On the 1st of September we launched our Pledgeme campaign to raise funds for the ongoing commercial production of cotton Wanaka bags to provide an affordable alternative to plastic bags. Our goal was to raise $5,500 and we have SMASHED our target cracking the $6,000 mark a few days ago.
Our locally-made, Limited Edition ‘Wanaka Bags’ sold like hot cakes but we still have some great rewards available and home sewers can purchase a pre-cut pack to make their very own Wanaka Bag.
We are also offering two products which offer an alternative to disposable containers:
- The Plastic Bag Free Wanaka Karma Cup, a barista style glass coffee cup (to reduce our contribution to the one million take-away disposable cups that go into landfill each minute).
- Stainless steel Eco Safe Plastic Bag Free Wanaka reusable drink bottles.
With the funds we have raised we will order 1,000 commercially made ‘Wanaka Bags’ to be sold in shops in Wanaka, offering an affordable alternative to disposable plastic bags.
Our fantastic rewards include a glass barista style coffee cup for a $25 pledge, the limited edition Wanaka bag and stainless steel eco bottle, both for $20 pledge. Pledge more and get more for your bucks!
Sewers and non-sewers join forces to defeat the plastic bag invasion. Help us to create fabulous Wanaka reusable bags to be sold on Pledge Me.
We need you! Bring your trusty sewing machine (if you have one), pins, thread, sharp scissors and something yummy to share. Patterns and fabric available for home sewers.
Sat 3rd September, 1pm-4pm
Thu 8th September, 6pm-9pm
Adam and Eve Bakery backroom, 54 Reece Crescent
Email email@example.com to register or find out more.
Congratulation Leigh Cooper for your awesome logo!
We’ve received dozens of cool logos including very cute ones from school kids so thanks to all participants!
And thank you to our sponsors for a great hamper prize.
WIN AN AWESOME LOCAL PRIZE PACK WORTH OVER $300
Are you an artist or designer?
Plastic Bag Free Wanaka (PBFW) has a goal of becoming Otago’s first single-use plastic free town by 2019.
We are looking for a reusable bag design that represents Wanaka, the environment and our future.
We can’t wait to see your design!!!
Entries due MAY 1st 2016
Guidelines and Criteria:
- Design must have great aesthetics, be effective and have a Wow factor.
- Design must be Wanaka specific to appeal to locals, tourists and store owners.
- Your winning design will be used for our Plastic Bag Free Wanaka campaign.
Please email your design in pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org