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The Swag Produce Shopping Bags

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The perfect shopping companion!

The Swag Produce Shopping Bags are 100% natural and likely to become your BFF whilst roaming the produce aisles. Bring them along and stop worrying about those fiddly, toxic, plastic bags and fill these little gems with all your treasures - grapes, cherries, leaf spinach - whatever tickles your fancy!

Weighing in at less than 14 grams, they'll barely register on the scales at the checkout, so you don't have to worry about paying more than you should for your produce. Once you're home, you can transfer your treasures into your Swags - you can even put the produce bags directly in your Swag bags!

This set contains 3 x Large Produce Bags (30 cm W x 40 cm H and 1 x Small Produce Bag (20 cm W x 30 cm H).

     Good Stuff to Know:

    • Made from 100% natural unseeded, unbleached cotton materials
    • Non-toxic and non-allergenic
    • Environmentally-friendly
    • 100% sustainable
    • Machine washable
    • Ethically and fair trade produced
    • 100% natural
    • Contains 3 x Large Produce Bags and 1 x Small Produce Bag

    Everyone has a different way of using their Swags and you’ll find your ‘groove’ in no time at all. they’re really incredibly easy to use.

    Firstly, you MUST machine wash your Swags BEFORE USE as the inner layer plumps up and works much better after machine washing.

    If possible, when you get your beautiful bounty of fresh produce home from the shops, we highly recommend filling your kitchen sink with cold water and a BIG splash of vinegar (apple cider or white wine) and let them bathe in it (potentially for hours) give them a good rub and take off those horrible stickers that are also having an hideous and unnecessary impact on the environment. For best disposal of these stickers, stick them onto an object or material that’s already in your general waste bin. By doing this, you’re stoping insects/bacteria from becoming stuck to the stickers whilst in landfill. Instead these insects/bacteria can go on loving and breaking down our humungous waste.

    If possible chop off the ends or stalks of your produce so they can breath and hydrate better (just like cutting the ends off flowers for a vase)

    FYI – ‘furry’ fruits such as peaches and apricots don’t like a long bath – they like a quick plunge and dry!

    If you are not seeing two weeks of life (on average) out of your fresh produce then your Swags are either too dry or too damp. Simply play with the hydration levels. If all else fails, please contact us at info@theswag.com.au and we’ll work with you until you crack the sweet spot of at least two weeks of freshness!

    Personally, I tend to put all of my freshly purchased fresh produce into my large Swags and I move the older produce into a small Swag (red trim) therefore I know the red trimmed small Swag is the one I need to use the produce out of first (the colour coding trims are key here).

    Click here to view a short instructional video.

    For best results dampen your Swag with filtered water from a jug or filtration system.

    For the VERY passionate people…. I only put UNRIPENED fruit in The Swag. And as needed, I move the UNRIPENED fruit from The Swag into the fruit bowl for a day or two and these fruits are perfectly ripened and ready to eat. For more detailed information on this go to question “What doesn’t work well in the Swag?”

    Some people like a separate Swag for fruit, veggies or leafy greens. Others throw everything into one Swag. Personally, I like to divide my produce up as follows;

    Leafy greens and salad stuff (lettuce, herbs, capsicum, tomatoes, avocado and cucumber etc) in one Large colour coded Swag, another colour coded Swag for all veggies and another for fruits. Then I have a small Swag with a combination of all of the older fresh produce that I want to use first.

    The colour coding trim makes it easy to identify what’s in each Swag.

    What I LOVE about this system, is that when I’m cooking a stir fry – I pull out The Swag with the colour trim that has the veggies in it and everything I need to prepare my meal is all in one Swag. No multiple trips to the fridge and no need to rummage around to find things! If I’m making a salad I pull out the Swag containing the salad stuff and If I’m doing the kids lunches I pull out both Swags… the one with the salad stuff plus the one with the fruit. I pop the relevant Swag on the bench, use what I want/need and put the half cut up things straight back into The Swag – no need to wrap them in plastic… they’ll stay fresher for much longer when nude (unless it’s a very ripe tomato or avocado – you may want to wrap these)

    Remember, The Swag doesn’t ‘need’ to be in the crisper of your fridge. The Swag not only saves money – it saves time! Less rummaging through your fridge and less trips to the shops!

    Most fruits such as Non-cherry stone fruits, avocados, tomatoes, mangoes, melons, apples, and pears will continue to ripen if left sitting out on a counter top in a fruit bowl.

    Once they are really ripe – try to avoid putting them into The Swag – Just eat them! Why? When fruits approach maturity, they release ethylene. Ethylene promotes the ripening of fruit. However, Ethylene can also cause premature ripening in other fruits and veggies, plus in some fruit and veggies ethylene can actually cause damage.

    It’s best to put these fruits into The Swag WELL BEFORE they’re ripe. If you put these fruits into The Swag before they’re ripe (while still firm and giving off no sweet/pungent smell) then The Swag will significantly prolong the period of time before they start becoming ripe and producing ethylene. Then as, and when needed, fill your fruit bowl with the unripened fruit and within a day or so, your fruit will be ripe and ready to eat. If you can see that the fruit has ripened within the Swag – then remove it and either eat it ASAP, put it on a shelf in your fridge (away from other fruits and veggies) or put it in your fruit bowl. Ripe Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, pears and many other fruits will freeze well and you can use them later in delicious smoothies.

    So to summarize; put your UNRIPENED fruit in The Swag and as needed, move the fruit from The Swag to your fruit bowl for a day or two and those fruits will then be perfect to eat.

    For best results;

    – Fresh corn, take it out of the husk completely whilst in The Swag – corn will stay fresher longer this way.

    – If you chop the dry ends off things before you put them into The Swag then they will be able to breathe and hydrate more efficiently.

    – Please leave Bananas in the fruit bowl. When freezing bananas take out of the peel first. Cut watermelon/pineapple/rock melon etc is probably best cut up and put into a container however if it’s a whole watermelon, pineapple, rock melon that is not too ripe then they’ll most likely love being in The Swag and will stay fresher for longer that way.

    Just remember, you’ll find your groove in no time. BUT, if you want to speed your GROOVE up a little – check out our FAQ’s and all answers should be there.

    Alternatively – please email us at info@theswag.com.au – we’d love to help you out.

    When Should I Replace My Swags?

    We recommend replacing your Swags perhaps once every two years or as needed. However, if you’ve gone on a holiday and left rotting produce in your Swag, then I would turn it inside-out and wash it. Then whilst still wet, pour a cup of white wine vinegar over the stains in your Swag and put it through an extra rinse cycle. The vinegar is a natural anti bacterial agent and will also remove the soap detergent/chemicals from your Swags. Whilst still inside-out dry in full sun. The sun is a natural bleacher and sanitizer.

    However, if you’ve left your Swag to the point of mould we highly recommend removing them from your fridge immediately and composting them, as mould spores are often difficult to kill and can be toxic. If it the mould is dealt with quickly (using clove oil concentrate) then there is often no contamination and The Swag can go on being used. Contact us at info@theswag.com.au for advice

    Let’s face it. The Swag is saving Aussie households thousands of dollars (in food waste) per year PLUS we’re removing harsh, toxic chemicals from their lifestyle. The Swag is an investment and totally worth the effort of caring for correctly.

    Here's the Quick & Dirty Rundown of Everything You Need to Know for Shipping & Delivery

    You can view the full details here.

    • We try our best to get orders out as quickly as possible (generally within 1-3 business days after ordering)
    • PLEASE NOTE: holidays and public weekends ARE NOT business days, and this timing starts the day after you've placed your order (ie: the day after you've ordered is the first business day)
    • 95% of packages are shipped via OVERNIGHT COURIER (Courier Post) as our standard level of service (exceptions are big & bulky items to the North Island)
    • Internationl orders are shipped via NZ Post AirMail or DHL Express (you can select at checkout and delivery timeframes are provided there for each service)
    • We DO NOT charge a rural surcharge (please allow additional days for rural delivery)
    • Sometimes "life happens" and it may take an extra day or two to catch up and/or get orders out (we're a one-woman operation with two small children at home)
    • Please anticipate delays after weekends, holidays and promotional times due to increased order volumes
    • If you are needing your order URGENTLY, please get in touch to let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate
    • You'll receive a shipping confirmation e-mail when your order ships (these can sometimes end up on Spam or Junk, so please have a look there)
    • Orders are dispatched Monday through Friday (excluding public holidays)
    • As an eco-friendly company, we extend this through to our shipping practices and use recycled boxes, home compostable courier bags, shipping labels made from recycled paper, and an eco-friendly paper alternative to bubble wrap (we keep everything pretty minimalistic so as to be kind to the environment - if you're looking for a fancy unboxing experience, we're not your shop!)
    • To save trees, you won't receive an invoice or packing slip with your order - please refer to your Purchase E-mail for a receipt/proof of purchase, and your Shipping Confirmation for a packing slip

    For the full details on all of our shipping information, please pop on over here.

    OUR GUARANTEE TO YOU

    Naked Baby Eco Boutique guarantees that you will be delighted by your shopping experience with us. If you are not happy with any aspect of your purchasing experience, please let us know so we may resolve these issues. Our aim is to not only meet our obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act, but to exceed our customers’ expectations.

    We kindly ask that you carefully take the time to review the Product Descriptions provided to see the details of what you are purchasing. These descriptions will provide further detail than simply looking at the photos (such as if there are any differences from the photo), and also provide information such as whether or not an item is on pre-order (and what the expected delivery time of that pre-order is).

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    RETURN POLICY

    At Naked Baby Eco Boutique, we don’t actually have a return policy for purchases made at our boutique. We handle returns on a case-by-case basis with the ultimate objective of satisfying the customer. We stand behind our goods and services and want our customers to be satisfied with them. It is our goal to do our best to take care of customers; to deal with them fairly and reasonably. In return, we hope that our customers are fair and reasonable with us, too.

    In doing this, we hope to build trust with our customers and create a long-term relationship of mutual respect. Standing behind what we sell is a big part of that. We like to think that many customers choose to shop with us because they know that if their purchase isn’t right, we will work to fix it for them.

    Should you wish to initiate a return, please contact: info@nakedbaby.co.nz.

    PLEASE NOTE: we do not offer refunds on orders for which you have missed reading in the Product Description that your item(s) are a pre-order.  This information is clearly written, in bold, red lettering, and we expect our customers to read all of the details prior to placing an order.  We will consider an exchange or store credit, but no cash (or card) refunds will be offered.

    Should a return be deemed the best remedy, if you paid by credit card, we will credit your account within 14 days. If you paid by direct banking, we will get in touch for your banking details and credit your account. If you paid by Gift Voucher, a replacement voucher will be issued to you.

    For transactions processed via Curate, Laybuy, Afterpay, and Genoapay you will be refunded via the original method of payment, minus the service fee amount (should the return be for change-of-mind).  Alternately, you may elect to receive a store credit for the full value.  Should a refund need to be issued due to an error on our part, an inventory shortage, or other similar issue, you will be refunded in full via the original payment method (including the service charge).  Should you be seeking a refund for a damaged item, and we have offered to provide a new identical item in its place, and you have elected not to take that, your refund will be exclusive of the service fee.

    Unfortunately, shipping charges cannot be refunded to you (and return shipping charges are your responsibility). Additionally, in general, our shipping fees cost more than what we charge our customers. Should this be the case on a return, the difference between the cost of the shipping and what the customer paid for shipping will be deducted from the total return amount. If you used a Free Shipping code, the cost of the shipping (to the greater value of what the actual cost to ship the package was or the standard NZ shipping fee) will be deducted from the refund amount.

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    COMMON QUESTIONS REGARDING RETURNS

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    DO I NEED A RECEIPT FROM MY PURCHASES?

    Your receipt or order number helps us to locate your purchase in the fastest way possible. However, if you don’t have a receipt, we should be able to find the purchase in other ways. From time-to-time, we may ask you for more information so we can better assist with your request.

    DO YOU TAKE EVERYTHING BACK?

    We’ll do our best to take care of you, but from time-to-time, we cannot accommodate a return. Sale (OUTLET) items which have since been discontinued from our collection are only eligible for a store credit.  Food and formula cannot be returned, nor can opened packages of nappies or wipes.

    PLEASE NOTE: we do not offer refunds on orders for which you have missed reading in the Product Description that your item(s) are a pre-order.  This information is clearly written, in bold, red lettering, and we expect our customers to read all of the details prior to placing an order.  We will consider an exchange or store credit, but no cash (or card) refunds will be offered.

    IS THERE A TIME LIMIT? WHAT IF THE ITEM IS WORN?

    Our goal is to do our best to take care of our customers and deal with them fairly. In return, we ask that our customers treat us fairly as well. From time-to-time we may not accept a return. There is no time limit for returns or exchanges.

    ARE THERE RE-STOCKING FEES?

    No. However, generally, our shipping fees cost more than what we charge our customers. Should this be the case on a return, the difference between the cost of the shipping and what the customer paid for shipping will be deducted from the total return amount.

    CAN GIFT CARDS BE RETURNED?

    No.

    CAN HEALTH, BATH AND FOOD/FORMULA PRODUCTS BE RETURNED?

    No.

    IS SHIPPING REFUNDABLE ON RETURNS?

    No, it is not. The customer is also responsible for the return cost of shipping to get the product back to Naked Baby Eco Boutique.  Additionally, if your item was shipped for free, either through a free shipping promotion or use of a free shipping code, the cost of shipping will be deducted from your refund amount.

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    FAULTY OR DAMAGED ITEMS

    Naked Baby delivers products of the highest quality, which should arrive in excellent condition. If, for any reason, there appears to be something wrong with your product or you discover the item is faulty, please contact us immediately (and, if possible, include a photo) so the problem can be resolved. It is our goal to do everything we can to resolve the situation to your satisfaction.

    In the instance of a faulty or damaged item, Naked Baby Eco Boutique will cover the return shipping costs.

    Please contact: info@nakedbaby.co.nz.

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    SENDING AN ITEM BACK FOR EXCHANGE

    Should you wish to exchange an item, you will be responsible for the cost of shipping in both directions.

    To initiate an exchange, please contact: info@nakedbaby.co.nz.

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    LOYALTY POINTS AND RETURNS

    If an item is returned, any loyalty points earned on the purchase will be debited from the purchaser’s loyalty points account. Should the current points balance be less than the points earned on the item returned, then the points balance will be returned to zero and the dollar value of the loyalty points shortfall will be deducted from the refund or credit given for the returned item.

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    MORE INFORMATION

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to make your shopping experience as pleasurable as possible! Your business is greatly valued and we will do all we can to ensure you are happy with our product range and customer service. Get in touch at: info@nakedbaby.co.nz or call 021 973 011.

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