Reusable grocery bags
have become one of the most popular promotional products of today. Back in 1912, grocer Walter H. Deubner was looking for a way to advance his small grocery business in St. Paul, Minnesota. He noticed that his customers were limiting their purchases to only what they could conveniently carry home. Thus, he set upon a task to help them carry more items at once, eventually developing a paper grocery bag with a cord running through it, giving it the ability to hold up to 75 pounds. Now while the basic design of these totes has not changed significantly in the past century, public perception of them has. With the influence of environmental studies and the scientific developments about the consequences of human actions on the world around us, the adoption of reusable items has sparked a revolution in the way we shop today. And because of their added endorsement by celebrities and the apparel industry, these bags are even considered to be a fashion trend with famous designers promoting their own designs on similar products!