Ultimate ‘On the Go’ set:
This set, which includes a handmade cotton cutlery pouch, four bamboo drinking straws and a straw cleaning brush, is the perfect set to avoid plastic straws and cutlery usage on the go.
Cotton Cutlery Pouch:
This Cutlery Pouch is handmade and hand embroidered here in the UK by me with 100% natural undyed Cotton. The hand embroidered pattern on each bag adds a bit of charm, and makes each one unique.
These bags have a practical size (10.2 in x 2.4in) and are very versatile, they can be used to carry zero waste utensils such as cutlery and straws, but also used for other purposes such as a pencil or toothbrush case, or even to hold knitting needles. These bags will fit anything from the humble spork to a full sized metal cutlery set in.
Having these little pouches is the perfect solution to keep all your zero waste bits you have collected together, clean, dry and safe in your bag.
We don’t offer any fancy bamboo cutlery, because we would like to encourage people to use what they already have. We do however include 4 20cm straws in this set, with a straw cleaning brush too. Plenty for personal use, and to share with friends to encourage them to refuse the straw!
Our reusable bamboo straws are 100% natural and made by a family run business in Bali. They source their bamboo from their own forest plot, cut the bamboo into pieces using cutting machines, then wash them inside and out using only water, leaving them to dry naturally in the sun. No chemicals are used in this process.
We are proud to work with a supplier that shares our values, and that were used by Greenpeace Indonesia to supply eco-friendly products for their environmental events.
Taking Care of Your Straws:
After each use it is important to clean and dry your straws, to make sure they last. If you are drinking water or a soft drink, they can be simply rinsed with luk warm water and a small drop of washing up liquid. If using your straws for a thicker drink such as a smoothie, use a drop of washing up liquid on a straw cleaning brush which can be purchased separately on this site, to make sure no bits get left inside of your straw.
Always let your bamboo straws dry fully. I place mine in a clean and dry glass jar without the lid on, and not overcrowded with other straws.
Store your straws in a well-ventilated place, and never in air-tight sealed containers.
Our bamboo straws are made to last a long time, but if for any reason you wish to dispose of your straws you will be happy to know they are 100% compostable and biodegradable, returning back to raw natural materials very quickly.
Why only undyedcotton bags?
We chose to make bags with undyed cotton fabric, because this is much kinder to the environment than dyed cotton.
Important Information- Cotton Bag:
We have used cotton fabric left over from another project which we can not verify is organic. Once these bags run out, we will be using only organic fabrics, as we do with out other handmade items.
In addition, the coloured thread used to embroider the cactus design is 100% cotton, but as this cotton was donated and collected from various sources it isn’t possible to verify if the cotton is organic or dyed with natural plant dyes. As the donated supplies run out, I will replace them with eco-friendly dyed organic thread. For now I would like to use up whats available to me to stop more products going to waste.
It is possible to have a cutlery pouch made without an embroidery pattern on it if you prefer. Please just get in touch. The cutlery pouches and straws are also both sold separately on other listings.
Important Information- Bamboo Straws:
As these straws are natural, each one is unique, just like you, varying slightly in colour shade and width. See picture three for an example of how varied the straw widths can be.
Overview & Measurements:
Hand wash only (bag and straws)
Do not tumble dry
Cotton bag be ironed after hand washing to get rid of wrinkles
Bag is 100% cotton
Straws are 100% sustainable bamboo
Cotton bags are handmade and embroidered in the UK by me
Straws are ethically sourced in Bali
Bag measures 10.2 in x 2.4in
Bamboo straws measure 20cm, with varying widths
Comes with one straw cleaning brush
Three variants of embroidery patterns available (choose below)
As each bag is handmade, they are all slightly unique, just like you. Sometimes a bag may be slightly wider or longer, and the embroidery design may be in a slightly different place to on the picture on the bag. We believe this makes them all the more special.
Every item purchased helps support Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary