Monday, February 28, 2011

ChicoBag Blossom Collection Review and Giveaway...


Thanks to ChicoBag, we recently had the chance to review a stylish reusable bag from the new Blossom Collection:
About ChicoBag:
"ChicoBag™ Company is equipping humanity with tools that will help eliminate the environmental damage caused by single-use paper and plastic bags. We have done this by designing reusable bags that are durable, tasteful and most importantly unforgettable.We believe addressing even the largest of problems starts with small solutions.In early 2004, Andy Keller, now ChicoBag™ president, took a trip to his local landfill after spending the day landscaping his backyard. He was horrified by what he saw. Single-use bags were the dominant article at the landfill that day, blanketing the landscape in a thin mix of white and beige plastic. On his way home he began to notice plastic bags everywhere, caught in trees and on fence posts, half drowned in gutter puddles and blowing in the streets like urban tumbleweeds. That day Andy vowed to stop using single-use bags. Inspired, Andy dropped a few bucks on a second hand sewing machine and began sewing what would ultimately become the first ChicoBag™ brand reusable bag.Andy understood that a reusable bag was only valuable if it was reused. He knew his challenge was larger than designing any ordinary reusable bag – this reusable bag needed to be designed to be unforgettable. It needed to be small enough to tote in a pocket and have features that allowed it to clip anywhere.After countless hours, fabrics and prototypes the Original ChicoBag™ brand reusable bag, complete with an integrated stuff pouch and attached carabiner, was born. Andy’s ChicoBag™ brand reusable bags were first sold in 2005 on Earth Day at the Farmers Market in Chico, CA. Initially only available in white, the Original has evolved to include eleven color choices." About the Blossom Collection bags:
"The Blossom Collection depicts the splendor of spring and reminds us that everything comes full circle. Each design features blossoms in full bloom helping to awaken our connection with nature. The Blossom Collection is available in the shoulder-style Vita™ and is produced using sophisticated sublimation manufacturing techniques offering a softer hand feel and unsurpassed graphic quality.
The large forty-pound carrying capacity and shoulder length straps of the bag make it the ideal reusable bag to tote on any day trip or shopping outing. Like all ChicoBag™ brand styles, the Blossom Collection bags stuff into an integrated pouch and weigh only two ounces. The perfect reusable shopping bag to keep in your purse or glove box, making single-use bags a thing of the past!"
What we thought: This new line of bags is perfect for Spring!! I really enjoyed shopping with our stylish reusable bag from ChicoBag. They are definitely portable...they fold up inside themselves to be just the right size for your purse or diaper bag which is great for those times you forget the bags in the car or at home...you can always have one or two with you! I loved the variety of designs and colors, not to mention the wide range of bag styles. I especially liked the style of the Vita bags...the strap was long enough for me to throw it over my shoulder and the bag really could hold a lot of groceries! The bag was really well-made so I wasn't afraid of the bottom falling out or the straps breaking even when the bag was filled to capacity:) I loved all the compliments I got from other shoppers and store workers on our cute Blossom bag and I can't wait to use it for other things like the library or the gym:) ABCD Diaries gives ChicoBag and the new Blossom Line an A+!!
Buy It: Find these fashionable Earth-savers at ChicoBag or check the store locator for the retailer nearest you!
Win It: ChicoBag has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader a bag from the Blossom collection. To enter, follow this blog via GFC and tell us which style bag you'd like to try!

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Giveaway ends Monday, March 14, 2011 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)

Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a ChicoBag for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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