I’ve started turning netball bibs into bags and selling them on Etsy.
Customer research suggests that the main factor limiting sales is that people don’t think they need a bag, believing it is better to move things using their hands alone. In fact, bags are a practical way to carry a wide range of items. Once you start carrying things in bags, the possibilities are endless. Here’s a list of just some of the ideas.
Are you sick of carrying armfuls of produce back to your house, before returning to the supermarket to get more? Bags will save you heaps of trips back and forth.
2. Personal items
Keys, wallets, phones and neck pillows can all be carried in bags instead of pockets. In fact, bags are in many ways a detachable pocket.
I cannot walk down the street without finding an old leaf or stick that I just have to have. Instead of clutching these (which makes holding hands to cross the road difficult), try putting your gorgeous and essential collection in a bag.
4. A change of clothes
Spilled food, weather, rolling in dirt – all of these things happen. Carrying a change of clothes in a bag is a practical alternative to wearing three t-shirts.
Many styles of bags are opaque, meaning that others can’t see what they contain. This allows you to discretely carry soiled underwear and treasure maps – no more stuffing them up your jumper and hoping no-one notices.
(Please note that these bags are not appropriate for transporting live animals, uranium or unrestrained water.)