Bag Party!


I’ve been very good lately about carrying reusable bags around with me to avoid taking plastic ones.  It’s a nice feeling.  And I’d like to share it.  Thankfully, a recent post on the 365 Days of Trash garblog linked to morsbags, a do-it-yourself bag making site (with downloadble instructions).  This got me thinking.  I should have a bag-making party!

The first couple friends I leaked this idea to pointed out that as nonprofiteers we have enormous tote bag collections from conferences.  Both offered to bring their own bags to the party to decorate them.  Fair enough.  But the morsebags model also encourages us to distribute reusable bags.  The party, therefore, will have three elements: 1) collecing frumpy old conference totes we no longer want to lug around, 2) decorating old totes in need of a spruce up and 3) creating new reusable bags out of recycled materials for our own shopping, to give as gifts and distribute at local supermarkets and co-ops.

Stay tuned for more planning details including a Q&A on best practices in bag making with a very stylish professional.  Tote photo ripped from Lady Jane Designs on Etsy.


2 Responses to “Bag Party!”

  1. ReJAVAnate Says:

    I wanted to introduce you to our ReJAVAnate reusable bag program because it is unique and we think it is a really good story!

    We take burlap from coffee roasters that would be otherwise sent to landfill, work with The ARC which serves individuals with developmental disabilities to hand make the bags, and sell them to individuals and organizations who want to make a statement about reducing paper and plastic bag consumption.

  2. polythenepam Says:

    Can I come?

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