Beneterre makes eco-friendly BPA free lunch, and snack bags which I had a chance to review. I tried out their sandwich and snack bags called “Cool Wrapit” and “Max Wrapit.” My Findings: Beneterre’s “Cool Wrapit” is a reusable, washable sandwich bag, that comes with cold pack that will keep your sandwich or fruit cold. I used my “Cool Wrapit” to keep my carrots and celery nice and cold, while I spent the day at the beach. The Cool Wrapit worked perfectly as advertised. My Findings: Beneterre’s “Max WrapIt” is designed to hold large sandwiches, wraps or snack that you don’t need to keep cool (it has no ice pack). I was able to fit two sandwiches in there very nicely. I used the “Max WrapIt” for storing my dried apples, apricots, and trail mix.
Parenting Magazine’s May 2012 “It’s in the Bag” featured Beneterre’s Fold n Wrapit! as a fun way to pack lunch with reusable bags. We were delighted with the article and hope you will share in our excitement.
Beneterre introduced the new spring line of WrapIt! reusable snack and sandwich bags at the Atlanta Gift Show. The WrapIt! Sandwich bags come in seven new patterns and the snack bags come in six patterns. The spring patterns for these reusable bags come in patterns for both adults and kids. The WrapIt! Sandwich bags have pleat in the bottom to accommodate larger sandwiches or bagels, a proprietary design feature. The totally unique snack bag is ideal for veggies, nuts, cookies, crackers, fruit and can be used as a plate when open. Both bags are available immediately for both retail and wholesale buyers.
In the popular feature, Green Moms, Working Mother features green products including Beneterre’s WrapIt! in the March issue. WrapIt! is a reusable pouche that replace plastic baggies for snacks, sandwiches and other portable fare. WrapIt! is available in red and dark blue.
CBS4 news anchor and host of Project Green Jennifer Zeppelin, featured the founders of Beneterre, Louise Hurlbut and Ann Swanson on the her morning segment. Reusable bags are a high growth area and Beneterre bags are selling well because of their fashion and function. The line includes grocery, produce and the newly introduced wine bag. Beneterre products are made in Colorado from sustainable fibers.
Beneterre Cocoon bag was featured in the Sustainable Shopper column in the July issue of 5280. The Cocoon bag is made domestically from cotton, not petroleum-based fibers. A functional bag that fits in the line of grocery store bags including reusable produce bags.
Ann Swanson and Louise Hurlbut, founders of Beneterre, offer an innovative range of beach bags, fruit bags and customized supermarket bags, all of which are locally manufactured.
Beneterre Cocoon Bags
Beneterre is a company based in Englewood that claims their products are fashionably good for the earth. The Cocoon bag is a pretty smart idea. You can’t really find anything wrong with reusable bags, except they only come in handy if you remember to bring them to the store; Beneterre has fixed that problem. The cocoon bag folds completely into itself, fitting in a neat package. The package can then fit into your purse or your pocket.
You can see their entire line at www.beneterre.com
Beneterre, which designs and produces eco-friendly, reusable shopping bags and totes, has a new national distribution agreement to be sold through eBags.com. The company was founded last year by Englewood entrepreneurs Louise Hurlbut and Ann Swanson. The bags, which retail for $13 to $80, are made in Colorado and also are available in a number of Colorado boutiques.
Somehow, reusable bags have become more than environmentally friendly tools for lugging home milk, bread and eggs. They’ve become a fashion statement. I admit that I find myself admiring particularly interesting fabrics or patterns when I’m cruising down the dairy aisle at the grocery store, so I was really delighted to discover Beneterre, a Colorado-based company that designs and produces beautiful reusable bags and totes.
The bag I have is called “The Cocoon.” It folds into itself and seals with velcro, so it’s the size of a small paperback book. Unfolded, it holds a good amount of stuff and stands on its own, and it’s machine washable. Other models include a mesh produce bag, a cotton string bag called “The Clam” and “The Splash” (seen here), which the company claims will hold three times as much as a plastic grocery bag.
Bene Bags, as they’re called, are available at a handful of Front Range boutiques–no mountain locations just yet. For a full list of stores, visit the company’s website, www.beneterre.com.
Beneterre offers smartly designed eco-chic reusable bags for produce, packing snacks or sandwiches,and carrying up to
six wine or beverage bottles that are made in the USA from cotton and other sustainable fibers.