The Local Grocer

From Bottles To Haiku Bags

We like to think of life as a string of adventures — not just the epic ones but the little ones you can weave into an otherwise regular day. On your way home. With friends. With family. With all your things. Designed in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, made with durable, eco-conscious materials, Haiku’s everyday adventure bags keep your essentials well-organized and your hands free. Each design is both a love note to nature and an answer to the complexities of daily life. Even on days when your purse resembles a snack bin or your desk drawer, built-in features and pockets ensure there’s always a place for your cards or a trail map. Versatile carry options keep your adventurous spirit ready for the unexpected.

Here at The Local Grocer, we carry a variety of Haiku bags including wallets, clutches, saddle bags, totes, and lunch boxes. Haiku bags are fashionable and functional. These purses and wallets are made from recycled plastic bottles and feature RFID technology!

Made from plastic bottles, you say? Yup! 

Haiku bags are made from a recycled polyester. Also called Recycled PET, or RPET for short, it is made from post-consumer plastic bottles. Basically, bottles are gathered and chopped into little pieces. The pieces are then melted into pellets, the pellets are spun into thread, and then the thread is woven into fabric.

Once the PET is made into fabric, it can enjoy a second life as all kinds of goods — clothing, shoes, and of course, bags!

So what is RFID Technology? 

RFID blocking wallets block RFID signals using electromagnetic enclosure technology. This technology is said to make credit cards electromagnetically opaque by distributing electrostatic charges or radiation around the cage’s exterior, thus protecting its contents from electric charges and identity theft. Pretty cool, right?