Don’t you just love packing your groceries in 10 to 15 flimsy plastic “re-usable” grocery bags, loading them in to your car, only to arrive home with mangled bread, melting ice cream, and half-a-dozen apples rolling around, under your seat. Yeah, me too. But I’m about to change all that.
You can thank me later.
Created by Carlsbad couple Farzan and Jennifer Dehmoubed, the Lotus Trolley Bag system is a set of four re-usable bags that are designed to hang stylishly from your shopping cart handle while you shop. Then, once you unload your fresh veggies, and coconut milk ice cream on to the check-stand, simply plop the bags in the cart and spread them out accordion-style along the top rails. Now you can easily pack up your goodies – there’s even a large insulated bag – certainly big enough to keep the aforementioned ice cream and a few 1/2 gallons of almond milk cold until you arrive home.
The four bags vary in size – cleverly tapering to the shape the cart. Obviously, Farzan and Jen have combined a great deal of thought and design savvy into the product, because they also built in to the largest bag, compartments for fragile items such as eggs and wine bottles.
“We wanted the bags to last. We had the bags tested with over 70 pounds in each bag, more than we could ever carry. They are heavy duty, sturdy and meant to be used hundreds of times,” Farzan explains.
I was shocked to learn that the average American family uses 1,500+ plastic bags a year. Farzan and Jen are looking to put a huge dent in that number, and consequently minimize the number of plastic bags entering landfills and oceans.
More recently they have added to their line, re-usable produce bags – which I freakin’ love and use literally everyday. They make great bags for school snacks and lunches. But better still, they eliminate the need for the ubiquitous plastic produce bags, that have little to no use, once you consume their contents. I can’t tell you how good it feels to pass on those bags, in favor of the Lotus produce bags.
Both the Lotus Trolley bags and Lotus Produce bags have been gaining serious traction in the marketplace over the last couple years. A number of national retailers are carrying at least one, if not both Lotus products. And equally impressive is the amount of national television exposure they are receiving. Lotus products have been featured on Good Morning America (Steals and Deals), the Today Show, and most recently, the produce bags were included in the Ellen Degeneres Spring 2020 Be Kind Box. Legit.
So, as if these great single-use-plastic-reducing products weren’t enough, I gotta say – the Lotus team members are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. And it starts from the top down. Farzan and Jen truly appreciate their team’s hard work and dedication – vital to the development and launch of each of their products. . How would I know this? Well, for a few months I had the pleasure of consulting with them on the feasibility of branding the bags as a promotional product, and from day one, they made me feel right at home.
And finally, just when you thought it couldn’t get any better – Lotus is a North County San Diego local business, their headquarters situated just minutes from the beach in Carlsbad. I can hear echos of Let My People Go Surfing.
Bottom line, you can’t go wrong with your Lotus purchase. You’re reducing the negative impact of single use plastic on the environment, and you’re supporting local small business. Oh, and I almost forgot – your bread will be looking much more loaf-like when you arrive home.
On Amazon the set of four Lotus Trolley Bags costs about $35 You can purchase them here.
And don’t forget the produce bags! You can purchase them here.
(These are not affiliate links, I’m just trying to help you out!)
Even better – if you would like to offer Lotus Trolley Bags, or produce bags, showcasing your brand, as gift to your clients or employees, simply fill out the form below, and we can discuss the details!