Rosalie BolNew Design & Attitudes Breda
In Nets: a journey from waste to wear
In Nets explores the possibilities of residual fishing nets in designing a new product. To extend the life of existing materials and to combat the ghostfishing phenomenon, where abandoned, lost, or otherwise discarded fishing nets continue to catch and kill marine life. I took up the challenge to turn these nets into treasures.
The research demonstrates through innovative material use how conventional production processes in the fashion and textile industry can be challenged to meet the growing environmental problems.
This series, made from nylon waste collected by fishermen, is designed according to a responsible principle. Unnecessary pollution is avoided throughout the entire design process to reduce waste and emissions. By using a modular approach and non-permanent manufacturing techniques, the designs are simple to deconstruct so the materials can easily be recycled separately from each other.