The Brighton Beach Collective is launching an innovative exhibition and installation showcasing a variety of ethical and sustainable products following a beach or beach-waste theme. Showing from May 4th– June 4th2018 at The FAIR Shop in Brighton, 21 Queen’s Road, BN1 3XA.
The BBC is formed of a group of artists and designers working ethically and sustainably that will be featured in both The Brighton Fringe Festival and Brighton’s Artists Open House Trail. Set against a backdrop of today’s beach summer living, the Collective presents a variety of ideas that are inspiring solutions to combat ever-growing environmental and societal issues, with an emphasis on ocean conservation.
If you want to be part of the growing movement in ethical and sustainable design, clothe yourself in upcycled and recycled pieces, or simply be inspired by the ways in which beach-waste can be transformed into something beautiful and useful, then this exhibition is for you. Brighton is a vibrant and eclectic city but the waste on our beach and in the water highlights the need for engaging the public and changing behaviour. The BB Collective is determined to illustrate ways waste can be turned into something creative and aesthetically appealing whilst maintaining a positive impact both socially and on our local and global environment.
The BB Collective features a diverse range of creators, including:
- Claire Potter Design, showing a new product made from locally recovered and recycled nets, as part of their Project Net·Worth research. clairepotterdesign.com
- RubyMoon GymToSwim® who creatively transform ocean waste from used fishing nets and other waste material into premium and durable active swimwear, in a truly sustainable & ethical way. rubymoon.org.uk
- Irene Solerwill showcase her ongoing project ‘Souvenirs Brighton Beach’, a visual and colourful journey displaying beach plastic waste materials reimagined from pollution to art. souvenirsbrightonbeach.co.uk
- Jewellery by Junapresent their ethical jewellery, using recycled silver and other ethically sourced materials to hand-make their dazzling designs, suitable for adventurous, ocean-loving people. junadesignjewellery.com
- The FAIR Shopwill exhibit Fair Trade saris and tops authentically hand-made in India from recycled materials, which are perfect for summer and beach living. thefairshop.co.uk
- Lovethatstuffwill be showing Bombolulu Workshops jewellery pieces made from mixed and recycled materials, a Fair-Trade group which employ disabled workers in Kenya to helpmarginalised artisans earn a reasonable living. lovethatstuff.co.uk
- Zola Amourwill be presenting a range of environmentally friendly beachwear including t-shirts, t-shirt dresses, shirts and short playsuits made from GOTS organic cotton and OEKO-TEX certified bamboo. zolaamour.com
- Pala, born from an ideology of ethics and aesthetics, will be showcasing their ‘Beach Favourites’ – premium-quality sunglasses, with the proceeds going towards eye-care projects in Africa. palaeyewear.com
- Unoa will show their exceedingly soft and affordably priced versatile leisure and active wear, meticulously designed for powerful and inspiring women, made from ethically sourced organic fabrics.
- The African Sewing Clubwill feature ethical hand-made clothing from Rwanda with products that tell a story. africansewingclub.com
The event will be free and open every day: Mon – Tues 10:00-17:00, Weds – Fri 10:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-18:30 & Sun 12:00-17:00.