Printed Cotton Bags
Printed cotton bags are a lightweight durable bag and one of the mos popular environmentally friendly bags we get asked for.
The printed cotton bags are popular with retailers, events companies for promotions and customer who are at exhibitions and want a durable bag to put samples in.
Standard size cotton shoppers are 380mm wide x 420mm deep with either a short cotton handle or a long shoulder length handle. The cotton is generally 5 ounces/yd2 with a capacity of approximately 15 litres.
The benefit of plain and printed cotton bags is their durability, they can be used time and again and when they are dirty can be put in the washing machine. Should you dispose of the cotton shopper they are biodegradable when put into landfill and will leave no harmful toxins. The over printed cotton bags use water based inks that do not require solvent of any kind to be added.
Cotton bags are exempt from the carrier bag tax, the carrier bag tax applies to any plastic bags distributed from companies that employ more than 250 full time people from autumn of 2015 in the UK. Although looking at a Daily Mail article a cotton shopper needs to be used 171 times to emit the same level of CO2 that is used to produce a standard supermarket HD Vest bag.
Take a look at the You Tube clip of cotton bags being printed.