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Clothes Made From the Ocean

Tras(h)umanity.

Clothes Made From the Ocean

Image source: ecoalf.com/web/restodelmundo/processes.html

It’s a sustainable way of processing clothing coined from the company ECOALF.

In collaboration with UpGyreS (Upcycle the Gyres Society), which is an organization that seeks to reduce marine pollution by using it in resourceful and ecologically minded ways, they have established an eco-approach to doing business that more should model after.

With the goal of not being a contributor to further trashing the environment they have found an industrious source for their materials – the ocean.

Tras(h)umanity is their recognition that man-made ocean pollution will not go away any time soon. But further than just dealing with this they try to put it to use in a productive way. Using marine plastics that are currently floating around, they change them into fabrics for their clothing and other pieces.

With modernized recycling procedures they are able to make durable wears that aren’t short on style. Their processes include reusing discarded objects like fishing nets, tires, plastic bottles and even coffee grounds.

ECOALF’s Fabric Recipes

Fishing Nets

Fishing nets combined with reprocessing can make new fashions.

Plastic Bottles

70 PET plastic bottles can create up to 1 meter or a little over a yard of fabric.

Coffee

Bet your morning cup can’t do this.

By taking 12 recycled PET bottles and 3 cups of coffee grounds they are able to pour the contents into one jacket.

Calling for “conscious consumers who are not willing to reject their aesthetic values” they create fashions and accessories that are nature minded and actually put their footprint in the negative.

Promoting the never-ending supply of trash as a medium that readily offers a needed resource is an ideal business plan, and one that takes away from the earth in a good way.

Like graffiti art and street murals?

Check out this snippet of a wall getting a new painted ECOALF look.

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