Up-cycling and Waste Reduction

Inspired by the international Boomerang Bags project, we take unwanted fabrics and up-cycle them in to fabric shopping bags to distribute for free to local people. Our sewing group meet up monthly at our hub space to share and learn new
sewing skills.
Lets do something about plastic bags that seem to drift everywhere – and which we kept finding on the Beach clean. We encourage people to use up-cycled canvas bags as an alternative to the plastic bags that end up clogging our drains and waterways, wrapped around our wildlife – or indeed littering our beach and riverside. We are partnering with local shops and Nairn Library to adopt our bags as an alternative to plastic.
Come along, no sewing skills required as we can teach you what to do, or if you are already a sewing pro come share your skills with others. We have some fabric donated but if you have fabric you’d like to use then bring it along too.


Litter Picks
We get together as a group to clean up areas of Nairn, such as the beach and riverside, Balmakeith business park and parts of our residential areas. We partner with other local groups such as Nairn Sailing club and the Carlton Ramblers, with a team lunch afterwards, it’s a social way to care for our environment. If there is an area of Nairn that you would like to see cleaned up, get in touch and help us organise our next litter pick.


Art is Rubbish!
In partnership with local artists take discarded waste and turn it in to a work of art. Workshops often run in parallel with our litter picks with exhibition of sculptures and art work at the WASPS Links Art Studios.


Swap Parties
Don’t shop swap, and give new life to unwanted things. Bring the things at the back of your wardrobe that you no longer want but are in a good condition, swap them for something new and update your wardrobe for free! Any clothes, women’s, men’s and children’s, craft materials and accessories welcome. Items not swapped will be donated to local charity shops.


Keep an eye on our home page for any upcoming dates.