What makes Root Pouch grow bags different from the rest?
There are some 60 fabric bag types available in the world. Some great and some that will not last even a season! Cheap copies made of inferior fabrics have flooded the marketplace and it is often confusing for the gardening consumer to discern which brand (and most are unbranded!) will serve them well. There is one overriding quality about Root Pouch grow bag fabric that sets it above from the rest.
The qualities of the Root Pouch grow bags that produce the healthiest plants in the domestic and commercial growers' markets abound and you can read more about them on our Root Pouch product pages or the extensive FAQ page that links back to the US company.
The brand name "Root Pouch" is the number one selling fabric bag in the US and European market and synonomous with quality, durability and superior grows. You can read more about the background of the company HERE.
In the US FDA approval is not currently required for grow bags products,nursery pots, or horticulture containers. Similarly, in Australia, there is no requirement for any such testing.
The Root Pouch company believes that FDA requirements are of course inevitable since it is important that container manufacturers create safe non-toxic containers for the use of growing plants that will be consumed by humans.
Root Pouch believes it is important to our customers that their containers have been tested and have passed safety test for contact with food so decided not to wait until it is required and have taken the innovative and foresighted decision to ensure that the containers produced are free of harmful contaminants that may effect the quality and safety of the plants grown in them.
All our grow bags have undergone rigorous testing by BACL (Global testing and certification lab) in accordance with FDA contact test 21 CFR 177.1630 and meet the criteria for a product that complies with food safety.
Root Pouch have sought this as their belief that a container coming into contact with products consumed by humans, whether it is food or medicinals, should be proven to be 100% safe for that purpose.
The fabric has won international awards for its innovation adn design - German Department of Agriculture • DOPE magazine, Best Grow Product, 2015; Iberflora, Spain, Innovation Award 2015; and has undergone rigorous testing by a global testing and certification laboratory in accordance with FDA contact Test 21 CFR 177.1630 (contact with food, drugs, biologics and cosmetics).
As they are made of recycled PETE post-consumer water bottles, it was deemed imperative that there be no BPA in any of the compounds - safe plastic!
Meet Jim Averna, the Owner and Founder and genius behind this innovative bag and see the difference between the imitators and the authentic product that took the growing world by storm over 10 years ago! The name of Root Pouch has had a long and reliable history.
Ashley Fromm, Vice President of Root Pouch explains what is in your Root Pouch grow bag
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