Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Are you a Green Bunny?

I wish I was greener. I wish I did more for the environment. For 2008 I have made a vow not to collect or be given any more plastic shopping bags.

We know that plastic shopping bags are bad. We know that they take 20 to 1000 years to break down and each bag we use only adds to the problem – because the bags simply accumulate. Unfortunately we cannot escape the fact that plastic shopping bags have a large detrimental effect on the environment.

So – in an effort to help inspire you to not use any more plastic shopping bags - I have made an alternative shopping bag - the Green Bunny Bag.
The bag is made from sturdy calico (15"w x 16"h) and folds down to 4”x4” to neatly sit in the bottom of your handbag.
If anyone tries to give you a plastic bag again – whip out the Green Bunny Bag – refuse the plastic bag – and try to inspire someone else to do the same.

To win this bag in my green bunny giveaway– please leave a comment on this post before 12 noon EST on Valentines Day! (I'll send the Green Bunny Bag to you no matter were you live but please include your URL or an email address or some way I can contact you in your comment.)

111 comments:

Rae said...

So absolutely adorable! Are you going to offer them for sale?

www.rachaelrabbit.blogspot.com said...

Hi Rae - yes I am going to have them in my Etsy Store soon. If you send me an e-mail to rachael@rachaelrabbit.com I'll make sure you are entered in the draw for this giveaway and I'll let you know as soon as they are on Etsy. Thank you so much for visiting Rachael Rabbit.

Lucy said...

Hello
oooooh that little green bunny sillouette is so adorable, yes pretty pleeeeease do enter me in for a chance to take it shopping with me.
On the subject of bags, I have recently moved to a new town and have discovered that there is a "Town Charter" drawn up with the majority of shop holders to try and elimiate plastic bags from our town, it is fabulous, I was made to feel very bad in the supermarket for sheepishly asking for a bag when I had forgotten to bring my own!
I have been looking for a lovely alternative that folds down small enough to fit into my handbag and your green rabbit would be oh-so-perfect!
Have a lovely day
Lucy x
lucyshouse@hotmail.co.uk

Ravenhill said...

What a great post on a very important issue. I love the bunny bag. Oh, I just noticed the give away! So cool. I would love to own such a darling bag.

christopher said...

Oh that bunny's so cute. I wish I were more green too. Maybe I should start carrying cloth bags around too.

Marah Fellicce said...

great idea, please enter me in your raffle,
marah
marahfellicce AT hotmail DOT com

Rachael Adele said...

I love this! And I'm a Rachael, too!

Rachael Adele said...

Yes, I love it-- and I'm a Rachael, too!

bittycakes said...

very cute! i love the recycling bunny design!

meredith

Melissa said...

A very cute way to try and be more green.

Melissa

favoritejune@yahoo.com

Tuesday said...

Oh yes! I am a green bunny :D :D Please enter me...I'd love one!

Kate said...

This is so cute and folds away perfectly small. I wonder if any handbag designers are considering building an additional inside pocket (similar to those for mobile phones) for reuseable totes. It might be a nice idea and a matching tote might even be included.

Andi said...

Such a cute bunny bag!

SMJL said...

I made the very same resolution! I have been thinking about sewing some of my own, just think of all the wonderful colors and patterns... very cute!

Sarah said...

How fantastic! I came to your blog through Craft Magazine, and this is a great idea, and so cute.

Mel said...

Very cute and functional.

rivqa3 said...

hi! please enter me in for a bag, I've got a bag that I keep in the car, but I need more...I rarely buy just one bag of groceries. Very nice and great idea!

Rosie said...

This is ADORABLE. I would love to win it!

michelle said...

so incredibly cute!

Becca said...

Great way to drum up support for a great cause!

Crev said...

aww, this is so cute! i need one!

Julie said...

What a great bag! We always seem to be one short.

Sarah said...

I love the bunny. I made a knit grocery bag but am always a little nervous when I put the heavy stuff in it. I would love to win the bag!

earth heart said...

By offering this bag you not only encourage others to be a little greener...but in the process to be a little nicer and a little more generous, too. Love the ripple effect .

Stephanie said...

What a great bag! It's so cute! Please enter me in your drawing. - sasalomone@gmail.com

Cassandra said...

You did a great job with this adorable bag. I have one reusable bag that I made from fusing plastic newspaper bags and sewing them into a grocery tote, but I really need more than one bag - I'd love to get one of these!

Michele said...

I love the bag! I keep a pile of bags in my car so I don't forget them when I shop.

Nicole said...

Great idea, great bag!

Christine said...

Such a cute bag! :)

CoolGRIN said...

SWEET bag.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! And your green bunny bag is adorable!
Cheryl

mikkers said...

for the new year, i also made a new resolution to craft and live green! there is so much waste going on and I'm determined to cut my share out!

emily said...

What an adorable design! I think I've fallen in love. I'd love to be entered for a chance to win one! I've been wanting to switch over to reusable bags when I go grocery shopping. The grocery store where I live has decided that everything has to be bagged in plastic, and on top of that, they bag things so that there's only one to four things per bag. I feel like I'm killing them environment every week. This would be a fantastic alternative.

-Emily

eflemi20@student.scad.edu

Emily Ecklund said...

Love the green bunny on the bag...so cute!

adamandem@yahoo.com

Susie said...

Wow! If I had a reusable tote that stylish I would never forget to take it with me like I do now.

Christina said...

Love the bags! I made a similar pledge this year. Our Kroger has been selling reusable bags. I bought 4, but they're definitely not as cute (or foldable) as yours. For every reusable bag you use (doesn't matter what kind), you get $.04 back. I'll actually EARN money this year.

Kate said...

such a cute bag!

Orquídea said...

very good idea;) I'm trying too to use less or none plastic bags

orquideapires@gmail.com

Laura said...

Adorable AND practical! Enter me for sure.

Veronica said...

Adorable. We just got a bunny today. We love him already!

CrustyGeek said...

That is so cute! And useful. And I love bunnies (but then - who doesn't?)

CrustyGeek's Store

Robin said...

Love the bunnies! Please enter me in your raffle. Thanks, I'm off to check out your etsy. :)
cokelushATgmailDOTcom

Vicki said...

Oh goodness this bag is just so cute! Please enter me in your drawing.

Do you sell these in your etsy? I'm off to check it out now.

Hanane said...

I want to make the same change for 2008. I love your green bunny!

Hanane

nonlineargirl said...

I have a similar goal this year. I started by making my mom a bag to take to the farmers' market, and decided I could make myself some so that I would not be taking home plastic bags. I love your recycling rabbit.

melonkelli said...

Oh, so cute! I love the bunny.

taureau AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

I came to the internet seeking a pattern for reusable grocery bags & found your Green Bunny. Our toddler likes rabbits, so this bag will be easy for him to remember, too. Maybe this seems like an obvious question, but. . . if we don't throw our trash in reused plastic sacks, do we just dump it straight into the garbage can?

Windy said...

These bags are so cute! I constantly find myself forgetting my green bags when I go shopping, but if I can show off my bunny pride with every purchase I doubt I'd forget them. I'd love to be entered in your raffle. My 4 house rabbits would appreciate it! aloha420wsm[at]tmail[dot]com
Thanks!

marimello said...

wow! and big ups for getting on the craft blog!
xoxo,
Marie

casey said...

Okay. That bag is beyond adorable... way cuter than the bags I was going to buy at the grocery store! ;)

I'd love to be entered in the draw - tigerlilies at gmail dot com. And thanks for doing this!

Leigh said...

I would love to get a bunny bag! Please put me in the raffle!

PikaPikaChick said...

I love that bag! I too have a serious aversion to plastic bags. Rock on!

Miss Cake said...

Very, very cute! I'll buy one or two when you put them on sale.

holborne AT gmail dot calm

bldrnrpdx said...

Please enter me too

Becca said...

Those are so cute! Much better than the ones my grocery store sells with their ugly logo plastered all over it. :)

the.answer.to.life.is.forty.two[at]gmail[dot]com

Jessica said...

Oh yes, please do enter me! I love using re-usable bags. So much so, that I recently found myself plastic bag-less trying to do the kitty litter! Thanks for having such a great contest:D

Eva said...

so adorable! i want one so much, you should sell them on etsy ;) i'd buy one! i've been meaning to make my own too. this year i'd like to give canvas bags for christmas to friends and family to help out the environment.

Henriette Weber Andersen said...

I want to enter as well - let me blog about it on the greengirlsglobal.com blog - it's a fantastic contest !

Yvonne said...

Please add me to the drawing. I also am a big re-used of the grocery store bags..Yvonne

Katherine said...

These are gorgeous, please enter me!

Miss T said...

That is SO cute! I love it!

andi said...

What a cute bag! I want to be greener this year also and it is a plus to have pretty things to use.

Kim said...

I love it!

Carol Browne said...

That's a cute little bunny bag! Love it!

Mymsie said...

The bag is adorable! Love that bun :)

catmum said...

It's a great design, love the bunny/recycle shape,perfect. And my daughter's name is Rachael too

Kassie said...

I just love your green bunny bag. It's adorable and a very smart choice compared to plastic bags. I think it's a great idea.

Anonymous said...

I am also trying to be more green this year. I feel really good knowing that so many people care about our planet and the future of our children and that we're all trying in our own way. I think one of the easiest things to do is what you're doing by not using any more plastic bags. Your bag is not only cute but it's cool, too! I wouldn't mind using one like it!.....analilia
turtles1717[AT]hotmail[DOT]com

KnittingJourneyman said...

We have similar goals for 2008.
And a bunny bag would make my 6yo so very happy.
Thanks for having the contest
Raven

Lacey said...

SOOOOOO Cute!

Casey said...

So cute!!! I love bunnies and try my hardest to remember to bring reusable bags to the store.

If I don't win, I may just have to buy one from your store!

freckles8304 said...

I would LOVE to win this bag! Pick me, pick me, pick me!

VeganCraftastic said...

That is adorable, I'm always looking for cute shopping bags!

kala
http://vegancraftastic.blogspot.com/

like-i-loveyou said...

I love it! Fav. color=green, love=recycling, love=bunnies. This is the perfect bag! My sister would be so jealous.
Great job! <333
melissaksharp@aol.com

Anonymous said...

So cute! I use a hodgepodge collection of canvas bags to go shopping but this one would be the cutest!!!

staceyrothrock@yahoo.com

rouhina said...

so cute!!! i've been looking for a bag like this for a while now!!!

marlo said...

perfect for low impact consumption! here is a survival kit repost from the ID project:
"Low Impact Survival Kit

One of the big insights that came from those of us who did the practice last time was that if you started out with a few key pieces of equipment, which you carried at all times, it became really easy to cut down on waste and actually saved money too.

Drink bottle : mason jar, canteen, what have you, but try to avoid plastic since they are suspected of leaching chemicals and are generally less environmentally friendly

Container for food/left-overs: tiffin box, tupperware, fabric wrappers

Shopping bag: nylon, canvas, string bags

Chopsticks, silverware: bamboo and eco-plastics

Cloth napkin

Handkerchief"

pretty cool, eh?

Kakeline said...

Beautiful! I really need to start shopping with reusable bags again.

skyrockket[at]gmail[dot]com

Janine said...

Oooh--I love it! Fabulous idea, and it's cute and original! I want!

nicedriveway@gmail.com

Nyx said...

My bunnies approve!

Anonymous said...

so cute! I love it and want one!
moosegrrrl[at]hotmail[dot]com

kathy said...

So cute and clever! I climb a million stairs to my apartment - this bag would come in so handy when lugging all of my groceries!

sakiwaki said...

so great!! i want, please!!

Penelope said...

I'm trying to be good about never using plastic bags either. I love your bunny bag and would happily carry it to the store and show it off.

hello pineapples said...

So fabulous! Please enter me in the draw...that bag would be so much cuter than my reusable bags from the grocery store or my slightly cliché "i'm not a plastic bag" bag.

L-A

yucaree said...

plastic bags drive me crazy too. i've been trying to carry around reusable bags for my groceries but i need another bag for other shopping trips. your adorable green bunny bag would be perfect. good luck with your 2008 goals!
(yucaree@yahoo.com)

Drew said...

Looks great. :) Would love to get one.

Contact me if I win at

drewdegruyter(at)gmail(dot)com

runner98765 said...

The strap on my current dingy canvas bag just snapped! Will you be offering these for sale at some point?

yatenkaiouh said...

That bag is super-cute! ^^ It would definitely inspire me and others to stop using so many wasteful plastic bags!

irrational numbers and fears said...

This is an adorable design!
If it's not too late, could I be entered into the draw?
(parallaxcircuit@hotmail.com)

It'd be a lovely gift for my mummy :)

brigitte said...

i luv your green bunny and the recycling logo on it :) so simple, appealing and such a great motive. i would most definitely use it carry the things i buy and say NO! to that plastic bag. great work!
(brigitho@yahoo.ca)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your new bag - I have also made a similar decision to try to be "greener" in 2008 - I decided to purchase the 100% green energy package from my NYSEG provider, even though it is about $20.00 more per month...every little bit counts!

Kelly
kgilman80@yahoo.com

eloise said...

Awesome design, and congratulations on being featured on Craft's blog. Sign me up for the drawing; lately fabric rabbits have been in my life a lot, especially a blue silk with white rabbits I used to line a bag.

Anyhow, count me in, and I bet you'll have great luck selling these!
Eloise
enfantjouant@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

That bag is too cute!! Please sign me up for the drawing. And let me know if you plan on selling them in the future.

Cheers,
Emily
ninja@ninjavspenguin.com

Timi said...

Hi Rachael,
I am so very happy to see this post! What a PERFECT bunny bag! Good luck with your New Year's resolution, glad to hear about it, especially since you know how much I care as well in my household /everything what is possible is organic, and biodegradable -including diapers, detergents, dish liquid etc.../. Always amazed by your art!
Timi

Anonymous said...

I think this is the cutest 'green' bag I have seen! Yay for bunnies!!
Kirstie :)

vudu_angel@hotmail.com

jenn! (knits a lot) said...

i love that green bunny bag!
jennknitsalot@mac.com

So Vang said...

I love green bunnies!

sovang8@yahoo.com

Marisa said...

Such a cute bunny bag!

nefer_24@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a cute bag, for a great cause. thanks for doing this! Would love to win one to stash in my car for grocery trips, but might also just want it as a purse! thanks, annie (anniehartmanb@hotmail.com)

Anonymous said...

So cute!

(starbright1723@gmail.com)

Jaden Kale said...

I love the bag! It's adorable and I love how nicely it folds down. It's an adorable bag and I think my mom would love it if I win it.

ashley said...

PRECIOUS! I am more excited than ever to do everything I can to help clean our planet... I am an interior designer and just happened to link to you through a series of fortunate clicks at work!

Jenna said...

This is a great idea and an even greater image! I love the green bunny. I can't wait to get my sewing machine back up and running so I can make some tote bags and use my "fake screenprinting" method to decorate them!

www.flickr.com/photos/jenna_belle

rory_ladel [at] yahoo.com

lowercasek said...

Great Vow, I am right there with you. I would love to carry all of my purchases in your beautiful bag! lowercasek@gmail.com

punk-apple said...

Those bags are awesome!
I hate buying plastic bags, and always bring my own canvas bags when going shopping, but I guess one never can have too many cute ones around. Or if that would be the case, it's nice to have friends that can be given those as gifts then :)

Ellie & Jasmine said...

Thats adorable!!! Love the green part about it too!

bethieee said...

The bunny image is so terribly cute. I'd love to receive one in the mail after Valentine's day. I have a bunch of varied totes that I use most of the time, but so often they are full or I need just one more.

Stacia said...

great bag design. i can always use another shopping bag.

kecia said...

they are great! nice job!

Anonymous said...

Bunny is just too cute

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