The Swag Large Natural
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Food waste is not only an issue for the household budget (and that is a significant issue as 1/3 of all food produced is lost or wasted), it actually has a huge impact on our environment given that food waste accounts for 8% of greenhouse gas emissions (OzHarvest). This new product aims to reduce that-and it works exceptionally well to do so! 100% natural, The Swag is made from unbleached cotton and has 3 layers to protect, hydrate and extend the life of your fruit and veg in a very simple way. I had previously used damp tea towels for some veggies to attempt the same thing which works quite well but I was surprised how much better these worked (and how much nicer and easier they are to use) than the old faithful tea towel. Just dampen the bag before putting your produce in and then sprinkle evry few days or so. If you are not getting 2 weeks of 'optimal freshness' from your produce on average, you may need to play around with the water levels. You can use them for dry goods too such as onions and potatoes.
I love that you can do your big grocery shop fortnightly after planning appropriately and don't have to go and get more fresh produce (which as we all know, also means buying a heap of other stuff you don't need) after a week because otherwise it would be limp and mouldy.
The bags are machine washable, high quality and fair trade.
I suggest trying the large first to see if it will work for you. To be honest you should have your money back in no time by extending the life of your fresh produce.
Check out this blog from The Swag that offers great advice on minimising your food waste-click here.
The Large Swag is perfect to store a large variety of fruit, veggies and leafy greens of any size. You can have a combination of fruits, veggies and leafy greens all in one Swag. The Swag not only saves you money – it saves time. Less rummaging through your fridge and less trips to the shops!
A REUSABLE STORAGE BAG TO KEEP FRUIT & VEGETABLES FRESHER FOR LONGER
WHAT IS THE SWAG?
How long would you last sealed in a plastic bag or container without air or water?
Not long, right?!
Well, it’s the same for all living things, therefore if you want your fruit & veggies to stay fresher for much longer, then you need to give them an environment they can thrive in.
The Swag is a breathable bag, meaning fruit & veggies stay fresher for much longer – naturally.
It’s great for your wallet and good for the environment too
KEEPS YOUR PRODUCE FRESHER FOR LONGER
UNIQUE 3 LAYER DESIGN
The Swag is made out of three different/unique layers of 100% natural, unbleached, unseeded cotton materials (Australian Patent No. 2015221423, South African Patent 2016/06336, International patents pending). Each of the three layers play a significant role in keeping your fresh produce fresher for much longer!
1. THE LAYER THAT PROTECTS YOUR FRUIT & VEGGIES
The robust outer layer of The Swag protects your fruit & veggies by preserving the water within the middle layer from drying out too quickly.
2. THE LAYER THAT LETS YOUR FRUIT & VEGGIES HYDRATE
The thick, absorbent middle layer holds the bulk of the moisture. This layer draws the water away from the fresh produce, yet allows it to hydrate as needed.
3. THE LAYER THAT LETS YOUR FRUIT & VEGGIES BREATHE
The inner layer of The Swag provides a dryer protection barrier however as all three layers are permeable, they allow your fruit & veggies to breathe and stay Fresher for Longer.
'I’m so impressed with my Swags. We recently went to New Zealand and left cucumbers in one of our bags for almost four weeks AND when we got home we chopped them up and used them in a salad. Needless to say, we’re blown away by the results. We simply love our Swags!'
– A quote from one of our many happy customers
Getting the most from Your Swag
1. Before you start using your Swag be sure to wash following care instructions
on the inside label.
2. For general use, dampen the Swag from the outside and wring out any
excess water. Place fruit, vegetables and leafy greens into The Swags.
3. Once your Swags are in use, be sure to wash every two weeks (or as needed)
following care label instructions.
4. Put newly purchased fresh produce into a clean Swag. Transfer your older
produce into a smaller Swag with a specific colored trim - this way, you’ll
always know (for instance) that the red trimmed small Swag has all the older
produce that you need to use first.
5. For absolutely best results, cut away any dead or dying ends/bits on your
fruit and veggies. If inclined, you can wash your fresh produce first and pat
dry before putting into The Swag.
6. When you feel your Swags are starting to dry up -sprinkle with water from
the outside to replace moisture. This can be done whilst the Swags are in
7. Make sure you’ve always got a clean and dry spare set of Swags ready to go
whist your others are in the wash.
8. To get the most out of your Swags, after every 3rd or 4th wash, sprinkle wet
Swags with white vinegar and put on an extra rinse cycle. Vinegar removes
soap residue and is a natural sanitizer. Dry out in full sun.
If you want to trial one Swag first, we highly recommend trialling the Large Swag.