Esse Reusable Bags Review and Giveaway


Holly at Esse Reusable Bags was kind enough to send me for review a CarryAll Tote.

About the Company
esse = life/living That’s what it's all about…life and living together on this planet, now and for future generations. Esse - Everyday Shopping Solutions for the Earth was created for just that reason. Their mission is to provide a SIMPLE, SMART & STYLISH alternative to one-time use bags by offering a complete reusable shopping bag system. Esse bags are designed for all types of shopping…for everyone, everyday, every time.

The average American uses well over 300 plastic bags a year and less than 3% of those bags ever get recycled appropriately. And paper bags? 14 million trees are cut down annually just to make our "one-time use" grocery bags. The recycling of those bags uses tremendous amounts of water and energy. We really need to change our habits. And we need to do it now. Using reusable bags is only one small step towards taking care of the earth but it is one that is easy to adopt if you have the right tools. Together, we really can make a difference and Esse's goal is to help make the transition, just a little easier.

How to use esse bags

The CarryAll Tote stores all your reusable bags in one cute and convenient tote! The Tote has pockets for all your reusable bags as well as extra pockets for coupons, lists, receipts, whatever!

The Everyday Bag folds, rolls and is secured by an elastic band. The Everyday Bag replaces plastic bags every time you shop! Leave one in your tote for carrying meats and anything that may leak and always have at least one in your purse or briefcase for on-the-fly shopping.

The Produce Bag allows you to Wash, Shop & Store all in one bag! Replaces the flimsy one-time use produce bags found in the bulk isle. You can fit up to 4 Produce Bags in the side pocket of the Tote or hang a 6 Pak on the handle.

The Grocery Bag folds into an 8" square and is designed to replace the brown paper bag - great for dry and canned goods. Up to 5 will fit inside the main body of the CarryAll Tote.

My Review
I received Esse's CarryAll Tote for review in the giraffe print to the left. This included 3 grocery bags, 2 produce bags, and 1 everyday bag. All bags are of good size and quality. These are very sturdy bags and actually hold a lot of items. Each bag folds up and fits very nicely into the giraffe print CarryAll Tote. I'm usually the type of person that can never get anything to fold back up like it was before and fit back into the box, bag, etc. but these bags folded up very easily and fit right back just like they were when I first took them out, but just in case folding instructions are included.

I was amazed at how many items each bag could hold and also with how many bags this small CarryAll Tote could hold. I was able to comfortably do my shopping for the day just using this CarryAll Tote and with all the bags it held I didn't have to resort to using a plastic bag in the store, not even for produce as I had produce bags included in this CarryAll Tote, which I have never seen any other company but Esse offer before.

I love that this CarryAll Tote has room on the front or the back for extras like my coupons, shopping list, pen, keys, etc. I always had to put each of those items in a separate place before but now I can keep them in one place and it's a great feeling to know that everything I need for my shopping trip is in one place and easy to get to.

It also feels good to have a stylish bag to shop with. I have seen some cute reusable shopping bags before but I really like the giraffe print that Esse offers. I would choose this over a plain bag from another company any day.

Giveaway
Esse Reusable Bags would like to offer one of my readers the same CarryAll Tote that I received in their choice of design so you can see for yourself just how amazing these bags really are.

Main Entry: Visit Esse Reusable Bags and tell me another product that you would like to have or something that you learned from the site. Please be sure you include your email address in this comment or that it is available to me in your profile so I know where to contact you if you win. If this is not done your entry will not count.

Extra Entries: Want more entries? You can do any of the following and leave a separate comment for each. Your comment is your entry so please leave the appropriate number of comments for each extra entry.

- Follow my blog on Google Friend Connect and leave your name in a comment.
- Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment telling me who you are.
- Follow Esse Reusable Bags on Twitter and leave a comment telling me who you are.
- Tweet this giveaway and leave me the link (You can do this once daily for an extra entry for each tweet).

Win a CarryAll Tote (a complete reusable shopping bag system) @theladya from @esse_bags http://tinyurl.com/2u9zedm #giveaway PLS RT!

This contest will end on July 12th at 11:59 p.m. and I will notify the winner sometime the next day. U.S. and Canada residents only. The winner will be drawn via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to winning notification email before I draw another winner or do a live giveaway.

Disclosure: I received a sample for the purpose of this review but no other type of compensation was received. This has no bearing on my completely honest review above. My opinions of this product which I have shared are my own and may differ from yours.

90 comments:

  1. I would love too try the produce bag. I'm a twiitrr fan and I'm tweeting about your products @burgmissy

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  2. Over $50 is a free shipping order on their website! That is what I learned. Very cool product. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  5. i follow you on twitter @desmoinesdealin scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I love the Everyday Bag.

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  7. I follow your blog (Melanie).

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  8. I follow you on Twitter (@Melanie_Vautour)

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  9. I now follow Esse Reusable Bags on Twitter.

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  10. I tweeted http://twitter.com/Melanie_Vautour/status/17117418459

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  11. I love the everyday bag!

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  12. Daily tweet:
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  14. The Carry All Tote in Toille is one of my favourites. I also like the Daisy Duo pattern. Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  16. I'm following you on twitter. yeslech. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  17. I'm following Esse on twitter. yeslech.
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  18. Tweeted again:
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  19. The tote with the leaves on it looks adorable!

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  21. Following on twitter
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  22. Following Esse on twitter @mommydskitchen

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  28. I'd like to try the everyday bag
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  30. I really like the everyday bag!
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  35. I would like to try a produce bag!
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  39. I love the toille tote
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  43. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/Melanie_Vautour/status/17908628372

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  44. I love the Everyday bag in green!


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  46. follow Esse On twitter (@kcmichigan)

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  48. I would definitely love to try the produce bags!

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  49. I follow via GFC (Claude Campeau)

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  50. The three pack in blue is very cute. I love that blue color! ;)

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  51. I now follow you on Twitter. @lavonnelong is my username.

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  52. I now follow Esse bags on Twitter. @lavonnelong is my username.

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  53. Tweet: http://twitter.com/lavonnelong/statuses/17928003548

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  54. Tweet: http://twitter.com/Melanie_Vautour/status/17936626346

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  56. I would like the produce bags
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  58. I'd like the produce bags.

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  63. Tweet : http://twitter.com/Melanie_Vautour/status/18104344365

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  65. I'd love to use their The Produce Bag so I can stop using the bags at the grocery store. I always feel like I have to put my produce in them & cringe each & everytime.

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  66. I follow your blog via google friend connect as Shannon :-)

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  67. I follow you on twitter @luv_mydachshund

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  69. I would love to try the produce bags
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  70. I am following via google connect.
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  71. I'd love to get produce bags. I try so hard to cut back on the bags I get, but sometimes it seems like there is no way around picking up at least a few product bags.

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  72. Tweet : http://twitter.com/Melanie_Vautour/status/18196137270

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  76. Daily tweet :-)

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  78. Tweet : http://twitter.com/Melanie_Vautour/status/18346940002

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  79. I absolutely love the carry all tote in houndstooth! itscindisworld at yahoo dot com

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  80. I am following via google friend connect, Cindi Thornton, itscindisworld at yahoo dot com

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  81. I am following on twitter, http://twitter.com/itscindisworld, itscindisworld at yahoo dot com

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  82. I'd love some of the produce bags!

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  87. I really like the produce bags!!

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