The ideal produce bags to help you eliminate single use plastic bags and polystyrene trays from your shopping. Reduce waste and keep your fruit and vegetables fresher for longer. The breathable quality of this natural jute mesh material lets oxygen circulate when storing your produce at home, helping to reduce food waste.
Verdonce jute bags are carefully crafted by hand in Spain out from the finest, locally sourced sustainable materials. Rest assured in the knowledge that you are supporting local artisans with a full guarantee of decent working and environmental conditions.
At the end of their life these jute shopping bags are totally compostable or biodegradable.
Bag size guide
Here are some examples to give you a better idea of the maximum capacity for each of the different bag sizes with different kinds of food. The mesh nature of the bags means that they expand when you add produce.
Small bag: This bag can hold around 4 pears, 3 onions, 4 tomatoes or 2 bananas. In the case of veggies or nuts we estimate an approximate maximum capacity of 500gr.
Medium bag: This bag can hold approximately 7 pears, 5 apples, 5 medium onions, 6 bananas, 9 tomatoes or 8 carrots. The maximum recommended load is around 1.5kg. when it comes to storing legumes or dried fruit and nuts.
Large bag: Our largest bag can hold up to 10 pears, 8 apples, 8 onions, 9 bananas, 12 tomatoes or 12 carrots. When it comes to storing legumes or dried fruit and nuts we estimate they can hold up to a maximum of 2.5kg.
You can use these bags for so many things in addition to your zero-waste bulk shopping. They’re great for carrying snacks, personal hygiene products, accessories, wooden pegs or even shoes.
Washing & care
Wash by hand or on the gentle cycle at a maximum of 30º c. You can also sponge down with a little water and detergent or add a few drops of apple cider vinegar to the water. Always wash with care. As this is a natural material it can shrink a little on first wash. It’s best to dry in fresh air out of direct sunlight to avoid damage. For a perfect finish you can dry iron with a cool iron while damp.
We ship in unbleached cardboard boxes or envelopes which can be reused or recycled. To seal the packages we only use paper adhesive tape which is much more environmentally friendly alternative to regular plastic adhesive tape.