The Return of Flour Sacks?

Usually I knock over some kind of display at the grocery store.  I am THAT WOMAN that you don't want to meet coming around the bend.  ;-)   The grocery store in my town is great but the aisles are narrow so that you have to be closer to strangers than is comfortable.  

This past week I was at the grocery store and was thinking about packaging when I was hefting the Poland Springs case of water bottles into my cart.  The plastic always stretches and sometimes tears when I lift it, resulting in water bottles escaping from the packaging.  And that got me thinking about packaging in  the "olden days" when flour and other staples were packaged in calico cloth.  I have a quilt that my granny made from flour sacks in the 30's.   I realize it would increase the packaging costs and production costs but if they were easier to get off the shelf to carry I would be more inclined to buy their product over anothers.  Wrapped in a reusable grocery bag of some sort would speak to Poland Spring's past and the future.  And yes, I know I'm supposed to be reducing water bottle consumption.  I'm working on that.

Here's another flour sack from SalvageNation.  
I love the business name.  

image via SalvageNation
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