Wyatt and Jack's Inflatable Amnesty

by wyattandjack in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England

We did it
On 1st November 2018 we successfully raised £3,731 with 93 supporters in 35 days

We are collecting broken beach inflatables and turning them into bags and accessories, saving them from landfill. WE NEED HELP- QUICKLY!

by wyattandjack in Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England

The truth of this is largely timing and scale. Its the end of the season, so LOTS of people are thinking about discarding their broken beach items, in addition, we have received MORE and MORE email each day from all around the world, with people wanted to organise collections, deliveries and donations... We are a family business and whilst we can/have and enjoy large volumes of orders, the pace of this has been such that we need to employ people straight away in order to deal with what is now, a completely separate entity...

Below is the original blog post, so you can better see where the idea came from and how we have managed the initiative so far...

"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" 

This excerpt is taken from the blog post thats sparked this project! The response has been AMAZING and snowballed beyond anything we could've hoped for!

As a result, we now have collection points for Inflatables that would otherwise have ended up in landfill- across the COUNTRY and some parts of Europe.

In order for us to collect and/or make sure they are all delivered to us and a continuous cycle of products are being made and plastic saved from landfill,, we are looking for this funding, so we can then facilitate the enormous scale of it and hopefully turn it into a global initiative, quickly!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Limited Edition Zipped Tote Made from our most rare and vintage fabrics Numbered and never repeated custom design EXCLUSIVELY for the project Unique branding and labelling

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Zipped Mini Triangle Pouch One of a Limited Edition run of mini zipped 'teabag' pouches, made from salvaged inflatables/ bouncy castle fabric Uniquely numbered. Never repeated

£15 or more

£15 Reward

Inflatable/ Bouncy Castle Earrings Stellen makes amazing earrings from the offcuts of our bag making process, so we can move forward on our journey towards becoming zero waste... We are offering exclusive pairs for pledges of £15, made from the offcuts of our inflatable amnesty bags

£50 or more

£50 Reward XL Oversized Tote from Inflatables

A pledge of £50 will 'bag!' you one of our oversized year round tote bags, made from a combination of our rescued bouncy castle and broken salvaged inflatables. With a nice big chunky zip and inner slide pocket- plus each one is ENTIRELY different!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Limited Edition Weekender limited edition travel weekend holdall....personalised with a secret surprise! Each item is totally unique and will arrive with its own explanation of provenance for you to keep

£750 or more

£750 Reward

Set of 3 Bespoke Bags & Framed Designs A set of 3 entirely bespoke travel sized luggage bags, made from our salvaged inflatables, Designed entirely to your own specification. Be a part of the entire design process and receive 3 original framed hand drawn designs to accompany your bags

£1,500 or more

£1500 Reward

Weekend Bag Making Workshop Come and join us in the Wyatt & Jack workshop on the IOW for a one on one, totally personalised bag making session, made from inflatables that YOU choose. The weekend also includes your ferry journey, a nights stay in our lovely friends Tiny Homes Holidays and lunch with us in a local restaurant. You will be a part of the whole process, from salvaging the fabrics right the way through, to making and comp


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