Reusable bags bring colour to life
BRIGHT and colourful bags are making an appearance all over town — and the best bit is, they’re completely reusable and free. Boomerang Bags in Euroa have taken off and now we need help keeping up with demand. We are holding a Sewing Bee coinciding with the Euroa Farmers Market on August 19 from 8am – 3pm at the Third Age Club in Kirkland Ave.
Boomerang Bags is an initiative aimed at reducing the use of plastic bags by engaging communities in making re-useable ‘ Boomerang Bags’ as a fun, sustainable alternative.
Each Boomerang Bag is handmade by volunteers using donated, second-hand materials. Boomerang Bags are really easy to make, strong and look great. No special skills are needed. The beauty of making these bags as a group is if you can’t sew or over lock, you may like to screen print the pockets, or cut and pin the bags, or even iron the handles and the pockets to make them easier to sew on. There is literally a job for everyone.
Donations of fabric, sheets, doona covers, curtains etc. can also be dropped off at the Third Age Club on the day.
Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags; they can be given away to friends, family, colleagues, the bag-less stranger in front of you at the supermarket, they can be used to wrap presents in, or stashed in your car and handbag so that you’re never caught without a reusable bag when you need one.
Coffee and tea will be provided to participants, please bring your own lunch or purchase some from the stalls at the market.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
BOOMERANG BAGS MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Boomerang Bags are available at the Euroa Farmers Market this weekend. Pictured are (from left) Iris May, Liz Jesser and Margo Galloway outside their market stall. Supporters may also assist with the sewing bee to be held on the day at the Third Age Club.