Paper Bag Cognac
Not just a paper bag...
It's the perfect organic storage solution.
Paper bags that look and feel like leather but machine and dish wash with ease.
Beginning at 'Piccolo' our baby bag originally designed for salt and pepper, popular as a ramekin or small desk size. 'XS' also a good size for desk accessories will fit miniature succulents or cacti in a 5cm pot.
Our 'Small', 'Medium' and 'Large' sizes have been designed for the table. 'Small' for herbs which can house a 10cm pot, 'Medium' for bread or a 15cm pot and 'Large' for a larger bread bag, fruit bowl or 17cm pot.
Taking inspiration from our signature washable paper table bags we have designed extra large planter sizes for the floor.
The 'Large Plus' size comfortably fits a 20cm plant pot, from here we move up to 'XLarge' which is an ideal size used as a paper bin or a 25cm pot, 'XXLarge' is a popular size for laundry or 30cm pot and the 'Giant' coming in at 45cm in base diameter is designed specifically as a super sized bag for a Christmas tree or large indoor plant with a pot size of 40-42cm.
When the oversize bags arrive they will be packed flat, at first look they may seem too big, please don’t be put off by their initial flat form. As soon as you start rolling the top down the bag will start to take form and the sheer size will disappear. Don’t be afraid to grab handfuls of the paper and roll big fat long rolls, scrunch and roll, scrunch and roll and then some more. The base shape can be manipulated and squashed in once the bag is at the desired height. Use for laundry, towels, blankets, toys, magazines, as a vase, planter or paper bin... and that's just a few ideas.
Please always remember to use a plant saucer or plastic tray in the base of our bags, see 'Care' for further instructions.
Each and every paper bag we sell is sewn by hand in a cottage in Tuscany, so we are proud to call ourselves a cottage industry. Every purchase directly supports an artisan community of Italian seamstresses.
Our paper is made using a cultivated fibre and does not contribute to deforestation. Sustainability extends to sustainable use, finding new ways to use and reuse the simple paper bag.
Italian made, Australian loved ♡
- Main gallery photo - 'Small' Medium' and 'Large' sizes photographed with various items.
Piccolo W5 x D5 x H11cm
(salt + pepper | ramekin size)
XS W8 x D8 x H18cm
(desk size | fits a 5cm pot)
Small W12 x D12 x H25cm
(herb pot size | fits a 10cm pot)
Medium W18 x D12.5 x H33cm
(original bread bag size | fits a 15cm pot)
Large W21 x D15 x H33cm
(fruit basket size | fits a 17cm pot)
Large Plus W19 x D19.5 x H45cm
(small paper bin size - fits a 20cm pot)
XLarge W24 x D24 x H70cm
(bathroom storage size - fits a 25cm pot)
XXLarge W33 x D33 x H90cm
(laundry bag size - fits a 30cm pot)
Giant W45 x D45 x H90cm
(xmas tree base size - fits a 40cm pot)
All sizes are measured unrolled. The height can be rolled up or down to suit the contents.
Please refer to our size chart. Our bags are all made by hand, therefore dimensions can vary slightly.
- UASHMAMA paper bags are machine or dish washable.
Wash in warm water using a mild soap or detergent, unroll before washing and dry flat.
We recommend washing the brighter colours separately, these colours are designed to fade.
If you're using your UASHMAMA bag for herbs, plants or flowers be sure to use a small pot, vase or container. Do not pot directly into the bag.
The bag is not waterproof, water will not hurt our bags but they will leak so remember to use a plant saucer. Some of our customers have recommended shower caps as liners.
After washing or any spillage the bag must be allowed to dry out, left wet for any length of time will create mould which is harmful to the bags properties.
If you find your oversize bag becomes soft with age and falls over, wash it, stuff it while still wet and leave to dry. The paper will dry stiff in any form it is set.