Re­us­able bags bring colour to life

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS - By MARGO GALLOWAY

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.

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