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Heavy Duty Classic Hemp Shopping Bags
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Highlights
Why It Gets Our Seal of Approval
  • Made of super-strong, 18 oz. hemp fabric
  • Holds as much as a standard paper grocery bag
  • Double-stitched at all stress points for added durability
  • Made with Fair Trade/Fair Labor
  • Available with short handles or long handles, in several colors

We love this all-around tote bag, made from 100% hemp one of our favorite fabrics - for its durability and toughness. The perfect bag for trips to the market, beach and more.
More Product Details
Dimensions
14” H x 12” W x 7” D
Short Handles: 13” loop
Long Handles: 26" loop
Volume: 1176 cubic inches

Design & Functionality
Designed to replace paper grocery bags, the Classic Hemp Shopping Bag is the perfect size for hauling groceries. Comes in two styles to suit your preference: long handles for over-the-shoulder carrying or short-handles for easy hand-carrying. The long-handled version features straps that run around the length of the bag, and a handy outer pocket and key hook. The short-handled version features box-stitched straps, attached to the top of the bag.

Made of heavy-duty, 18 oz. hemp canvas - much stronger and more durable than cotton fabric, pound for pound. Box-stitched handles provide extra strength and reinforcement.?

Materials
Made from heavyweight 18 oz. hemp, similar to jean jacket material. Hemp fabric is 4x stronger than cotton fabric of the same weight. Unlike conventionally-grown cotton, hemp has no known insect enemies and a high resistance to disease, so there is no need to use harmful pesticides in its cultivation.

Hemp products outlast their competition by many years. Not only is hemp strong, it holds its shape, which means less stretching and more durability. Better yet, hemp doesn’t wear out- it wears in. The more you use your hemp products are used, the softer they get. Learn more about hemp.

Hemp fabric is very resistant to degradation from mold, bacteria, salt water, sunlight, abrasion and chemicals. At the end of this bag's life, the organic hemp fabric is 100% biodegradable, unlike synthetic fabrics or tanned leather. Hemp is a very tough, natural material that can take the abuses of normal life, lasting much longer than conventional fabrics.

Sustainability
Super durable and machine washable, this bag will get countless uses and eliminate the need for thousands of use-and-toss bags over its lifetime. All of our reusable bags are built to last, helping you save both money and natural resources.

About Hempmania
Since 1997, Hempmania has created an extensive line of high quality, earth-friendly hemp products including hemp bags, hemp backpacks, hemp wallets and a wide range of hemp accessories. All of their products are manufactured with Fair Trade practices in the highlands of Guatemala by an indigenous Mayan family business.

Care Instructions
Machine wash cold, drip dry.

Hempmania Product Name & Product Number:
  • Hempmania Heavy Duty Classic Hemp Shopping Bag, Black (PUR125-H)
  • Hempmania Heavy Duty Classic Hemp Shopping Bag, Natural (PUR125-H)
  • Hempmania Heavy Duty Classic Hemp Shopping Bag, Sage (PUR125-H)
  • Hempmania Heavy Duty Classic Hemp Shopping Bag, Brown (PUR125-H)
  • Hempmania Heavy Duty Classic Hemp Shopping Bag, Black (PUR134-H)
  • Hempmania Heavy Duty Classic Hemp Shopping Bag, Natural (PUR134-H)
Reviews
4.6
4.6 (based on 24 customer reviews)
By Jennifer G
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1/2/2010 1:39:00 AM
5.0 Worth every penny

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These bags are not cheap, and that's a good thing, because they are a great value for the higher cost! They don't look that big, but I always find I manage to get the groceries in about a quarter of the number of bags I thought it would take. They are very attractive, but also very sturdy--I've had other cloth bags that have ripped or torn but that's never happening with these toughies. Grocery checkers always compliment me on how nice they are, and it's wonderful to not carry around a rainbow of mismatched shapes and sizes. Honestly, I was a little concerned about making this purchase because of the cost, but it's been rewarded many times over.
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By Mark E
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9/24/2009 7:31:00 PM
5.0 These are terrific bags -- attractive, sturdy, and

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These are terrific bags -- attractive, sturdy, and exceptionally spacious. Numerous checkout attendants have remarked that it's the nicest bag they've seen. Two possible issues to bear in mind: (1) Those who are short in stature may have difficulty holding the bag with their arms fully extended because it may scrape on the ground. (2) The bag is pretty heavy. Neither of these considerations is a concern for me, but both bother my wife, who prefers other, smaller bags.
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By Edward W
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12/17/2008 12:38:00 PM
5.0 I've used these bags for grocery shopping on a wee

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I've used these bags for grocery shopping on a weekly basis now for some time. Construction of the bags is terrific - very sturdy, holds a TON of canned goods and so forth - sometimes almost more than I can comfortably carry. The only downside that I've found so far is that the checkers at the local supermarket aren't thrilled with these. The main reason is that they are very "floppy" and don't stand up easily to be filled with items. The store sells their own recycled plastic reusables that are very stiff and stand up straight in front of the checker's position. They don't say anything to me, but it does tend to slow the checkout process down quite a bit. Now, that said, I think they'll get use to the change as more and more customers start bringing their own bags. It's a training thing. Bottom line is that these bags are very tough and easy to handle and I like them very much.
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By Debra S
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10/2/2008 4:31:00 PM
5.0 I absolutely love these bags!

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I absolutely love these bags! They are very strong and hold a ton of groceries. I bought four and that's all I need to hold a weeks worth of groceries. Reusablebags.com is a refreshing company - reliable and great service!
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By Lisa H
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9/7/2008 9:04:00 AM
5.0 This is a workhorse of a bag with great capacity

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This is a workhorse of a bag with great capacity. I am confident in its strength.
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By Cliff Y
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8/22/2008 7:31:00 AM
5.0 Great Great Great bags I have the heavy duty hemp

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Great Great Great bags I have the heavy duty hemp bags and I really like the construction and every onwe that sees them comments about how great they look... When they see how much weight that they hold they are even more impressed... I feel good that in some small way I am helping cut down on waste... Buying and using your bags opened my eyes and made me a more alert shopper...Thank you
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By Julia M
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4/11/2008 11:06:00 AM
5.0 These are great bags

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These are great bags. They are sturdy and hold tons of stuff!
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By Karen J
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2/13/2008 8:39:00 AM
3.0 I find the bags very useful

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I find the bags very useful. They are a natural color and store neatly inside one another. They work great at most stores, but the baggers at my local grocery store complain that they don't stand open on their own and they make it more difficult to pack the groceries. I like them because they can hold lots of heavy items. For the price, however, next time I'd buy something less expensive that's more apt to please the baggers.
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By Holly B
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2/11/2008 5:07:00 PM
5.0 very sturdy and handsome -- I've already used one

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very sturdy and handsome -- I've already used one for travel as well as shopping
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By Michael P
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2/7/2008 1:57:00 AM
2.0 the bag was a different shade, that might be b/c i

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the bag was a different shade, that might be b/c it's' from a different batch...........the other thing is that when you order the long handled bag, at least the one i got, the handles wrap around the entire bag and are black. the other shopping bags i ordered w/ the short handles did not have black handles. small details, but if they are that different your website should show pictures for the different bags.
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By Michael F
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1/9/2008 11:30:00 AM
5.0 very well-made and sturdy

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very well-made and sturdy. I got comments on it from the checker at Whole Foods..and they see a lot of reusable bags! I can tell this thing will last forever
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By Elizabeth M
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1/4/2008 1:56:00 PM
5.0 I've purchased several of the Heavy Duty Classic H

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I've purchased several of the Heavy Duty Classic Hemp Shopping Bags and absolutely love them! I didn't read the description very closely when I placed my first order, so I was pleasantly surprised to find both a roomy outside pocket and a key holder. The straps are nice and wide, so it's easy to carry. I liked them so much that I ordered more of these bags and gave them to my parents and sister as reusable "gift bags" for their Christmas presents!
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By Anne C
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12/25/2007 9:07:00 AM
4.0 I haven't had them long, but the fabric and the co

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I haven't had them long, but the fabric and the construction look to be excellent. The brown color is unexpectedly rich and lovely. I was not expecting the fabric to be as soft and flubby as it is--way more supple than, say, canvas. It can be a challenge when loading and unloading, as it is more like packing groceries into a sweatshirt than into a paper grocery sack. It would be nice if there were stays in the seams to help keep it open and upright. That's my only suggestion for how to improve it, though. I am happy with the quality of the materials and construction, and looking forward to reducing the number of disposable bags that I use. Thanks!
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By Sarah H
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12/5/2007 12:42:00 PM
5.0 I love these grocery bags

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I love these grocery bags. They are strong but are attractive as well. I have taken to giving them as wedding presents. A couple grocery bags paired with the produce bags and they're set.
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By CAROLYN R J
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9/15/2007 10:28:00 AM
5.0 Perfect for picking up a few things at the superma

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Perfect for picking up a few things at the supermarket. Strong and well made. Wish there where bags you could use in a shopping cart
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By barbara s
from
6/4/2007 7:02:00 AM
5.0 Iloved the hemp bag

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Iloved the hemp bag. I keep it in the car for shopping.
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By Jetty R
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5/22/2007 4:51:00 PM
5.0 Heavy duty -- and a nice medium size -- very well

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Heavy duty -- and a nice medium size -- very well made! I like the bag a lot -- it is a regularly used workhorse for us. The handles are a bit longer than I prefer -- but if you prefer putting the straps over your shoulder this bags straps would work well.
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By jennifer s
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4/17/2007 2:44:00 PM
5.0 The heavy duty hemp shopping bag I purchased from

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The heavy duty hemp shopping bag I purchased from this company is wonderful. Not only is it attractive, it is also extremely strong and durable. I can use it to hold much more than what three plastic bags or two paper bags could. Best of all, I can just keep it in the passenger seat of my car and anytime I go into a store I can take it in with me. Thanks so much for this great product. Jenn Shiling Connecticut
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By Kimberly H
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4/5/2007 9:43:00 PM
5.0 Pricey, but SO worth it!

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Pricey, but SO worth it! These bags will last a lifetime! The bags sent to me look a little different than the one in the picture. They don't have a label on the front, just a tiny tag in the corner edge that says "HEMP." Not a big deal though. Like others have said, the color looks a bit darker in person, but it is still beautiful. I love how strong these bags feel compared to the flimsy plastic grocery bags. I fit a week's worth of groceries ($200 worth) for my family, in 4 of these bags! I had one whole bag devoted to the cold items for fridge/freezer and when I got home it was so easy to put everything away. The only thing about these bags is that they are very floppy and hard to stand up while you're packing them. But I figured out that if you put some heavier or larger items around the interior perimeter, it holds the shape while packing. The floppiness is a GOOD thing too though because I put five folded up bags into one to carry them into the store. I definitely recommend buying the "set of 4" as they are cheaper that way. I then added on two more since I wasn't sure how many I'd need on any given trip to the store.
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By Michelle K
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4/2/2007 10:21:00 PM
5.0 These bags are fantastic!

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These bags are fantastic! Very durable and roomy. My husband and I can get our entire week's worth of groceries in just 2 of them.
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By Alyse G
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3/26/2007 11:09:00 AM
4.0 Great bags!

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Great bags! It's so nice to fit more than 3 items in a bag! And they're strong - I put a large Tide bottle plus a couple other items in the bag with no problem. Keep in mind that the color of the bag is much darker than shown on the website - still looks nice, just darker than I expected. Trying to pack items in the bag is a little tricky at first until you get the hang of it. It doesn't fit nicely into the supermarket spot for bags, so it can be somwehat awkward. It's worth the cost.
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By Eileen T
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3/3/2007 6:43:00 PM
3.0 While the photo of this bag shows it standing upri

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While the photo of this bag shows it standing upright, it actually is floppy fabric and does not hold its shape or stand up on its own. I see this as a drawback, making the bag less convenient for grocery shopping -- but it all depends on your preference and uses for the bag. Other than that, it is of course very sturdy and has a very pleasant look and feel, similar to canvas.
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By Jeffery J
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2/1/2007 10:15:00 PM
5.0 We really love this bag

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We really love this bag. My wife and I got two of them and are very pleased. They are so strong that I stuffed one full of old telephone books (as a test) to take to the recycling center and it didn't stretch, tear, or make any weird popping noises like when you load a backpack with too much stuff. I love hemp! A+
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By Arash J
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12/25/2006 12:47:00 AM
5.0 Heavy duty with great drape and quality you can fe

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Heavy duty with great drape and quality you can feel. Good feel to the fabric makes it a pleasure to carry. One note: The "sage" is pretty but the "natural" is outstandingly gorgeous and two to three shades darker than shown on this site(probably due to lighting effects). Fantastic bag. Thanks reusablebags.
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