B-More Bags

B-More Bags are designed and hand crafted entirely by volunteers and sold to support House of Ruth Maryland’s services for victims of intimate partner violence.
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2018 was B-more Bags best sales year ever – selling more than 500 bags made by our volunteers and raising over $12,000 for programs and services at House of Ruth Maryland!

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What is B-More Bags?

B-More Bags is an innovative social enterprise started in 2005 where volunteers design and sew beautiful, functional & affordable fabric bags using designer materials.

The skill level required for seamstresses ranges from novice to advanced with opportunities for non-sewers.

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers participate in a variety of activities: sewing, designing prototypes, sourcing bags, cutting patterns, sorting fabric & embellishments, keeping the sewing shop organized, & helping with sales events & promotion.

Sewing can be done at home or in the sewing shop.

There is no minimum requirement for how many hours volunteers contribute.

How does B-More Bags support House of Ruth Maryland?

100% of the purchase price of bags goes directly to House of Ruth Maryland.

Where can I buy B-More Bags?

Ruth’s Closet, House of Ruth Maryland’s upscale resale boutique, located at 9131 Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills

Local Businesses, B-More Bags are currently featured at Wells Discount Liquors in Towson

2019 Special Sales:
House of Ruth Maryland’s Annual Spring Luncheon, Thursday, April 25

B-More Bags will be available at the Out of Hand Craft Show on December 8

B-More Bags Annual Trunk Show and Sale, December 14 at Ruth’s Closet

Local Seasonal Craft Shows, more details available soon!


How do B-More Bags volunteers work?

B-More Bags has a sewing shop at the House of Ruth Maryland in Northeast Baltimore.

The shop is open several evenings and Saturdays every month.

Where can I get more information?

Contact our Community Relations Associate:  volunteers@hruthmd.org or by phone at 410-554-8449.

Click here to learn more about volunteering at House of Ruth Maryland.