Columbia Springs offers free gift wrapping bags this holiday season

Sewing pros will transform fabric into reusable holiday gift wrapping bags

VANCOUVER — Repair Clark County program will help residents reduce their “waste” line this holiday season by sewing reusable wrapping bags from upcycled fabric.

Repair Clark County program coordinator, Terra Heilman, helps a resident pick holiday fabric for reusable gift wrapping bags at last year’s Holiday Night Market. Photo courtesy of Columbia Springs
Repair Clark County program coordinator, Terra Heilman, helps a resident pick holiday fabric for reusable gift wrapping bags at last year’s Holiday Night Market. Photo courtesy of Columbia Springs

Most people don’t realize that waste generation increases by at least 25 percent around the holidays. One often overlooked contributor is wrapping paper. The Repair Clark County program will be helping residents reduce their waste generation this holiday season by starting a tradition of fun, easy to use, fabric gift wrapping bags. 

Sewing pros will transform fabric into reusable holiday gift wrapping bags. Market customers can bring their own treasured fabric (vintage table cloth, linens or tree skirt for example) or choose from a limited selection of recycled holiday fabric. They’ll be sewing bags the Friday and Saturday before Thanksgiving at the Holiday Night Market and the Sunday after Thanksgiving at the Holiday Farmer’s Market.

Fabric gift wrapping bags can help reduce waste around the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Columbia Springs
Fabric gift wrapping bags can help reduce waste around the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Columbia Springs

Area residents can drop off fabric/choose from provided fabrics, enjoy the market and pick up the finished bags on the way out. Limit of 3 bags per person.

What, When, Where

ReWrap at the Night MarketFri., Nov. 22, 5-9 p.m.Warehouse ‘23
ReWrap at the Night MarketSat., Nov. 23, 5-9 p.m.Warehouse ‘23
ReWrap at the Holiday Farmer’s MarketSun., Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.Vancouver Hilton

About Columbia Springs 

Located on a 100-acre natural area in the city of Vancouver, Columbia Springs is dedicated to providing outdoor recreation and science education close to home. The Repair Clark County program is primarily an “off site” program for the community, offering free fixing events, repair skills workshops and other waste reduction programming throughout Clark County. 

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