Sew much fun with Boomerang Bags

Maryann Vickers, Andrea Hayes and Barb Rees welcome you to Boomerang Bags (taken when they catered at the Festival of Small Halls)

Maryann Vickers, Andrea Hayes and Barb Rees welcome you to Boomerang Bags (taken when they catered at the Festival of Small Halls)

Want some great informal but productive company?

Your local Boomerang Bags group is a not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to raise awareness of environmental practices to reduce plastic in our ecosystems.

“Let’s face it, the more people who refuse plastic bag usage, the less plastic goes into our natural environments,” volunteer Therese Young told the Community News.

“As we all know, this will make it safer for all our wildlife, plus will help to turn around current damage made to these habitats.

“We set out to make reusable bags from recycled donated fabric, have a social, whale of a time along the way and then distribute these bags within our community.”

Hopefully you have seen the bags at the Fruit and Veg shop, the chemist and at the markets!

“We do ask for a gold coin donation per bag as this helps cover the operational costs such as cotton, ink for the printing, help with costs of maintaining our volunteers’ machines, as well as keeping our donated machines in tip-top order,” explained Therese.

The group has recently secured a permanent room downstairs at the Sports and Recreation Club.  They say it is FANTASTIC, and thank the club for their generosity.

Said Therese, “We would also like to acknowledge the Rainbow Sands Resort for allowing us to use their conference room for the last 12 months. Thank you, Sam, Maureen and Ruth, without your support Boomerang Bags Rainbow Beach would not have grown and thrived as it has.”

However, Therese says they always need more hands to sew and increase supply.

Come along and join in ‘The Sewing and Chit-Chat’ at the new Boomerang Bags Sweat Shop.  You don’t need to be a sewer! There are many helpful jobs such as cutting out, ironing, labelling and screen printing. Please come along and check us out.

If you are a bit of a loner, and like it that way, but you are interested in the cause…..you can easily sew at home!

You can contact Barb on 0423841062, go to their facebook page @boomerangbagsrainbowbeach or email: rainbowbeachbb@gmail.com

Remember when it comes to plastic bags:  REFUSE   REDUCE  REUSE   RECYCLE!