But it doesn’t have to be that way. Wonder Thunder is solving this particular plastic dilemma with reusable vegetable bags that can be stored in the refrigerator or in your cupboards once you get home. The bags are made from unbleached cotton, have an organic cotton drawstring and come in sets of three: large, medium, and small.
The creators are Sasha Barr and Meagan Claire Hall, two Tennessee transplants living in Seattle. A few years ago they started printing pocket-size bags and totes in their hallway to keep busy during a long Seattle winter. Meagan and Sasha still make all their bags by hand — both draw the pictures, then Sasha does the screen prints and Meagan does the sewing – but today they’ve expanded beyond the hallway. Their signature style is whimsical renderings of food, animals and things with faces (they drew frowning toast because it’s funnier then smiling toast, says Sasha.) Their fun graphics make these practical totes an even more enjoyable alternative to those little plastic bags of guilt.