Eco And Ethical Bangle
We have carefully made this eco and ethical bangle using a panel of hand woven nylon string from a traditionally made string bag from Papua New Guinea. Called a bilum, these bags are traditionally made using natural cord, in particular flax or similar fibrous leaves. This bilum, however is a market bilum used to carry vegetables and is NOT made from natural cord, but synthetic nylon cord.
This bag was found washed up on the beach at K’gari [ Fraser Island] during a recent beach clean up. The panel of woven string is in red, blue, yellow and white and is also set in clear bio resin.
Made from synthetic nylon string, this bag is an example of how much plastic pollution and waste is found in our oceans.
An Eco And Ethical Bangle That Carries an Eco Message.
Incorporating marine debris, such as a panel from the torn and frayed bag we found, this bangle showcases man made waste cleared out of our local environment.
Hand collected by both volunteers and recreational dive groups, the plastic man made waste has been featured as a deliberate environmental statement.
Did you know? 8 million tons of plastic goes into our oceans, waterways and also our beaches every year? Here are a few facts about these plastic wastes
Care of your bangle
Resin does gradually yellow with time due to exposure to UV. With this in mind, we suggest storing it away from light when not being worn.
To clean your bangle, simply wipe it over with a soft cloth.
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Panel from a bilum
Inside diameter: 6.5 cm
Height: 1.6 cm
Weight: 7.5 grams