Great article by yoyomama.ca
With fall (and school) fast approaching we’re focusing on the always challenging topic of lunch – as in what to put it in and what to put in it – this week. And we’re starting with a trio of soft, fun lunch bags:
Lunchbugs from Mimi the Sardine have a high cuteness and eco-friendly quotient. These zippered, purse-styled bags are made of water-based acrylic coated organic cotton that’s waterproof. The soft handles make them easy for little ones to carry and we love that they meet European Oeko-Tex standards for toxicity. Lunchbugs are big enough to fit a preschool-sized lunch but water bottles will have to be toted separately. We have to admit we wouldn’t mind snagging one of these as a toiletries bag:www.bynature.ca
Fill Your Own’s Zero-Waste Lunch Kits make litterless lunches easier. Featuring designs from Canadian artists, the kits include a matching stainless steel water bottle, a lunch bag that’s Oeko-Tex100 rPET (aka made from recycled plastic water bottles) and two stainless steel food containers. This Vancouver company lets you buy the whole set or mix and match. We already like their water bottles and their small lunch bags, which fasten with a nickel-free snap, are the perfect size for a pint-sized feast and are also handy for toting about tiny treasures. The stainless steel containers have a twist on lid and come in two handy sizes for snacks. The small size is perfect for the under five set but if you really want to take matching to the next level you can get the same set size large for yourself: www.fillyourown.ca
RuMe Jr bags look like mini shopping bags, come in bright colours and are bedecked with everything from elephants to owls. At almost a foot square they work as large lunch bags or kid-sized reusable bags. And although they can hold up to 30 lbs, they also roll up super small. We love how RuMe bags multi task – pop one into your diaper bag or your tot’s daycare bag for all those treasures one accumulates throughout the day or use them as adult lunch bags or mini totes:goneshopping.ca
We love that all these choices are machine washable, which helps keep nasty bacteria at bay and generally makes life easier.
Looking for more lunch box ideas? Our editor and some of our favourite shops weighed in on their faves on funchico.com.