Back-to-school is looming, and with it packing a daily lunch as our kids head off to school. And, because we care about the planet, parents are searching for reusables to pack their kids’ food in. Earlier this week Raspberry Kids gave us some great litterless lunch suggestions. Today we’d like to take that a little bit further by sharing GoGo Bags with you, a great local source for safe, cotton reusables.
GoGo Bags is a local company, based in North Vancouver. They were created by a mom named Anahita, who was looking for a durable, reusable bag made of 100% cotton inside and out. She couldn’t find one, so she teamed up with her mom who became GoGo Bags’ master designer and expert in sewing, and created a product.
The result is a hand-crafted, safe, cotton alternative to plastic bags, that comes in a variety of sizes. We recently had a chance to try a sandwich bag, snack bag, mini snack bag and cutlery bag.
Here’s what we love about GoGo Bags:
- The cotton fabric is food safe and easy to care for.
- The designs are fresh and fun.
- Reusables at lunch-time and snack-time are eco-friendly.
- The fold-over flap is easy to manage even for young toddlers.
- The different sizes make carrying snacks of all shapes easy.
- Unlike many reusable food storage solutions, they’re really compact inside a lunch box or bag.
- The cutlery bag is mess-proof, and keeps your spoon clean.
- They’re made in the Vancouver area by a mom-and-daughter team.
Part of a Litterless Lunch System
Because GoGo Bags are made of fabric, and don’t have any moisture barrier, they’re not going to work for all foods. You probably wouldn’t want to pack watermelon slices in your GoGo Bag, for instance. But they definitely have a place in your litterless lunch, alongside your water bottle and your waterproof containers. And because they are so compact, there will be plenty of space for the bulkier items you use to pack your soup or sliced fruit in.
All in all, we think GoGo Bags are a winner, especially if you’re on the hunt for alternatives to plastic.
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.