Take the title how you will! As a small business Hometown is currently exempt from the newly introduced 5p plastic bag charge. However, we're passionate about reducing waste and want to encourage you to bring your own bags when shopping. So, here's a great tutorial for making your own tote. All the fabrics and haberdashery can be found at Hometown. http:// hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/make-an-easy-to-sew-tote-bag

And if you bring in your own fabric bag to Hometown during October and November and fill it with Hometown goodies, we'll give you a bonus loyalty card stamp when you spend £20 or more.