Cloth Grocery Bag Sew-in

Event Date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm


Culver City Hall
9770 Culver Blvd - Don Pattachia Room (next to the council chambers)
Culver City, California 90232
United States
34° 1' 17.7996" N, 118° 23' 30.048" W

The city-wide plastic bag ban goes into effect after Christmas!


Beginning January 1, 2014 in the City of Los Angeles: larger stores will be barred from distributing plastic grocery bags.  Smaller stores will have to come into compliance on July 1, 2014.  Stores will be able to sell customers paper bags for 10 cents, but the architects of the law say they hope residents will use reusable totes instead.


The ban goes into effect in the City of Culver City December 28th.  Culver City has asked Transition Culver City and Our Time Bank to help raise awareness of the ban through participation in a City sponsored sew-in event.  The event will focus on how easy it is to make your own reusable totes.  In addition to the make-your-own totes, Culver City will offer bags for free.


We would like to encourage members, and the general public, to come and participate in this fun event.  You will meet many of your neighbors and friends ... all while supporting the bag ban by providing alternative solutions. 


Bring a sewing machine and help us sew the totes (OTB members will earn Time Credits)!  We will be sewing cloth grocery totes and teaching people how to sew their own.  The fabric will be pre-cut (using a very easy pattern) and ready to assemble, instructions will be provided.


Thank you Cathi and Michelle for getting this local event organized!



More information about the city-wide plastic bag ban can be found in this LA Times article.


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