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Plastic free - Fregie sack

I bought these neat little Fregie sack reusable bags from a health-food store recently and found them really useful at the Nanango markets last week.  I probably should sew some of my own, but this was so easy and convenient!

I used them for almost all the produce I bought
(just one sneaky bag with pineapples, sometime the salespeople
put things in bags before you can stop them!)

The Freggie sacks

Comments

  1. Love those! I've been wondering whether such a product existed. I just screw up the plastic bags that the supermarket provides for veggies and reuse them, but will look at switching to fregiebags and will post link on my blog too.

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  2. I make those bags too but I'm all sold out, but they are just so easy to make.

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  3. There's a lady I know who sells these locally at all the markets. When I see them I'm astounded that anyone would buy such a cheap, easy to make and obviously simple net bag!! sewing 101 really couldn't get any simpler (that's NO offense to you for buying them by the way - good on you for supporting their green incentive).
    BUT saying that. There's a market for simple things. They're cheap and most people are too busy. Even if people do go home and make their own, the makers of the Freggie bag have helped the world become a little greener by influence.

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