What’s Old is New Again – Create Your Own T- Shirt Bag

whiteline

ECOCALEDON DRAWDOWN PROJECT PROFILE

Community Group:  Ecocaledon (project leader Carolyn Vallejo)

As part of Caledon Day 2018 a unique and fun hands-on activity was planned for visitors to the Ecocaledon tent that day.  Evolve Clothing in Bolton donated 50 old t-shirts of varying sizes that were very enthusiastically converted into fashionable bags for participants to take home.  Carolyn and other volunteers that day showed children and adults alike how to use scissors and some creative tying of knots to create their bags.  Many decorated their “new” bags with fabric markers.

Drawdown Solution Tie In: 

The purpose of this activity:  First, to introduce people to the concept of repurposing, or giving a new use to an old or otherwise unwanted item.  Repurposing gently used t-shirts keeps them out of the landfill and creates a new bag that can be enjoyed for years to come.  Second, the project encourages people to find reusable alternatives to plastic bags.  Plastic bags are manufactured from non-renewable resources and, while they are often recyclable, they frequently end up polluting our landfills and waterways.

Overall Benefits:  This activity is a great springboard for discussions about the 3 Rs.  It is fun and easy to make and opens people’s eyes to the possibilities for repurposing other items they have at home.

Project Description: T-Shirt Bag

Here is a quick video that describes how to make your own t-shirt bag.

Carolyn Vallejo is committed to reducing the use of single use plastics in her own life and is also encouraging her friends and family to do the same

Drawdown Solution Tie In: #55 Recycling

How to Get Involved with the Community Group

  • Start by collecting gently used T- Shirts and follow the instructions in the link above
  • Take you supplies to an event or a community meeting to help people make a t-shirt bag

Contact and Location information:

If you would like more information on this project, contact Carolyn at carolyn@mycuriousmind.ca

Rain Barrel Project

ecoCaledon Drawdown

ecoCaledon Drawdown helps individuals and community members in Caledon be a part of Project Drawdown. Project Drawdown provides us with a road map of how we can reverse global warming together! 

For More information on Drawdown click here.


Do You Have A Project To Share

Fill Out Our Form And Our Your Project To Out List!

Related Posts

Drawdown Land Use Summit coming up November 28

By Admin | November 23, 2018

Naturally Bulk

By Admin | November 16, 2018

Howard the Butcher

By Admin | November 16, 2018

Garden Foods

By Admin | November 16, 2018

Forster’s Book Garden

By Admin | November 12, 2018

Reducing Food Waste

By Admin | October 19, 2018

Drawdown High School Based Workshops in Caledon

By Admin | October 11, 2018

Albion Hills Community Farm

By Admin | October 11, 2018

Drawdown Elementary School-Based Workshops in Caledon

By Admin | October 10, 2018

Energy Efficient House Building

By Admin | October 4, 2018

Admin

Leave a Comment