We took the best features of popular European style market string bags and built a better deluxe model. Each bag has dual handles, a short pair (1.25 x 14 in.) for carrying by hand and a longer pair (1.25 x 24 in.) for throwing on a shoulder. Amazingly stretchy, the bags may appear small but expand to carry a big load, a lot more than you would expect while still being remarkably strong. You can easily see the bag contents through the netting, which makes for a perfect beach bag since the sand falls right through. Keep a few in your car for unexpected stops, empty bags fit easily into a purse, briefcase, glove box, or pocket. String Bags are extremely versatile…Made of certified organic cotton diamond net fabric. GOTS 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, they bring additional benefits to our health and environment by avoiding highly toxic pesticides, fertilizers, and bleaches used in regular cotton crops. Designed, packaged, and shipped in the United States, cotton grown and bags manufactured in India…CARE INSTRUCTIONS..Easy to care for by machine or hand washing in COLD water then flat or line drying. Natural bags are unprocessed cotton so may shrink a little, but they will stretch back out when filled. Color bags are prewashed during dyeing, so the fabric is softer and shrinkage is minimal.