feeling a little upcycled {GIVEAWAY}




Yes!! A GIVEAWAY! Just in time for the final days of summer and back to school!  These bags are seriously awesome.  The ThrifTee Gear lady was so generous to provide me with bags to review and one to giveaway to you...my loyal fans.  First, the review. 

There's a new style of bag that's being offered by ThrifTee Gear.  It's a string back pack and its so versatile. It's great for the older kids because its different, but not weird.  It is great for packing waste free lunches, but it can also moonlight as a bag for all your stuff.  In fact, theres one on my kitchen counter right now containing make-up for a day pretending to be at the spa.  My girls LOVE the bags. Not only because they're comfortable to wear, but because they're made from one of our very own, well-loved shirts. They tie dyed one of my husbands shirts a few years ago and have been taking turns wearing it to bed.  It was looking a little rough, the collar had become threadbaren and there were holes cropping up in various places. 




See? I was ready brave their pleas of "NooOooOoO!" to chuck it in the trash when I thought that maybe ThrifTee Gear could work with it and give it a new life. Well, I was amazed at how the awful shirt was transformed! It gave life to two new bags...it was a huge shirt, though and ThrifTee said it was very close...so don't expect two bags from your shirt unless you've got a XXXL laying around...and maybe not even then!



Now it's a string bag, lined with food safe fabric inside. There's a small pocket that closes with Velcro, and a divider in the middle.  Which was perfect for keeping our Yumbox lunchbox separated from our water bottles, bug spray and sunblock.  



I love the little tabs on the bag that hold the strings:



These bags are not only cool, they're durable. They've been through our washer and dryer several times and still look great. I would expect them to last for a great long while. The holey tshirt is no more! My girls are excited to use them for school too.  We love that the bag folds up easily and compacts into their backpacks. They're sure to be a hit with my tween daughters and their friends.  Upcycled, recycled, repurposed and ecofriendly...who could ask for more?

From ThrifTee Gear:
 
ThrifTee Gear Cool Reusable Lunchbags are made from an upcycled product, they are machine washable, reusable, water resistant, bully resistant, and mom made. The bags are lined with a food safe lining, they are soft and conform to the size of the contents creating a casual, comfortable bag, minimal in size.
 

The price for a ThrifTee Gear Original Lunchbag is $19.95, the Back Pack Lunchbag is $25.95 and includes shipping anywhere in the USA. International shipping is available. Custom bags made from a customer’s own t-shirt are also available and a popular choice. The Custom ThrifTee Gear Cool Original Lunchbag is $24.95, the Custom Back Pack is $29.95 and includes two way shipping, meaning that once an order is placed customers will receive a postage paid mailer in which to send in their own t-shirt. This makes it simple for busy families to have their t-shirts transformed quickly and easily. No need to find a shipping envelope, no need to go to the post office. Just place your t-shirt in the envelope with the submission form and drop it into any mailbox including the one in front of your home. Once submissions are received, bags are on their way back home within one week.

For the giveaway:
Follow the instructions below to enter.  Please mind the terms and conditions.
 






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30 comments:

  1. That os really a great idea! We have shirts outgrown but no one wants to get rid of them.

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  2. I adore this tie dye bag! I am excited to learn of this company and know I probably have a few shirts that would make cute bags.

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  4. What a great idea to revamp old clothes that have sentimental value into a bag for everyday use! And this looks so good :)

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  5. That's such a great idea. I love the new bàckpack design

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  6. this would be great to make a cute snack bag for day trips!

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  7. Green and gorgeous!!! I've been itching to have one of these. :)

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  8. I have a couple of shirts I would love to save like this!

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  9. Cool idea! (: Perfect for summer too!

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  10. I can't enter but I LOVE the shirt you chose!! So cool :D

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    1. Thanks Jenn!! I'm so glad that it will live on! We had so much fun tie dying that shirt.

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  11. Love the colours in your t-shirt/bag - nothing like a little happy at lunchtime :-)

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  12. Every time I see this picture, I think it's Katie. She has the same shirt. Now maybe she can have a(nother) similar lunch bag!

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    1. :) hope she wins!! Glad you were able to enter!

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  13. I would love to win! We have so many cool T's that would make great lunch bags!

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  14. I've never done one myself, but I always love how the Thriftee Gear stuff turns out. What a great idea to give useless clothing items new life! Loving the tie dye too!

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  15. Love! This is a great idea and a fun bag. Love the compartments so that you can separate the different containers.

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  16. I'm not sure my girls would use it... because it would be MINEEEEE

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  17. Very cool bag! Must Have!

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  18. Oh wow. what an awesome idea!!! LOVE.it. What a great giveaway! :)

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  19. I think my preschoolers can fin a use for this!

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  20. These look great I want to try them!

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  21. My husband has so many t-shirts that he's attached to, but can no longer wear.

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  22. Awesome giveaway! And I have some shirts that would be perfect for his!

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