Barrettes made from Algae
A few months ago I saw Eco-Blogger Tiffany, from Green with Tiffany, talk about her time spent on a plastic pollution expedition with 5Gyres, where she and a team of volunteers and scientists went on a journey sailing through the Atlantic from Bermuda to Iceland. 5 Gyres Research Expeditions collect cutting-edge plastic research that empowers legislation, design change and education. Most of the things we buy are disposable plastic: packaging, cosmetics, (information taken from www.5Gyre.s.org) Checkout the website for more information. even barrettes. What if there was an alternative to commercial grade plastics?
I discovered the most amazing product from my friend Jane, who use to own the Barrette Factory in Los Angeles.. These functional and fashionable products are made out of Cereplast. The first commercial algaehermoplastic products in the world, and are a line of luxury hair accessories, injection molded in France for The Barrette Factory. They use a new grade of 20/80 algae/PP compounded by Cereplast and boast improved haptics and a natural feel. (Information taken from the Plastic Engineering Blog.) I was able to obtain a limited number of these barrettes and will be selling them on the blog soon.