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40 comments:

lisa said...

hey how does someone get one of your bags they are great

Anonymous said...

hey how does someone get one of your bags they are great

Anonymous said...

Actually I have been doing this for years using hand made nets - bonded nylon for the net part, polished nylon for the handle. They last forever, hold more than I can lift and are very decorative.
THE DOWNEASTER’ NET BAG

Originally developed for hauling 30 kg lead blocks over the rugged and trackless terrain of northwest Puerto Rico, the Downeaster’ has become a favorite away down east in Calais and Jonesport, Maine for carrying fish and lobsters, has been adapted to shopping for fresh produce in the suburbs of Naples and the market gardens of southern France, Israel and Holland, makes a great beach bag in the tropics and has even been used as an overnight bag for short trips in Sweden.

100% bonded nylon single strand hand-tied netting of surprisingly large capacity defies rotting under prolonged contact with moisture, is ultraviolet light resistant, is easily washed and quick dried using Woolite, cold water and fresh air. Over-sized polished nylon handles are comfortable and an original design allows them to open wide for easy accommodation of the largest items.

When putting the bag of items in your car trunk, grasp one handle in each hand and wind one handle around the other 4 or 5 times to keep items in the bag from falling out when on bumpy roads or into tight turns.

Handmade by (Hecho a mano por) Arturo Block
Celtic Muse Designs
PO BOX 25055
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO 00928-5055
block@caribe.net

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I put in an order for your bags before the cutoff date, how do I know where I am in the list? Thanks for all that you do and God Bless!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I just learned to sew and while looking for some patterns in the web I found your blog, you have inspired me to do the same, how can I get started as far as getting the fabric, please let me know I also would like to do somethng for this great planet.
nee419@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful blue and white bag which just arrived yesterday. I have already proudly taken it to the fruit farm and the grocery store. Your project has done so much good in the world and also made many people happy. You should be very proud! Thanks so much. Wish you lived nearer Massachusetts.
Linda Meehan

Teresa Van Hatten-Granath said...

Sorry, I hadn't looked at post comment lately, to the anonymous who wanted to know about getting fabric, just start asking around. You would be AMAZED at how much people have and would be willing ot give you, especially if you give them a bag or two in exchange!

Teresa

Teresa Van Hatten-Granath said...

Linda--

I'm glad you like your bag, please email me a photo and I'll post it here on the site! Thank you for the sweet comments!

Teresa

Lynn Marie said...

Hello,I think this is phenominal !!(not an overstatement)
I would really enjoy being one who gets a free bag so choose me and I'll spread the word here near a Retirement village called "The Villages" which covers 3 counties here in Florida!

Karen Civitarese said...

HI, I just received my bag today and I am so excited, can't wait to use it! I love the bright yellow sunny color. Thanks so much.
I also can't wait to get started on making some.

Anonymous said...

stevedianefineyatyahoodotcom



Great idea and good for you to send these out to folks to try and save our planet...

Anonymous said...

you are terrific!! i just saw you on CNN. i would love a bag. my email is
sharon0252atcomcastdotnet.
i am
sharon mcshane
308 woodlawn terrace
collingswood, nj 08108

Anonymous said...

Hi, I saw you on CNN. I was so impressed. I have a daughter, Jannah, she is 7yrs old and always reminds us to recycle because she doesn't want to grow up on a black earth. She wants the earth to stay green forever. Thanks for doing good to the environment and being a good role model. From: seemakara at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love this story! You are right... if we all would pass it forward what a wonderful world it would be ! Keep up the good work and I will pass it forward . I would like to request on of your bags . Thank you !God Bless ..
T. Graham
sammysplace@earthlink.net

sammysplaceATearthlinkDOTnet

23930 Ocean AVE #101
Torrance, CA. 90505

Cuddle's_2_U said...

I COMMEND YOU FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING.. I WOULD LOVE ONE OF YOUR BAG'S BUT I'M IN NO HURRY.. MY MOM USE TO MAKE THING'S OUT OF EXTRA MATERAL, JARS, BUTTONS, YOU NAME IT SHE NEVER THROWED ANY THING AWAY, THERE WAS A USE FOR EVERYTHING AS SHE USE TO SAY.. FOR EXAMPLE SHE USE TO MAKE HATS OUT OF SODA, BEER CANS. MY FATHER-IN-LAW MADE BELTS OUT OF EMPTY CIGARETTE PACKS AND SO ON. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. GOD BLESS YOU......
SHIRLEY

bkwrm22 said...

Hi: Loved your CNN interview. Thank you for caring enough to do something wonderful for all of us. What a fabulous idea! I would Love to have one of your bags, and promise that I'd use it daily at home and take it on trips... and that I'd happily tell Everyone about you and your efforts!
Many people 'talk the talk' but very few 'walk the walk'... good for you!
Everyone you know must be so proud of you!

bkwrm22 said...

I just posted and forgot to give you the information... I'm so jazzed by the whole idea of your project!!

if you have an extra bag, I'd love to be one of y our 'bag ladies'... :-)
email is: jeannec22(at)comcast(dot)com

thank you ever so much! and let me know where to send some extra material i have had just waiting for a good project...

farm said...

HI GREEN BAG LADY KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GOOD WAY TO SAVE ROOM IN OUR LAND FILLS I WOULD LIKE SOME IF GET EVER HAVE THE TIME THANKS PHIL SAN DIEGO

michelle said...

please send me a green bag. my email is mkmorden at aol dot com

Cortezhmphll said...

HELLO!!
OMG!! I JUST WATCHTED UR CNN REPORT!! MY GIRLFRIEND WOULD LOVE ONE OF YOUR BAGS!!! SHE IS SO HOOKED ON DIFFERENT STYLES AND PATTERNS!! AND WILL USE TO BAG FOR SHOPING IN THE MARKET PLACE, AS WELL AS BIG NAME STORES LIKE SCHNUCKS AND WALMART!! PLEASE COULD I WIN ONE FOR HER!!! :)
CANT WAIT FOR THE PICS WE'RE GONNA TAKE :)~ cortezhmphllatyahoodotcom

Anonymous said...

rockeyatlonglinesdotcom

I would love to receive one of your bags -- pick me -- pick me!!

clmick71 said...

What your doing is a wonderful idea, I also would love a bag, and I know your very busy. If and when I get one, I will take many pictures. This really is a great idea. Again, your wonderful. C. Mick- MI

paulandcindymick(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I am interested in donating material to you for your bags. Please let me know if you would like the material and the address to ship it. Thank you shiverfatmaildottcitysdotorg
from Thomasville, GA

Laura said...

You have such a great idea! Ever since I had sewing class for the first time last year in school, I've really gotten into it. And one of the things I've been making a lot of are tote bags! I love your idea and I might try it too, because you sound very busy! I know how much work it can be!

Anonymous said...

hi.. im teresa from dominican Republic. i just want to know how does someone get one of your bags they are great, pretty and unique. my mail is lanegrota_22@hotmail.com... Write to me... dont forget me pleaseeee

Valeria said...

Hi there, I think what you are doing is great and I would love to get one of your bags. Please email me to:
valeria647@yahoo.com

ViVy said...

greetings from Buenos Aires Argentina! I want one! that's what I do?, I have my house full of plastic bags, I hate the plastic bags!

donna said...

Hello;
My son and I watched you on cnn, and this 14 year old says YOU ROCK, he would love to carry your bag to High school and tell your story. It's people like you, doing something nice that makes it a nice planet.

Thanks,
Donna & Dalton
nthrnbelle@aol.com

Ciarra Holt said...

My friend, and neighbor Ashleigh Everrett, has recieved one of your bags. She recently told me about what you were doing and I thought this was amazing. I saw the bag she got and fell in love. I am huge on eco-friendly products, and I hope to do my senior project on Global Warming. I know you are unable to send bags at this time, but if you ever start sending them again let me know.

love,

Ciarra Holt
ciarraholt@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

I just found your site! I LOVE the idea of not using plastic bags. They break all the time. At least with a fabric bag, they would be wonderful. I hope to use more fabric bags in the future! How do I get signed up to receive a bag from you??? Would love to have one from a fellow Tennessean!!
Thanks!
Sandy

Sandy said...

Teresa,
I forgot to add my email to the post! it's: garyandsandyatbellsouthdotnet. Thanks!
Sandy

Candycoop said...

Green Bag Lady:

I do tie dye and have fabric pieces and shirts left over that can't be sold. Would you be interested in taking these odds and ends off my hands? I have a store in Truth or Consequences, NM and would be more than happy to help you hand out the bags.

Jeffre Dukatt, orders@dukatt71.com

Ellen said...

I just saw your story on CNN and I would love to have one of your bags so when I take it shopping and people comment on my beautiful bag, I can spread the word on where I received the bag and most importantly, the reason I carry this is because "fabric" is better than plastic..
Thank you.
My email is Citrus620ataoldotcom

Anonymous said...

I saw your segment on CNN and was so impressed by what you are doing for our planet. I never use paper or plastic. I always use the totes you can purchase at Target, Walmart, etc. I saw one you made w/hearts and would love one. I am a heart lover. I would be spo proud to use your bag for shopping. I have 4 kids and am always running from store to store. I tivoed the segment and showed it to my kids. They said I have to contact you and get a bag. Please send me one!!!
Thanksso much!!!
Valerie
valerie@bermands.com

maddalfred said...

Just saw the CNN piece and think this is a GREAT idea. Being a single man without a sewing machine or not knowing anyone who has one, it sure would be nice to get one.

My "give back" projects are the pediatrics AIDS foundation and the local area food bank, both of which I collect donations for at work.

Good on ya! You rock.

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful what you have done and continue doing. I feel I'm the original bag lady. My first canvas bag was given to me many years ago, when volunteering for our local cultural center/museum, which promots environmentally sustainable practices. And now they have started a green roof as well. I have several cloth bags & shop with them all the time. If
I'm so lucky as to receive one of your bags, that would please me.
Thank you, blessings to you and yours.
sjhumphrey at comcast dot net

ryna said...

hola soy d evenezuela quisiera tener un green bag ya que me encataria saber como la hacen para poder hacerlas aca...
karina

Anonymous said...

for those of us who can NOT sew to save ones life, is there anyone near West Chester, PA who makes these bags????

lITTLEwISDOM said...

For the Green Bag Lady
Hi Teresa,

I want to say thanks for you and your Dad choosing me to be one of the lucky people to receive one of your special green bags.
Please visit my blog to see my pics. http://throughlittlewisdomseyes.blogspot.com/

Thanks again.
lITTLE wISDOM
sTAY iN pEACE

Anonymous said...

Hi Teresa and Bagette:

I cannot wait to get my hand on one of your Green Bag, i will use it for my Grocery. Its really will help if all supermarket can start charging bags. This way everyone will start useing one of your green bag/reusable bags...

Thank you for doing this "Green Bag Lady!"

From Lady @ hotmail.com