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BFTP @ SPACECRAFT Sunday, 6/26, from 2 to 5pm

Come to SPACECRAFT Sunday, June 26th, from 2 to 5pm and learn to sew with Bags for the People!  Make a bag for yourself(we’ll teach you how to make our signature draw-string bag) and one for the patrons of SPACECRAFT(to help keep the shop disposable bag free)! BFTP @ SPACECRAFT Sunday, June 26, 2 to […]
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Japan Tsunami/Earthquake Aid and Relief

Avenues in which you can help victims of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake and devestating tsunami that ravaged Japan on Friday, March 11: • The U.S. State Department is urging any U.S. citizens to contact friends and family as soon as possible. They can also e-mail the State Department at • Google is helping connect […]
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Plastic State Of Mind

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Happy Holidays!

Bags for the People wishes everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!  Stay tuned next year for updates regarding our program with Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School 301 in the Bronx, programs with other schools in New York City school system, and our new bag sewing events and workshops! Oh… and what […]
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Happy Thanksgiving!

The best way to shop for your Thanksgiving feast is with your very own self-made reusable bag!  Happy Thanksgiving!
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A Nice Write-Up in the Hawthorne Valley Farm Blog

It’s All Connected… by Sarah Shapiro
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BFTP Making Bags During Fashion’s Night Out @ The Textile Arts Center

Shop, shop, shop. Yes. But what about making it yourself, too? If you don’t feel like leaving the boro of Brooklyn, spend Fashion’s Night Out with us. Our goal: support local designers while showing you that you can make it, too. The Textile Arts Center provides an environment for the professional, the artist, and the […]
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How Many Bags Can We Sew At Our Sweatshop Social?

Join BFTP from 7 to 10pm, Monday, August 30th, for our Sweatshop Social @ 3rd Ward where we will sew as many bags as possible to be given out at a local NYC farmers market.  Can we sew 20? 30? 40? Bags for the People and 3rd Ward have partnered up to bring you “Sweatshop Socials” […]
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BFTP in Bisbee, Arizona! (BZBBFTP!) Sunday, August 29th @ Ecoasis

BZBBFTP will be having a Sew-In on Sunday August 29th @ Ecoasis 9am-5pm.  Located at 54 Brewery Ave. in Bisbee Arizona, Ecoasis Organic Cafe and Gardens is an up and coming restaurant, rooting in serving locally grown organic food.  While the space is still an open gallery, Ecoasis has graciously allowed BFTP to set up shop […]
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BFTP in Today’s Metro!

If you picked up the NYC Metro on your way to work today, you might’ve seen Bags for the People on the second page!  They came to take photos at last nights event at SPACECRAFT where we successfully made a stash of reusable bags for them to give out to customers instead of disposable bags.  Thanks […]
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