Made of 55% organic cotton canvas and 45% natural jute (burlap), with padded handles making them comfortable and easy to carry when filled with heavy groceries. These bags are constructed to be heavy duty, with added strength and durability built in. Perfect for shopping, as they can carry large loads. Also great for home & school crafts projects and custom decorating on the natural cotton panels…Jute is a rain-fed crop that does not require irrigation, chemical fertilizer, or pesticides, and therefore is very eco-friendly and highly sustainable. Organic cotton has no chemical fertilizers or pesticides, and has an irrigation requirement. Since our natural canvas panels are unprocessed, water is spared in washing and dyeing. Jute and organic canvas fibers are also completely biodegradable and recyclable, making for a very environmentally friendly product…Cotton material is certified for both ECOLOGY and SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the entire production process, including growing, harvesting, spinning yarn, weaving/knitting fabric, and sewing bags. Since they’re made of unprocessed cotton and native jute, they bring additional benefits to our health and environment by avoiding highly toxic pesticides, fertilizers, bleaches, and dyes used in regular cotton or jute crops. Designed, packaged, and shipped in the United States, cotton & jute grown and bags manufactured in India….USE TIPS…Bottom Support: a rigid bottom support will help keep bottles and heavy items in place, and allow it to stand up easier. Cut a piece of heavy cardboard to size, 14 x 7 inches, and place it into the bottom of the bag. Helps keep the bottom clean, when the cardboard gets worn and dirty, recycle it and replace it with a new one…CARE INSTRUCTIONS…Totes are made of heavy weight canvas and jute that will last for many years. Spot clean the jute and canvas panels with a wet soapy cloth, then flat or line dry (jute is not washable). DO NOT WASH, BLEACH, OR IRON.