California Bans Plastic Bags: A Step in the Right Direction

California Bans Plastic BagsOn October 1, California Jerry Brown signed a bill into law banning single-use plastic bags in the state of California—the first state-wide ban on plastic bag use in the country. Beginning July 2015, grocery stores, drugstores and food retailers will no longer be permitted to hand out plastic bags. In 2016, smaller stores will be required to uphold the new law banning single-use plastic bags.

The environmental community is thrilled about this groundbreaking new law, which has gained nationwide attention. California continually sets the bar high for progressive, eco-friendly measures. Back in 2007, San Francisco became the first U.S. municipality to ban plastic shopping bags. In intervening years upwards of 132 other cities and counties in 18 states and the District of Columbia instituted similar measures. Continue reading

Help a Noble Cause: Support Cameron Winchell

Support Cameron WinchellMixed Bag Designs fundraisers have raised thousands of dollars for noble and touching causes over the years. Cameron Winchell is one of them.

Cameron is a 19-year-old young man from Brenham, Texas, a town in between Austin and Houston, who has been in a coma since September. With growing medical expenses, Cameron’s family needs help raising funds, so they are running a Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser. Cameron is a free spirit who loves to befriend others and captures your immediate attention with his bright smile and infectious personality.  His charisma and charm will find their way into anyone’s heart.  He loves skateboarding, basketball, football, defending the underdog, and hanging with his friends and younger brother. Continue reading

Behind the Scenes of a Mixed Bag Designs Photo Shoot!


Mixed Bag Designs Spring 2015 Photo ShootIt’s that time of year! October has just begun, but at Mixed Bag Designs, we spent the last week shooting our Spring 2015 fundraiser catalog. Clocking in at nearly 50 pages with well over 100 products and dozens of patterns, the planning process took a lot of time and effort. We are fortunate to have an awesome creative team and dedicated staff to make this catalog the best one yet!  Continue reading

Layer Up for Fall!

Mixed Bag Designs Scarves

Scarves are a great way to dress up a Fall outfit. Ours look great with jeans and a simple t-shirt, a casual work outfit, and even with dresses. Mixed Bag Designs scarves come in a wide assortment of colors and styles to fit any mood—or weather. From super soft polyester to a lightweight wool, our scarves will leave you feeling cozy, but not too hot or weighed down. Continue reading

Great Fundraiser Display Examples

Chapman Hills Elementary displayEnders Elementary display

Attractive fundraiser displays are a perfect way to excite your sellers and increase sales! It’s great to look at our products in our fundraiser catalog, but seeing sample products on display is even better. Fundraiser sample displays really show the variety of products offered with a Mixed Bag Designs fundraiser, including reusable bags, accessories, totes and more. Plus, you can customize your display with your school or organization name, taglines and your school’s colors. Continue reading

California Set to Ban Plastic Bags

California Bans Plastic BagsOver 150 cities have already instated city-wide bans on plastic bags. The most progressive state of all is the traditionally environmentally-conscious California. While a large number of cities and counties in California already have plastic bag bans, they are about to take it a step further: a state-wide ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags. Governor Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation banning non-biodegradable plastic bags in the state of California. This law would be the first of it’s kind in the U.S. The California Senate voted 22-15 for the bill, which must be signed into law by September 30. 

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Mixed Bag Lunches: Waste and Worry Free!

Mixed Bag Designs Waste-Free LunchHave you ever stopped to think about how much trash gets thrown away every day, just from a child’s school lunch alone? Believe it or not, the average child gets rid of a annual 67 pounds of garbage – that’s $246 of plastic bags and paper napkins each year! Buying reusable bags and containers for school lunches is a great eco-friendly way to save money and help the planet as well.

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