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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 57,000 bags all over the world.


Currently, there are 62 Green Bag Lady Locations:

39 USA Chapters:

ARIZONA, Peoria--Bagette Leslie
CALIFORNIA, Concow--Bagette Emilia
CALIFORNIA, Gualala--Bagette Gail
CALIFORNIA, Twain--Bagette Peggy
CALIFORNIA, Upland--Bagette Shanna + Bagette Bonnie
COLORADO, SW Denver Area--Teresa VanHatten-Granath, founder
COLORADO, Parker--Bagette Marianne (blog)
CONNECTICUT, Trumbull--Bagette Adam
FLORIDA, Palm Bay Area--Bagette Carol
FLORIDA, Pensacola--Bagette Dee
GEORGIA, Atlanta--Bagette Nancy
GEORGIA, Atlanta--Bagette Anna
LOUISIANA, Monroe--Bagette Angela
MASSACHUSETTS, Boston Area--Bagette Meg
MASSACHUSETTS, Hopkinton--Bagette Pat
MINNESOTA, Twin Cities Area--Bagette Jen + Bagette Dad
NEW JERSEY, Morris Plains--Bagette Liz
NEW JERSEY, Warren--Bagette Cindy
NEW YORK, Brewster--Bagette Dorene
NEW YORK, Falconer--Bagette Ro
NEW YORK, McGraw--Bagette Jane + Bagette Patrizia
NEW YORK, Munnsville--Bagette Marlene
NEW YORK, Syracuse Area--Bagette Margaret
NEW YORK, Westchester--Bagette Dina
OREGON, Albany--Bagette Andrea
OREGON, Bend--Bagette Chris
SOUTH CAROLINA, Charleston--Bagette Rebecca
TENNESSEE, Knoxville Area--Bagette Sara
TENNESSEE, Nashville Area--Bagette Ann + Bagette April
TEXAS, Katy--Bagette Sabrina
TEXAS, Kyle--Bagette Jessie
TEXAS, Murphy--Bagette Lorelei
TEXAS, Waco Area--Bagette Keri
VERMONT, Essex Junction--Bagette Julia
WASHINGTON, Port Angeles--Bagette Theresa
WASHINGTON, Seattle Area--Bagette Bell + Bagette Barbara
WEST VIRGINIA, Spencer--Bagette Anita
WYOMING, Cheyenne--Bagette Becca

23 INTERNATIONAL Chapter Locations:

AUSTRALIA, Newtown--Bagette Anna
AUSTRALIA, Melbourne--Bagette Helen (Facebook HERE)
CANADAChilliwack--Bagette Linda
CANADA, Ontario--Bagette Cindy
CANADA, Vancouver Area--Bagette Ali
GERMANY, Bavaria--Bagette Michaela
GERMANY, Berlin--Bagette Audrey (Facebook HERE and Instagram)
GERMANY, Wunstorf--Bagette Nicol
GREECE--Chania Lentariana--Bagette Eleni
MALAYSIA, SGR/KUL--Bagette Jennifer
NEW ZEALAND--Bagette Olive
RUSSIA, Chuvash--Bagette Natalia
SPAIN, Mallorca--Bagette Andrea
THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam--Bagette Ida
THE NETHERLANDS, North Holland--Bagette Marrigje + Bagette Emma (Facebook HERE)
THE NETHERLANDS, North Holland, Velsen--Bagette Jane
THE NETHERLANDS, Oost-Nederland--Bagette Ingeborg + Dieuwertje (Facebook HERE)
THE NETHERLANDS, Tilburg--Bagette Margriet (Instagram)
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! There are no bag making minimums, just however many you can manage. :)

Please email me, let's talk! Teresa

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