These carryall bags are sewn from "Tree Leather", named for its outstanding durability; they stand up so well to everyday wear and tear, it’s hard to believe they’re paper products. The industrial-grade, FSC-certified kraft paper is made from pulp that is processed in a way that leaves the long fibers unbroken, taking advantage of their natural strength and resilience.
In our testing, we soaked, poked, pulled and overstuffed the totes, all without significant wear or damage. After many months of use, the material simply gained a softer, more pliable texture.
The bags have sturdy seams and gusseted bottoms, so they stand open while you fill them and won't droop if you set them down. The small bag has comfortable woven cotton handles and, at 11" × 3 1/2" × 8 1/2", it's a good size for carrying a lunch or for use as a gift bag. The large 13 1/2" × 5" × 11 1/2" bag has soft polyurethane leatherette handles that are roomy enough to sling over a shoulder, making it a handsome alternative to an ordinary reusable shopping bag.
The bags are easy to clean by simply rinsing them off or wiping the surface with a wet, soapy cloth. And of course, because they’re paper, you can easily personalize them with paints, markers or other decorative touches. They make excellent gifts.