Beach bags are great. There’s room for everything from your sunscreen lotion to your Kindle, and they’re light enough to throw in a suitcase yet heavy enough not to blow away in the wind. Over a few holidays, the beach bag becomes your best friend, and they’re usually simply repurposed from fabric shopping bags.
You’ve probably heard of bags made from materials such as cotton and canvas, and they work great. However, you might not have heard of jute. It’s a completely natural material made from long, shiny vegetable fibres that are spun into strong threads, and here are just a few reasons why it’s perfect for the beach.
You already know that UV rays can damage your eyes and your skin, but what about everything in your beach bag? You don’t want your reading material to fade or your spare clothes to be damaged, so why not use a beach bag made from jute. It offers excellent UV-protection. That’s also good for the bag itself since its colours aren’t going to fade.
Jute is a great material for grocery bags since it is heat resistant. If you have a bit of a walk home in the sun, you don’t need to worry too much about food spoiling when it’s in a jute bag. That heat-resistance is also great when you’re at the beach. Whether it’s a bottle of water or an expensive electronic item, you want to keep what’s in your bag protected from high temperatures, and jute bags will do just that.
The beach is a great place, but it’s not somewhere you tend to go in all your finery. Why? Because things get dirty at the beach. You’ll be toting around drinks, eating ice cream, and putting on lotion, and all of those items can stain your bag. After a week, your beach bag will probably need to be cleaned. With jute, that’s perfectly fine – you can wash them easily to get them looking (and smelling) as good as new.