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I’ve started this environmentally concerned business almost five years ago (July 2009)
As things go, my focus has primarily turned into encouraging people to stop using plastic and go with different alternatives. I sell at several of our local farmers and craft markets. We are lucky to have lots of them in the Tampa Bay area to choose from, almost every day of the week.
Here, on Etsy, I am mainly seling bags, lunch bags, sandwich and snack bags, cutlery pouches made by myself.
Please come and visit me at local markets were I also offer several other alternatives to plastic bags from beautiful African baskets, to funky shopping carts, to bags made from recycled materials, jute, cotton, recycled cement bags, flour sacks, and oil cloth.
If you are in the St. Pete/Tampa area please feel free to convo me for dates and directions to markets…

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  • Born on June 19
  • Joined June 26, 2009

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Right now FABRIC, but I love wood, ceramic, pressed flowers, yarn, wool watercolors and PLANTS

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About

I’ve started this environmentally concerned business almost five years ago (July 2009)
As things go, my focus has primarily turned into encouraging people to stop using plastic and go with different alternatives. I sell at several of our local farmers and craft markets. We are lucky to have lots of them in the Tampa Bay area to choose from, almost every day of the week.
Here, on Etsy, I am mainly seling bags, lunch bags, sandwich and snack bags, cutlery pouches made by myself.
Please come and visit me at local markets were I also offer several other alternatives to plastic bags from beautiful African baskets, to funky shopping carts, to bags made from recycled materials, jute, cotton, recycled cement bags, flour sacks, and oil cloth.
If you are in the St. Pete/Tampa area please feel free to convo me for dates and directions to markets.

Every little change we make in our lives towards helping the environment, goes a very long way. Teaching our kids alternatives is, in my humble opinion, the best way to turn things around.

Would you like to see what I did before getting into sewing bags and promoting the environment?
If so, please go to my other site www.busylizzy.etsy.com
Thanks!

Aug. 09: check out the most recent reviews on my products
http://upscalebaby.com/blog/
http://www.myhouseholdjunk.com/#
http://www.designbaby.net/2009/08/review-bagitconscious.html
Sept. 09:
http://blog.thejoyfulorganizer.com/
Oct. 09:
http://themommyhomemaker.blogspot.com/2009/10/bag-it-conscious-review-and-giveaway.html
Febr.2010: http://www.snack-girl.com/snack/winner-and-ecogroovy-snack-bag/
and many many more. I simply stopped making notes.
Thank you to all who have been interested in reviewing my products and giving me the opportunity for exposure.
Aug. 2010: one of the nicest reviews ever!! at
http://momsreview4you.blogspot.com/2010/08/reusable-sandwich-bags-review-and.html
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Oct. 2010 - I just have to post this somewhere because it is the best validation I've received so far from one of my customers:
"Hi there! I know you don't remember me, but last christmas I bought a few bags from you to give as gifts to my family. My dad is notorious for going all day without eating, then having a blood sugar fit--I sent him one of your bags with pretzels, almonds, raisins in it. He uses it hunting, on long drives, etc. Anyway, he called today with a brilliant idea: "Ally, I was thinking, you know, I use this bag so much, you should make them and sell them online!" I told him that's where I bought it, from a great seller in Florida. He said, "wow, I bet everyone buys these from her! They're perfect!" I'll have to tell him that yes, everyone does!
Keep up the great work, Allison"
Thanks Allison!!!!!
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March 2011
I can't possibly list all the blogs, reviews, and articles I've been mentioned. But this one here is definitely worth mentioning. Check it out if you have a couple of minutes
jessarae.blogspot.com/2011/03/reusable-thursday-baggies-meal.html


EASY TIPS
- Turn lights, computers and televisions off when not in use.
- Buy local produce. Less energy is used to transport it to your stores.
- Got to www.ftc.gov and register to be removed from junk mail.
- Compost your food scraps.
- Use baking soda and vinegar to clean instead of toxic commercial cleaners.
- Recycle!!!
- Plant a tree.
- Only run your dishwasher or your washing machine when they are full.
- Walk or bike if it is not too far. It is good for your health as well.
- When possible, use a toaster oven instead of your conventional oven.
- Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. Don’t let water run while washing your dishes. Use water with care.
- If you are in your car waiting for somebody , turn off the engine.
- Increase your AC’s thermostat 1 degree in the summer and decrease 1 degree in the winter when at home. When not at home, increase by 5 degrees in the summer and decrease by 5 in the winter.
- Re-evaluate your laundry. The average load uses 40 gallons of water. If it’s not dirty don’t wash it. Also hang that laundry on the line to dry!
- Use energy efficient appliances.
- Wash your cloths with cold water.
- Insulate your home.
- Carpool
- Don't sit in your car with the engine running while waiting for somebody (this REALLY kills me)
- Pump up your tires.
- Change your home’s air filters.
- Make the switch to compact florescent bulbs.
- Buy a water filter and stop using plastic bottles.
- Replace disposable diapers with reusable ones.
- STOP USING PLASTIC BAGS.
These are not difficult things to do, right?

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