Boomerang Bags are cloth bags made from upcycled fabric to reduce our reliance on plastic bags.
The waterside group is part of the wider New Forest Boomerang Bag group, this means we are part of the group numbering system to record how many bags have been made. We started at 1001 and at the time of writing have almost reached number 2000. This means we have made 1000 bags so far!
The bags are handed out for free at the Hythe community fridge, and the waterside clothes swaps. We would love to have enough bags being made to have them in some of the local independent shops, but we have a way to go with that.
The project is being lead by Jo Thompson, who is our main bag maker! She would love to get more people making bags. No matter what your skill level, never sewn a thing - to skilled sewing master Jo would love you to join in, drop her an email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can take part, or if you have fabric to donate.
We will be running some bag making sessions in the local community. please check our events tabs to see when and where.
Some of the one of a kind bags including those made from donated clothing we sell on a pay as you feel basis to bring in funds for purchasing thread, more 2nd hand machines, and support the other community projects in the New Forest Aquaponics CIC family of projects.
You can see what we have for sale on our online shop https://watercressqueen.company.site/products
- these will be updated when we have new bags so keep checking the facebook page.