FAQs

Reusable Shopping Bag

Tell us more about the product, what are the dimensions?
A b.b.begonia bag is 19.5 inches wide and 16.5 inches long. The bag can fold up to a small compact roll 4 inch by 1.5 inch in diameter. The bag is lightweight and weighs just 1.4 ozs. However it is made of super strong 100% polyester fabric with reinforced seams. Each bag can comfortably hold up to at least 45 lbs of weight which is almost equivalent to weight carried by two plastic grocery bags.

All dyes used in the printing process are eco-friendly and no carcinogenic amides are used.

How do I wash my bags ?
Machine wash cold, line dry. However if you wish to lower your carbon footprint, we recommend that you wash your bags only when needed.

Is there a warranty ?
All b.b.begonia bags have a 1 year limited warranty against defects in material and workmanship. Please return the defective product to the original store of purchase.

We take great pride in the quality of our products and would appreciate your feedback if you are not happy with your purchase for any reason whatsoever.

Where are b.b.begonia bags made?
The prints on the b.b.begonia bags are designed and developed in Winnipeg, Canada and manufactured in China.

Our goal is to make affordable, quality products. Central to this goal is a belief that these bags be made in a way that respects the people who manufacture it. This means safer working conditions, legal working hours, and a reasonable pay for work done. We only work with factories that aspire to implement fair labour practices.

How do I fold my b.b.begonia bag?


How green or environment-friendly is the b.b.begonia bag ?
Heavy duty multiple use shopping bags are often considered environmentally better than single-use paper or plastic shopping bags. A sturdy, reusable bag needs to be used 11 times to have lower environmental impact than using 11 disposable plastic bags.

It takes more than four times as much energy to manufacture a paper bag as it does to manufacture a plastic bag. And, most paper comes from tree pulp, so the impact of paper bag production on forests is enormous. In 1999, 14 million trees were cut to produce the 10 billion paper grocery bags used by Americans that year alone. Paper bag production delivers a global warming double-whammy as forests (major absorbers of greenhouse gases) have to be cut down and then the subsequent manufacturing of bags produce greenhouse gases.

There is some debate about the use of biodegradable bags as well. Both biodegradable bags and regular plastic bags require almost similar amount of energy and natural resource to produce. And the use of biodegradable bags does nothing to reduce our consumption of bags which is at the root of the problem. Most importantly, the garbage collection in most towns and cities is not sophisticated enough to sort out biodegradable bags from regular plastic bags. As such they end up in regular landfills and do not decompose easily due to lack of exposure to sun, air and moisture.

While the b.b.begonia bags are made of polyester (which use fossil fuels), it is extremely durable (polyester fibre has very high tenacity) and will last for years. The reusable aspect of this bag makes it very environment friendly, as it reduces waste and eliminates the use of one-time use products.

What are the other uses of the b.b.begonia bag aside from grocery shopping ? b.b.begonia bags are a lifestyle choice if you wish to bag beautifully. You can use them for groceries, gym, pool, beach, trail, mountains, for picnics, the hockey rink and even for travel.

Do men use b.b.begonia bags?
Well, of course! Our bags in solid colors (group name Terrasax) are especially designed and targeted towards the men of the society. We also have a variety of prints that are unisex.

If I don’t have plastic bags, what can I use for garbage disposal in my house ? We recommend the use of biodegradable and compostable kitchen and pet waste bags.