ChicoBag Duffel rePETe is a lightweight, ego friendly, full-sized duffel made of durable. recycled PET ripstop fabric.
I received the Duffel rePETe in Amethyst to facilitate my review.*
The large main zipper compartment holds the essentials with ease and features three internal mesh compartments for easy access to smaller items. With a removable shoulder strap, easy to grab handles and a separate front zippered picket, making this duffel the perfect companion on any trip.
When not in use the entire duffel bag stuffs into the front zipper pocket for convenient storage making this Duffel the ideal accessory for Eco-conscious consumers on the go.
Throw it in your suitcase for unplanned souvenirs on your next vacation or make it your daily carryall. The Duffel rePETe is made of 86% recycled content and lists the recycled materials used in production on the back side of the pouch.
The Duffel rePETe retails for $39.99 at ChicoBag.com
In 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 visually 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 ten color choices.
In 2008, ChicoBag introduced trademarked rePETe products as part of an evolving effort to reduce our environmental impact. rePETe is a term we use to help our customers identify which ChicoBag brand products are made using recycled content. Every product with the rePETe logo is manufactured using recycled materials. Our rePETe products bring us one step closer to providing consumers with a closed loop solution.
ChicoBag is now an industry leader in the compact reusable bag movement and a leading innovator of fashionable, lightweight, bags and packs that can be easily stuffed into an integrated pouch. ChicoBag provides a wide array of reusable bags that are meant to deliver solutions to every lifestyle.
Facts taken from ChicoBag.com
A member of our family is an OTR-Driver aka Over The Road Truck Driver. Meaning he is gone for a day’s requiring him to carry extra clothing. The ChicoBag is light weight and easy for him to carry to and from his job. The bag can be washed if it becomes dirty. Earning an extra two thumbs up from me! I love the fact it is made from recycled products! Over all I would highly recommend the ChicoBag Duffel to friends and family!
ChicoBag is giving one Passport To Frugal reader the opportunity to win a ChicoBag Duffel just like the one our family reviewed (winner can choose color of their new bag).
In order to enter this giveaway you will need to visit this page and enter via the Rafflecopter form. Good Luck!
Happy Holidays Bonnie~ aka LeahSay (LeeSay one word).
*Note facts and pictures may/may not be taken from the above mentioned site(s) or supplied by myself.