We get lots of lovely emails asking for more info on morsbags, so here’s an overview:

Morsbags are strong, reusable, recycled, unique bags made from textiles otherwise destined for landfill and given away for free to replace plastic bags. Over 500,000 morsbags (potentially replacing over 273 million plastic bags) have been made by volunteers in nearly 3000 pods in 30 countries, by schools, community payback schemes, students, Guides, in synagogues, churches and mosques, elderly groups, fabulous individuals and even King Charles! – and then given away to shoppers, strangers, food banks, libraries and community centres for free.
It’s a ‘pay it forward’, random act of kindness idea and has entirely spread by the labels on the bags and word of mouth. Morsbags are so much more sustainable than newly produced ‘bags for life’ which commonly use new materials such as cotton (pesticide and fertiliser pollution, uses and pollutes huge amounts of water etc) and then are transported across the world. Morsbags are made locally from material already produced.
10’s of 1000’s of people have learnt to sew, made friends and feel part of something positive (this was especially apparent during the pandemic when we had a lot of messages from people struggling with mental health who were grateful to be involved with a creative and positive community) and as the morsbags community has grown, the stories have flooded in; of people of all ages learning new skills, mental health improvement, rehabilitation programmes, bereavement help, dementia help, food banks, of memories jogged due to fabric use, of cake being shared, of hope and fulfilment in communities becoming connected.
The morsbags community is based on kindness, creating and a conviction that we can make a difference, especially for the whales and sea creatures who mistake plastic bags for lunch.

Plastic Free Bingley are Amazing!!

Plastic Free Bingley are Amazing! Well done for potentially having replaced over 2.5 million plastic bags!! 🥳🥳🤩

Happy New Year Morsbaggers!

Happy Happy New Year Morsbaggers!! We have some fabulous news to share to start the year off – a National Lottery Grant for a new website! Whoopee!
May all your needles be sharp and your fabric stashes be overflowing (soon to be reduced by morsbagging!) 🍾

Please get your sewing machine out and make some more at home Jacqui!

Jacqui made this beautiful vintage morsbag this morning and promised to get out her machine and start sewing again 😘😉, we hope you do. Stay in touch!!

Q4CL – Quilts for Care Leavers

So lovely to be involved with Q4CL – “Each quilt will be offered to a young person who has recently left the care system at possibly their first Christmas Dinner outside of care: giving them a Hug in a Quilt.” Each quilt given in a morsbag. Heartwarming stuff

Anyone nearby to Glencarse, Perth, UK with fabric to donate?

Mary’s Patch Glencarse: “We are going back into “Morsbags Production”, so if anyone has any fabric which is surplus to requirements, would you think about donating it to us?
We make bags and then give them away for no cost. Hopefully it will reduce the amount of fabric that goes into landfill and the amount of plastic bags which end up in our oceans.”