Legooms reuseable produce bags will help you save thousands of plastic bags, and will be at-hand whenever you need them in just about any scenario; whether in the supermarket, market, or even the gym.
They're the last produce bags you'll ever need, and best of all, they're already recycled and will be recycled again and again - if you can ever wear them out!
We're proud to have helped make reusable mesh bags in supermarkets a reality.
But our role continues as an independent, innovative alternative.
Supermarkets offer a bog-standard, one-size, poor quality bag. And charge you each time. The quality is poor. Most are not made from recycled materials. They may not be BPA-free.
What's our cause?
It's a familiar scenario when you shop for fresh produce and find everything already wrapped in plastic or you have to use tear off plastic bags. You're trying to eat clean but realise this is damaging the environment.
Tear-off bags are quick and convenient but leave a guilty feeling once home. You have tried cheap mesh bags but they're flimsy and the wrong size.
Worldwide, about 2 million plastic bags are used every minute. Supermarkets and people are more aware, but many supermarkets still offer tear-off bags, nothing at all, or cheap mesh bags. Therefore Legooms answer a range of consumer problems- conveniently.
Back in 2018 the situation was worse than now. We wanted to act and encourage a shift in behaviour.
We created a highly developed reusable vegetable bag, built for shopping, trips to the gym, storage...basically a solution to all kinds of reasons for plastic waste.
What are Legooms?
They are a set of 6 reusable vegetable/produce bags complete with a carry pouch enabling you to replace tear-off plastic bags in the supermarket or marketplace.
We hope these food bags will also encourage people to buy fresh, rather than packaged fruit and vegetables.
Launched in August ‘18, they’re the first re-useable produce bag on the market to be made from recycled bottles*. In June 2010, The Independent featured Legooms in their "Best Reusable Produce Bags" feature in their 'Indy/Best' section.
A little playful variation on the French word for vegetables, we hope Legooms will be a household name. "Darling, did you pack the Legooms"❓
Legooms are our flagship product. They are the also the key to the Postera ethos:
Products which, over their lifespan, make a net positive environmental impact.
Eliminate the guilt of using, then throwing away supermarket bags!
Sensibly priced, we believe Legooms are great value as the price is:
- Representative of additional costs in using recycled bottles. It gives people a chance to make this extra environmental saving
- Representative of premium manufacture and quality standards
- Reflecting a very long service life
- Inclusive of a carry pouch which has all kinds of uses
- A saving: you can use them for almost anything: toys, veg, even washing delicate clothes
They are accredited as BPA-free and food safe meaning you can enjoy the extra life breathe-able mesh gives to your produce in storage without worrying about plastic toxins!
You can make a difference. You’re about to be one of the smartest, most eco-friendly people to walk into a supermarket!
🥕 The bags are woven and stitched with longevity in mind. They can bear a hefty weight (we tried them with bricks!) without tearing and they're easy to carry by drawstring
🍅 They are machine-washable, for hygiene, convenience and a long service life
🥕 We included large label tags to attach barcodes for shops where you print these off yourself
🍅 Tar weights (the weight of the bag) is included on another tab, so the cashier can subtract that from the weight of the purchase.
🥕 Barcodes can still be scanned through the mesh. You don't need to unpack items again at checkout and the assistant will like you very much.
🍅 Produce can be washed inside the bag: simply wash, and store straight in the fridge or cupboard, saving time (no unpacking, binning, washing).
🍅 Store straight in the fridge! They are tidy, look great in the fridge and improve organisation; Plus:
🥕 Vegetables need to breathe; sealing them in plastic bags isn't ideal and there can be adverse affects on health by storing in plastic bags. Our breathable mesh bags are the solution to preserving produce;
🍅 Colour-coded: market research told us that this was desirable as people were able to quickly locate and store items;
🥕 They save you money: head for the fresh produce aisle, or support your local market growers. Packaged produce is not only more expensive, but there's the dreaded plastic packaging, again.
🍅 When they are no longer suitable for use, they are fully recyclable
🥕 Plus, use Legooms for storing all kinds of other bits and pieces such as toys
🍅 They are a food grade product with certification
You get a set of 6 food bags per pack, with one carry-pouch bag.
After you fumble around trying to find these bags in the supermarket - then start your shopping ... you'll have to pay around £1.80 for 6 inferior bags.
Ours are more expensive but will outlast them. Plus you get the host of advantages outlined above.
Convenient Bag sizes:
8 x 12 inches (2pcs)
14 x 12inches (2pcs)
17 x 12 inches (2pcs)
accommodating potatoes down to garlic!
We stand by our product quality. If you are not completely satisfied, we don't want to keep your money!
Please contact us, and you will be able to return your product.
You can find out more about returns here at this link.
Likewise, if your product fails within 30 days due to workmanship, please contact us and we will organise a return for a full refund, or an exchange.
Delivery within the UK is free this week. Expect your order within 3-4 days.
A very well made product which will be very useful when shopping for vegetables particularly. Lightweight and easy to clean, they’ll be a staple in my shopping bag.
This is a second pack of Legooms I’ve bought. I find that the bags are also useful to store vegetables (both in and out of the fridge); and therefore have bought a 2nd pack so that I always have Legoom bags to take to the the supermarket.
Only just come this morning thank you
Just arrived so not tried them yet but they look very good quality
Great product. So many uses. Delivery was very swift
QUESTIONS & ANSWERSAsk a Question
Can these be used for buying dry products, such as oats, lentils, flour etc.?
It's a good question- thank you. Yes they can; although fine, loose flour would probably leak through the mesh. Other customers have used them to store oats.
You don't appear to say anywhere in your advertisement what the bags are made of. If polyester, are they not almost like plastic and will have to go into landfill eventually?
Hello there; the bags are made from recycled bottles. They are fully recyclable after use. We list this under 'features'.
Are they just to transport the veg/fruit home, or do they keep them fresh in the fridge?
Hi there; they do keep veg fresh, too, yes. There are mixed opinions on whether they stay fresher but it appears to be that the more breathable, the better. The bags can be washed with the veg in, then just place into the fridge, keeping nice and organised :)
I would prefer to be able to buy more small bags. I am on my own and shop frequently for loose vegetables and fruit. I cannot imagine needing the largest bags. Is there any way of doing this please?
Yes, we are going to produce some sets with just one size for people to top up and have more choice :) We'll confirm when this is ready.
Whats the delivery charge?
Hello there- at the moment Royal Mail is free of charge within the UK and £1 for USA.
Can you wash them in the washing machine?
Yes, we made them machine washable at 40 degrees :)
How many of these bags for £11.95? Thanks
We supply a pack of 6 bags, 2 of each size. If you click 'Features' or 'What's in the Bag?' you will find more info.
Can these bags be put in the dishwasher?
Good question. We would say no, as they wash at 40 degrees and I think the dishwasher is higher than that by default? But if it wasn't, then it should be alright.
How do you get the barcode on to the tab? Do any supermarkets supply barcode stickers?
Yes, some supermarkets do. They have weighing machines. In many places bar codes are stuck on the fruit, and you can peel off, and put on the barcode tab of your Legooms.
How can you avoid getting charged for the weight of the bags?
Hi there; we supply a tab which has the tare weight of the bags written on it. The checkout assistant case minus off the weight from your purchase using this.
Do these weigh a similar amount to the plastic bags in the shop so when you weigh your fruit and veg it will still cost the same?
They are very lightweight and very strong, yes. But we include the weight on them so that this can be deducted by the cashier :)
Which UK supermarkets support the weight tag removal?
We calibrated them in ounces, since most checkout equipment is still using this besides grams. We may re-think this in the future but for now it seems to work just fine.
What are these bags made of/from?
They are made from recycled bottles. Bottles are turned into pellets, which are then woven into the strong mesh fabric which we make our bags from.
A question, as I do not know: the advice of not storing produce in plastic bags, does that apply to fridges with moisture control..? Would they not dry out then?
We're still doing some research on this and it seems difficult to prove either way as there are SO many variables. I suppose you'd have to test each fruit and veg type. The overriding consensus seems to be that mesh is better as it's breathable. Plus there's an added advantage of not having toxins in the plastics getting into your food!