It’s Friday and I’m bagged. Week 28. Recycled juice box tote

Guest Submission: Nicole from a Darn good Yarn

Grab a coffee or tea and join us each Friday, to learn how these Soak worthy bags came to be. Are you bagged? Send us your favorite bag. If we feature it here, we’ll send you a Soak gift pack, in a pretty bag, of course!

Nicole Snow, owner of A Darn Good Yarn, fell in love with recycled sari silk yarns and ribbons (which wash fabulously with Soak) when she started knitting. This lead to the creation of A Darn Good Yarn, a fabulous yarn shop that offers cool, unique and exotic yarns, accessories and kits.

We found some fun eco-friendly bags on their site and invited Nicole to tell us about them.  

“Who are we kidding? Knitters, crocheters, crafters we all have the best intentions to downsize our “project bags”.  But really, after the pattern, sets of needles (because you have to check the gauge), yarn, cell phone, wallet and the list goes on.  

Yup, it all goes into that oversized tote bag. It’s ok. It’s who we are by nature. We laugh to ourselves when we have to sit in a waiting room. Alas, I can finish a couple of rows while others are forced to read Highlights! 

If your small tote isn’t cutting it anymore, then perhaps it’s time to upgrade and up-cycle to a Recycled Juice Tote Bag from Darn Good Yarn. These wonderful bags are made in women’s co-ops in the Philippines. Metallic, flexible juice boxes are saved from the landfill with this wonderful tote. These containers are non-biodegradable, clutter landfills, fields and the streets of the Philippines. These bags help cut the clutter and help make you even more fashionable!


A substantial tote that holds plenty because it measures 12″ x 15″ x 8″ and has a divider on the interior. The construction is great and I’ve field tested mine (i.e. knocked the daylights out of it!) and it’s held up great. And really now… admit it, sometimes you like having that one accessory that makes you stick out a little bit. 

So, when I saw these fantastic tote bags made out of landfill-bound juice boxes I knew there were Darn Good Yarn-ers out there who would fall in love with them like I did.”



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