A new Boomerang bags group has sprung up in Thirroul, to help reduce the number of plastic bags being used locally.
The Thirroul/Woonona group meets on the first Friday of each month at Manic Organic Wholefoods in Woonona, where they put together kits to make up the gorgeous fabric bags before distributing them to Flametree Food Co-op, Earthwalker in Coledale, Thirroul Library and of course, Manic Organic.
A Boomerang Bags group also operates in Helensburgh. You can read more about that HERE
Up to twelve people attend the group- some bring sewing machines to create the bags on the night.
Organisers Vanessa and Michele say the aim is to replace plastic with colourful, upcycled and locally-made reusable fabric bags, which are used, then returned for others to grab when they’re doing their shopping.
“We rely on donated recycled fabrics or we source second hand material form op-shops,” says Michele. “We’d like to invite people to coma along to our monthly making sessions. You don’t have to be able to sew. We also need hands to cut out the bags and iron the straps that go into the kits.
“Our next job is to find a local screen printer who can help us print our own labels as we are currently using some that have been kindly passed on by the Helensburgh group. ”
The next meeting will be at Manic Organic on Friday July 6
If you’d like to touch base or find out more, you can follow Boomerang Bags Thirroul on Instagram or email firstname.lastname@example.org