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Photograph by John Guider
Green Bag Lady is an eco-friendly art project started by artist Teresa VanHatten-Granath in 2008. Teresa and her international teams of volunteer “Bagettes” make bags out of donated fabric and give them away for FREE in exchange for the promise to refuse paper + plastic when shopping. The
world-wide use of these bags is documented here. Join us! Let’s change the world…one bag at a time.

Teresa lives in the Denver area of Colorado. She is a former Associate Professor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.  She taught photography and digital imaging in the Department of Art for 15 years.  She was awarded a Tennessee State Arts Commission Grant in 2010 for her sculptural photographic books and for her work on the Green Bag Lady project. Green Bag Lady is an eco-friendly art project and 501c3 non-profit organization. To date they have given away over 50,000 bags all over the world.


Currently, there are 42 Green Bag Lady Locations:

USA Chapters:

ARIZONA--Peoria (Bagette Leslie)
CALIFORNIA--Concow (Bagette Emilia)
CALIFORNIA--Gualala (Bagette Gail)
CALIFORNIA--Upland (Bagette Shanna)
COLORADO--Denver Area (Teresa VanHatten-Granath, founder)
FLORIDA--Palm Bay Area (Bagette Carol)
MASSACHUSETTS--Hopkinton (Bagette Pat)
MINNESOTA--Twin Cities Area (Bagette Jen + Bagette Dad)
NEW JERSEY--Morris Plains (Bagette Liz)
NEW YORK--Brewster (Bagette Dorene)
NEW YORK--Cortland (Bagettes Jane + Patrizia)
NEW YORK--Syracuse Area (Bagette Margaret)
NEW YORK--Westchester (Bagette Dina)
NORTH CAROLINA--Charlotte Area (Bagette Meg)
OREGON--Bend (Bagette Chris)
SOUTH CAROLINA--Charleston (Bagette Rebecca)
TENNESSEE--Knoxville Area (Bagette Sara)
TENNESSEE--Nashville Area (Bagette Ann + Bagette April)
TEXAS--Kyle (Bagette Jessie)
TEXAS--Waco Area (Bagette Keri)
VERMONT--Essex Junction (Bagette Julia)
WASHINGTON--Seattle Area (Bagette Bell + Bagette Barbara)
WASHINGTON--Port Angeles (Bagette Theresa)
WEST VIRGINIA--Spencer (Bagette Anita)
WYOMING--Cheyenne (Bagette Becca)

INTERNATIONAL Chapters:

AUSTRALIA, Newtown--(Bagette Anna)
AUSTRALIA, Melbourne--(Bagette Helen) (Facebook page HERE)
CANADAChilliwack--(Bagette Linda)
CANADA, Ontario--(Bagette Cindy)
GERMANY, Berlin--(Bagette Audrey) (Facebook page HERE)
GREECE--Chania Lentariana--(Bagette Eleni)
MALAYSIA, SGR/KUL--(Bagette Jennifer)
NEW ZEALAND--(Bagette Olive Ruby)
THE NETHERLANDS, North Holland--(Bagette Marrigje + Bagette Emma) (Facebook page HERE)
THE NETHERLANDS, North Holland, Velsen--(Bagette Jane)
THE NETHERLANDS, Oost-Nederland--(Bagette Ingeborg) (Facebook page HERE)
THE NETHERLANDS, Tilburg--(Bagette Margriet)
UKRAINE, Zaporizhia--(Bagette Liia)

UNITED KINGDOM SHOEBOX BAGETTES CHAPTER (Facebook page HERE)
Fabric donation locations:
UK, West Yorkshire--(Bagette Jo)
UK, Dorset--(Bagette Sam)
UK, Wales--(Bagette Rachel)
UK, Rotherham--(Bagette Jenny)

Are you interested in starting a chapter in your area? We would love it if you are! Start by learning about Green Bag Lady by watching this video.

Still interested? I would love to chat with you. Chapters consist of 1 or more people who enjoy making bags. It's a great way to break into a neglected fabric stash!

Please email me, let's talk! Teresa

Contact:  greenbagladyinfo(at)gmail(dot)com
Etsy shop that helps support Green Bag Lady here: TeresaMade