November 10, 2008 17:54 ET

Ditch the Paper This Holiday Season and Give the Reusable Gift-Wrap That Keeps Giving

RuMe Bags Announces Its Stylish Holiday Line of Reusable bags, Perfect for Giving Two Gifts in One This Year; Holiday Season Adds 1 Million Tons of Trash per Week to U.S. Landfills

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - November 10, 2008) - RuMe Bags, the premier brand of Fair Trade reusable bags, today announced its Holiday Line of reusable gift-wrap bags just in time for the holidays.

Studies estimate that from Thanksgiving to New Years Day, U.S. household waste increases by more than 25%. Food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons add an additional 1 million tons per week to our nation's land fills, and many forms of wrapping paper can not be recycled.

This year, instead of wrapping presents in paper that will be quickly discarded and cannot be recycled, why not give two gifts in one and wrap presents in a stylish, durable, versatile reusable bag?

RuMe Bags are unlike any other reusable bag on the market today. Designed and packaged following a no-waste philosophy, RuMe Bags have no superfluous packaging or pouch. All RuMe products are designed in Colorado, USA and manufactured in a South Korean government-certified Fair Trade Factory.

RuMe Bags feature a long handle that fits over any shoulder -- male or female -- even while wearing a bulky winter coat. The box-stitched sides and bottom design offers a structured environment for loading goods, while maintaining a flexible space for over-sized, bulky items. RuMe Bags are made from water-resistant 180 denier polyester and can hold up to 50 lbs. Simply wash RuMe Bags in cold water and line dry to keep them looking brand new.

When not in use, a set of three RuMe Bags can be rolled and tied together for simple, compact carrying and storage; the patent-pending enclosure system enables three bags to roll up to about the size of a cup of coffee, so they fit nicely in a purse or glove box.

More About RuMe Bags

Launched on Earth Day 2008, Denver, Colorado-based RuMe Bags meets the growing need of environmentally conscious consumers who don't want to sacrifice style and functionality. RuMe is proud of its 100% traceability and commitment to Fair Trade products and with each new line of reusable bags dedicates a portion of proceeds to charity. Learn more at

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