The Envirobagz are designed to fit any standard shopping cart in Canada and the U.S.

Direct from 100 Mile House: The only shopping bag you’ll ever need

‘Mompreneurs’ re-design the easiest reusable bag system ever

Tired of struggling with the unwieldy growing knot of reusable bags that you still need to toss when they tear or get grimy with who knows what?

A 100 Mile House duo has the answer: the only shopping bag you’ll ever need.

“I was looking for products to market as a ‘Mompreneur’ – environmentally focused products to solve current marketplace challenges,” explains Amaranta Chretien.

Recognizing that everyone has to shop for groceries, and more regions are eliminating plastic bags for environmental concerns, the idea for Envirobagz was born.

After evaluating existing bags for strengths and shortcomings, Amaranta and business partner Mandy McLelland, with the help of Leon Chretien, created their own design, making an existing bag better with measurements to perfectly fit standard shopping carts in Canada and the USA. Today, Amaranta and Mandy distribute as far away as Eastern Canada and Puerto Rico, but here in the Cariboo, you can get them direct from the source and save shipping costs.

“We’re thrilled with the response so far, but we’ll continue to monitor our product and listen to customers’ feedback to ensure we always have the best product on the market,” Mandy says.

Shopping Simplified

The premier reusable shopping bags are specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s busy shoppers.

Each Envirobagz set include three regular reusable bags plus one insulated cooler bag brought together with velcro for easy use and storage.

Crafted from durable, double stitched material, Envirobagz are designed to last. Better yet, removable, collapsible rods mean they’re easily stored and machine washable, keeping them clean and safe for your family’s groceries.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Hang Envirobagz from the back of your shopping cart and shop as you normally would, adding your groceries to your cart.

Step 2: At the till, unload groceries onto the conveyor belt, set your Envirobagz on your cart and spread them out to the full length of your cart. One simple action provides a series of open, upright bags to sort and transport your shopping.

Step 3: Now you have two hands to organize and pack your groceries!

Step 4: Once you’ve packed your groceries, simply detach your Envirobagz from the Velcro strips and stand them in the your car.

Step 5: After unpacking, re-attach your Envirobagz along the velcro strips and put them back in your car for your next shopping trip.

It’s the perfect “Shop Local” gift this Christmas, Mandy says. “They stand up and stay standing up, then collapse for easy, tidy storage – what could be easier?”

Learn more at or visit on Facebook. To get your Envirobagz locally, contact Mandy McLelland at or Amaranta Chretien at


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