Boomerang Bags

Let’s make Eastbourne plastic-bag free!

Update for February 2018

We are currently at 300 ‘boomerang bags’ with at least another 50 on the go. Weekly sewing bees on Wednesday nights 7-9pm – all welcome. BYO machine if you’re a sewer or just come along for non-sewing tasks. Heaps of ironing, pinning, cutting and more ironing. This is for anyone – old or young, lads or lassies.

We’re aiming for a launch sometime late February / early March – when we’ve hit 500 bags.

Once out there, bag numbers will have to be maintained, repairs made etc, so our Wednesday-night sessions will be ongoing for the foreseeable future.



November 2017 

Let’s make Eastbourne plastic-bag free!
How: Boomerang Bags are a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Retailers will hold a supply of free Boomerang Bags. If you forget to bring your own reusable bag, just grab a Boomerang Bag and return it next time. Easy and plastic-free!

Wanted: Fabric and thread donations. Please drop these off at the library or at St Ronan’s (box in the hall).

Working bees at St Ronan’s: 

Come along and meet your community, have a laugh and contribute to an awesome cause. We hope you enjoy seeing your fabric turned into bags - there are some beauties! Come with a sewing machine if you can. There are also plenty of non-sewing jobs (ironing, pinning, cutting and more ironing). And we welcome any refreshment contributions - baking, sweet/savoury treats, wine etc…

Wed 22 November 7-9pm       Sun 26 November 2-4pm       

Sun 3 December 2-4pm          Wed 6 December 7-9pm        Wed 20 December 7-9pm     

Sun 14 January 2-4pm            Wed 17 January 7-9pm          Sun 21 January 2-4pm            Wed 31 January 7-9pm

Wed 7 February 7-9pm

Can’t make it to a bee? We have take-home bag kits available for collection (cut bags, straps, printed pockets and instructions). We aim to launch in Feb/March  with 500 bags. We already have several hundred on the go, so we’ll make this target OK.

More information: www.facebook.com/BoomerangBagsEastbourneNZ
Genevieve gen@genevievepacker.com 
Mary 027 664 7661; 562 7554 
Genevieve Packer & Mary Ryan