My next project of surf friendly and eco friendly swimwear has been accepted by an amazing website to receive funding.
www.boosted.org.nzis a crowd funding platform backed by the NZ arts foundation. The deal is that in order to receive the money I have to reach my target within 30 days otherwise the money is sent back to each donor…so I need as many people to help as possible.
I’ve had the bikinis, onesies and rashies designed and patternmade for a while now. They’ll be made with Econyl‘s high tech recycled nylon and cut from a tessellating pattern so that no waste is created.
I’m just waiting for the fabric to arrive before I can really get into the making and this is where you can help.
Created in 2011 the regenerated nylon6 yarn uses post consumer waste such as fishing nets and carpets and has blown my previous acceptance of needing man made fibers for the sake of sportswear completely out of the water. Brilliant!