Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Carleton's Repair FAIR

I'll be there accepting fabric donations to be made in to "Take-n-Sew" Kits during the afternoon.  No sewing skills needed.  We will prepare kits to be placed around Northfield for people to take and sew into reusable fabric bags. 

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Take-n-Sew" kits at the Northfield Public Library

We now have "take-n-sew" kits available at the library.  They are on the HOLD shelf right by the self-checkouts on the main floor.

The library always needs more Boomerang Bags!
Our volunteers are SUPER!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

415,000 is a big number!


Northfield volunteers have sewn @4,000 Boomerang Bags made from donated fabric.
Translated into numbers is looks like this:

If each bag is used to haul books or groceries 1 time a week (and most of the bags can hold a lot of stuff) thus using 2 fewer single use plastic bags that equals 8,000 less bags used each week.
52 weeks in a year 415,000 less bags in a year.   And that’s just using it once a week- how many times a week do you use a Boomerang Bag?
Plus we have taken many, many pounds of unused fabric out of the garbage stream too!