NOLA Craft Mafia Presents An Earth Day Workshop at Whole Foods

Apr 19, 2010 by

Who: The New Orleans Craft Mafia presents…
What: Celebrate Earth Day – Learn to Recycle Your T-shirts Into a Shopping Tote with the New Orleans Craft Mafia!
Where: Whole Foods Market, 5600 Magazine Street (Uptown)
When: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010.  Demo: 1 pm – 6 pm / Shopping: 11 am – 6 pm
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After last year’s immensely popular free t-shirt recycling demo at the Bayou Boogaloo, the New Orleans Craft Mafia (NOCM) is back at it again. On Earth Day (Thursday, April 22nd), the NOCM is teaming up with Whole Foods Market Uptown (5600 Magazine Street) to offer shoppers a free t-shirt recycling demo. Learn how to turn your old t-shirts into new, reusable shopping totes!

The recycling demo will be presented between 1pm – 6pm out on the front patio. Bring your old t-shirts or grab one from our stash. We’ll show you in a few easy steps how to cut up and sew your old shirts into cute, functional tote bags. (If you’d like to donate some of your old t-shirts, we’ll be happy to accept them for this and other future t-shirt recycling workshops! Just drop ’em off to us anytime that day! Whole Foods Market will also have buckets out to collect bottlecaps, jar lids and other such items to be recycled into art/craft.)

Several members of the New Orleans Craft Mafia will also be offering their handmade crafty wares for sale. Shopping hours are from 11am – 6pm on the front patio area. Join us for a day of fun in the sun as we celebrate Earth Day and encourage recycling in our community! It’s the perfect warm-up to the first weekend of Jazz Fest!

The New Orleans Craft Mafia formed in June 2005 and consists of several independent artists in a variety of media: jewelry, clothing, accessories, home decor, and more. The group models itself after the original Craft Mafia in Austin, Texas, where a small group of talented ladies joined together to support each other in our crafty business endeavors. Interest grew across the U.S. and Craft Mafias have been popping up all over the country.

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