I've *nearly* come to terms now, with the fact that I've become known locally as 'bag lady'- obviously my family think thats hilarious!
People leave their old windbreaks, trampolines, rubber dinghies and all sorts of other beach paraphernalia, outside our workshop all the time!
After this years disastrous attempt at having our own paddling pool in the garden [our cat pierced the sides of it, within 2 weeks!!] it reminded me of an idea i had a couple of years ago, but haven't had a chance to put into practice...
The Wyatt & Jack Inflatable Amnesty, is based on the same idea, that lots of beach goers, would be ending up throwing quite a few broken inflatables and water toys, into bins either before the end of their holidays, or on their way home...
So... THIS YEAR, If you have an inflatable that has a puncture that you can't repair, or is intended for the bin- send it our way and we will turn it into bags !
Like this pizza print lilo and blue rubber dinghy that were left on our workshop doorstep earlier this week...
We will either collect it up from you using a courier service, or, [if its a smaller item], stick it in the post and we will refund your postage...
[above pic: rescue dinghy sent from Glasgow, soon to be transformed.. see our Instagram to follow its journey #frombeachtobag
PLUS, you can follow its journey from being your item, to beginning its new life as a bag!
Send your items to us at :
Wyatt & Jack Inflatable Amnesty
Unit 7, Weavers Yard,
If you have a coastal business, cafe, beach shop and you would like to get involved in collecting up items, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
follow the movement #inflatableamnesty
See the collection of Inflatable Amnesty Bags as it grows... here
We are currently running this project on Crowdfunder, to help us deal with the ENORMOUS logistics...
See the whole thing here