Update from Angela
I have started to weave the milk bags instead of crochet them into mats. The weaving is fast and easy and even school kids can do it. I was at a school the other day; they gave the kids the whole day to work on the mats. In one day a class of 23 kids made 4 mats … I could hardly believe it. Crocheting a mat can take 40 hours, weaving takes about 6.
My plan right now is to have schools, churches, and businesses get someone to make a weaving frame… I can show you how to make one. I can make one in about 20 minutes, so it is not difficult. Your work place can have a milk bag collection and at lunch time once a week or whenever you like they can weave mats. I would be willing to help you get started but I just can’t take more bags right now. If you use your bags the people can see a finished product and feel very empowered to see how they can help someone in need. I have a depot that takes the mats all over the world to a different destination every day. I can take your mats for you and get them to the depot. Some of the countries that they deliver them to are: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mali, Ghana, Liberia, Honduras, Nicaragua, Columbia, South Asia, and many more places.
New handbags are coming in all the time, check the images of the collection …
The school year has just started and, already a number of new schools are coming on board. It’s exciting to watch the growth of the MILKBAGSunlimited initiative.