Fairtrade bags and eco-friendly bags


Producers of fairtrade bags work with marginalised workers to help them overcome vulnerability and become economically self-sufficient. They aim to empower workers to become stakeholders in their own organisations and play a more active role in global markets, thereby achieving greater fairness and equality in international trade.


There are eco-friendly and fairtrade bags to cover every need - fashion bags, cotton bags, shopping bags, Jute bags, Fair Trade bags and recycled bags - all ethical, environmentally friendly and sustainable.

Does fair trade really make a difference?

Did you know? Five trillion plastic bags are manufactured globally each year! It takes around 1,000 years for a plastic bag to break down. In the process, toxic substances leak into the soil and enter the food chain. Approximately 1 billion seabirds and mammals die each year by ingesting plastic bags (source: Say No To Plastic Bags).

"Pollution should never be the price of prosperity." — Al Gore, in a 2000 presidential-campaign speech

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Onya Bags aim is to be The Plastic Bag Alternative

The collection of rPET Onya Bags is getting bigger all the time. **New designs include ‘Keep Calm and Carry Onya’!** An Onya Bag lasts for ages and can save hundreds of wasted plastic bags. The range of H2Onya water bottles now come with new flip-flop lids – to make sipping even easier on the go! Bottled water is as expensive as petrol, so it makes huge sense to invest in an H2Onya and refill from the tap. Finally check out the brand new Onya Lunch – a reusable sandwich wrapper - it velcros to the size you need and even label for your name!

Please use the code eco1 at the checkout to get a 15% discount. www.onyabags.co.uk


Accessory Fair

Accessory Fair is an online Fair Trade retailer offering a wide variety of stylish, high quality and great value Bags, Jewellery and Accessories.

All of their goods are sourced from BAFTS registered importers and wholesalers, and so you can be sure that the highest ethical standards are maintained in the production of the Bags, Hats, Scarves, Sarongs, Gloves, Bracelets and Necklaces that are available. www.accessoryfair.co.uk 

Freeset Bags

Freeset is a leading supplier of fair trade and ethical bags. Using recycled and natural materials, each bag tells a story of a journey to freedom. Custom made bags are also available and can provide the perfect ethical solution for your organisation. Freeset is an approved supplier with BAFTS. www.freesetbags.co.uk

Basket Basket




These baskets are all hand made and fair trade from different parts of Africa. An attractive, environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags, with a wide variety of uses. They are sturdy and hard wearing, offering years of use and excellent value for money, made with 100% natural and renewable products. Ideal for shopping, BasketBasket bags are also used for the beach, picnics, laundry, household storage and much more. Each one is chic and unique. www.basketbasket.co.uk


At Traidcraft, they stock a wide range of fairtrade bags and purses produced for them by their skilled craftspeople including handmade purses, jute eco friendly bags and beaded fair trade bags. Traidcraft have been helping to fight poverty since 1979.

eco everyday


Positive promotions with professional impact. Eco Everyday was founded as a social enterprise on the ethos that products do not need to harm the environment, By working in harmony in nature, we can still create the quality required from our consumers, and still contribute to reducing the negative impact on the environment. Ethical and environmental concerns form the heart and soul of their operations. As more and more commercial organisations and individuals become conscious of environmental issues and their social responsibility, Eco Everyday provides the perfect place for ethical minded corporations and individuals to contribute to the cause while not having to do any extra work. All you have to do is explore their range of products, find what you like, and they will do the rest.

Sativa fairtrade bags

Sativa Bags specialise in hemp bags and luggage and have a very large selection of eco-friendly clothing too. With over 20 years involvment in producing and promoting Hemp Clothing and Bags, you can be assured that they maintain only the highest eco credentials. www.sativabags.com 
Reviews and feedback

"Freeset were slick and professional to work with from the outset, we love our beautiful bags and know the money is going to a good cause. We definitely know where we will be coming if we ever need any more bags" Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

BasketBasket. " Lovely baskets, good price and quick delivery." Anon

BasketBasket. "Great baskets at excellent prices and speedy delivery!" Anon

Sativa Bags. "This is to thank you for the really efficient way your company dealt with an email enquiry I made recently and my subsequent order. In fact, I ordered the bag on the Thursday and by Saturday it had arrived. I am really impressed by your service and the bag and would not hesitate to purchase from you in future. A big thank you from a satisfied customer." Lesley


"Hi Sativabags. Just to let you know that I recieved goods Saturday morning with many thanks.
I am very pleased with my purchased and have to say, what a great invention this style of bag is. I love your range of bags, the earthly colours (that don't seem to be available anywhere else) and that they are hemp! Some vegan too! Also your service is excellent." Anne Peake
























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