Taking lunch into work is definitely something that more and more people are starting to do. It is a great way of saving money, reducing packaging waste and also using up leftovers. However very few 'lunch kit' products are designed for adults or have any sort of style about them. That is why we were so pleased to find the U-Konserve range of high quality, practical products with a definite fashion edge.
This U-Konserve insulated lunch tote not only looks smart and keeps food cool - it also has the added benefit of being made from 9 plastic water bottles! The fabric has a lovely matt finish and the bag has some great features such as a smart chunky zip, inside pocket and clip on adjustable strap which means it can be carried in the hand, over the shoulder or even across the body so that you have your hands free. The hands free options is particularly good for juggling parents and we've heard the totes are great for carrying milk and baby or toddler food - and are certainly more stylish that other insulated bags out there!
Fill with U-Konserve stainless steel container, food kozy, ice pak and a U-Konserve water bottle - in Saffron or Slate depending on how coordinated you want to be! Designed so you can stack your food upright so it does not end up on its side!
The Slate Tote has bright orange lining and zip.
Outer material - Petspun #1 which is made from 100% non-toxic recycled PET #1 plastic bottles. The material has a very durable feel and smart textured finish. Insulation is non-toxic PE #1 plastic.
25cm tall x 24cm wide x 12.5cm deep at the base. Length of strap when fully extended: 117cm approx.
Free of BPA, phthalates, PVC and lead.
Machine wash on gentle cycle and air dry, or wipe with mild soap and water.
The outer fabric of the lunch bags is called Petspun and is made from recycled plastic bottles. After recycling, the bottles have their labels removed, are sterilised, sorted into colour, crushed into tiny pieces, melted, extruded into fibres, spun into yarn then woven into a fabric. Amazing!
Kids Konserve & U-Konserve offer high-quality, long-lasting products that promote sustainability and health, and inherently strive to reduce the millions of tons of waste associated with single-serving packaged foods and plastic bottles.
The complete range is made from the safest, non-leaching, non-toxic, BPA, PVC, phthalate, and lead-free materials - a mouthful, but true! Lead, BPA, PVC, and phthalates are substances that are known to be harmful to our bodies with repeated exposure. The Company also strives to use recycled materials as much as possible, and many of their products are recyclable. The products also meet the standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA is responsible for ensuring safety of all food packaging and food contact substances. Through the Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), the FDA regulates food contact materials to ensure they are safe for intended use.
Kids Konserve & U-Konserve offer a range of waste-free and reusable lunch packing for work, school, travel and life.
The Company was founded by Lynn Julian and Chance Claxton back in 2008 after they saw how much lunch waste their children's schools were generating each day. As well as contributing to landfill and pollutants they also felt this was sending the wrong message to the children. Kids Konserve came out of their desire to set an example of conservation for their children as well to empower them to be examples of change for the future. U-Konserve was later introduced as a range more appealing to adults as well as children.
All products are responsibly made in China, India and Taiwan in facilities that are working toward green practices, and are supportive of their mission to reduce waste. Independent agencies audit the working conditions and environmental impact to ensure that the facilities adhere to fair and safe labour practices and environmental standards.