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The Small Swag - Natural Produce Bag
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The Small Swag - Natural Produce Bag

The Swag Small - A small natural produce bag designed to keep your fresh produce in good condition, reduce food waste and plastic packaging.

Perfect for grapes, several bunches of herbs, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, pepper and tomatoes etc. You can combine fruits, veggies and leafy greens in one Swag.

Please see the How to Use tab and Care Tab for more information about The Swag. A handy information booklet is included with the product.

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Brand:  Swag

Help your fruit & veggies to stay fresher for much longer with The Swag. The Small Swag is ideal for storing small produce like grapes, tomatoes or chopped up food and also is large enough to store carrots and peppers as well. 

Made with 3 unique layers of natural cotton. The Swag is a breathable produce bag, meaning fruits & vegetables stay fresher for much longer – naturally.

Say ‘goodbye’ to plastic and ‘hello’ to natural freshness. Save money, food waste and help to reduce plastic packaging.

A natural, plastic-free produce bag made from sustainable cotton which is machine-washable, reusable and zero-waste.

The Swag is made out of three different/unique layers of 100% natural cotton that is non-toxic and unbleached so is safe to keep your food in as well as being unseeded to make it non-allergenic. (Lab tested) These three layers play an important role in keeping your fresh produce fresher for much longer! Help combat food waste, prolong the life of your produce and give them an environment they can thrive in. 

The first layer is a robust outer layer of The Swag which protects your fruit & veggies by preserving the water within the middle layer from drying out too quickly.

Then a thick, absorbent middle layer which holds the bulk of the moisture. This layer draws the water away from the fresh produce, yet allows it to hydrate as needed.

The inner layer of The Swag provides a dryer protection barrier however as all three layers are permeable, they allow your fruit & veggies to breathe and stay Fresher for Longer.

  • 100% Natural
  • Sustainable
  • Plastic-free
  • Ethical & Fair Trade
  • Donation to Destiny Rescue
  • Zero Waste
  • Reusable
  • Compostable
  • Non-toxic
  • Non-allergenic
  • Unbleached
  • Machine Washable

Dimensions - 37cm x Height: 38cm (opened up and including flap height) 37cm x 24cm not including the flap. The stitching and the fabric is plastic-free, there is one tiny care instruction label inside that is synthetic which is necessary for the care information.

The small Swag bag is the perfect size for storing smaller fruits and vegetables like tomatoes and grapes. Unlike plastic bags, it can be easily reused and cleaned in your washing machine so you don’t need to waste anything. There are three layers to every swag bag which all have their specific function. They help the food breathe and lock moisture in which keeps the produce fresh while having a special intermediate, dry layer that stops your fruit and veg getting soggy. The compact size makes it great for your fridge or cupboards as it can store and organise your produce without plastic containers, wrappers or bags.

The Swag proudly supports Destiny Rescue, through every Swag sold. A proportion of profits goes to the charity Destiny Rescue who help rescue children enslaved in the sex trade around the world and help keep children from entering the sex trade through various prevention programs, ensure justice for those who have been wronged, and raised awareness to untold numbers

Production of The Swag in India is certified by SEDEX for Ethical Trading practices and SEDEX also review the Supply Chain. SEDEX conduct an audit of the factory every year and post the results on their website.

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Please machine wash your Swags at 30c BEFORE USE as the inner layer plumps up and works much better after machine washing.

When you get your fresh produce home from the shops, we highly recommend thoroughly washing your produce with cold water or bathing in cold water with a BIG splash of vinegar (apple cider or white wine) and give them a good rub.

If possible chop off the stalks of your produce so they can breathe and hydrate better (just like cutting the ends off flowers for a vase)

FYI – ‘furry’ fruits such as peaches and apricots don’t like a long bath – they like a quick plunge and dry!

If you are not seeing two weeks of life (on average) out of your fresh produce then your Swags are either too dry or too damp. Simply play with the hydration levels.

For best results dampen your Swag with filtered water.

Dampening a clean dry Swag before you put your fresh produce into it. Make sure you dampen your Swag from the outside layer only and really wring out excess water. The inside of the Swag should be dry in parts and not noticeably wet. Too much dampness is not good for your fruit and veggies so, if you’re not seeing the results you’re expecting, then you’re probably applying too much water to your Swag.

Whenever you start to feel the outer layer dry out then it’s time to reapply water. You don’t have to take all the contents out – just sprinkle it with water from the outside. You don’t even have to take The Swag out of your fridge just sprinkle it with water over the top of The Swag. As you’re not wetting the whole Swag, you can afford to sprinkle a bit more water on The Swag so that the top flap and surrounding edges can be a little more moist than usual.

If you’re not seeing two weeks on average then your Swags are either to dry or too damp, so have a play with the hydration levels.

For best results;

– It’s best to put fruits into The Swag before they’re ripe, move the fruit from The Swag to your fruit bowl for a day or two and those fruits will then be perfect to eat.  

– Fresh corn, take it out of the husk completely whilst in The Swag – corn will stay fresher longer this way.

– If you chop the dry ends off things before you put them into The Swag then they will be able to breathe and hydrate more efficiently.

– Please leave Bananas in the fruit bowl. When freezing bananas take out of the peel first. Cut melon/pineapple etc is probably best cut up and put into a container however if it’s a whole watermelon, pineapple, that is not too ripe then they’ll most likely love being in The Swag and will stay fresher for longer that way.

– Be mindful to put the harder produce at the bottom – start with carrots and then cucumbers, peppers, broccoli, apples, pears, oranges, and then start stacking some courgette’s, tomatoes, squash, avocado, then lettuce and herbs on top – it works a treat.  

– The Swag works incredibly well for mushrooms however DO NOT WET The Swag for mushrooms. Just put your mushrooms into a dry Swag and into the draw of the fridge. If your mushrooms are slimy I recommend washing them thoroughly in a little bit of cold water and white vinegar. Then let them dry naturally or pat dry with a tea towel. Once dry and if you’ve managed to remove the slime, then pop them into a dry Swag and into your fridge draw. 

– The Swag works incredibly well for root vegetables such as; potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes however DO NOT WET The Swag and Do NOT put it in your fridge. Put your root vegetables in a DRY Swag in your pantry… they’ll stay much fresher for longer.

Care for your Swag

Please machine wash your Swags at 30c BEFORE USE as the inner layer plumps up and works much better after machine washing. Wash your Swag as needed or a least once every two weeks. When washing, turn The Swag inside-out and wash in cold/warm wash up to 30 degrees.

For the very best results, whilst still wet pour some white vinegar (no-frills) over your Swags and run on a rinse cycle. This removers soap residue and is a natural sanitiser. Whilst inside-out line dry in the sun if possible. The sun is a natural bleacher and sanitiser.

If you use an incredibly hot wash then shrinkage may occur. Wash in cold/warm wash up to 30 degrees.

Your Swags are  built to last years with proper care. However, if you’ve gone on a holiday and left rotting produce in your Swag, then I would turn it inside-out and wash it. Then whilst still wet, pour a cup of white wine vinegar over the stains in your Swag and put it through an extra rinse cycle. Whilst still inside-out dry in full sun. If you’ve accidentally left your fresh produce in The Swag unattended for a really long time, to the point of mould, I would recommend tp stop using them and compost them as mould spores are difficult to kill and can be toxic. If the mould is slight and dealt with quickly. You can simply apply clove oil or tea tree concentrate to the affected areas, dry in full sun, machine wash and do a vinegar rinse (as above) and The Swag should be fine to continue using. Also, make sure you wipe out your fridge using vinegar.