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Dans Le Sac: Simple Cotton Bread Bags from Quebec

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Dans Le Sac: Simple Cotton Bread Bags from Quebec

October 31, 2016

The reusable market bag has become a staple for any trip to the farm stand (see our post on The French-Style Market Tote, Reinvented). But what about a reusable bag for the (very French) tradition of the daily trip to the bakery?

That’s where Stéphanie Mandréa and Laurie Barrette, the twentysomething founders of the Quebec-based company Dans Le Sac, saw an opportunity. “Stéphanie was in the habit of taking a pillowcase to the corner bakery to pick up bread,” they say. “When she got back home, she realized that the pillowcase wasn’t the most ideal aesthetic choice.” Enter the women’s simple cotton bags, as lovely as they are ecofriendly and practical. Here’s a look at their designs.

Photography courtesy of Dans Le Sac, except where noted.

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Above: The Dans Le Sac founders, Stéphanie (L), a yoga teacher, and Laurie (R), a student, had no design experience before stitching their first Dans Le Sac prototype.

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Above: The all-natural cotton Bread Bag, $14 CAD ($10.46 USD) keeps boules fresh for three to four days.

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Above: “Cotton is a natural fiber that lets bread breathe” and prevents mold and aging, the duo says. All the bags are made in Quebec.

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Above: The bread bags feature a cotton tie for cinching the bread inside. Photograph by Maude Chauvin.

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Above: The Baguette Bag fits longer loaves and features a shoulder strap for carrying them home from the market, $16 CAD ($11.95 USD). Photograph by Maude Chauvin.

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Above: A small blue Dans Le Sac label is stitched onto every bread bag. Photograph by Maude Chauvin.

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Above: When rolled and tied, the bread bag can also hold kitchen necessities, linen napkins, or (as the Dans Le Sac women suggest) cosmetics or pencils.

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Above: The baguette bag looks stylish slung over a shoulder. Photograph by Maude Chauvin.

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Above: The new Bulk Bag features a drawstring and is meant to replace small plastic fruit and vegetable bags. Available in large for $6 CAD ($4.48 USD), and small for $4.50 CAD ($3.36 USD). Photograph by Maude Chauvin.

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Above: Dans Le Sac bags ready for a trip to the market. Read about how to care for your bags here, or follow  @dans_le_sac for more inspiration.

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