Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
This GOTS1 certified organic cotton messenger bag fits an A4 pad, iPad and whatever else you need. It has a long strap to go over your head and shoulder and the bag closes with a roll down mechanism at the top. And, when you have finished with it, it rolls up conveniently into a toggle, so that you can put it in your pocket. Popular with both girls and guys and available in five “warm” colors.
Rolls up into toggle
Top rolls down to close
Long diagonal strap
Iron with care
32cm (w) x 4cm (d) x 40cm (h)
Available in 5 ‘warm’ colors
The “roll down mechanism” at the top, that then is being closed by means of a wooden toggle, very much resembles the way haversacks and such were closed in times long past.
What I like especially about those bags are the wooden toggles made from (fallen) branches and this would also be a great idea for small items from coppicing woodworking operations.
That is not to say that I don't like the bags per se. I do, and the concept for this new lifestyle brand.
OK, there is little new, generally, as regards to cotton and other reusable shopping bags, messenger bags, totes and such, but it is the concept behind it that is a more or less new one and a good one to boot. A percentage of the profits of all sales goes to marine conservation and the main idea is to prevent plastic getting into the oceans.
At £8.00 for this bag the price is certainly not going to break the bank either.
For more information see: http://thewhalecompany.co.uk/
1The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.