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Feature: (Ad) The Selfie Bag from The Cotton Bag Company

Feature: (Ad) The Selfie Bag from The Cotton Bag Company

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It is hard to be a blogger without being aware of the pressure to take perfect pictures. It is something I am working on at the moment, something I have been learning since I realised my blog was going to be more than a casual hobby. 

I remember taking my first selfie in the noughties. The word wasn’t in use then, and I wasn’t aware that, with the rise of phone cameras, half the world was doing the same thing. I took several snaps on a family holiday and showed them to my parents. I liked how I was able to angle the picture myself and choose whether or not I was ready to press the button. 

Years later, selfies are one of the most popular types of photograph. Social media has brought in whole new photography styles and behaviours. 

So what is a selfie bag?

The Selfie Bag was designed by the Cotton Bag Company in time for national take a selfie day in 2017. It has pockets which are designed especially with smartphones and selfie sticks in mind and comes with a fold-out reflective sheet to help the owner capture the perfect light for a photograph. 

What do I love about the bag? 

As a bookworm, there is only one thing on my mind. How many books does a bag hold? Will it put strain on the strap if I overload it with books? The bag is the perfect size for a book haul. A good pile would fit in without damaging the books and the bag is made of strong, durable material. With our increasing awareness of what plastic waste is doing to the planet, there has never been a better time to stock up on reusable bags.

Cotton Bag Company uses eco-friendly cotton and maintains high ethical standards in terms of labour. These include paying a fair wage, never supporting forced labour and ensuring workers are not required to work extreme hours. 

The design is eye-catching and I have already had compliments from family members on my new bag. With cotton bags increasingly seen as things which are shoved into handbags and kept out of sight, it is lovely to own one which I would wear with pride. 

Where can you buy a Selfie Bag?

The Selfie Bag is available direct from the Cotton Bag Company via their website. It retails at £9.99 and two designs are available. 

My Selfie Bag was provided in exchange for an honest review, but all opinions remain my own. Thanks to Tilly Varn and The Cotton Bag Company for my bag. 

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