Sisal Soap Bag Surprise

by Lee Ann Hopkins October 11, 2019

Sisal Soap Bag Surprise

We ran out of Sisal Soap Bags at the farmers market this past week.  They were hot, hot, HOT, so I ordered more...

Well, was I ever disappointed when they arrived. My zizzle for sisal went flat!  Why?

The sisal bags came packaged, not in one simple plastic bag--that might be annoying, but at least, understandable.  (I regularly reuse, re-purpose and recycle such plastics.)  THIS packaging was in a league of its own.  The outer mailer was recyclable plastic, then inside looked like a plastic freeze-dried pack of beef jerky. I opened this to that familiar freeze-dried sound or whoosh of air to find that each sisal bag was individually packed in MORE plastic!  The picture above really doesn't do justice to show the amount of plastic for such small items. They were not fragile items that needed extra-anything!

So I made a decision, based on our mission here at Do Good Soaps and Suds, that we would discontinue selling this item after these last 15 bags are sold even though they are a bestseller for us. I personally cannot justify selling items that are in-and-of-themselves very eco-friendly, but the carbon footprint and the plastics it cost the environment to get them to me (and therefore you) is more than I am willing to "pay".  When I find these items again without all the extra plastic, I will offer them to our customers.

With that said, the last 15 are here and available for purchase, but hurry! They are wonderful accessories for your soap bars and exfoliate really nicely.  I would get them now for Christmas stocking stuffers, Hannukah, Kwanza and the Solstice, because once they are gone, they're gone!

Thank you to all for supporting our ethical decision making here at Do Good.





Lee Ann Hopkins
Lee Ann Hopkins

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Chief soapologist and lover of all-things-Do-Good, especially those souls who cherish the earth and do their best to protect it.


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