Eco-friendly Plant Sacks and Bags With Zippers

November 27, 2010 by

We’ve written before about bag planting systems. Great for urban dwellers, they offer a lightweight and easily transportable alternative to traditional planters. French product designer and architect, Patrick Nadeau’s textile Urban Garden Sack planting system for Authentics, blends “hydro-culture” and conventional planting with soil.

The low maintenance sacks are made of a coated geo-textile fabric with a zipper, making them fashionable and also easy to open and fill.

A watertight inner sack system contains drainage felt that holds the plant and root ball, to which you add a water-retaining and expanding clay granulate which together prevents water-logging and maintains plant hydration.  The system therefore utilizes less water than traditional potting systems and, as it is leak proof, does not require a saucer or other protective base.

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Available in three colors and four sizes, the bags come with inner sack with drainage felt, expanding clay granulate, and a water level gauge.

Nadeau’s Urban Garden line also offers a modular, hanging or standing bag solution available with metal stands for placing in a row on a ledge, window sill, or table:

Designed with a hook and loop fastener on a carrying belt that is easily opened and closed. Allows for wall and ceiling suspension.

Bags can be attached to each other to hang in multiples vertically–the designer suggests combining several bags to divide rooms and create “floating walls.”


  1. patrick said:

    Those look a lot like some of the items available from Wooly Packet. Very cool, especially the hanging bags.

    — November 28, 2010 @ 16:02

  2. Karin said:

    These Authentics products are great! You can find them now at Please come and check us out!

    — December 15, 2010 @ 13:05

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