Cotton shopping bags are so versatile; you can use them for groceries and for carrying almost anything while being eco friendly. I hate the fact in Finland cashiers in clothing shops etc. always without asking put the purchased goods in a plastic bag. I always try to avoid taking these plastic bags. I try to be as eco friendly as possible and sometimes even small deeds make a big difference.
We have oh so many cotton shopping bags at home. The problem with them is that they were too plain for my taste. So I decided to paint pictures on them with textile paints. Here's one of them:
The bag in the picture was bought from the local food market, but the bags are really easy to make yourself.