As I said in my post about Fairtrade Fortnight, I decided to design a bag using fairly traded yarn. This bag was crocheted in Patons Eco Cotton, a yarn produced with BioRe cotton, which is ethically sourced and organic. I used a natural colour palette, but it would work just as well in muted pastels or even bright shades.
It's the perfect size for everyday use, with plenty of room for your essentials. The handles are reinforced, and the bag is fully lined with a stiff cardboard base. If you want your bag to be washable, you could use plastic canvas instead of cardboard to finish if off.
The pattern is available to buy now on Ravelry for £1.50, or by following the link on the right hand side of my blog.