Bags For Good bag library now open at the Otago Farmers Market!
Thanks to support from all our busy volunteers, and the Farmers Market, we now have a permanent bag library operating at the weekend market every Saturday.
These bags are for all market-goers who have forgotten their bag, or who have ended up purchasing extras that they cannot fit in the bags they brought with them (been there many times!). Now, rather than missing out or having to purchase an extra bag for the occasion, you can just pick one up from beside the site office, take your purchases home, and bring it back next week (along with your own bags for that week's shop!).
Feel free to post photos of using these bags to our facebook or instagram pages, or to the Farmers Market pages. You can also let the Farmers' Market know how handy you find this service to encourage them to keep the stand well stocked!
See the article in the Star
As you know, our bags are made with donated materials, by caring volunteers, which helps enormously to keep the costs of the project to a minimum. However, there are always costs - from thread to printing ink to the little recycled nylon labels, to storage space and machine maintenance... So far these costs have been met by Stitch Kitchen (community enterprise which runs this an other textile-waste reducing projects), but we need to work towards this project being truly sustainable - financially as well as socially and environmentally.
This is why we decided to offer the opportunity to not only borrow our bags through community bag libraries, but to permanently adopt our bags, to keep as your own, or give as gifts.
We now have two bag options, plus a handy little purse which is made from the bag off-cuts (making the bags zero waste!):
Click the buttons to go to a google form where you can select the item and choose your preferred colours, payment method and delivery option.
Bags for Good co-ordinator, Fiona Jenkin, recording bag adventures on the mission to reduce textile waste, reduce plastic, and build friendships.