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The Up Cycle Bag

Bring your old clothes –
T-shirts, dresses, pants, tops and accessories
if you haven’t used it or worn it, get rid of it.

Saturday, June 13

From 2pm-4pm at Ouchi Gallery /Presented by Team Tam

From 6pm-8pm at Zakka /Presented by Bags for the People

Collaborating with Bags for the People, a non-profit organization that provides a sustainable alternative to plastic bags and professional sewing unit, Team Tam, The decob offers you the newest trends in Environmentally Friendly event, The Up Cycle Bag. Transforming old clothes into usable bags that are not only recycle old clothes into new fashions, but hip and durable.

About Bags for the People——————————————

Bags for the People is a non-profit organization that provides people with a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

Bags for the People began with three friends who worked at the Union Square Farmers Market in New York City. These three friends, Megan Talley, Glenn Robinson, and Kelly Martin, wanted to make a positive impact on the exorbitant use of plastic bags that they witnessed each and every market.

In an effort to curb plastic bag usage, Megan, Glenn, and Kelly, began making re-usable bags from recycled clothing and fabric that were to be given out for free at the market.

About Team Tam—————————————–

Dee Rivera
Life long crafter and mixed media artist
Over 30 years experience in the apparel industry as patternmaker and technical designer
Bea Gaumer
New to crafting but exhilarated at the idea of learning new things
Over 30 years experience in the apparel industry as a time study engineer and in quality control

Tam Rivera
Crafting is in her DNA. Comes from a long line of life long crafters, she was made that way
Crafting since birth, familiar with most forms of crafting ideas new and old


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  1. hmm,reallly good idea,maybe we should open one of that factory.......

    Posted by wallets bags | July 1, 2009, 5:37
  2. I like the bags.They are useful and fashionable.Thanks for sharing.Your story is very wonderful.Please go to our website http://www.walletsbags.com.

    Posted by http://www.walletsbags | July 9, 2010, 0:13
  3. What a noble deed to emulate. Great job guys. I know you won't be selling or getting any profit from these, but I hope this will open a door for the best opportunity for you guys. Love your work.

    Posted by Fashionista Megan | July 9, 2010, 1:01



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