Rags 2 Bags

Want to help reduce the use of plastic shopping bags?  Join our Rags2Bags team! 

Our focus is to reduce the use of plastic bags by educating the public about the environmental consequences of single-use plastic bags.  

We do that by making and giving away shopping bags that we make ourselves from donated fabric.  This one-on-one approach is a great way to educate and inspire people to change behaviors.

These bags have always been FREE and anyone can have them. Isn't that wonderful?

You're invited to join the group for good company and the chance to become part of this fun and funky reusable bag movement. If you're a novice, you’ll easily learn how to sew a basic fabric bag with braided handles (the hallmark of these bags). If you're an experienced sewer you can jump right into bag production.

Our Rags2Bags program is an important initiative in our focus to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.  If you're interested in more about our activities to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, consider joining our "Three Rs" Committee, where we participate in discussions and activities that reduce the throw-aways of our society.  Click HERE for more about the Three Rs committee (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

When and Where?

We generally meet on Thursday afternoons, from 1 pm to 4 pm (except holidays).  Take a look at our calendar to find the next date and location!  

Or contact Peggy Sanford at peggysanford1981@gmail.com.  Peggy is our program chair and a member of Sustainable Tallahassee's Board of Directors.

We invite you to come as often and whenever you can!


Our fun and accomplishments!

In 2016 and 2017 we made and gave away over 2,000 bags. Check out these links for how we did it:

"Greening Our Community – Slowing the Tide of Plastic Bags"

"Greening the 2016 LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival"

Donations Please!

Your help in donating bag-appropriate fabric will be appreciated. The team is also periodically in need of donations of sewing machines, thread, and sergers. Drop-off locations are included on our meeting dates on our calendar.

Donations that are dropped off should be clearly designated as being for R2B to avoid being mixed in with other donations being given to these entities.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Our Rags2Bags program is an important initiative in our focus to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.  If you're interested in more about our activities to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, consider joining our "Three Rs" Committee, where we collaborate on how to address local challenges to the throw-aways of our society.  Click HERE for more about the Three Rs committee (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle).

Join our Rags to Bags team during their routinely scheduled meetings for Reusable Shopping Bag Workshops - Rags to Bags! 

We will cut, strip and braid. You'll have to come to find out what that's all about! NO SEWING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

This is a program of Sustainable Tallahassee. Peggy Sanford started making bags and giving them away to cut down on the number of plastic bags wasted and discarded from grocery stores.

These bags have always been FREE and anyone can have them. Isn't that wonderful? And look how cute the bags are!

All of the supplies are donated so if you have any fabric laying around or thread - bring it! Fabric can be old sheets even...or shower curtains...or tablecloths.
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