greenbugmarketplace

upcycled fabric bags, decor & DIY kits

California, United States · 412 Sales

greenbugmarketplace

upcycled fabric bags, decor & DIY kits

California, United States 412 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Unique Bags made from upcycled, vintage fabric. Handmade totes, zipper pouches, and drawstring backpacks. Fabric ribbon and garland decor. DIY Kits for kids and adults.

All our bags are uniquely handmade to give new life to old fabrics in support of a "going green" lifestyle.

What our customers are saying about:

OUR BAGS:

"Very fast shipping and the bag is beautiful and excellent quality."

"Very fast shipping, excellent quality. I love it! It's a gift for my mother, but I'm half tempted to keep it for myself! I also loved the handwritten note with the bag, and the adorable bow wrapped around it. Thanks so much!"

"Beautiful color and well made. Looks just like the picture. Highly recommended."

OUR KITS:

"I am very excited to do this with 5 year old grandson when he visits!!! This is such a fun activity. All pieces and great instructions-with pictures-are included!!! Good price and quick mailing."

"Really fun, my grand daughters Absolutly love these catapults."

"Great fun for the kids (12, and 7 years old) Thanks!"

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Last updated on Jun 3, 2016

Unique Bags made from upcycled, vintage fabric. Handmade totes, zipper pouches, and drawstring backpacks. Fabric ribbon and garland decor. DIY Kits for kids and adults.

All our bags are uniquely handmade to give new life to old fabrics in support of a "going green" lifestyle.

What our customers are saying about:

OUR BAGS:

"Very fast shipping and the bag is beautiful and excellent quality."

"Very fast shipping, excellent quality. I love it! It's a gift for my mother, but I'm half tempted to keep it for myself! I also loved the handwritten note with the bag, and the adorable bow wrapped around it. Thanks so much!"

"Beautiful color and well made. Looks just like the picture. Highly recommended."

OUR KITS:

"I am very excited to do this with 5 year old grandson when he visits!!! This is such a fun activity. All pieces and great instructions-with pictures-are included!!! Good price and quick mailing."

"Really fun, my grand daughters Absolutly love these catapults."

"Great fun for the kids (12, and 7 years old) Thanks!"

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i was the girl with the green bug

MY INSPIRATION
one of my first loves was a green 67 VW beetle. i saw an ad for the car in a local coffee shop and soon it became my green bug. for the next 15 years, it took me everywhere and became part of my identity. i was the girl with the green bug. i love it's design. vintage but modern. simple and clean. it has no bells and whistles, but thats how i like it.

now that i am embarking on a new phase of life (my 30's!), my green bug has inevitably become a "less practical" car to drive. although it might not take me everywhere anymore, i have decided to take it with me on this new journey. in 2010, i created a business and blog that i named "greenbugbags."

THE BEGINNING
my mom has always sewn. when i was young, she would tell me stories about her and her sister spending hours in their room, listening to beatles 45's and sewing all summer long. they would squeeze pattern pieces onto scraps of fabric, just enough to make one more skirt or bag.

i always wanted to learn to sew but every time my mom started to teach me, i could never get past the basics. in the summer of 2008, i decided to give it another try. i found a thrifted, vintage tablecloth and made a tote bag out of it. i was thrilled! without even knowing it, greenbugbags was born.

SHOP #2
i have to admit.....working AND making greenbugbags AND blogging was alot for me. but in 2011, i took the plunge and expanded my business and opened SHOP #2!!!!!! crazy i know, but these things just happen! i named it greenbugmarketplace. i continued my aesthestic of vintage, modern upcycling. my desire is to make art with life and not let the materials others disregard go to waste. i love using materials that other's would consider dispensable and creating useful art with it.

i am pleased to say i strive to make all my products and packaging as eco-friendly as possible. all cardboard used in my shop comes from upcycled cereal boxes. all fabric is purchased at thrift stores. all other materials(buttons, etc.) have been either found secondhand or reused. why not wrap your gift with something that is ooak, upcycled, and reusable?

THE FUTURE
one day i walked into a coffee shop and saw an ad for a green bug. it became the catalyst for my love of all things vintage. i have always loved art, thrifting, and creativity. now i have a found an outlet to combine all my passions into one. i thrift, i upcycle, and i create. you can now find all my products here at greenbugmarketplace.

where do i see greenbug in the future? we will have to see! i hope you will be along for the ride!

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  • heather

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist

    i'm heather. i'm an artist, afterschool teacher, wife, and friend. i love all forms of art. photography. sewing. music. most everything vintage.... i'm inspired by many things. i hope to share them with you.

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Last updated on June 3, 2016
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