Our Organic Nut Milk Bags are the only Organic Nut Milk Bag that is truly 100% COMPLETELY ORGANIC - including the sewing threads and drawstring!
BUYER BEWARE: Several other nut milk bag producers/seller claim that their bags are 100% natural or organic, BUT we have found that their bags are in fact sewn with polyester threads!
Our video gives FULL details along with actual Textile Burn Test of threads:
FAKE Organic Nut Milk Bags (not even 100% natural) on Amazon. Burn Test (feat. Hemp Nut Milk Bags)
WE MADE OUR ORGANIC NUT MILK BAGS, TRULY 100% NATURAL, SO YOU CAN AVOID:
- Endocrine disruptors (alters your body’s endocrine system)
- Glues and other toxic chemicals
- GMOs (93% of US cotton are grown from Genetically Modified Organism seeds)
OUR TOP 6 NUT MILK BAG - DID YOU KNOWS?
1.) Got Birth Defect & Cancer Bag?
Nylon and polyester are synthetic, meaning that are made from petrochemicals, which are carcinogenic and toxic - from drilling > to manufacturing > to disposing.
The negative effects are systemic:
- most petrochemical plants have major chemical leaks into the ground,
- petrochemical plants pollute the: air, soil and water,
- people who live next to oil refineries have an 85% higher risk of birth defect, as well as higher numbers of cancer* and other diseases!
*Nylon fiber exposure almost doubled women’s risk of breast cancer, according to a 2010 study in the British Medical Journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
2.) Got Estrogenic Activity?
BPA-free labeled plastics/synthetics still are leaching estrogenic activity chemicals. Mother Jones magazine published an excellent article that describes testing, whereby Tritan "BPA-Free" plastics (which is used in VITAMIX, BLENDTEC, NINJA and other "BPA-free" blenders) leaches estrogenic compounds. In fact, the main ingredient, TPP (triphenyl phosphate), is even MORE estrogenic than BPA.
3.) Got Synthetic (nylon, polyester) Threads?
Organic Nut milk bag sellers that claim they are made from 100% organic cotton or hemp are NOT truly 100% organic or hemp! - The “100%” claims are only referring to the fabric, not the sewing threads or drawstring! Most (all, according to our research of nut milk bags sold around the world) of the "organic" and "hemp" nut milk bags are sewn with polyester threads. Of course they do not willingly advertise this important detail!
Polyester threads are fraying (falling apart) and can easily get into your nut milk and other food products. Our human body has no problems eating fraying organic cotton or hemp fibers, but we are horrified to think that petrochemical synthetic/plastic fiber can get into our food, especially with all the toxic outgassing, leaching of plastic/synthetic materials, even the BPA-free plastics have EA (estrogenic activity).
4.) Got Paint Strainer?
Be aware that some nut milk bag sellers sell relabeled nylon paint strainer as a nut milk bag.
Almost all the synthetic (nylon, polyester) nut milk bags (that are sold for as much as $10) are made from the same material as the paint strainers you can buy at any home repair/hardware (Lowe's, Home Depot, Ace Hardware...) and paint stores for less than $1!!!!!
5.) Got Glue?
The conventional fabric production uses glue in the fabric manufacturing process. Glue is also used on 'natural fabrics'.
Instead of glues, organic fabric manufacturers use corn or potato starch.
In addition, most sewing businesses use some type of glue to secure the garment seams (ends of threads) during the garment sewing process. Of course, we DO NOT use glue in our sewing/manufacturing.
6) Got Global Warming & Plastic Pollution?
Nylon manufacturing creates nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas. It is a greenhouse gas with 300 times more global warming impact potential than carbon dioxide.
Both Nylon and Polyester DO NOT biodegrade, which creates an ever increasing amount of plastic pollution. An example of this ever-growing plastic pollution is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is as huge as the United States state of Texas! The toxic plastic in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is not just on the surface, it is slowly breaking apart into smaller pieces that are sinking, and is harming and killing, birds and marine animals 24/7 and working its way back into people's seafood meals.
Read more: Nut Milk Bags - Deceptive and Destructive? http://ecopeaceful.com/blog/health/item/21-nut-milk-bags-deceptive-and-destructive
NUT MILK BAG SHAPE & SIZE
Shape: This listing is for oval bottom shape.
Size: ~9.5" x ~13" (Fits on Vitamix 5200 and lower models, Vitamix container not included). Note: We do not use plastic Vitamix anymore. Here is my video review "Why I do Not Use Vitamix Anymore" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzdNEAINC20
WHAT IS THE ECO PEACEFUL ORGANIC COTTON NUT MILK BAG MADE FROM?
Fabric: 100% Organic USA grown cotton
Sewing Threads: 100% Organic cotton
Drawstring: 100% Organic cotton
Does NOT contain: Chlorine, Dyes, Synthetics, GMOs, Glues (No glue or wax used in fabric production, no glue (also known as ‘’seam sealant”) in seams.
Vegan, Reusable, Compostable, Biodegradable.
Organic cotton production often requires the use of corn starch or potato starch. The starch is mostly removed after just one thorough washing.
HOW DO WE MAKE ECO PEACEFUL ORGAIC NUT MILK BAGS?
Cotton bag threads: Our organic cotton bags are sewn with 4 thread overlock stitch, using 100% organic cotton threads.
Securing threads: The most common practice in the industry is to secure overlock stitch with a glue (seam sealant). We DO NOT use any glues, instead we secure overlock stitches by hand.
Fabric: Our organic nut milk bags are made from very strong organic cotton USA grown fabric and tested for nut milk and juice straining.
Drawstring: Our bags are purposefully designed with a thin drawstring to fit on almost any cabinet hinge or hinge screw. Thin and strong drawstring allows it to dry fast and you can simply hang on the almost any cabinet hinge or hinge screw and let it strain by itself until you're ready to squeeze out all the rest moisture.
WHERE IT IS MADE?
Made in USA (Grown-to-Sewn)
WHO IS ECO PEACEFUL?
The Eco Peaceful 100% organic nut milk bag design and materials are sourced by Lena Mumma. I am an Eco-conscious and vegan mother, who gave up trying to find a nut milk bag to fit our food safety and Eco Peaceful standards.
Read my full story how I went from being tricked into buying what was really a repackaged nylon paint strainer "My Nut Milk Bag Story - How they came be Created." http://www.ecopeaceful.com/blog/health/2-my-nut-milk-bag-story
WHICH ORGANIC NUT MILK BAG TO CHOOSE - ORGANIC COTTON OR HEMP?
Customer often ask, “What is the difference between your organic cotton and hemp nut milk bags?” here is the link http://ecopeaceful.com/products/frequently-asked-questions/faq-products/q-what-is-the-difference-between-your-organic-cotton-and-hemp-nut-milk-bags
ORGANIC NUT MILK BAG USE/CARE INSTRUCTION - WASHING
Before First Use:
1.) Hand wash the bag with organic soap*. Rinse well.
2.) Sanitize by boiling in water for 15 minutes.
3.) Dry in well ventilated area. (see "NUT MILK BAG CARE - DRYING" in next section below)
Suggestion: Keep seams outside for easier straining, cleaning and faster drying.
*Not laundry or dishwashing detergent
After Each Use:
Washing: Thoroughly wash your nut milk bag and then dry.
Sterilizing: This is the safest option (especially if you use your bag for sprouting).
Sterilize by: 1.) boiling* or 2.) soak in pure vinegar** or 3.) saline solution** (water and salt - enough salt that it reaches saturation). Rinse well by hand and air dry (ideally in direct sunlight)
*10-15 min. Note: Your bag may discolor over time from boiling, this is normal.
**a few hours
Full care instructions found on this page: http://EcoPeaceful.com/strainer-care
ORGANIC NUT MILK BAG CARE - DRYING
Having your nut milk bag dry out quickly is important. Drying is usually quick if it takes 1-2 hours, which is common if you live in a dry climate. Direct sunlight speeds up drying time. Make sure that your bag is completely dry before storage. Our organic cotton nut milk bag dries outside in just one hour. Do not use the same washing machine or clothes dryer that you use for your cloths. We recommend against these since they are not known for being completely clean and certainly not clean or safe enough for food items.
We did a side-by-side comparison of our organic nut milk bag vs a nylon nut milk bag (aka nylon paint strainer). They both dried within one hour in temperature 60 F (partially cloudy), 50% humidity.
Note: We do not recommend hanging the polyester or nylon nut milk bags in the sun since the plastic will degrade quickly from the UV (UltraViolet) rays.
1. Community Groups in Texas, California, and Louisiana Sue the EPA to Clean Up Toxic Air from Refineries "About 150 oil refineries in 32 states release more than 20,000 tons of hazardous air pollutants like benzene, cyanide, and formaldehyde every year." http://earthjustice.org/news/press/2012/community-groups-in-texas-california-and-louisiana-sue-the-epa-to-clean-up-toxic-air-from-refineries
2. To see how the Koch brothers’ free-market utopia operates, look no further than Corpus Christi. "...released 26 different pollutants into the atmosphere, including more than 19,000 pounds of benzene, 25,000 pounds of toluene, 11,000 pounds of sulfuric acid, and 25,000 pounds of hydrogen cyanide." http://www.texasobserver.org/kochworld
3. ATSDR’s activities in Corpus Christi, Texas, "The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) are concerned for the health of the residents of the Corpus Christi area." http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/corpuschristi/final_report.html#4
4. Postmenopausal breast cancer and occupational exposures, British Medical Journal - Occupational Environmental Medicine 2010;67:263-269 http://oem.bmj.com/content/67/4/263.abstract
5. Article: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/03/tritan-certichem-eastman-bpa-free-plastic-safe
Video: Interview of the author on Democracy Now:
6. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Greenhouse Gas Emissions http://epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/gases/n2o.html