Sunday, April 18, 2010

Eco-friendly Produce Bags: 4 Girls Designs Review/Giveaway

Welcome to our Eco-Friendly Earth Week giveaways!  
I have become a little more "green" over the years... who wouldn't using cloth diapers.  LOL! 
As this has happened I have noticed how much stuff in this world just plain isn't good for us... or there are some that we just plain don't know what the effects will be!  
We have the opportunity to grow an amazing garden where we are right now.  With the sowing comes the harvest!  I love fresh veggies... I even love them after I have spent hours and hours bottling them too!  
I just don't love veggies but I love fruit too.  My only problem is I don't really live where I can grow all the fruit I like.  So we go to the store and fruit stands and pick up our fresh fruits.  In the mean time... what do you store your fruit in?  Well I found a store in my searching for a better alternative.  
Wanna see?
4 Girls Designs
So, let's get to know a little more about this eco-friendly shop. 









Who is the mastermind behind your products. Who is the inspiration?
I tend to focus on creating products that I need or others request for their own personal use. My four girls are the inspiration for many of my products.  It is a joy to design things for them and that spills over into new shop items if I think others may like them too. I like making my products eco-friendly as well.
How long have you been selling your product? I have been selling Reusable Produce Bags for the last two years.  I wanted a produce bag that I could offer in different sizes, would be durable and long-lasting, see-through material for scanning (so I would not have to see my tender produce be removed from the bag in order to scan it at the register), and what I came up with has surpassed my expectations.  I have gotten very good feedback from all my customers with this product!
How has your product evolved from the first time you made it? Has it changed in design or anything? I have made the bags pretty much the same as my original design.  I have altered the material for the cord from time to time.  Otherwise, I see no need to change the construction.  I offer additional sizes for those wishing to purchase items in bulk but want smaller bags.
What do you like most about your product? I really like how lightweight, yet durable,  they are. They are easy to carry to the store, purchase my produce, store it, and wash it all in the same bag. And it means no more grocery store plastic bags.
What makes your product better than the rest? *brag about it, it is ok : ) My Reusable Produce Bags are lighter, stronger, virtually see-through, and chemical free.  My bags are made of no-see-um netting, a very tightly woven material.  It is the chemical-free way to prevent even those tiny no-see-um bugs from getting through. It is a very smooth material that won't damage the tender fruit you buy. They are available in many sizes and I am happy to make any custom size requested.  The triple-stitched seams and cord are heavy-duty.  I fill my large bag with apples every week and have been very happy with it.  The clerk can scan the produce right through the bag so there is no need to remove it to read the code on the stickers. I prefer to have my produce handled as little as possible, so that was important to me.  I love being able to buy my fruit in the bag, take it home, wash it and store it-all in the same bag. And then I just rinse the bag and hang it to dry and it's ready to use again.  I feel so much better about using these Reusable Produce Bags instead of the plastic baggies at the grocery store.  Be prepared, others will stop you and ask you where you got your bags!  My shop name and website are right on the product tag, along with washing instructions.

So did I like them?  Do I use them?
-AND HOW!  I couldn't have done better.  She really has found the perfect fabric.  I have to tell you a little story. 
We got given a whole bunch of really ripe fruit from a friend.  I mean it was really ripe.  Pineapples and cantaloupe.  They were yum, but they brought on fruit flies like no other.  You know how hard it is to get rid of fruit flies.  I tried everything.  I set the traps for them using vinegar and dish soap.  I made the little traps using containers and plastic wrap over them.  I searched and searched for how to get rid of them.  We started putting all the fruit in the fridge.  This turns your bananas black!  :(   
I had these bags in the package still.... dumb huh?  I decided to give them a try.  I sent them with hubby the next time he went to the store.  I left the fruit in them on the counter.  Guess what?  After about a week.... no more fruit flies!  I was elated!  I can't sing their praises loud enough - or to enough people.  
So, wanna see them?
I love the draw string.  Easy to close, and easy to open!  Also handy to carry.


I love that they are light and don't add to the weight when I use them in the store.


See those bitty those holes are?  They are awesome!  No fruit flies for you!


At my house of course we need the big ones!  I have to tell you I really do love these things.  In fact I need more.  Do you need some?  Well I am going to go over to 4 Girl Designs tomorrow and buy more with the AWESOME 10% discount that she is offering to my lucky readers. 
 Just use the code: NIFTYNAPPY in the comments to seller at checkout and she will refund you 10%.  **valid only this week! 4/19-4/26 

So you have a chance to win some too!  4 Girls Design has offered to my readers a Large Produce Bag and a Medium Produce Bag to help you be more eco-friendly!

















IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!  <------




  • I can't contact you unless you leave contact info.  So you either need to leave your mail address in each entry , or you have to have contact info on your profile!   If I can't contact you I will pick another winner! 
  • Also you must leave a comment for every entry separately.  ex. If you If you comment on my blog you need to leave 3 separate comments saying where you commented!  
  • for the tweeting entries leave your URL... don't know how to do that?  After you tweet click on your profile then under you tweet there is a time thingy saying how long ago you tweeted, click on it.  There is your tweet, copy the URL and come back here and leave it in your comment. 
  • I will check the winning entry!  If it isn't legit I will pick another winner!  
REQUIRED entry:  *really you HAVE to do this!  I check for this one.
visit 4 Girls Designs Shop on etsy and come back here and tell me what sizes her produce bags are available in.

K, now for the extra entries: if it says 3 entires you need to leave 3 comments!  

2 entries: heart Girls Designs Shop on etsy

3 entry: visit 4 Girls Designs blog and become a fan!  
2 entry: visit 4 Girls Designs blog and leave her a comment, then come back and leave me one "FACT" from there. 












2-entries: let's spread the word...grab the 4 Girls Designs button


4 Girls designs


1-entry: follow me on twitter @myniftynappy
2-entries: 1st Tweet about this giveaway... tweet this  

 
Win an Eco-friendly produce bag for #EarthDay week in the @myniftynappy #SPRINGFLINGEVENT http://bit.ly/eco-1  #ecofriendly  #gogreen RT PLS

 
1-entry: you can get 1 entry for 2 tweets a day-must be at least 4 hrs apart 
*leave tweet URL!
5-entries: blog about this giveaway and come back and leave a link
1-entries: grab my blog button
1-entry: grab my webpage button
10-entries: Make a purchase from 4 Girls Designs Shop

*don't forget the 10% off code!

This giveaway Has ended! 
Thanks for entering and good-LUCK!

Happy Diapering

59 comments:

Jill said...

I was just telling my husband that we really needed something like this a few weeks ago!
XSmall
Small measures approx. 7" x 8"
Medium measures approx. 10" x 11"
Large measures approx. 11" x 14"
XLarge measures approx. 11" x 19"
Long meaures approx. 7" x 13"

She also sells the medium and large separate from the set above

jill dot shoemaker at gmail dot com

saskia said...

XSmall (doubles as a carrying bag)
Small measures approx. 7" x 8"
Medium measures approx. 10" x 11"
Large measures approx. 11" x 14"
XLarge measures approx. 11" x 19"
Long meaures approx. 7" x 13"

I want these!

saskia said...

heart 4 Girls Designs Shop on etsy

saskia said...

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saskia said...

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saskia said...

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saskia said...

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saskia said...

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saskia said...

3 entry: visit 4 Girls Designs blog and become a fan!

saskia said...

3 entry: visit 4 Girls Designs blog and become a fan!

saskia said...

3 entry: visit 4 Girls Designs blog and become a fan!

saskia said...

let's spread the word...grab the 4 Girls Designs button

saskia said...

let's spread the word...grab the 4 Girls Designs button

saskia said...

follow me on twitter @myniftynappy

saskia said...

follow me on twitter @myniftynappy

saskia said...

http://twitter.com/saskiabutterfly/status/12475341524

saskia said...

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saskia said...

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Michelle said...

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Michelle said...

i already follow you on twitter

Michelle said...

i tweeted

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

The bags come in:

XSmall (doubles as a carrying bag)
Small measures approx. 7" x 8"
Medium measures approx. 10" x 11"
Large measures approx. 11" x 14"
XLarge measures approx. 11" x 19"
Long meaures approx. 7" x 13"

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

1- seller added to etsy faves- drgdlg

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

2- seller added to etsy faves- drgdlg

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

1- 4 girls designs blog follower

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

2- 4 girls designs blog follower

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

3- 4 girls designs blog follower

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

1- 4 girls designs blog- left a comment on 2010 new spring offerings... learned she was inspired by the costumes in Alice and Wonderland

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

2- 4 girls designs blog- left a comment on 2010 new spring offerings... learned she was inspired by the costumes in Alice and Wonderland

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

your twitter follower- WeeShare

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

1- 1st tweet- http://twitter.com/WeeShare/status/12632415239

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

2- 1st tweet- http://twitter.com/WeeShare/status/12632415239

Desiree
carolinagirlmommy@gmail.com

Carolina Girl Mommy said...

have your blog button http://weeshare.blogspot.com

Desiree
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Sarah J. said...

I totally forgot about this until you tweeted it today! I was even wishing I had something like this when I was at the store the other day picking up produce.

XSmall(also serves as carry case)
Small measures approx. 7" x 8"
Medium measures approx. 10" x 11"
Large measures approx. 11" x 14"
XLarge measures approx. 11" x 19"
Long (Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb, etc.)meaures approx. 7" x 13"
saywah_j at yahoo dot com

Sarah J. said...

hearted 4 girls designs shop #1
saywah78
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Sarah J. said...

hearted 4 girls designs shop #2
saywah78
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Sarah J. said...

following you on twitter- saywah
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Sarah J. said...

have your webpage button on my blog
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Sarah J. said...

have your blog button on my blog
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A. Lanigan said...

XSmall
Small measures approx. 7" x 8"
Medium measures approx. 10" x 11"
Large measures approx. 11" x 14"
XLarge measures approx. 11" x 19"
Long meaures approx. 7" x 13"

A. Lanigan said...

follow you via Twitter
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-K said...

Following all your blogs. I love this one the most!

-K

Kayla said...

they come in 6 sizes:
XSmall(also serves as carry case)
Small - 7" x 8"
Medium - 10" x 11"
Large - 11" x 14"
XLarge - 11" x 19"
Long - 7" x 13"
kayla.dishon@gmail.com

Kayla said...

I follow/fan her blog #1
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Kayla said...

I follow/fan her blog #2
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Kayla said...

I follow/fan her blog #3
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Kayla said...

I follow you on twitter (monkeyksmama)
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Kayla said...

tweet - entry 1
http://twitter.com/monkeyksmama/status/12836763077
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Kayla said...

tweet - entry 2
http://twitter.com/monkeyksmama/status/12836763077
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Heidi Maxwell said...

These look awesome!

XSmall(also serves as carry case)
Small measures approx. 7" x 8"
Medium measures approx. 10" x 11"
Large measures approx. 11" x 14"
XLarge measures approx. 11" x 19"
Long meaures approx. 7" x 13"

Heidi Maxwell said...

I hearted their shop! @wyomingtiedye

Entry #1

Heidi Maxwell said...

I hearted their shop! @wyomingtiedye

Entry #2

Heidi Maxwell said...

I follow their blog! Entry #1

Heidi Maxwell said...

I follow their blog! Entry #2

Heidi Maxwell said...

I follow their blog! Entry #3

Heidi Maxwell said...

I follow you on Twitter @globalMTgirl

Heidi Maxwell said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/globalMTgirl/status/13045578997