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Sponsored Shopping Bags

Yes, another thing for charity
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Recently in the UK, some little plastic wrist bands that support charities have become extremely popular amongst young people, and seen as a fashion item. Why not charities cash in on this success by selling shopping bags with the charities logo in a corner and a cool design on it, and whenever you go to certain shops with this bag, a small amount of money will go to the charity.

This could work, seeing that it would lessen the need for plastic bags (good for the evironment), charities would gain money (goes to a worthy cause), and people would be happy in the knowledge that they're doing something good for the envirnment and for charity (good for the soul, not that I believe in it...).

The bags could be monitored using a barcode on a part of the fabric, which you swipe at the counter with your goods, and this avoids the problem of copies.

Get one in all the styles!!

froglet, Apr 21 2005

(?) Tickled Pink Asda Bag http://tindale.dyn....edpink-asda-bag.jpg
Like this? We've had this one for years and it's still going strong. [Ian Tindale, Apr 21 2005]

Lance Armstrong Foundation http://www.store-laf.org
[37PiecesOf Flair, Apr 22 2005]

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       The really weird thing is that these wrist straps (which look something like the ones you get in hospital, or so I'm told) have become so popular that there is now a thriving black market of people producing fake charity wrist bands. [+]
moomintroll, Apr 21 2005
  

       Yeah, but in my experience, that sort of stuff falls to bits after a little while. I bought some faux designer shoes while I was in Spain one year, and they melted while I was walking on the pavement, so I had to walk home without any shoes on (ouchies!).
froglet, Apr 21 2005
  

       Here (Michigan, US) most kids are wearing as many as 20 of these bands! They started out with the Lance Armstrong yellow cancer band. See link. Now they have breast cancer, support our troops, and tons of company sponsered ones. (Nike for example).   

       It got to the point where stores couldn't keep them in stock and the only way to buy them was over the internet.
37PiecesOf Flair, Apr 22 2005
  

       But they aren't any use after they go out of fashion, and when they do, what will happen? They'll get thrown away. I wanted to make something that would last, and not cause any uneccessary rubbish, and if people keep using the bag often, it becomes a habit, and not as many people would need to use plastic bags.
froglet, Apr 22 2005
  

       I agree with you, just putting in some info on the bracelets.
37PiecesOf Flair, Apr 22 2005
  

       [Ian Tindale] I like the pic, it looks good, it's even close to what I was thinking about!
froglet, Apr 23 2005
  
      
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