Unique Features of Cotton Bags

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall. Same goes when we are talking about the cotton bags in context of its unique features of being environment-friendly, sustainable and reusable nature as compared to plastic or paper bags in making a difference everyday to save the environment.

Let us go through some unique features of these cotton bags:


Cotton bags are made from renewable natural fibers which are strong in nature as compared to those plastic bags which are made from polyethylene which are derived from natural gas and petroleum. If we look into the process of making the plastic bags, it releases many harmful and polluted by-products into the atmosphere, which itself takes thousand years to decompose and hence is harmful for the environment. But, these cotton bags are woven from thread procured from the plants and since cotton is a plant product, it is ultimately biodegradable.


Cotton bags are thicker and can be used repeatedly as compared to the single-use plastic or paper bags.. In general, cotton bags are larger than any other plastic bags, so they are capable of holding more items. Plastic grocery store bags can also be reused but only once or twice because those bags can easily damage due to overloading and cannot be reused further. Same with the paper bags, they won’t get damaged or will take time to tear out but it loses its integrity if they become wet.


Nowadays, these cotton bags are in the race with other bag material alternatives to make a style statement. Plastic bags are usually transparent and have the brand logo or store names printed on them, whereas you can find a variety of colors, shapes and sizes in cotton bags that can easily match your personal style and preferences. Cotton bags are not only used for shopping purposes, they make an attractive tote for carrying a variety of everyday items as well. People carry them in their day to day life, to classes, to their workplace or to outings. Designer cotton bags with some motivational quotes or peppy slogans can be bought from retailers or online stores, whereas some consumers sew their own personalized bags.

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