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Boomerang Bags, boldly working to stop plastic bag use, one shopper at a time!
Sep 17th @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
RSVP here for this FREE sewing bee!
(Note: October and November dates also on the 3rd Tuesday!)
This fall a Kingfield chapter of Boomerang Bags is taking root, to be nurtured along by the Linden Hills group, and hosted by Butter Bakery Café. You are welcome to attend any or all of three fall sessions, which will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6 to 9 PM at Butter Bakery Café, 3700 Nicollet: September 17th, October 15th, and November 19th.
The format will be causal, so drop in for as much time as you have free. Bring your own machine if you are a sewer, or just show up and help iron, cut, and pin. There will be host each month to help you start the bag-making process and get oriented to a task. All levels of participation are welcomed, and we look forward to connecting with each other and sharing conversations about how we can all leave a lighter footprint on this beautiful earth!
Boomerang Bags is an international, volunteer-fueled project focused on making and distributing reusable shopping bags. Volunteers meet monthly to cut, sew, iron, and silkscreen beautiful bags from upcycled fabrics. The bags are given away free at select stores for people to reuse over and over, or to borrow and return if they forget their own reusable bags. Boomerang Bags has become a movement that is shifting society’s throwaway mentality to a more sustainable revolution of repurposing and re-use, and it is now over 850 communities strong! The Boomerang Bags program was started in Australia in 2013. Minneapolis Climate Action and Felicity Britton brought the program to the U.S. in 2017 and is now the U.S. headquarters! They have made over 1,000 reusable bags that are placed in stores around the Twin Cities for shoppers to use.
To find out more about the Boomerang Bag movement, visit www.boomerangbags.orgor http://www.mplsclimate.org/boomerang-bags.html.If Tuesday sewing bees don’t work for your schedule, feel free to attend a session on the 3rd Saturday of each month in Linden Hills. More information is available on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BoomerangBagsMpls/.