What is RPET?
Our recycled fabric is made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which found in plastic bottles. Our fabric is certified by the Global Recycled Standard. By using this for all our products we are rescuing these bottles from going to landfill or polluting our oceans. We give new life to waste, creating bags that not only sustainable but also actively benefit the planet!
How is it made?
100% OF OUR PRODUCTS ARE MADE FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES
❥ Recycling used plastic bottles to make our fabric reduces the waste going into our landfills and polluting our oceans.
❥ RPET Uses 33-35% less energy in production than polyester.
❥ 80% off the plastic bottles we buy end up in landfill.
❥ 60 million plastic bottles go to waste every day globally.
❥ It takes 1000 years for one bottle to decompose.
❥ Unfortunately some 'eco' bags are not actually ecological for the environment. Cotton and paper bags actually cost so much more in energy to produce than plastic. You need to reuse them 7,000 to 20,000 times to have the same cumulative environmental impact (water use, energy etc) as a classic plastic bag.
WHAT IS A KIND BAG?
We put a lot of time and efforts to make our bag more practical, useful, beautiful and unique than any other bags on the market.
It's not just another reusable shopping bag. Kind Bag is so much more caring for both you and the planet.
100% made from recycled plastic bottles.
Did you know single plastic bags have the average life of only 15 mins? Did you know 80% of plastic bottles we buy end up in landfill and it takes up to 1000 years for one bottle to decompose? To tackle this environmental issue, we decided to rescue these plastic bottles from going to landfill in order to reduce the use of single use plastic bags. We turn waste into beautiful, reusable and 100% recyclable bags to support your life to be a little kinder to the planet.
Fits everyone's style. Be kind to the planet, in a fashionable way.
One of our goals is to support your eco-friendly lifestyle without compromising your style. We strive to create a wide variety of designs in our collection so it can be introduced to everyone's unique, individual style. We believe that you can find your favourite bag in our big collection!
Wide handles for your comfort. Wide bottom for the big capacity, holding 20kg.
Our bag has wider straps to distribute the weight on you shoulder. The wide bottom means it can carry a lot more than it looks. In fact, Kind Bag can fit the capacity of 2-3 regular plastic bags! It's more than enough for any occasion, such as going to the gym, beach, grocery shopping, picnic, or even wrapping your gift.
Silky, smooth touch.
Once you touch our bag, you can feel the difference. Our recycled fabric has a nice smooth touch and makes less noise. This silky fabric keeps our bag very light, weighing 50g only and highly durable at the same time.
Take it everywhere you go.
Our big bag can fit in the attached small pouch for you to slip it in your pocket or another bag to take it everywhere you go. Can you believe that this small 13 x 12cm pouch becomes a large, 30 x 64cm bag with 17cm gusset?
Never lose the pouch.
Have you ever bought a reusable bag with a separate pouch - and lost it straightaway? Well, we have, and that's why we're keeping the pouch attached to the bag itself, so you never lose this little but useful bit. You can also use it as a pocket to keep small items like keys, lip balm, and hand sanitiser.
Water resistant to protect your important items.
Our bag is also water resistant*, meaning your items inside are safe under a sudden shower or by the beach.
*not fully waterproof
Machine washable. Keep it clean at all times.
You can throw our Kind Bag into the washing machine for 30 degrees to keep it clean without fading its bright colour. It dries very quickly, unlike cotton bags, so you don't run out of your favourite grocery bag.
Giving back more.
We're always seeking ways to contribute more to the world. One of the contributions we make, in addition to reducing plastic waste, is to support charities; currently we donate 1% of our sales, whether we make profits or not, to 4 organisations via Work For Good (1% of sales divided into 0.25% for each charity).
The organisations we support are: Just One Ocean, Breast Cancer Haven, WWF UK and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Why choose "100% recycled" material?
There're so many different reusable bags out in the market to choose from - from cotton, plastic, paper and more. There's of course a reason why we're going for 100% recycled RPET material.
Unfortunately some "eco" bags are not actually ecological for the environment. Except for the plastic pollution in the ocean and landfill, plastic bags are actually the most environmentally-friendly option. Cotton and paper bags actually cost so much more energy to produce, and you need to reuse 7,000 to 20,000 times to have same cumulative environmental impact (water use, energy use, etc.) as a classic plastic bag (source: Denmark’s ministry of environment and food).
So, we believe retrieving plastic waste before polluting the ocean or be stuck in landfill for several hundred years, is a kinder option for our reusable bags.
The Kinder Option
This is why we believe RPET is by far the kindest option for both people and the planet. We've rescued over 5 million plastic bottles so far. Join our mission to help us reduce plastic pollution and create a new generation of concious consumers!