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SammyBags machine washable paper lunch bag, regular size, natural tan colour.
Sammy Bags machine washable paper lunch sandwich bag, regular size, black colour.
SammyBags machine washable paper lunch bag, regular size, chocolate brown colour.
SammyBags machine washable paper lunch bag, large size, natural colour.
SammyBags machine washable paper lunch bag, large size, black colour.
SammyBags machine washable paper lunch bag, large size, chocolate brown colour.
SammyBags machine washable paper lunch bag, regular and large size, in natural colour with a side by side, side-on view.
SammyBags machine washable paper lunch bag, regular and large size, in natural colour with a side by side, front-on view.
SammyBags machine washable paper lunch bag, in natural colour with a top-down, inside view of lunch bag at a picnic.

Lunch Bag - Washable Paper

SammyBags

Regular price $48.90 Sale

An old school paper lunch bag, but not as you know it.

In 1871, inventor Margaret E. Knight designed a machine that could create flat-bottomed paper bags, which could carry more than the previous envelope-style paper bag design. Very few women held patents at that time, and her boldness and persistence (after a copycat tried to claim her design as his own!) was revered for women’s rights. Thanks to Margaret we've been eating our lunch from paper bags ever since.

This is a paper lunch bag, but not at you know it. You can put this beauty through your washing machine and it will come out sparkling clean and ready for many more lunches!

Designed to reduce waste and shift our behaviour from disposable to reusable.

SammyBags are made from washable Kraft paper, 60% Cellulose, 30% Latex and 10% compounding ingredients. It feels like paper but ages like leather. Plus, they are very light, easily slip into your backpack, without taking up space or weighing you down on your daily commute. Rinse in the sink or wash your SammyBags in your washing machine on any cycle. If well looked after it should last you well over 5 years.

Size:
SammyBags Lunch bag is available in 2 different sizes:
  • Regular: 180 x 130 x 250mm
  • Large: 240 x 180 x 320mm

Available in two different colours too: Natural and Black.

How do I clean my SammyBag?

- Shake it out and brush off any crumbs -or-
- Wipe off any marks with a damp cloth -or-
- Rinse in the sink under running water -or, if it needs a really deep clean, you can-
- Pop it into the washing machine with your tea towels

You can put your Sammy Bag into your washing machine on any cycle (even in a front loader at 95°C!) and it will come out looking like new. We recommend using a fragrance-free environmentally friendly laundry detergent. We also recommend washing on a low temperature at a setting that uses the least amount of energy.

We would NOT recommend the use of pegs on SammyBags because they can mark and stretch the material in its damp form. Prop it open and allow it to air dry upside down.

Mental Health Support:

For every bag you purchase, SammyBags donates $1 to community mental health.

The SammyBags range:

We stock the entire range of SammyBags machine washable paper bags. Check out their other great bags via the links below:

Handmade in Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand by David & Sam.