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Cotton Tote Bag is popular around the world for its soft, environmentally friendly, and breathable properties.

Is cotton good for tote bags?

In terms of durability, cotton tote bags are better than paper and plastic bags. You can put your lunch carrier into these bags. Never worry if your food and spillages have caused stains on your bags. Cotton tote bags are machine washable.

Cotton tote bags are a fun project that can be made in many shapes, sizes, and materials for carrying all sorts of things.

“How often do I need to clean my cotton tote bags ?”

The answer to this question depends on the frequency of use and the methods of use.

For example, if you were to use your cotton bags every weekend for your weekly shop and fill them with unpackaged and fresh goods, you will want to wash your bag more often than if you were to use cotton tote bags weekly and only fill them with packaged goods.

Cotton tote bags collect dirt more than a plastic bag does due to the structural elements of the material, so bacteria from your fresh produce can transfer onto the bag and grow without you noticing. You may then reuse cotton tote bags to buy fresh produce again, meaning these bacteria may transfer back onto your fresh vegetables.

Many people take cotton tote bags on their weekly shopping trips. Cotton tote bags not only make life easier and more environmentally friendly but also gradually become more and more women’s accessories. They choose cotton tote bags to match their outfits to make themselves more fashionable.

To prevent the development of unhealthy bacteria, throw your cotton tote bag in a cold wash every other week if you use it a lot and for fresh products or every few weeks if you use it little and with items that don’t transfer much bacteria.

Ideally, you should wash your cotton tote bag back every 3-4 weeks if you use it an average amount or more frequently if you have a higher amount of usage.

“How do I clean my cotton tote bag?”

This is the simple bit, as you can mostly just throw your cotton tote bag in with the rest if you’re washing in a cold setting and it will be nice and clean. If you wash your cotton tote bag in a warm wash you run the risk of shrinking and warping the material, so use cold water at all times.

That being said, you may choose to wash your cotton tote bag by hand if you don’t want to do a whole cold wash just for the sake of your cotton tote bags (unless you’ve got a lot of them) so here is a step by step guide to washing your cotton/canvas/jute tote bags by hand.

Brush and shake all dirt and crumbs away from the outside and inside of the bag

Use an eco-friendly washing detergent and ad a small amount to a basin of cool water.

Soak the bag in the water for at least 10 minutes

Rub any stains with a soft sponge or fabric brush in a circular motion to gently remove them.

Rinse the bag with clean cool water until all the detergent is removed and your cotton tote bag looks lovely and clean.

Leave the cotton tote bag to dry naturally by hanging it up. Don’t wring your bag otherwise, you’ll damage the fibers that hold the bag in its shape.

Use your bag again!

It’s really easy to take care of your cotton tote bags and you can wash your canvas, jute, and jute bags in the exact same way.

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Cotton tote bags make our life more environmentally friendly, no longer use non-degradable plastic bags, and no longer pollute our living environment.

Let’s protect the environment and love our home.

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