Brian Dale Chicago: It's now been a number of years and a really large group of consumers are bringing their own bags not only to the supermarket, but shopping in general. That's great. However, people are not on top of one fact. The more you use your bags, the more you need to wash them. To read more check this out.
There's bacteria everywhere in our lives. Many in the science community say that this is a good thing. We are not scientists, nor do we try to be here at RunRunRun, but all else being equal, it seems a good idea to wash them on a regular basis.
Regardless of whether you use an Italia Shopper from us or a cheap bag from the grocery store, washing them either in the machine or by hand with disinfectant is beneficial to reducing bacterial buildup inside.
All RunRunRun bags were built to be machine washable. We recommend cold water and do not dry. Just hang dry the bags.
We always honor our workmanship and if you have an issue with the quality of the bag after washing, please do not hesitate to contact me directly so we can make good on this.
Wishing you all the best with your RunRunRun totes!
Brian Dale, Chicago
briandale at runrunrun.com