Posts Tagged ‘bag’

Compact Tote – Genius

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The nifty Compact Tote unfolds into a sturdy bag ideal for spontaneous shopping and folds back into a neat pouch when not in use.

It is literally a compact end to all excuses for not using a reusable bag !:) By consistently using a reusable bag a typical urban resident can easily save 300 plastic bags from polluting the planet . A small (consistent) action that goes a long way towards making this a Clean(er) Planet.

Watch the Compact Tote Genius in action !

* Available in a range of contemporary , eco stylish designs at the Clean Planet Store .



Clean Planet Online Store coming soon…

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Since the time Clean Planet has been launched we’re delighted , over whelmed , inspired by the love and appreciation we’ve received from the growing Clean Planet community across the world. While Clean Planet totes are available at several locations there’s a huge part of the planet we are currently not available at. Friends and fans of Clean Planet write in with their requests and we accept their requirements (esp when the totes are not available in retail in their city) . Doing this for a few months sparked off the idea to create the Clean Planet Store on-line.

We’ve been working on the Clean Planet on-line store that will be launched soon. Months of work, spirited debate (that continues) , joy , care, anticipation , planning are some of the ingredients going into the making of the store. It’s our first time ever. We’re loving every bit of it.

We would love to hear your views , ideas , suggestions for what you would love to see in YOUR Clean Planet store .You could also share your experiences , concerns , joy , expectations about online purchases which will help us understand your perspective .  And oh , inspire us by sharing about your fav online store and what you love about them.

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Charm us with your feedback and ideas . You’ll win our appreciation and a gift !:)

Cool look with the 'Bag of the Year'

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Create joy with the 'Bag of the Year'

Monday, January 17th, 2011

A cool way to use your ‘Bag of the Year’ .

Hang in your cupboard or room to store all the happy memories of 2011..letters from loved ones , birthday cards, your accomplishments etc. Dive into the bag at any time of the year and fish out a happy memory. The joy it brings will send out vibrations to attract even more joy !:)

Hmmm….maybe we should call this ‘Bag of 2011 Joy’ !:)

The starfish and you

Monday, September 20th, 2010

One morning an elderly man was walking on a nearly deserted beach. He came upon a boy surrounded by thousands and thousands of starfish. As eagerly as he could, the youngster was picking them up and throwing them back into the ocean.

Puzzled, the older man looked at the young boy and asked, “Little boy, what are you doing?”

The youth responded without looking up, “I’m trying to save these starfish, sir.”

The old man chuckled aloud, and queried, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”

Holding a starfish in his hand, the boy turned to the man and, gently tossing the starfish into the water, said, “It will make a difference to that one!”

It makes a difference that you carry a reusable bag daily and thereby reduce usage of plastic bags.

It makes a difference that you smile and and add to the joy quotient of the universe.

Your star fishes are waiting for you..

Make the most of your newspaper

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

What do you do after you have read the newspaper ?

1. Wrap gifts – no more hunting for gift wrapping paper . Neatly pack gifts in newspaper . Make a card with left over regular paper and pieces of cloth / use a flamboyant fabric to tie the unusual ensemble

2. Make envelopes from newspaper . Splash a bit of color . And voila – you have  envelopes that make you feel like writing letters.

3. Pens from newspaper (not possible perhaps to make at home )

4. Newspaper bags – use fabric strips to make the handles , color the bag , stencil messages on the bag

5. On days when you can’t get dried leaves – add newspaper shreds to your composting bin.

Why use a cloth bag ?

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Why use a cloth bag when retailers recklessly and generously hand out plastic bags of varying sizes considering -

- Plastic Bags save you the effort of carrying a cloth / reusable bag with you.

- Plastic Bags can be used as bin liners

- Plastic bags can be used to store veggies in the refrigerator

- If the plastic bag is that of a fancy brand – you get to let your friends , colleagues , neighbors and all in visual range know that you are able to afford the fancy brand in question. Carrying it again and again establishes beyond doubt that you are a person that frequently buys that brand = you have taste + the financial resources to do so.

-Carrying multiple bags shows you’ve been shopping = you can afford it.

Why use a cloth bag ?

- There are innumerable everyday objects for which we don’t have easily available / alternatives to plastic – toothpaste , toothbrush , razor , primary food packaging (e.g oil , pulses , bread , biscuits), plastic water bottles , kitchen containers . These few items alone are enough for an average urban resident to be responsible for a hillock (if not mountain ) of plastic in his/her lifetime. At this point in time we don’t have easily alternatives (or even answers) for some of these everyday items that come in plastic. With a bag at least you have a CHOICE.

- Plastic does not bio-degrade . At least we won’t be alive to witness it . The plastic bag you use is going to hang around on the planet long after we are gone.

- Lives of birds , animals, marine life are threatened by the plastic remnants . They die due to ingestion of plastic . Those that survive undergo mutation . Would you like it if consequences of the thoughtless actions of another species affected your health and the duration of your life ?

- The plastic we throw away enters the food chain of human beings through animals , birds and marine life.

- We already have the challenge of dealing with depleting natural resources , pollution,  consequences of climate change, terrorism, poverty . From being stuck in the problem end of the equation we need to move to being part of the solution. Governments alone are not responsible for the state of the planet . All of mankind is . No government forces us to use plastic , to leave the tap open , to drive around pointlessly burning fuel , to not reach out to someone whose life we can impact .

The changes needed to make this a sustainable planet need us to participate . Not just by clicking answers on some internet poll. Participate by making tangible , consistent changes.

Your actions matter. Every action matters.


Saturday, April 24th, 2010

The ultimate eco bag !

It may not be possible for all to expertly and quickly fashion stable bags from cloth . We can however use cloth creatively wrap gifts.

Ditch wrapping paper . Instead use cloth – old saris , stoles , scarves, dupattas . Being in the clothing biz we get fabric swatches of varying dimensions on a regular basis . Some of them are used to wrap objects , gifts . The end result is always delightful – for us and the recipient.

p.s – we’ve been thinking about the number of items one can make from a sari. In a few weeks we should be able to share the fun creations from a sari

Carry your ideas..

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Most products come with a recommended wash care. Here’s a recommended list of contents to carry in your Clean Planet bag

In your Clean Planet bag do carry with you a note book , a bottle of water , a handkerchief and possibly a book to read…

In our harried urban lives most of us are unlikely to experience the luxury of vast tracts of time on a daily basis to nurture our ideas and dreams . What we do get is precious moments which if honored can foster creativity , originality , joy , satisfaction and meaningful action.

Clean Planet would not be what it is today if it were not for a notebook (now – notebooks) in which ideas were written for months. Ideas are like gentle birds that perch on a branch for a moment before they fly away. Write them down and follow your inspiration with action. There’s no limit to what you can create.

Believe , Dream , Create

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

‘Clean Planet’ is the outcome of a vision of a sustainable world . And the belief that we CAN through our sustained individual and collective action bring that world to life..

Welcome to the world of Clean Planet.