Look, we would be lying to you if we said we washed our reusable bags on a regular basis. In reality, we have been happily living in denial that said bags can harbour nasty bacteria, but when we first heard of olve.’s self-cleaning reusable shopping totes, we knew we had to get our grubby hands on one. Each olve. product is made with the brand’s signature antimicrobial protection technology that lasts the lifetime of the product. For those who want a quick science lesson, it works like this – the antimicrobial technology interrupts the bacteria cells’ ability to form the chemical bonds necessary for survival. Without the chemical bond, bacteria will simply fall apart and die after coming into contact with an olve. bag. The innovative tote even self-disinfects within a zero-to-four hour period after each use – how cool is that?!
Designed for folks who care about the environment, olve.’s totes are crafted to last a long time, while you have a good time. The fabric is locally manufactured and dyed in Queensland, with each bag carefully constructed in Fiji using recycled polyester, the aforementioned antimicrobial fibre and recycled water bottles. The brand’s current range encompasses several different styles to suit whatever activity you’re undertaking. There’s the everyday tote (a daily carrier that you can snag in shades like eggshell, brown sugar and standard black), larger market totes (for when you’re lugging around a bounty of fresh fare at your local farmers market) and produce bags (perfect for when you want to avoid ripping a single-use plastic bag off the roll in the produce section). If these genius accessories tickle your fancy, we suggest popping over to the olve. website to shop the range.