Reduce, Reuse, Re-Sale
A Pop-Up Thrift Store & Up-cycling Workshop
DID YOU KNOW: It takes 500 (or more) years for a plastic bag to degrade in a landfill? Up to 80% of ocean plastic pollution enters the ocean from land. Unfortunately bags don’t break down completely but instead, they become micro-plastics that absorb toxins and continue to pollute the environment. Although most grocery stores encourage reusable shopping bags, consumers still put lots of small plastic bags into their shopping carts.
This past weekend I held a workshop on Earth Day on how to sew your own reusable drawstring produce bags from recycled bed linens. These cloth produce bags can be used for certain bulk foods, freezing/storing breads, buying baked goods, packed lunches, and of course, produce. They are easy to wash and durable, too! It took place at the Garden Club IC - a small collaborative space. My workshop was in conjunction with Your Thrifted Closet’s pop-up sale. YTC is a second-hand clothes and accessories reseller. It was a happy time! Here’s a glimpse of the event: