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Rothco 19335 Waxed Canvas Shoulder Duffle Bag - 19 Inch Color : Brown

Rothco 19335 Waxed Canvas Shoulder Duffle Bag - 19 Inch Color : Brown

Regular price $23.99 USD
Regular price $23.99 USD Sale price $23.99 USD
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Assessment as of: January 2024

  • 100% Natural
  • 100% Recycle
  • 100% ECO Friendly
Founded in 1953, Rothco, a family-owned business run by Milton Somberg and Howard Somberg, has provided the military clothing and outdoor retailer with top quality merchandise and the finest service anywhere for over 60 years.
  • Waxed Canvas Shoulder Duffle Bag - 19 Inch
  • Canvas Duffle Bags
  • Color : Brown
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ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. When your current gym bag or small duffel reaches the end of its life, consider replacing it with this waxed canvas alternative
  2. Rewax every few years with canvas bees was waxing paste if desired
  3. This bag will develop a worn patina with time that will only add to its charm
  4. Completely biodegradable at end of life

EMBRACE

  1. Waxed canvas bags can easily last a lifetime or more with proper care
  2. Waxed canvas provides a basic level of water resistance on top of sturdy 100% cotton canvas
  3. Will not emit microplastics. Biodegradable
  4. Very aesthetically pleasing


AVOID PRODUCT TYPE

Large Gym/Duffel Bag


AVOID

  1. Bags will eventually wear out and need to be replaced. Usually, zippers fail or strap points fail.
  2. When disposed of they won't be recycled and will end up in landfill. These bags are basically plastic.
  3. Once in the landfill, these scrapers will emit microplastics


Noteworthy Product Attributes

An ideal combination of classic style and all-natural materials. Waxed canvas provides some water resistance and wears well growing in character as time passes

Overall Sustainability Score - 82 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 5/10) - Not made close to the target market

Distribution (Score - 5/10) - Not made close to the target market

Cost (Score - 7/10) - Costs 50% LESS than polyester alternatives

Packaging (Score - 6/10) -  Comes wrapped in a plastic bag

Effectiveness (Score - 10/10) - Ideally suited in terms of size and features to be a gym bag or small duffel

Lifespan (Score - 8/10) - Will likely last a lifetime with appropriate care

Fun (Score - 10/10) - Exudes quality and aesthetic appeal. Stands out from common polyester and nylon bags

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  Designed as a light duffel or gym bag

Disposal (Score - 10/10) -  Completely biodegradable

Recycling (Score - 5/10) - Cannot be recycled in most municipal facilities