Though the world bans plastic in every-day life, it's still a dominant force on the runway of haute couture and the shelves of stores. Suddenly, wearing plastic became a trend, where fashion makers introduce more and more plastic- containing materials into the world under the label "recycled". However, the nature of trends is a fast-paced, meaning that all the trendy garments will be disposed of. They will make their way into landfills and oceans, creating microplastic and polluting the environment. By wearing these garments on our bodies, we introduce plastic into the ecosystem, eventually consuming it by eating seafood. At this point plastic becomes us!
All the garments in the video are provided by "Tintein" a hand-curated thrift collective, created by Aisha and Muna Khalaf and contained non-degradable substance in it, although, all have been reused and thrifted.
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Life in Plastic
Primary Microplastics In The Ocean, IUCN (2017)
Over a third (35%) of all microplastics released into the world's oceans are from synthetic textiles