THE SWAG SAVES THE AVERAGE AUSSIE HOUSEHOLD ROUGHLY $1,500 PER YEAR IN FOOD WASTE.
HOW LONG WOULD YOU LAST SEALED IN A PLASTIC BAG OR CONTAINER WITHOUT AIR OR WATER? NOT LONG, RIGHT?!
Well, it’s the same for all living things, therefore if you want your fruit & veggies to stay fresher for much longer, then you need to give them an environment they can thrive in. The Swag is a breathable bag, meaning fruit & veggies stay fresher for much longer – naturally. Say ‘goodbye’ to plastic and ‘hello’ to natural freshness. The Swag is a simple yet effective solution for helping people around the world.
Ethical & Fair Trade
Reduce Food Waste
Save our Environment
Help our Wildlife
KEEPS YOUR PRODUCE FRESHER FOR LONGER UNIQUE 3 LAYER DESIGN
The Swag is made out of three different/unique layers of 100% natural, unbleached, unseeded cotton materials (Australian Patent No. 2015221423 USA Patent No. 10,179,687 B2 South African Patent No 2016/06336 International Patents Pending). Each of the three layers plays a significant role in keeping your fresh produce fresher for much longer!
1. THE LAYER THAT PROTECTS YOUR FRUIT & VEGGIES
The robust outer layer of The Swag protects your fruit & veggies by preserving the water within the middle layer from drying out too quickly.
2. THE LAYER THAT LETS YOUR FRUIT & VEGGIES HYDRATE
The thick, absorbent middle layer holds the bulk of the moisture. This layer draws the water away from the fresh produce, yet allows it to hydrate as needed.
3. THE LAYER THAT LETS YOUR FRUIT & VEGGIES BREATHE
The inner layer of The Swag provides a dryer protection barrier however as all three layers are permeable, they allow your fruit & veggies to breathe and stay Fresher for Longer.
HOW WELL DOES THE SWAG WORK?
I’m so impressed with my Swags. We recently went to New Zealand and left cucumbers in one
of our bags for almost four weeks AND when we got home we chopped them up and used
them in a salad. Needless to say, we’re blown away by the results. We simply love our Swags!!
A quote from one of our many happy customers
MEET PEITA – THE SWAG FOUNDER
THE BIRTH OF THE SWAG
I’m asked this question all of the time “How on Earth did you come up with The Swag?” The answer is long, interesting and begins at grassroots – my childhood.
I grew up in Kenthurst, North West of Sydney, Australia. I lived with my extended family on acreage surrounded by nature. We lived largely off the land and it was here, inspired by my parents and surroundings, I developed a deep love of nature and animals.
There were no buses, trains or taxis where we lived so we largely got around on horseback.
We had so many animals’ such as; horses, chickens, goats, sheep, ducks, dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, wild python called ‘Monty’ and a wombat called ‘Norman’. The manure from the animals fertilized our huge veggie patch and the offcuts from the veggie patch and our food scraps were fed to the animals. There was no garbage collection service, so we were responsible for all of our own waste. We had a compost heap, a worm farm, and an incinerator. We lived sustainably and were very conscious of food waste and plastic waste.
In my late teens, the lights of the city drew me into a fast, upscale environment of advertising and media where I spent over twenty years in sales.
When I became a wife and mother, I started realizing how much rotting fruit and veggies I was throwing out each day. This really upset me as I felt a tremendous amount of guilt.
I started focussing on what was happening to my fruit & veggies when sealed in plastic. I noticed the condensation building up on the inside of the bag and it dawned on me that they were suffocating, sweating and that’s why they were rotting so quickly. Right then, I knew the solution needed to be permeable. Air & water are the essential elements of life for all living things – our fruit and veggies are no different.
With encouragement from friends and family, I set out on a journey that would take me back to my roots. I had a deep belief that most humans hate wasting food and deep down we all want to do what’s right for our family, our community and the environment we live in. Sometimes the problem seems so overwhelming that we don’t know where to start.
After years of research, testing, refining, product development, design, trademarks, and patents the Swag was born on the 24th of August 2016.
What I find most exciting is that The Swag is saving the average Aussie family around $1,500 per year in fresh food waste. Therefore, The Swag is quite often a very positive first step for families to live waste & plastic-free.
Swag Australia has a range of 100% natural and reusable alternatives to plastic. With proper care, our products are built to last years however when they finally come to the end of their life, they are fully compostable with zero impact on the planet or our health.
Please come and join us on the waste-free and plastic-free movement.
‘THE SWAG MAN’ DEF: NOUN. AUS. NZ.
WHAT IS A SWAG?
A traveler’s or miner’s bundle of personal belongings.
It’s named The Swag because the bags are rolled in the form of the iconic Australian bushman’s swag. A bushman’s Swag is normally a bundle of belongings rolled in a bedroll to be carried on foot over long distances, whilst looking for work in the Australian bush.
The Swag represents a natural product, no waste and making the most of what you have. This translates into the fresh produce that lasts longer and stays fresher in The Swag whilst reducing the use of toxic plastic.
Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong Under the shade of a coolibah tree, And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled: “You’ll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me.”
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