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We can do small things to help our environment.

Using reusable bags is an easy way to do our part.

And it is a great alternative to those “plastic” bags.

All you need is an old t-shirt and a pair of scissors


No Sew – 10 Minute T-Shirt Tote

STEP 1: Cut sleeves off of shirt

STEP 2: Cut neck out of shirt

STEP 3: Cut slits and tie knots

If you don't want the knots to show you can tie them on the inside for a less fringed look.

STEP 4: Tie decorative handles

This step is optional but you can chose to cut small strips of extra fabric and tie small knots on the tops of the handles for a more decorative look

 The tote is finished and ready to use!
Go shopping!

                    Please Upcycle today                         

Reduce - REUSE - Recycle

Did You Know...
Plastic shopping bags are typically used less than 30 minutes and only 1% are recycled. The average American adult uses approximately 288 bags a year, or 22,000 in an average lifetime. You can do your part to reduce the staggering amount of plastic bag waste ending up in landfills.

What's the problem with plastic bags?

  • A single plastic bag can take up 500 years or more to degrade
  • Plastic bags remain toxic even after it breaks down.
  • Plastic bags are produced using petroleum, natural gas and other chemicals. Its production is toxic to the environment.
  • Only 1 to 3% of plastic bags are recycled worldwide.
  • Plastic bags cause the death of many marine animals when they are mistaken for food.

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