Bags of support for fundraising effort

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A sewing bee at the weekend has proven productive for Plastic Free Wanaka.
About 20 people turned out to support a campaign by Plastic Free Wanaka, which is aiming to produce 200 limitededition bags.
The bags will be sold via its PledgeMe page in order to help fund production of 1000 commercially made cotton bags in time for the summer season.
Committee member Gina Dempster said the inaugural sewing bee had been very successful.
However, during the day the focus changed from making complete bags to ‘‘putting together’’ home sewing kits so volunteers could make them in their own homes and then return them to be sold on the fundraising page.
‘‘We put together sewing kits for 64 bags and have sent nearly all of them out into the world to be sewn,’’ Ms Dempster said.
The group is aiming to raise $5500.
Another sewing bee is being held tonight from 6pm-9pm behind the Adam and Eve Bakery in Reece Cres.