I`m a purse and bag lover. I also love my hometown of New Orleans and am Proud of our new Superbowl Champions, the New Orleans Saints. Recently What`Surbag
contacted me about trying one of their nifty little bags, which are made right here in New Orleans! Also, one of you lucky readers has a chance of winning a bag of your choice!
Now the pictures I have just don`t do this bag justice! I love the soft material! Plus, I love the black and gold which of course are the colors of the New Orleans Saints!! And after making history with the Superbowl, this bag couldn`t have arrived at a better time! These bags can stretch, bounce and move with you, yet they feel very light! Plus they`re durable and they can hold up to 45 lbs without losing its original shape! Plus, it`s machine washable! Which is really nifty when you have young kids as you know things seem to get much dirtier much quicker with little ones running around!
Q: How is its-laS-tik Green?
A: its-laS-tik bags allow you, the consumer, to support a Green lifestyle in 3 ways:
1.They REDUCE the need for paper and plastic by,
2.REUSING the same bag time and time again.
3.And we give you the opportunity to RECYCLE your old bags once you are through with them, giving them a second life.
Q: What are they made of?
A: its-laS-tik bags are made of stretchy, flexible nylon and lycra blend in highly fashionable prints. Let`s face it, colorless, lifeless fabric isn`t exactly fashionable. Liven it up with its-laS-tik, your only source for Green AND Glitzy!
Q: Where are they made?
A: We would like to first tell you where they are NOT made, CHINA. its-laS-tik bags are ALWAYS going to be made in the USA. Presently, they are made in a factory in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Q: But why New Orleans?
A: We are SO glad you asked. Founder and designer, Sue Princiotto, knew that if she was going to make something, it was going to be made in the USA. And is there a better place to create work and give back? We DON`T think so. New Orleans, the Crescent City, NOLA, the birthplace of jazz (and REALLY good food)... who wouldn`t want to give back to this city? Clearly you do, which is probably one of the reasons you are here.
Q: How big are they?
A: The Medium (grocery) bag is 12 x 13 inches with 1.5 x 16 inch handles, the Large bag is 15 x 16 inches with 1.5 x 14 inch handles and the Pouch is 5 x 9 inches with a wristlet.
Q: How much does one bag hold?
A: As a general rule of thumb, its-laS-tik bags can hold twice what you carry in a normal plastic grocery bag. However, it really all depends on your packing style and what you`re carrying. its-laS-tik bags are made to hold anything and everything. Big, small, heavy, light. . . they move with you and bounce, making it feel like you aren`t really carrying much at all. Plus, they can carry all shapes and sizes because they stretch to fit your items.
Q: What else can I use them for?
A: You can use them for absolutely anything you can or want to put in a bag. For instance: carry your gym clothes, laundry, knitting or baby toys. Bring it to the store when you shop for groceries, toiletries, books or even a Home Depot trip (and we know how heavy those bags can get). Carry your high-heeled shoes and lunch to the office, take it to the beach or on a picnic. Use the pouch to carry three bags to the grocery store, or as a makeup bag, jewelry pouch or clutch for a night out on the town. its-laS-tik can go anywhere and carry anything!
Q: How do I clean it?
A: Simple. Machine wash and hang dry.
Q: What is the special recycling program?
A: Send your used its-laS-tik bag to the following address and once we receive it, we`ll send it to Hope House in New Orleans, LA where it gets a second life as a rag rug or other specialty item.
2 The Summit
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Q: Do men use them?
A: If they care about helping the environment they do! And even if they don`t, eventually they`ll have to use something! We even created a Man-Bag line, since our husbands got sick of carrying silver and gold (they`re such good sports). Black, brown and olive are VERY masculine.
Q: Can they be branded with our company logo since they are THE COOLEST corporate giveaway?
A: Why, yes they can. Single and multi-color logos look phenomenal on most colors of its-laS-tik. We are also more than willing to find a color to match your company logo almost perfectly. We recently did this for L`Oreal, Google, The Beauty Foundation (for women`s cancer) and The NYC Ballet. Visit the Contact Us page and send an email regarding Branding and someone will get back to you within 48 hours.
Q: How do I stay updated on new its-laS-tik collections?
Think these bags are neat? Get one of your own at What`Surbag
! 5% of profits from the sales are donated to Hope House in New Orleans! I defiantly recommend them for all your shopping needs... or if you`re a purse collector like me! Yes, mine is my new purse! So get one for you and be in style!