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    Default :) look what I made for Noah, Brooklyn.

    I ordered some of these from Heartsy for Noah and Brooklyn



    re useable , washable snack bags

    I'm really searching for ways to reduce, reuse and eliminate as much plastic as possible


    The inside is a water resistant material with velcro to keep it closed

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    I love them Are you going to sell them?
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    I bet you could make those Tan!
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    Very nice
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    I have been looking into getting some of these, too, but a teacher friend cautioned me about it. A lot of people are not using food-safe fabrics and some break down after washing. My friend teaches high school and she was going to have her grade 12 leadership class investigate and research what material would be appropriate for use with food. They were then going to make some as a fundraiser for a school they are building in Africa. I must email her and see what she found out. I, too, Tan, would like to cut down on lunchtime waste!
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    what kind of fabric did you use for the lining? have you tried washing them a few times in the washing machine??

    I looked at some materials last time I was in the states, but ended up not buying any

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    Most of the bags seem to use 100% Polyester with Water Resistant Polyurethane Laminate Coating.

    I'm not sure where you'd buy that.

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    awesome love them!
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    Is this like instead of ziplock bags?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upsidedownmuffin View Post
    Most of the bags seem to use 100% Polyester with Water Resistant Polyurethane Laminate Coating.

    I'm not sure where you'd buy that.
    On further research I'm finding that PUL as it's called supposedly isn't food safe? Not sure why it's been used in absolutely everyone's bags. . .anyway there is some debate online.

    Some people suggested this instead: ProCare Waterproof Fabric

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    Quote Originally Posted by newmum2 View Post
    I bet you could make those Tan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyandBlessed View Post
    I have been looking into getting some of these, too, but a teacher friend cautioned me about it. A lot of people are not using food-safe fabrics and some break down after washing. My friend teaches high school and she was going to have her grade 12 leadership class investigate and research what material would be appropriate for use with food. They were then going to make some as a fundraiser for a school they are building in Africa. I must email her and see what she found out. I, too, Tan, would like to cut down on lunchtime waste!
    I would appreciate that
    Quote Originally Posted by JeWill View Post
    what kind of fabric did you use for the lining? have you tried washing them a few times in the washing machine??

    I looked at some materials last time I was in the states, but ended up not buying any
    I haven't washed them at all yet, plan to put them to the test in the next 2 weeks
    The fabric is the kind you would use for bib backing, windbreaker jackets ect.

    Quote Originally Posted by princess2808 View Post
    Is this like instead of ziplock bags?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Upsidedownmuffin View Post
    On further research I'm finding that PUL as it's called supposedly isn't food safe? Not sure why it's been used in absolutely everyone's bags. . .anyway there is some debate online.

    Some people suggested this instead: ProCare Waterproof Fabric
    I think it may be the same kind as what they are selling.

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    I bought some off Etsy last summer for DD1. I think I bought about 8? 4 large and 4 small. I've never had to use a ziplock bag for her lunch. LOVE them.

    Use them for anything that's dry - sandwiches, crackers, rasins, etc. And they will also keep cut up fruit, strawberries, oranges, apples until lunch time. If cut up fruit is in there all day the outside of the bag is a bit damp.

    I don't put mine in the washing machine, did once and the velcro ruined a few things sticking to it. I wash em with the regular dishes and dry em overnight on the dish rack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colleen View Post
    I bought some off Etsy last summer for DD1. I think I bought about 8? 4 large and 4 small. I've never had to use a ziplock bag for her lunch. LOVE them.

    Use them for anything that's dry - sandwiches, crackers, rasins, etc. And they will also keep cut up fruit, strawberries, oranges, apples until lunch time. If cut up fruit is in there all day the outside of the bag is a bit damp.

    I don't put mine in the washing machine, did once and the velcro ruined a few things sticking to it. I wash em with the regular dishes and dry em overnight on the dish rack.

    awesome

    I'll hand wash and dry the ones I've made, I'm going to send them to school with B and B for the rest of the school year

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    Those are such a great idea! I'll definitely be making some of those once my kids are school age!
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    I have bought a bunch called RUME from goneshopping.ca. They are FANTASTIC and wash great and are made of food safe material. They cost a bit (3 for about $15) but they come in different sizes and prints and last very well. I think I've seen them at Chapters sometimes too.

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