LOQI BAGS "The Best reusable bag ever and here's WHY!"

We are constantly on the search for sustainable eco friendly products to stock at Merchants of Change and we also try to ensure that the products we stock leave a positive impact on the environment.

When we found LOQI we new this brand would become one of our all time favorites. LOQi are special for not only for their amazing ethical, environmentally conscious manufacturing but also their awesome prints, designs, colours and not forgetting their amazing collection of Artist collaboration prints. 

We wanted to share all about these bags with you and what makes it so very special, 

They weigh 56 g (1.98 oz).
They can carry 20 kg (44 lbs).

The size is 50 x 42 cm (19.7" x 16.5").
The zip pocket 11 .5 x 11.5 cm (4.5" x 4.5").
The handle 27 cm (10.6").

They are water resistant.
They are made of polyester.
They are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.

 

At LOQI, the quality and durability of their bags have always been a priority and they are proud to say that all their products are sustainably produced, we can also promise that they will make you smile along the way as well.

Their Certifications

GreenCircle JIAREN

Welcome to a circular economy. From fibre to fibre. From clothing to clothing. At Jiaren New Materials Co., Ltd. polyester fibers are recycled into high-quality fabric, tapping into resources and reducing environmental pollution. GreenCircle regenerated polyester fibres reduce textile waste. The quality and performance are comparable to virgin polyester fibre. At LOQI we have been waiting for a new technology where the frequency of recycling is unlimited. This is why we do not use RPET material which is made from plastic bottles that cannot be recycled. The GreenCircle technology makes material go full circle – literally!

STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

Wake up feeling good about yourself. Even if you don’t make it to the gym first thing in the morning, just look over at your LOQI. It’s an eco-friendly, OEKO-TEX® certified product. This is proof of our commitment to producing sustainable products without harmful substances. The certification includes tests for illegal substances, legally regulated substances, substances which are harmful but not yet regulated, and also includes precautionary measures to safeguard consumer health around color-fastness and skin-friendly pH-value. Phew!

Global Recycle Standard 4.0 (GRS 4.0) Certification

The LOQI factory is proud to be GRS 4.0 certified by Intertek. The Global Recycle Standard is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for the third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions. GRS is established as a leading standard for verification of recycled materials in the apparel industry and defines good working conditions and the minimisation of harmful environmental and chemical impacts as indispensable certification criteria.

The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI)

The LOQI factory is accredited by BSCI, the European social monitoring system for ethical sourcing established by the Foreign Trade Association. It unites companies globally around one shared code of conduct based on the work guidelines of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the UN Charter for Human Rights, among other universal guidelines. This third-party verification confirms the factory’s compliance with labor laws, employee health, and safety and environmental initiatives.

FSC® Certified Packaging

FSC® refers to the international non-profit organization and worldwide standard for sustainable forestry, the ‘Forest Stewardship Council®’. The FSC Recycled label was introduced in order to recognize the important role that recycling paper and timber plays in protecting the world's forests. The organization’s high standards mean that FSC® is the only forest certification scheme endorsed by the major environmental charities WWF and Greenpeace. You can unbox your treasured LOQI knowing for sure that the paper cartons and product packaging are 100% recycled.

The Materials

Just in case you are one of those people that love to know the ins and outs of things here is some more information on the materials, Taffeta, Tyvek, TPU that you may find interesting and that also supports how just awesome Loqi Bags really are. 

Recycled Polyester

Recycling never looked so good! The superstar GreenCircle recycled certified tafetta material can be recycled over and over again. Did you know that RPET material made from plastic bottles cannot be recycled again? This is why we choose a recyclable close chain system fiber. Our polyester taffeta is pretty fantastic.

DuPont™ Tyvek®

It’s scrunchable, recyclable and lightweight like paper. You can equally rely on it to be tear-resistant, water-resistant, washable, breathable and exceptionally durable. Its robustness, and high strength-to-weight ratio means you can trust it to stand the test of time. Like paper to the touch. Wears like fabric. Tyvek® is free from plasticizers and restricted chemicals listed in European Directives.

 

TPU

We would like you to meet Thermo Polyurethane. Elastic, breathable, water resistant, impact resistant, abrasion resistant, oil resistant. Oh, and it does not stiffen or discolor over time. Bam. TPU is not toxic. It is safe in many applications. It is even used in biomedical cases. TPU material is not to be confused with plastic PVC or PET which are harmful to the environment and to humans. PVC contains dangerous chemical additives such as phthalates and chlorine. TPU not only differs from them by its safety certification but also by its many quality properties. Phew! Wait, that’s not it – it can be recycled mechanically and can be melted and moulded over and over again! We told you that we love to reuse

The Processes

The Dyes

At the LOQI factory there is no dye waste product from printing. they recycle the leftover colors and mix them to create black for monochromatic designs. By the way, no bleaches are used either. Our eco-friendly dyes have been STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® tested. Doesn’t this sound good?

Waterless Printing

Here comes our favorite part! they make sure all their products are printed using waterless printing. This printing process eliminates the water or dampening system used in conventional printing. 

The Factory

LOQI is made in China, the Land of the Red Dragon. It is a family factory with 150 workers. their factory has 30% shares in the LOQI brand and this is how they ensure our quality. Good quality also means that production meets high ethical standards. The factory has received accreditation from third-party BSCI, a leading supply chain management system controlling all their workers benefits from fair health, fair pay, safety, work hours and legal rights. LOQI makes products that both the environment and people love. They are proud of their factory. And their factory loves them. It’s a match made in heaven.

Be part of the LOQI Community

Say YES to a LOQI that brightens up your day, every day. Say no to one use plastic bags. Let’s reduce the use of plastic bags together, and care for the environment as much as we can. Our community is making a difference by always carrying a LOQI. It means the World, Mars, and Venus to us.

After reading the above you must agree what a great product and as we are all expected to bring our own shopping when we are out and about we are thrilled to be able to offer you a fabulous ethically produced option.
visit us online to see our extensive range of LOQI Bags.
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