My neighborhood grocery store carries many socially responsibile/ambitious items. My latest find to realize I’m fondly attached to are Eco-bags, unbleached 100% natural cotton draw-string bags. In particular I have a couple of their Produce & Grain bags floating around the kitchen. These bags are great for storing vegetables, and for use in draining items in the place of cheesecloth. Eco-bag’s website site says that you can grow sprouts in these too.
Even better- they get tossed in the washing machine and are as good as new.