NO, this will NOT Become a Product Review Blog - also, a Giveaway! Whee!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I simply cannot hold it in any longer. I love my Envirosax. The purpose of this post is to tell you that you need to go out and get AT LEAST one of these fabulous bags.

It merits noting that the whole "carry your own bag" idea was popular in certain circles loooong before the Green Movement, and has been happening for decades, maybe centuries. I'm not going to pretend that I've uncovered some amazing, unknown way to respect the earth. What I AM going to preach about, however, is why I love this particular cloth bag. I have many cloth bags that I use - some I've made, some I've gotten from grocery stores (branded heavily of course), etc. - they sort of just find me and accumulate underneath my entryway console table. But the Envirosax are clearly different, and blow away all of the other bags I have. Here are three reasons why:

1. They collapse into a 2" X 4" roll. This means I can keep them in my larger handbag, and whip them out when I need them. You can't do that with a more substantial cloth bag, nor can you with the grocery-store branded, box-bottom handled bags. When tightly rolled, my Envirosax is barely larger than my cell phone.

2. They're fun to look at. The design is good - the handles are cut in a way that makes them comfortable on the shoulder. And the wildly graphic floral pattern (I have the print you see above - photo credit: Envirosax) not only stand out in my handbag so that I can find them quickly and easily, but also keeps any outside observer from being able to see what I have in my bag.

3. They hold a RIDICULOUS amount of stuff. It's almost comical - recently, Sean and I combined 6 bags of groceries (including produce and heavy bottles) into 2 Envirosax and do you know what? It meant we could bring it all up from the car at once! If you're like me, and you don't have a garage where you can neatly empty your trunk and carry your groceries into the house, you'll know how awesome this is. I repeat ALL YOUR GROCERIES INSIDE IN ONE TRIP. Need I say more?

I know this sounds like a completely stupid, completely obvious sales pitch. But it's the truth, and more importantly, it's my own unsolicited, preachy advice to you! I am nothing if not benevolently bossy.

Furthermore, I plan on PROVING IT TO YOU. That's right - it's my very first giveaway! I am giving away TWO Envirosax bags to TWO separate readers! Simply go to the Envirosax website and leave a comment on this post with your choice of pattern (update: any bag is fair game except those in the Organic Series). Do that by Friday, January 23rd, and you'll be entered to win your very own Envirosax bag! THAT, my friends, is how strongly I feel about this bag.

This giveaway is in no way affiliated with the Envirosax Company. I am doing this because I think it will be fun. Each winner will be sent one bag of their choosing. Winners will be chosen at random. Winners will be announced on Monday the 26th of January.