Ecosilk Alpha Shoulder Bag

$11.95

Large over the shoulder bag.

Great for the beack, as a sports bag or for everyday shopping

Made from 100% nylon parachute silk which is endlessly recyclable

Very strong, easily carrying 14 kg

Choose from 12 great colours

70cm L 32.5cm w expanding to 52cm with gusset.

Made in China to a high standard of quality

Eco silk bags were created in 1999 by Emily Hay, who was dismayed with the widespread acceptance of plastic bag use in society, and the lack of a viable alternative.

As a pattern-maker/fashion designer, she developed the basic design of a plastic bag, using a durable nylon fabric called parachute silk.

After trialling them for two years and finding them to be ideal in every way, Emily started the business - Ecosilk Bags - in february 2001, with some initial help from a friend.

The bag production started on the kitchen table, where they were cut and machined by Emily, but has now grown to full scale production in China.