Purchasing Reusable Cotton Grocery Bags vs Plastic or Paper: Impact on the Environment

Using natural reusable cotton grocery bags instead of plastic or paper grocery bags helps to protect the environment.


Plastic bags are rarely sturdy enough to reuse more than a few times – they stretch and tear too easily.

Petroleum, dyes, plasticisers, and other toxic chemicals are used to produce plastic bags. In many parts of the world, not many plastic grocery bags are recycled. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade, it photo-degrades, so it slowly breaks into small pieces. It can take up to 1000 years for degradation to complete. In the meantime, toxic substances in the plastic leach into the environment.

Even when plastic bags are recycled, manufacturing new plastic from recycled plastic requires two-thirds of the energy used to create new plastic bags, according to the U.S. EPA. The process also weakens the plastic so recycled bags aren’t as durable. read more “Purchasing Reusable Cotton Grocery Bags vs Plastic or Paper: Impact on the Environment”

5 Features of Good Bespoke Packaging Solutions

Customised packaging is an effective eye-catching way to promote a brand or commemorate a special event.

When you’re looking for the best bespoke packaging solutions for your needs, keep the following 5 criteria in mind:

1. Quality

The packaging you choose should be attractive, durable, and simple to open and close. It should be well constructed for the item(s) that it will hold.

Cotton is a strong yet light weight packaging option. It’s appropriate for wrapping a variety of products including jewellery, cosmetics, clothing, baked goods and wine. It’s simple to apply dye and print on good quality cotton, creating a crisp look that draws attention. read more “5 Features of Good Bespoke Packaging Solutions”

Important Benefits of Using Cotton Products vs Products Made of Other Materials

Cotton offers a unique mix of characteristics. It’s ideal for creating many products including cotton packaging bags for storing and presenting everything from wedding favors to baked goods.

Opting for eco-friendly cotton products over products made with other materials is an excellent solution if you’re looking for an affordable, versatile and environmentally friendly material.

Top 10 benefits of using cotton instead of other materials:

1. Soft

Natural cotton, free of toxic chemicals and dyes, doesn’t irritate the skin like synthetic fibres and treated cotton can. Natural cotton also won’t trigger allergic reactions.

2. Durable

Cotton is a moderately strong fibre that does not stress easily. read more “Important Benefits of Using Cotton Products vs Products Made of Other Materials”

Why cotton bags are a school essential

The time has come – summer is almost over, and we’re all starting to get prepared for the back to school experience that September brings. Whether you’re preparing yourself for school or university, or you’re trying to get your little one prepared, you have probably already drawn up a checklist.

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The History of British Cotton

Cotton has been around as long as some of humanity’s oldest civilizations, and today remains one of our most important raw materials for making textiles to use and wear. It is estimated that as far back as 4500 BC the ancient civilizations of Mexico  were cultivating cotton, as well as places over in the Indus Valley not long after that.

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13 ways to use cotton drawstring bags

Since the 5p bag rule was so rightly introduced, more and more people are seeing just how useful and worthwhile quality cotton bags are. Here at Cotton Barons, we offer a whole range of durable bags that are made from 100% cotton and are incredibly practical.

Available in different sizes and shapes, as well as being fully customisable, our cotton bags will cover all kinds of individual needs and requirements, from your favourite colour to a personalised logo.

Check out our cotton drawstring bags. They will provide you with a quick and comfortable way to carry your things or keep them together, whether it is for your weekly food shop or a unique way to wrap up a gift.

Want to hear more about how you can use your own cotton drawstring bag? You’ve got it! read more “13 ways to use cotton drawstring bags”

Cotton – Why We Cherish It So Much

Cotton – the world’s most used material – is an amazing plant.
We learned to use all its parts, from the fibre for cloth making to the seeds which are the source of oil that is used in food industry. Its leftovers: meal and hull are used to feed farm animals.
Just look around – our t-shirts, underwear, bed linen, towels, and many other things are made from cotton.
This is because cotton fabric has so many qualities like being breathable, highly absorbent, durable and non-allergic.

It has also become popular for making bags as it is strong and very easy to sew and its absorbent qualities make it a great material for dyeing and printing.
We truly believe that a cotton bag is nature at its best – natural product that is fully recyclable and eco-friendly.

Why you would not be able to find prices on our website

We don’t provide quotes on the website simply because all our products are customized, and prices may change depending on the quantity, size of the product and your specific requirements.

Showing prices means there is a single product type – however we make our products to our customers specifications, and these requirements can mean a variation in the cost. A single product price would simply be inaccurate.

Feel free to email us directly with your request, and we will be more than pleased to work on your product and prices for you.

Have a beautiful day,
Cotton Barons team

A Great Story Behind a Cotton Product

We are proud to be a part of the Drain Dollies bags and cushion covers project.

Charlotte Wood, the founder of Drain Dollies created the company which sells bags that hold surgical drains safely and securely. She has also created small gorgeous cushion covers with the design that conveys an important message – the pink part of the ribbon symbolizes breast cancer and the teal part is the symbol of ovarian cancer. 10% of all the sales goes to Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention charity.

It is such an enormous honour for us to have the opportunity to make cotton products which are used to help women affected by breast and ovarian cancer.