After reading the New York Times article about elevated levels of lead found in many reusable shopping bags, particularly those made in China, we want to remind folks that buying US-made is often the safer bet, and when it comes to shopping totes, you can't beat canvas.
We produce our bags locally in small batches - that way we keep a close eye on the entire production process, as well as provide work to skilled artisans in our community.
It's disappointing when incidents like this undermine all the efforts you are making to do the right thing, but don't stop trying. Buy handmade, organic and local whenever you have a choice. The extra expense is worth it for a trustworthy product.