Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. The benefits of organic cotton production have far reaching effects from soil health, flora and fauna to welfare.
The paper wrap packaging is made with recycled paper.
Bags are made ethically in India.
Turtle Bags put human rights at the top of their agenda, they are a registered importer with BAFTS (The British Association for fair trade shops and suppliers).
As such they commit to the 10 Principles that Fair Trade Organisations:
1: Create Opportunities for Economically Disadvantaged Producers
2: Transparency and Accountability
3: Fair Trading Practices
4: Payment of a Fair Price
5: Ensuring no Child Labour/ Forced Labour
6: Commitment to Non Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association
7: Ensuring Good Working Conditions
8: Providing Capacity Building
9: Promoting Fair Trade
10: Respect for the Environment
Cool wash only
Way back in 2001 when plastic bags were still spilling off the end of our supermarket tills, Turtle Bags was established to raise awareness of the hazards of plastic bags and sell alternatives.
Plastic in our seas is a problem which is invisible to most of us in our daily lives but will be causing problems for many decades disrupting food chains and suffocating sea life.
Leatherback Turtles travel to British Waters looking for jellyfish. Sadly they mistake our discarded plastic bags for their favourite food. Inspired by turtles, our Turtle Bags are a practical reminder that plastic never goes away
Turtle Bags are based in Worcestershire in the UK and they work with their fair trade partners who share their environmental values to supply environmentally friendly bags.