Using 100% cotton fabrics, we create strong shopping bags that you can easily fold and carry with you everywhere. Instead of repeatedly purchasing a new plastic bag each time you go shopping or do your groceries, we encourage you to invest in one durable tote bag that you will enjoy carrying everyday. Get yourself a unique bag in a colourful print that you really like. Discover the ROSE&ZACH tote bags
At ROSE&ZACH we aim to have a positive impact on the planet and in our communities, starting with our hometown of Ghent. We encourage and applaud all initiatives that contribute to positive change. Last week, Ghent en Garde was recognised by the United Nations with a Global Climate Action Award for creating structural change through local food policy. In 2009, Ghent was the first city in the world to officially introduce a vegetarian day. Read more about our Thursday Veggie Day.
Since August 2017, it is strictly forbidden to produce, sell or use single-use plastic bags in Kenya. With penalties up to 4 years in prison or $40.000, Kenya has the world's toughest ban on plastic bags. As explained in a Reuters 2017 article, here's why Kenya takes the ban very seriously: "Many bags drift into the ocean, strangling turtles, suffocating seabirds and filling the stomachs of dolphins and whales with waste until they die of starvation." "In Nairobi’s slaughterhouses, some cows destined for human consumption had 20 bags removed from their stomachs." Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jedimentat/7576773812
According to Vogue, "this summer's best beach bag is also an everyday tote". We couldn't agree more ;-) Have a look at our limited edition colourful Summer Collection
Plastic has its advantages. However there are significant negative consequences linked to the production and use of single-use plastic bags, straws, cans, etc. The recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme gives very interesting insight. In Africa, several countries including Kenya and Rwanda have banned the production, distribution and use of plastic bags. Source: UNEP (2018). SINGLE-USE PLASTICS: A Roadmap for Sustainability