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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 53,000 bags all over the world.


Currently, there are 54 Green Bag Lady Locations:

33 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)
FLORIDA--Palm Bay Area (Bagette Carol)
FLORIDA--Pensacola (Bagette Dee)
GEORGIA--Atlanta (Bagette Nancy)
MASSACHUSETTS--Hopkinton (Bagette Pat)
MINNESOTA--Twin Cities Area (Bagette Jen + Bagette Dad)
NORTH CAROLINA--Charlotte Area (Bagette Meg)
NEW JERSEY--Morris Plains (Bagette Liz)
NEW JERSEY--Warren (Bagette Cindy)
NEW YORK--Brewster (Bagette Dorene)
NEW YORK--Cortland (Bagettes Jane + Patrizia)
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--Seattle Area (Bagette Bell + Bagette Barbara)
WASHINGTON--Port Angeles (Bagette Theresa)
WEST VIRGINIA--Spencer (Bagette Anita)
WYOMING--Cheyenne (Bagette Becca)

21 INTERNATIONAL Chapter Locations:

AUSTRALIA, Newtown--(Bagette Anna)
AUSTRALIA, Melbourne--(Bagette Helen) (Facebook page HERE)
CANADAChilliwack--(Bagette Linda)
CANADA, Ontario--(Bagette Cindy)
CANADA, Vancouver Area--(Bagette Ali)
GERMANY, Wustorf--(Bagette Nicol)
GERMANY, Berlin--(Bagette Audrey) (Facebook page HERE)
GREECE--Chania Lentariana--(Bagette Eleni)
MALAYSIA, SGR/KUL--(Bagette Jennifer)
RUSSIA, Chuvash--(Bagette Natalia)
THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam--(Bagette Ida)
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)
NEW ZEALAND--(Bagette Olive Ruby)
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
Etsy shop that helps support Green Bag Lady here: TeresaMade