New Product! Sliced Wheat Fields Eco Tote … and a Giveaway!

Sliced: Wheat Fields Eco Tote C&T Publishing’s newest addition to its popular Eco Tote collection, Sliced—Wheat Fields Eco Tote debuted in February 2013 and features a striking art quilt inspired by Van Gogh’s painting, Wheat Fields with Cypresses. A portion of proceeds from each sale is being donated to the NAMTA Council for Art Advocacy whose mission is “to sustain, strengthen and support the art material industry through advocacy, awareness, and increased funding of art and art education.”

Countless hours went into the making of the one-of-a-kind quilt featured on the tote. Designed and quilted by a staggeringly talented group of editors from C&T Publishing, the Wheat Fields with Cypresses image was enlarged and “sliced” into six vertical sections, which were then distributed among the artists.

Quilt Label on Sliced: Wheat Fields Tote

Fabric choice and embellishments were left entirely up to each artist, so that each panel became a unique statement. Eventually, all six slices were brought together and quilted with stitching designed to unify the disparate pieces and combine them into one cohesive quilt.

C&T began growing its line of popular Eco Totes in response to increasing consumer demand for products made from recycled materials. In keeping with this green philosophy, the totes are constructed from 100% recycled polypropylene from discarded plastic water bottles. Eco Totes are a roomy 15.5″ x 15″ x 8″ size, with long handles, a flat reinforced bottom panel, and a zipper closure. Eco Totes are durable, waterproof, and tear-resistant.

C&T Publishing is always interested in your product ideas!

The giveaway – To enter to win a Sliced: Wheat Fields Eco Tote leave a comment here telling us if your local grocer still supplies bags or not… Deadline to enter is 04/01/13.  The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section and will be notified by email. Our winner’s name will also be listed here as an update to this post. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win this tote. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win an e-book of their choosing.

4/3/13 UPDATE;  Nancy is our winner – congratulations!


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  1. CyndeeC
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    My local market still provides paper or plastic as well as their own line of ‘geen’ bags for reuse. I have my own collection of ‘green’ bags designed by an English quilter & I get many nice comments on them when I go to the market

  2. Amy Eileen Koester
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Our grocers still supply bags, but I like to use my own (when I remember).

  3. Inger Maria Martinson
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    I live in Italy and here plastic shoppingbags have been banned about a year ago, only ecological bags can be purchased in the shop. Many people bring their totes nowadays. It’s a positive change!

  4. b.a. bigelow
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Yes, our grocer still supplies plastic bags

  5. Posted March 27, 2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Our local growers have plastic bags when we buy at the Farmer’s Market. It take my own fabric bags.

  6. Hannah
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    Yes, all the places I shop supply bags.

  7. Jill
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Yes, the grocers I go to supply plastic bags or paper if you specifically request them. I prefer to take my cloth bags. Love your bag.

  8. Joan Reed
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Yes, the local grocer still furnishes plastic and paper bags but has had reasonably priced bags made from recycled materials prominently displayed for several years. (And yes, I’ve been getting 5 cents per bag off my grocery bill for many years which has paid for the bags many times over.) Please enter my name in your Wheat Fields tote giveaway contest. What a wonderful reminder of the talent of the C&T staff!

  9. Tracey Holzer
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    In Canada grocers still offer bags. Some stores charge you 5c a bag and others don’t charge.

  10. Jean D.
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    All our grocers, except Aldi, provide plastic bags. Reusable ones are available for purchase.

  11. Cindy Wienstroer
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Yes they do but we try to bring our old (20 yrs) canvas bags to haul them home. They are plain but washable!

  12. Posted March 27, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Yes, my local grocer supplies bags. Beautiful bag!!!

  13. Hilda
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Love the tote. The second one of a Van Gogh painting. I gave the first one away to my granddaughter with a quilt inside it to take to college. Would love to win this one.

  14. Lisa Marie
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    All my local stores still supply plastic bags but also have to option to purchase reusable bags for a small price.

  15. Sandy
    Posted March 27, 2013 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    Yes, grocer still supplies bags – paper and plastic – as well as selling eco-friendly bags and encouraging shoppers to bring their own.

  16. mary mac
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    They still use plastic/paper bags but I see more people every week using a canvas tote.

  17. Lee
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Our grocers supply bags but give you .10 back per bag if you bring your own.

  18. Laura G.
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Yes our local grocers still supply bags. The larger store does sell reusable bags near the check out.

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