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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 almost 108,000 bags world-wide including the Green Bag Lady Germany Make Me Take Me Initiative Handarbeit


Currently, there are 88 Green Bag Lady Locations:

48 USA Chapters:

ARIZONA, Peoria--Bagette Leslie
CALIFORNIA, Anaheim--Bagette Tuyen
CALIFORNIA, Concow--Bagette Emilia
CALIFORNIA, Gualala--Bagette Gail
CALIFORNIA, Twain--Bagette Peggy
CALIFORNIA, Upland--Bagette Shanna + Bagette Bonnie
COLORADO, Arvada--Bagette Terri
COLORADO, Denver Area--Teresa VanHatten-Granath, founder
COLORADO, Parker--Bagette Marianne (blog)
CONNECTICUT, Trumbull--Bagette Adam
FLORIDA, Palm Bay Area--Bagette Carol
FLORIDA, Pensacola--Bagette Elizabeth
FLORIDA, South Daytona--Bagette Shelly
GEORGIA, Atlanta--Bagette Nancy
GEORGIA, Atlanta--Bagette Anna
HAWAII, Honolulu--Bagette Mio
LOUISIANA, Monroe--Bagette Angela
MASSACHUSETTS, Boston Area--Bagette Meg
MASSACHUSETTS, Hopkinton--Bagette Pat
MINNESOTA, Duluth--Bagette Laura
MINNESOTA, Twin Cities Area--Bagette Jen + Bagette Dad
NEBRASKA, Wisner--Bagette Joan
NEW JERSEY, Linwood--Bagettes Megan and Rian
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
PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia--Bagette Donna
TENNESSEE, Chattanooga--Bagette Becca
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
VIRGINIA, Richmond--Bagette Lisa
VERMONT, Essex Junction--Bagette Julia
WASHINGTON, DC--Bagette Barbara
WASHINGTON, Port Angeles--Bagette Theresa
WASHINGTON, Seattle Area--Bagette Bell
WASHINGTON, Sequim--Bagette Kim
WEST VIRGINIA, Spencer--Bagette Anita

40 INTERNATIONAL Chapter Locations:

AUSTRALIA, Newtown--Bagette Anna
AUSTRALIA, Melbourne--Bagette Helen (Facebook)
AUSTRIA, Graz--Bagette Nicole
CANADAChilliwack--Bagette Linda
CANADA, Ontario--Bagette Cindy
CANADA, Vancouver Area--Bagette Ali
CHILE, Santiago--Bagette Patricia
GREECE--Chania Lentariana--Bagette Eleni
ITALY SICILY Palermo--Bagette Antonella
MALAYSIA, SGR/KUL--Bagette Jennifer

NEW ZEALAND--Bagette Olive
RUSSIA, Chuvash--Bagette Natalia
SPAIN, Mallorca--Bagette Aina + Bagette Andrea
THAILAND, Muang--Bagette Bussaya
THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam--Bagette Ida
THE NETHERLANDS, Castricum--Bagette Dominique
THE NETHERLANDS, North Holland--
Bagette Marrigje + Bagette Emma (Facebook)

THE NETHERLANDS, North Holland, Velsen--Bagette Jane
THE NETHERLANDS, Oost-Nederland--Bagette Ingeborg + Dieuwertje (Facebook)
THE NETHERLANDS, Tilburg--Bagette Margriet (Instagram)
UKRAINE, Zaporizhia--Bagette Liia
UNITED KINGDOM, Shropshire--Bagette Nikki

GERMANY CHAPTER LOCATIONS
Facebook Group: GreenBagLady Deutschland
Instagram: GreenBagLadyGermany
Nationwide effort: Initiative Handarbeit

Berlin/Potsdam--Bagette Audrey (coordinator Germany locations)
Berlin/Templehof--Bagette Marie
Berlin/Zehlendorf--Bagette Inge
Castrop--Bagette Brigitte
Chemnitz--Bagette Nicole
Dorsten--Bagette Caro
Hamm--Bagette Karin
Hannover/Wunsdorf--Bagette Susanne
Heidelberg--Bagette Annette
Salzgitter--Bagette Michaela
Trier--Bagette Dunja
Vilshofen--Bagette Michaela
Zittau--Bagette Susann

UNITED KINGDOM SHOEBOX BAGETTES CHAPTER (Facebook)
Fabric donation locations:
West Yorkshire--Bagette Jo
Dorset--Bagette Sam
Wales--Bagette Rachel
Rotherham--Bagette Jenny
Suffolk--Bagette Louise


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 one 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
Etsy shop that helps support Green Bag Lady here: TeresaMade