fan here.
Prices and Sizes:   Prices include the cost of shipping to the U.S.  Snack bag measures 6.5" x 6.5" and costs $6.59. Sandwich wrap measures 13.5" x 13.5" and costs $8.59. Set of wrap and snack bag costs $13.79 .  Set of 2 snack bags costs $11.29.
Materials:  Wash with dish soap or machine wash/ air dry when necessary.
Care:  100% cotton exterior, nylon liner, bags and wraps have Velcro closures (horizontal across the top for bags and long vertical strip for wraps)
Features:  No exposed seams means no fraying.  Sandwich wrap and snack bag sets in coordinating fabrics perfect for a school lunch.  Sandwich wrap opens flat to create a place mat that offers a clean eating surface anywhere.  The long Velcro strip makes it easy to keep both small and large sandwiches fresh.  The wrap is also great for storing unusually sized foods in the fridge (use it like plastic wrap and secure with the adjustable Velcro strip, or a rubber band if necessary).


Enter the giveaway and you could win this 
Striped Reusable Unbleached Natural

About: Based in Asheville, North Carolina, The High Fiber Co sells wallets, clutches, checkbook covers, and phone/ipod pouches as well as reusable food bags.  Custom orders welcome.  Become a Facebook Fan for discounts and giveaways!  Enter the code ECONOVICE for a 15% discount on your order.
Prices and Sizes: Prices include the cost of shipping to the U.S.  Sandwich bag is 6.25” x 7” and costs $10 for 1, $15.50 for 2, or $27 for 4.  Add a coordinating snack bag (6.25” x 4”) for $5.50. 
Materials:  100% cotton exterior, nylon liner.  Buyer may also request a bag to be lined with organic cotton/ cotton liner instead of nylon for a completely plastic-free bag.  Horizontal Velcro closure across the top with tabs for easy opening.
Care:  Wipe clean or machine washable.
Features:  No raw edges inside or out and double-stitched top.  Boxed bottom creates more room and allows empty snack bag to stand up by itself. Tabs are added at the top to help little fingers open them easily (these really helped my 3-year-old).  Fabric choices include 100% unbleached cotton with appliqué stripes and objects.


Enter the giveaway and you could win this simple 
and elegant unbleached cotton sandwich bag from House Jewels 

About:  Located in Providence, Rhode Island, House Jewels sells reusable fabric coffee filters, embroidered napkins and wall hangings, faux leather iPad and iPhone sleeves, lavender sachets as well as reusable snack and sandwich bags and wraps.  Become a Facebook fan here.  Enter the code Eco10 by March 31, 2011 for a 10% discount.
Prices and Sizes:  Prices include the cost of shipping to the U.S.  Snack bags (4” x 6.25”) cost $7.00 to $7.75.  Sandwich bags (6.5” x 6.5”) cost $8- $9.  She also has a giant 10.5” x 10.5” bag for $17.25.  Sandwich wrap measures 12” x 12” square when open and costs $14.  Discounts for sandwich and snack bag sets, as well as sets of 5 or 10 sandwich bags.
Materials:  100% cotton printed fabric or unbleached cotton exterior, nylon interior, bags have horizontal Velcro closures across the top.
Care:  Wipe clean or machine wash and air dry.
Features:  I love the look of the unbleached cotton.  The store also features embroidered and painted designs – including personalized bags with your special someone’s name!  Seams inside bags have been zig-zag stitched to help prevent fraying.  


Enter to win 3 of these all-cloth fold-over sandwich bags 
from Kate McFaul Designs (seller selects fabric).

About:  Based in California, Kate McFaul currently sells tote bags in addition to reusable sandwich bags in her Etsy store, but plans to add more products to her Etsy store as time allows.  You can see the full range of the products she makes here.
Prices and Sizes:  Free shipping to the U.S. Fold-over sandwich baggies (just like the disposable plastic ones) are 6.25” x 6.25” and cost $3 each, $16.50 for 6, or $30 for 12.
Materials:  100% cotton (plastic free!), fold over closure (no Velcro, no zipper)
Care:  Shake off, rinse and hang dry, or machine wash when necessary
Features:  The beauty of this design is the simplicity.  No zipper or Velcro, just a fold-over fabric design made from a single, lightweight layer of fabric.  Folded under and zig-zagged seams prevent fraying.  So inexpensive you won’t cry your eyes out if your kid loses it.


Enter to win this adorable set of bags with 
coordinating fabrics from My Beautiful Girl.

About: Based in Walden, Colorado, My Beautiful Girl sells organic bamboo velour baby hats and blankets, children’s clothes, wet bags and hanging trash bags (perfect for the car) as well as food bags.  Become a Facebook fan here.  Enter the code econovice for 5% off your order (does not apply to shipping).
Prices and Sizes:   Prices include the cost of shipping to the U.S.  Sandwich bags are 6" x 6" and  cost $7.30.  Snack bags are 4" x 6" and cost $5.80. Discounts for Sandwich and snack bag set and other sets.
Materials:  100% cotton exterior, nylon liner, horizontal Velcro closure across the top.
Care:  Wipe clean or machine wash, dry on low.
Features:  No exposed seams.  Huge selection of designer fabrics for boys, girls, and adults.  Arrives in a clear plastic bag with ribbon, ready to be gifted.


Enter the giveaway and you could win this  

About:   Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Roly Poly Crafts sells all kinds of cloth diapering supplies (pocket diapers, diaper covers, wipes, doublers, wet bags, pail liners) as well as baby blankets, in addition to reusable sandwich and snack bags and sandwich wraps (upon request).  Become a Facebook fan for updates, deals and new listings.  Buy 5 or more bags and get 20% off (refunded after purchase).
Prices and Sizes:  Prices include the cost of shipping to the U.S.  Snack bags measure 5” x 6” and cost $8.  Sandwich bags measure 7” x 7” and cost $10. Sandwich wraps (made upon request) open to an octagon about 13" at the widest point and cost $10. Sandwich and snack set cost $15.
Materials:  100% cotton exterior, PUL (polyurethane laminate) liner, fold over closure with long vertical Velcro both for bags and wraps
Care:  Wipe clean, machine wash, or even wash in the dishwasher
Features:  These bags feature a PUL liner.  I am very familiar with PUL from cloth diapering.  It is extremely waterproof and durable.  The PUL has not been tested by the FDA, but the manufacturer states that the fabric is food-safe because it’s CPSIA compliant, BPA free, lead free, and phthalate free.  There are no exposed seams on the inside of the bag. External seams are serged to prevent fraying.  Fold over flap with vertical Velcro means that you can adjust the size of the bag (or wrap) depending on your snack size.  This store has some original funky fabrics you will not see elsewhere. 


Enter the giveaway and you could win this all-cotton sandwich bag 
with flap secured by fabric loop by Sandra Kay.

About:  Based in Toms River, New Jersey, Sandra Kay sells reusable lunch bags, lunch sacks, totes and purses, and a unique shopping cart belt (for young children), in addition to reusable sandwich bags.  Become a Facebook fan here.  Enter the code ECOBAGS15 for 15% off sandwich or lunch bags.
Prices and Sizes:   Prices include the cost of shipping to the U.S.  Sandwich bag is 7” wide by 5.75” tall when closed and costs $9.49.
Materials:  Denim or cotton fabric exterior, 100% cotton interior, fold over closure (no Velcro, no zipper)
Care:  If needed, machine wash warm then tumble dry warm. Warm iron if need. No fabric softener.  
Features:  This store offers a plastic free option for food storage.  Lined with 100% cotton, these sandwich bags have a simple flap-under-loop closure instead of Velcro or a zipper.  No exposed seams means no fraying.


Enter to the giveaway and you may win this sandwich and snack bag set 
in stylish coordinating prints from Snak Saks.
About:  Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, Snak Saks sells reusable food bags in an amazing array of different fabrics.  Custom orders welcome. No additional charge for gift wrapping.  Enter the code "gogreen11" and receive 5% off your purchase (does not apply to shipping).
Prices and Sizes:   Prices include the cost of shipping to the U.S.  Sandwich bags are 7” x 7” and cost $8.50. Snack bags are 4” x 7” and cost $7.50.  Sandwich and snack bag sets cost $14.15.  Larger sets available for even bigger discounts.
Materials:  100% cotton exterior, nylon interior, horizontal Velcro closure across the top 
Care:  Hand wash with dish soap or machine wash on delicate, air dry
Features:   A large selection of fabrics with something for everyone (store has subsections for girls, boys or gender-neutral).  No exposed seams means no fraying.

Now for the GIVEAWAY

You have 6 chances to enter, and 6 chances to WIN.
That’s right – there will be SIX GIVEAWAY WINNERS!  Each winner will win 3 or 4 of the bags/wraps pictured above from 2 different Etsy stores (assigned by me, although I will consult the favorites mentioned in your comments).  You can win only once. 

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below.

You can earn up to 5 extra entries by doing one or more of the following (remember to leave an additional comment for each extra entry):
  • Visit 4 of the above Etsy stores and leave an additional comment with your favorite product for each of the stores.  Your favorite product does not have to be a reusable food bag/wrap.
  • Spread the word by email, Facebook, Twitter or your blog.  Then leave another comment telling me you did.
  • Estimate how many disposable food baggies you are using in a day or week (don't forget the cheese in the fridge and bananas in the freezer).  What will you use your Etsy food bags for if you win?  Leave another comment and let us know.
  • Choose 4 of the Etsy stores above to “Like” on Facebook or add to your Etsy Favorites, then leave a comment telling me which stores you "liked."
  • Visit another 4 of the above Etsy stores and leave an additional comment with your favorite product for each of the stores.  
  • Visit the remaining 4 of the above Etsy stores and leave an additional comment with your favorite product for each of the stores.  You should now have visited all 12 Etsy stores featured in this post. 
Contest is only open to those in the continental U.S. (International readers, you may enter if you are willing to pay your own shipping costs, TBD by individual Etsy stores.)  Contest ends March 17, 2011 (St. Patrick’s Day).  Winners will be chosen randomly and contacted the following day by email.  If I cannot deduce your email from your commenting persona, please leave your email in one of your comment entries.
 

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Disclosure: I received one or more bags for review free of charge from each of the Etsy stores featured in this post.  I received no other compensation for this post and do no receive any percentage of sales from these Etsy stores.  Thank you to each of the Etsy stores for generously contributing one or more reusable food bags/ wraps for this giveaway.

This post is part of
Plastic-Free February

Winners
163 SisWins
60 slang76
83 AutumnK
88 Nisha @ Healthy Mom's Kitchen
70 Nickie Minor
173 carole

Thank you to everyone for participating!