Boomerang Bags

Let’s make Eastbourne plastic-bag free!

March 2018

Progress: We’ve now finished 407 Boomerang Bags. It’s not so far to go now to make it up to 500!

Weekly sewing bees continue 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.

Launch: We’re looking at launching towards the end of March. We’ve got retail signage and displays underway.


Bought to support: Now for something slightly different. In the next few weeks, we will begin selling Bought to Support bags (see blue logo, right). These beautiful Bought to Support bags will allow people to have their very own, locally-made special Boomerang Bag, while also supporting the Boomerang Bag concept by helping cover some of the costs.

Save a sea creature: Save a dolphin (1 plastic bag), save an albatross or two (bits of plastic bags), save a million krill (the tiny plastic fragments remaining after 1 plastic bag has disintegrated).

Genevieve gen@genevievepacker.com;
Mary 027 664 7661 / 562 554 
www.facebook.com/BoomerangBagsEastbourneNZ 
Genevieve Packer & Mary Ryan


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