Bags for the People: A nonprofit organization providing free, sustainable alternatives to plastic bags


(Bags for the People from Michelle Brown on Vimeo.)

Bags for the people was created by three friends from New York City. They were tired anted to try and curb some of the waste caused by the countless plastic bags used and decided to start up this wonderful, non profit organization. Recycled materials are donated or brought in by volunteers and bags various bags are made and then given away for free!

In addition to donations, clothing and fabric, space for workshops, as well as other support, Bags for the People is helped out by various partners and sponsors.

  • If you'd like to become a partner or a sponsor, please email
  • If you would like bags, please send a self addressed and stamped envelope to:
Bags for the People
281 South 5th St. #3
Brooklyn, NY 11211
  • If you would like to give out bags at a particular location, please contact:

Check out Bags for the People for further information. They even have a free bag pattern for download!


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