Saturday, August 29, 2009
Saturday Shopping List featuring Ghost Nets
While up North I came across the Carpentaria Ghost Nets Programme, a set-up for Indigenous communities of the Gulf of Carpentaria to work together to get rid of ghost nets and marine debris from their oceans and land. Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been abandoned at sea causing disruption to the natural ecology. Due to strong currents a huge amount of them end up on the beaches of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
During the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair the Ghost Nets Programme ran Indigenous weaving workshops using the nets. The Programme is doing amazing things to deal with marine debris problems but (obviously) the concept of re-purposing the nets in a creative way appealed to me and I'm looking forward to seeing more ghost net woven bags and baskets in future.
And so, this week's shopping list is inspired by creative ways of weaving re-purposed materials:
1. Recycled Woven Plastic Shoulder Bag-VL 114 from permanent baggage
2. Handwoven Recycled T-Shirt Rug from five forty
3. Eco Cuff - Woven Innertube Cuff - 8 Strand from The Inner Works
4. Woven pendant with leather cord from recycled tin from wear wolf
I highly recommend checking out the other items in these shops.
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