Cloth Library Bags for Sale

I have been using cloth bags for grocery store shopping for years now. Not only do you get a discount for each one at many stores but they are sturdier and larger than plastic bags great for heavy items. And many stores (such as Whole Foods) are no longer using plastic bags at all, encouraging people to bring their own bags, backpacks, etc. As someone commented on my blog, Ireland since 2002, has been charging a 33 cent tax on plastic bags! Other countries like China are charging for use of plastic bags and Israel has a bill out right now for the same concept. San Francisco was the first us city to ban plastic bags last year with more of this trend to come I’m sure.

So why not try some marketing for your library and raise a little money in the process, by creating and selling cloth bags with your library’s logo on them. Most libraries have a company to buy “swag” from – check and see if they offer personalized cloth bags. Here is an example from janway.

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5 thoughts on “Cloth Library Bags for Sale

  1. [...] Going Green @ Your Library – “[W]hy not try some marketing for your library and raise a little money in the process, by creating and selling cloth bags with your library’s logo on them.” [...]

  2. Our library in South Africa has been doing it since 2005, when the new law on plastic bags was announced.

  3. In 2007 (I think!) Vancouver Public Library introduced bags made out of reusable Polyfabric from a company called POP Packaging Inc. (http://www.poppackaging.com/site/home). They are wildly popular and sell for only $3 – much less expensive than canvas bags. POP Packaging was at the BC Library Association Conference last year and they were one of the most popular booths. They do bags for many BC libraries. Apparently the VPL bags are made of #5 plastic, so they can be recycled (where available) if need be.

    You’ll now see Polyfabric bags at most grocery stores and many retail stores here in the Lower Mainland of BC. They’re fantastic!

  4. [...] etc. )for people to check out on the spot is too much to to lug, what about a table selling your cloth library bags? Now people at the market can use their personal cloth bag and be supporting the library at the [...]

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