…. We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with an established project on the mainland called the Newspaper Bag Project, who have developed a very efficient and easy to use template to make newspaper carrier bags from tabloid papers.
Their link is: www.newspaperbagproject.com
This site contains not only the video but also the instructions that can be easily downloaded or printed off.
The direct link to the instruction video is:
The designer of the tabloid template is Alex Sprake. He has spent a considerable amount of time testing the design to make sure it is better than anything we have used or seen before. Please take a few moments and check out his site:
Greengrocery at its greenest
This is a small, independently–run traditional local greengrocer shop, situated in the historic market town of Bungay, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.
We specialise in sourcing produce as locally as possible, with a large amount of our produce being grown within just a few miles of the town.
It is poignant that we are teamed with a greengrocer with an ethical conscience as the image above reminds us of Noah’s Ark, our own local greengrocer, run by Steve Hogg which sadly had to close, due to the current economic climate…. But up to the last he promoted going plastic carrier bag free…!!
The way the project will work is this:
Any not for profit group wishing to make bags for sale and use the income as a very useful fund raiser (very good for Christmas present containers amongst other things!) should either get all the instructions here…or go to the County Press shop in Pyle Street, Newport and collect a CD and printed instructions which contains all the information and the instruction video.
The same can also be collected from the Ventnorian on Spring Hill in Ventnor. The Ventnorian is also the retail base for the Ventbag project.
Both shops will have the CDs and written instructions available from Monday 23 October.
When collecting an instruction pack either from the County Press shop or the Ventnorian, the group concerned must register their full details.
When the bags are made they will be sold for the groups at the County Press shop in Newport, and also at the Ventnorian in Ventnor together with some other local shops in Ventnor.
This is a long term project and as interest grows over the next year, more retailers will be added.
In every case, the retailer will sell the bags for a donation…there will be a minimum suggested donation. The bags will always sell for less than one pound each… They need to be affordable for all ages and all pockets!
The monies collected by the shops will be paid directly to the supplying organisation (e.g. scouts, guides, schools etc).
Ventbag will support the various groups making the bags through promotion and ongoing information.
If anyone has any questions, then please call Mark Compton-Hall on 07966 494770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org