Plastic free Kinglake are a local group of ordinary men and women who have managed to achieve extraordinary things! We have been going for five years and 4000 bags is a pretty small number in the scale of the problem, but we have focused on laughs, hugs and connectedness, cups of tea and shoulders to cry on. We are so much more than our bag production. I am so extremely soul-filled by our little band of baggers.

What gives us this drive to continue to do what we do?

Simple! Love.

Love for our planet, love for our community, love for each other, and of course, a love of sewing.

Each and every participant is an integral part of the rich fabric that is Plastic Free Kinglake.

We are a collective of caring people that genuinely love what we do. We enjoy nothing more than repurposing fabrics into useful items for our local community and beyond.

My heart is bursting with pride for our group.

To date, some of the other items we have also made include;

  • Approx. 100 animal pouches for Wildlife Rescue during the 2020 bushfires
  • Draught Stoppers to keep community warm
  • Ottomans to repurpose our own textile waste including versions donated to residential care homes
  • Reader Bags for schools
  • 'Welcome back' banners for the three local schools after all our lockdowns in Vic.
  • Feed bag 'Wet-clothes Pouches' for the KRCC Childcare
  • 500 Face Masks made at the start of the pandemic
  • Syringe Driver Bags for palliative care patients
  • Comfort cushions for breast cancer patients
  • Quilts and knee blankets for Sunshine Hospital palliative care
  • Countless curtain adjustments, hems repaired and zips replaced for locals entirely free
  • And many other items that have been requested along the way

What opportunities are there?

You are always very welcome to come join our friendly, cheerful group on Wednesday at Kinglake Library, 10-3pm, 19 Whittlesea-Kinglake rd, Kinglake. . All kids are welcome. Everything provided. No sewing skills required. Our many thanks to the team at KRNH for their support.