This movement started as nothing more than a woman (Teresa VanHatten-Granath) getting upset with her husband for not remembering the reusable bags when he went grocery shopping. She knew this was a common problem for many people, so her and her friends got together to brain storm a solution.
They then started a “green bag” revolution by crafting over 15,000 fabric bags. The bags are made from recycled material, and hand sewn. They are then given as gifts, with the promise that they receiver with gift one as well, becoming some what of a “pay it forward” movement.
Each one of the bags is labeled and numbered, and have been traced all over the place! She has inspired many others to do the same, and now there are grassroots “bag ladies” popping up all over the US.