When:Thursday July 22, 2010
Where:Textile Arts Center
505 Carroll St.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Join Bags For the People this Thursday, July 22, from 6 to 9pm at the Textile Arts Center on the Park Slope / Gowanus border for not only a night of FREE bag sewing and socializing, but for an introduction to the wonderful programming offered at this amazing Brooklyn space. The Textile Arts Center provides an environment for the professional, the artist, and the student. With an invested interest in the conservation of hand weaving and other fiber arts, the Center offers a fully equipped studio and gallery space for those with enthusiasm and curiosity, with and without experience. It is a place in which craftsmen are, once again, nurtured in their making from beginning to end.
Bags for the People began in the winter of 2009 with three friends who worked at the Union Square Farmers Market in New York City. They observed an exorbitant use of plastic bags each and every day of the market and felt it was necessary to make a positive change.
In an effort to curb plastic bag use, they began making re-usable bags from re-purposed clothing and fabric, giving them out for free at the market. From this modest initial action, Bags for the People has evolved into an organization that it is today.
***Help Bags For The People to continue their efforts.