15% from the price of this item is donated to Surfers Against Sewage, a campaign group set up by a group of surfers who wanted to use clean safe oceans.
Their main objective is to ensure that the beaches and waters are clean safe places, for both the people using them and the general ecosystem. One of their campaigns involves “marine litter”, a huge problem on a lot of beaches all around the world. Huge matted balls of fishing nylon are now commonplace on beaches, usually having been lost or discarded by fishermen. These balls are not only non-biodegradable, but pose a threat to any wildlife unlucky to get caught up in it.
I collect these tangled balls of nylon and laboriously go about unraveling, unknotting and even reknotting the nylon until I am left with workable strands. These are then washed thoroughly in antibacterial soap so they are squeaky-clean.
All the pieces are on offs due to the nature of working with found materials, but similar designs can be made on request.