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How To Use The Keeper Organic Shopping and Produce Bags

We have a range of unique fabrics in The Keeper brand, the information below will help you choose which fabric is best for your shopping needs. For more info see our blog or contact us for a copy of our uses chart. 
 
We are all keepers of the earth. 
 
 

THE DIAMOND BAGS ARE A JEWEL

  
Our diamond weave material is a revolution in shopping bags. The lightest 100% cotton weave in the world, our bags replace single use plastic bag, paper and nylon and recycled PET bottles bags without adding micro-plastics to the environment. Science has proven that the properties in these bags are not only detrimental to the produce held in it, but also to humans and the earth.
Our diamond weave bags are a very special shape, enabling easy shopping and a breakthrough in storage. The fabric stretches in both directions allowing plenty of room for your produce. So soft and gentle to handle. These perfect little bags fit in your tote or handbag. 
 
Diamond Weave Bags are best for buying and storing
  • Loose leaf greens, lettuce, spinach, silver beat, green beans, any greens that wilt, for up to 10 days. See instructions below.
  • Soft seasonal fruit like peaches, plums, pears, tomatoes, avocados or delicate skinned fruits and vegetables - hang them up in the bag, store in the fridge or fruit bowl.
  • Mushrooms and light pricy per kilo items, because the bags are light. 
  • In the bulk food section for seeds, whole grains, nuts, legumes and also chocolate, dried fruit or other items. Royal or large white Quinoa will stay in the bag but not smaller grains like red quinoa or amaranth. Sunflower seeds are fine but sesame may leak out. Use a muslin bag for fine items. 
  • They are also great for any fruit and veggies you want to keep in the fridge or fruit bowl because the fabric is stretchy, enabling you to buy lots in a light weight bag. 
 
STORING LEAFY GREENS LONGER WITH OUR DIAMOND WEAVE BAGS
 
It's as simple as
1) Buy your leafy greens in the bag
2) Wash them in the bag
3) Drip dry or shake of excess moisture
4) Store in the fridge, in the damp bag
5) Enjoy a longer life out of your greens
 
  
 
 
  

Our range of string bags takes us back to the original shopping bag. So practical, beautiful and natural, its strength and flexibility enables it to hold up to 7 kgs of produce. It is so portable, it can fit in your glove box in the car or even your everyday bag or purse.

Our new natural dyed string bags bring elegance to the string bag. The coloured handle, naturally dyed, adds a quality to this bag, that cannot be felt using chemical dying. The short handle string bag is a great addition, as it is perfect for a smaller purchase, yet it can house large lightweight objects because of its stretch capacity. 

Our solid dyed string bags are for those seeking a naturally coloured beautiful piece. All chemical dyed string bags leak chemicals into your produce, however being naturally dyed, the colour has uniqueness that cannot be matched in chemical dying. 
 
String Bags are best for buying and storing
  • Bulky and heavy fruits and veggies like apples, oranges, potatoes, pumpkin, sweet potato or other root veggies
  • Using as a shopping bag to place other bags of product into it at the register or farmers market
  • As an everyday out and about bag, beach or pool bag 

 

SHOP STRING BAGS

 

SATCHEL BAG

  

This organic cotton, plant dyed drawstring satchel is perfect for shopping. It is 35 cm wide x 42 cm high, allowing for plenty of storage room. Dual purpose, it can be used as a backpack or carry bag. External zipper for quick access items. Interior pocket for keys and other valuables. Again, being chemical free, you can be sure that your produce is protected from any artificial fabric or dye toxins, which can contaminate your produce.
 
Satchel Backpack Bags are best for buying and storing
  • Using as a shopping bag to place other bags of product into it at the register or farmers market
  • As an everyday out and about bag, beach or pool bag 
  • For an active shopper on the go who may bike or walk to the shops to buy a few items at a time

 

SHOP OUR SATCHEL 

 

JUTE & ORGANIC COTTON TOTE BAG

   

Our Jute/Organic cotton tote bag has been well loved by those who have bought it. Perfect size, with 6 compartments that can house your olive oil, eggs, celery, and soft veggies such as tomatoes with full protection, plus plenty of room left in the remainder of the bag.

The unique combination of Jute and Organic Cotton gives the bag strength, stability and an appearance that is appealing to both men and women.  
 
Jute Tote Bags are best for buying and storing
  • Using as a shopping bag to place other bags of product into it at the register or farmers market
  • As an everyday out and about bag, beach or pool bag 
  • For all your shopping needs, the pockets make it easy to sort and store items at the shops. 
  • For a family or bulk shopper who likes to stock up and have a bag that can handle it, in style

 

 SHOP OUR TOTE

 

 

MESH BAGS

   

Our mesh bags come in packs of 3. This means you can select the pack of 3 size that suits your needs, or a mixed pack of 3, one of each size. Then you take with you, your durable lightweight mesh bag when grocery shopping. The see-through mesh makes it easy to use when checking out. Great mesh construction provides excellent air circulation to produce inside. The mesh stretches both ways allowing plenty of space for your produce. You can hang garlic, ginger, tomatoes, lemons, avocados and other delicate skinned produce on hooks by the drawstring in an area that is not too hot in your kitchen exposing all of the contents to open air, reducing spoilage and bruising. 

You can also lay your large mesh bag flat on a bench or fruit bowl, and placing the produce on top, preventing bruising which can spread through the remaining fruit very quickly.

In the refrigerator, you can store peaches, pears, apples, oranges, zucchini, squash, cucumbers, carrots, as well as most thick-skinned items.
 
Mesh Bags are best for buying and storing
  • Soft seasonal fruit like peaches, plums, pears, tomatoes, avocados or delicate skinned fruits and vegetables - hang them up in the bag, store in the fridge or fruit bowl.
  • Bulky and heavy fruits and veggies like carrots, apples, oranges, potatoes, pieces of pumpkin, sweet potato or other root veggies
  • The large size is great for big veggies like cauliflower, broccoli and kale
  • The smaller sizes are good for any produce because they are still a decent size to fit a lot of carrots or cucumbers or other produce

 

SHOP MESH BAGS

 

 

MUSLIN BAGS

  

The Keeper muslin bags com in packs of 3. This means you can select the pack of 3 size that suits you, or a mixed pack of 3, one of each size. Our muslin is a very serviceable fabric. It looks great and feels great, is extremely versatile for both shopping and storage. The fabric allows for good air circulation while reducing light, perfect for room and pantry storage of produce. They excel as refrigerator storage, keeping fresh, herbs, carrots, cut pumpkin, corn, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, brussel sprouts. Also, perfect for buying bread, or grains and nuts from bulk sections.

Muslin Bags are best for buying and storing

  • Herbs and leafy items that need moisture to stay fresh. Also root veggies like carrots that prefer a damp environment like the soil they grow in.
    • Wet the bag before you pop it in the fridge so it is damp and the herbs or root veggies can use that moisture and not dry out.
  • Bulky and heavy fruits and veggies like carrots, apples, oranges, potatoes, pieces of pumpkin, sweet potato or other root veggies
  • The large size is great for big veggies like cauliflower, broccoli and kale
  • The smaller sizes are good for any produce because they are still a decent size to fit a lot of carrots or cucumbers or other produce
  • Bulk food shopping for fine items like spices, flours and seeds or any other items you may want. 
  • You can keep different flours in one large flour bin, one kind each in a muslin bag. Label the bags if you like to keep it organised, and to know when you are out of a particular kind of flour.
  • Other uses include: camping, children's toys, shoes and travel bags.

 

Other uses include: camping, children's toys, shoes and travel bags.

 

SHOP MUSLIN BAGS

 

 

POTATO BAG & ONION BAG

   

This potato bag is a beautiful bag to have on your shelf or pantry. It's natural beauty comes from the natural dyed muslin in a soft avocado colour, and our unique organic cotton/jute canvas, finished with natural wood toggles. It adds a vibrance to the kitchen.

Potatoes requires a dark airtight space to be preserved properly. We have provided the perfect storage bag for potatoes, by using the airtight organic cotton/jute canvas, that can be securely fastened using the wooden toggle to close the top of the bag.

The onion bag is designed perfect to keep onions and garlic fresh for 4 weeks minimum. Onions need both a dark place to be stored, and access to air, which is fulfilled by the mesh fabric. A drawstring with toggles enables the bag to be pulled closed.
 
More than a Spud Bag
  • You can store all varieties of potatoes and sweet potatoes, hard whole squashes like pumpkin, gem squash or gourds. 
  • Any hard skinned fruit or vegetable that needs to be kept dark and cool for longer storing. 
  • Apples and oranges, freshly harvested and never refrigerated, will keep longer in the potato bag if you want to keep them out of the fridge. 

SHOP THE POTATO BAG

 

More than an Onion Bag
  • You can store all varieties of onions, eschalots or French shallots, garlic and other allium bulbs. 
  • Thick skinned (not young) ginger, ginseng, horseradish, turmeric, lotus roots and other rhizomes 
  • Any hard skinned fruit or vegetable that needs to be kept dark and cool but wants a little air, for longer storing. 
  • Can be used in or out of the fridge.
  • Apples and oranges, freshly harvested and never refrigerated, will keep longer in the onion bag if you want to keep them out of the fridge. 

SHOP THE ONION BAG