Posts Tagged ‘pollution’

Gray Metal – jewelry cast from beach plastic

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Well before the most recent wave of coverage of the crisis of plastic accumulating in our oceans, jeweler and artist Jesse Gray of Gray Metal started picking up beach plastic on Vancouver Island and casting some of it into jewelry. This is just a small selection of her line (not all of which is cast from these plastics).

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What our cheap clothes really mean

Monday, November 11th, 2013

The Greenpeace video below contains some pretty disturbing images, including villagers subsistence fishing near the toxic outflow of the factories making our clothes.

Because I work in textiles but on the vintage/green side, I’m painfully aware of the problem of the industry’s toxicity. The effort to find textiles that are not toxic to the environment and are not made with child or proto-slave labour often seems almost futile.

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The Stink Spirit

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Japan has had to endure far more than its share of natural and human disasters and far too much of the lethal wreckage they bring with them—as if one disaster alone wouldn’t be too much. Watching the deeply horrifying tsunami footage, I kept remembering images from Hiyao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away in which characters repeatedly face horrifying dark tides of filthy detritus that overwhelm everything in their path.

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