Reusable bulk food and produce bags. Go zero waste!

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Note from shop owner Kootsac will be closed through this very trying time we are facing as a global community. I want you to know that this was a very difficult decision to make and that I appreciate your support and hope to see you all back when this is over.


Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 27, 2020

Kootsac will be closed through this very trying time we are facing as a global community. I want you to know that this was a very difficult decision to make and that I appreciate your support and hope to see you all back when this is over.



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About kootsac

Sales 7,303
On Etsy since 2008

Nature is my motivation

'Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair'. ~ Kahlil Gibran ~

My ancestors, who came from everywhere and who wandered everywhere, finally produced me in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. Five years later we loaded up the old wagon and went to live on the coast of South Africa.
I grew up a bare foot child on sandy beaches and thorny African bushveldt. I had a little garden as a child and spent much of my days outdoors. When it was rainy or cold I made things with my hands. I made dolls of fabric scraps,crocheted hats and invented games with my siblings. We had no television.

After graduating from college in Fine Arts as a painter and print maker I decided to travel. I met a Canadian along the way who became my life partner and I now live in this beautiful Northern country. Our home here in the mountainous Kootenay region of British Columbia is very different from the land of my birth but having the earth beneath my feet and being surrounded by nature has always been essential to my happiness.

We grow a lot of our own vegetables, berries and herbs and much of our grains and other dry food we buy from the bulk food section of our local natural food stores. I invented these Kootsac bags in 2008 as an alternative to the throwaway plastic bags that kept coming home with our food. My preference has always been to work with natural fibers but ripstop nylon turned out to be the best material for the purpose and I am still using the original bags I first made years ago. I also offer them in natural silk for bulk food and organic cotton for produce.

Shop members

  • Morgen Bardati

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I am a mountain dwelling textile artist and designer who saw the need for an alternative to throwaway plastic bags for bulk food and produce. My respect for nature's complexity and diversity inspires everything I do.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 30, 2019
Thank-you very much for visiting my shop and for your interest in my reusable food bags. I appreciate that you are taking the time to consider using them instead of plastic bags for your bulk food and produce.
Please feel free to message me via Etsy convos me with any questions you may have regarding their care and use. In my profile are a list of FAQ.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 21 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
1. It is important to me that you are happy with your Kootsac purchase.
2. Please contact me before returning an item, letting me know why you wish to return it.
3. You may submit a request for returning your item for up to 21 days after your purchase.
4. Returns will be accepted at the discretion of Kootsac.
5. I will consider a refund at my discretion.
6. Item must be unused and unwashed, unless there was a sewing or fabric defect.
7. Upon return buyer will receive a full or partial refund less the return shipping cost.
8. I am a fair person and will always be willing to work with you on an amiable solution. I thank you for doing the same.
* I accept payment through Direct Checkout on Etsy as well as Paypal.
* Please confirm your address with Etsy. If you would like it sent somewhere else please be sure to contact me and let me know.
* If in the address you provided is not valid and the parcel is returned to me, I will mail it back to you to the correct address at your (the buyer's) expense. If the address you gave me is incorrect and the parcel disappears I am no longer responsible for the costs of either shipping or it's contents.
* As soon as I receive payment I will ship your purchase within 2 to 5 business days, unless otherwise stated. During the week I usually ship the same or next day.
* Once mailed, orders usually take:
- 1 to 2 weeks to arrive in Canada
- 1 to 3 weeks to the US.
- 1 to 3 weeks Everywhere Else
* I use regular Canada Post mail which is the most reasonably priced, but does not offer tracking.
* If you would like it shipped any other way, including a tracking option, please contact me before your purchase and I will adjust the shipping costs accordingly.