FAQ

How long can the bread be kept in the bag?

Approximately three days, depending on the kind of bread you choose and the environment in which it is kept. Please refer to our Bag use and maintenance section on the website for more details.

Bakers recommend eating your baguette 24 hours after it was baked, but when kept in the bag, 48 hours is also more than fine.

Bag use and maintenance


Why keep the bread in a cotton bag?

This method has actually been used for a very long time and is still recommended by bakers to this day. The cotton fabric allows an air exchange which not only prevents the bread from growing mould but it also creates a barrier from any drafts which would dry it up.


Will the bag shrink after being washed?

Yes, the bag will most likely shrink about 10 to 15 percent from its original size. The natural cotton fibre will naturally shrink once washed. The bag is designed a bit bigger than needed for this reason. It must be washed in cold water and mustn’t be put into the dryer which would shrink the bag even more.


How should I wash my bag?

We recommend washing your bag with a soft detergent but with no fabric softener since your bag will be in contact with food then lay flat to dry.

Our Bag use and maintenance section on the website has all needed details regarding the maintenance of your bag and many tips and tricks for optimal use of your Dans le sac bag.

The less you wash your bag the better, simply shake out any crumbs and reuse it as often as you like.

Bag use and maintenance


Can my bread be kept in the big bulk bag?

Bulk bags were designed for transportation purposes. The fabric in which they are made is lighter than the one used for our bread bags, which would cause the bread to dry up quicker. Therefore the big bulk bag can be used to carry your bread home but we do not recommend keeping it in the bag for freshness. However, the big bulk bag can be used to keep your mushrooms fresh.


Can my bag be used to keep pastries?

Absolutely. Although it should be noted that the grease from the pastries could soil your bag. We therefore recommend using an Api-Flex to protect the lining of the bag.


Can the baguette bag be used to carry my yoga mat?

Of course! While the bags were not designed for this specific purpose, most yoga mats will fit in them perfectly. We simply recommend washing them before using them for bread carrying. 


Can the bread be frozen directly in the bag?

Yes, if you do not think you will be able to eat the whole bread in the three days following your purchase, you can simply slice the bread up and freeze it in the bag. Thus allowing you to unthaw and toast one slice at a time. We do recommend to not keep it frozen for a long period of time as it could not taste as fresh.


If I make my own homemade bread, can I use the bag to keep it fresh?

The bread must have a thick enough crust to do so since the crust acts as a natural barrier for the loaf. Therefore a loaf with a thin crust would dry up quicker than one with a thick crust.


Can I use the big bulk bag to buy flour or ground coffee in bulk?

Yes, the double drawstrings in place are ideal to carry flour or ground coffee. We personally use them for this purpose on a regular basis. Simply turn the bag inside out once you are done, shake it out and wash it afterwards.


Where is your cotton from?

The cotton we use is grown and woven in the United States. We chose this location for its minimal environmental impact when being transported and for its superior quality. Also, the water regulations are stricter in the United States than they are  in Asia.*China, India, and the United States are the largest cotton farmers in the world. Canada does not have the necessary climate to grow cotton.

Is your cotton certified organic?

Our bulk bags, bread and baguette bags are made from a natural (no harmful chemical bleaching) cotton from the United States which is not certified organic. We opted for this cotton to offer our bags at reasonable prices. Our mission is to simplify zero waste habits. We don’t want our products only to be accessible to a select elite. But when it is an affordable option, we do choose an organic fabric; such was the choice for our napkins, lunch set and the tiny companion which are all made with certified GOTS hemp/cotton.Our latest holiday collection was made with certified organic cotton trims.

Can I use my bulk bags to purchase my fruits and vegetables at the grocery store?

Yes of course! The bulk bags were also designed for this. Simply let the cashier know what you’ve purchased, or even open the bag just a little bit for them to see what’s in there.


Will the weight of the bag change the price of my purchase ?

Our bulk bags are very light (15g and 25g) because we didn’t want them to impact your purchase when buying your fruits and vegetables from a regular grocery store. But if you are in a zero-waste grocery store, you can always weigh your bags before making your purchases, and they will then deduct it from your purchased products at the cash.


My bags are stained, how can I wash them ?

We recommend scrubbing the stain with some Marseille soap before washing it as you normally would in the machine. If the stains persist, soak your bags in a mix of water and Sodium Percarbonate to make them all nice and white again.


Can I store my lettuce in the fridge ?

While our bags weren’t specifically designed for this purpose, you could always wet them a little by and leave your lettuce in them. It will keep it fresh and crispy for a little while longer.


How do you wash the make-up remover pads ?

We recommend scrubbing your pads clean with a bit of Marseille soap after each use, and then to wash them as you normally would in the machine. To brighten them up, you could always soak them in a mix of water and Sodium Percarbonate.

Check out our Laundry blog for more tips & tricks on this topic.

 
You have more questions? Please write to us at info@danslesac.co