Join the bag sewing drive

Sewers and non-sewers join forces to defeat the plastic bag invasion.  Help us to create fabulous Wanaka reusable bags to be sold on PledgeMe. We need you! Bring your trusty sewing machine (if you have one), pins, thread, sharp scissors and something yummy to share. Pre-cut kits & instructions available for home-sewers. We have held four amazing sewing […]

Home sewers

If you can’t make it to a ‘WANAKA BAG’ Sewing Drive today there’s still a way you can help. Put your sewing skills to good use help by making a bag or two with our pre-cut kits. Pre-cut bag kits can be picked up from Gina at Wanaka Wastebusters, Cnr Ballantyne and Riverbank Roads, open 9am-5pm, […]

Join Plastic Bag Free Wanaka movement!

We are creating solutions to stop single-use plastic bags, and generally plastic. After a logo competition help in May 2016, we organised several sewing drives to sew 220 handmade unique bags made by locals with donated fabrics and sold them on pledgeme, together with bottles and cups. With this initial fund, we purchased 1000 reusable bags to […]

Situated at the base of one of New Zealand’s most beautiful lakes, Wanaka is a dynamic town full of adventurers, creatives and nature-lovers. History After the explosion of a facebook thread on the growing concerns of plastic use in our town, local musician Anna van Riel compiled the shared posts and data in a newly […]