Sewing a Circular Economy

Published by Panetary Health Initiative on

1-3pm Saturday 26 November
Planetary Health Precinct
(downstairs at the old Katoomba Golf Clubhouse, Acacia St Katoomba)

As Australia has had to face the consequences of its largest soft plastic recycling program collapsing it’s a reminder that, ultimately, the best way to reduce plastic pollution is to avoid single-use plastic in the first place.

Helping up-skill the community so we can keep fabrics out of landfill too, Boomerang Bags Blue Mountains and the Blue Mountains Women’s Shed are joining forces to teach the community how to use sewing machines to make low cost zero-waste gifts this Christmas season – boomerang bags, produce bags and even fabric Christmas wrapping.

Two weeks ago another of their workshops at the Planetary Health Precinct engaged participants in making Christmas cards and wreaths out of invasive weeds! You can view the workshop here

If you’ve always wanted to learn to use a sewing machine, this is a chance for free lessons. If you need the motivation to get started on making Christmas presents or a set of reusable bags for yourself, this Saturday’s Sewing Meet Up is the way to do it!

Morning Tea will be provided but bring a Keep Cup and lunch if you’d like to stay on and learn more!


The Blue Mountains Planetary Health Pluriversity is part of Blue Mountains City Council’s Planetary Health Initiative. Find out more here


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