These recycled plastic feather earrings are inspired by NZ’s endemic and underappreciated Black-billed Gull / Tarapuka and made from left over plastic from our popular Huia Feather Earrings. PLEASE NOTE: these are all slightly off white with markings and grit that makes them all unique. They are not perfectly bright white.
- Standard: 4cm x 1cm at widest point (same as our Huia Feathers)
- Large: 5cm x 1.3cm at widest point (same as our Tūī Feathers)
Hooks: Hypoallergenic (silver in colour)
Made from PLA (3D printer waste) in Christchurch, NZ by Remix Plastic. We always ship plastic free.
Why Black-billed Gull Feathers?
Most of us don’t consider seagulls when we’re thinking about our native and endangered birds - after all they always seem to be hanging around at the beach trying to eat our chips! But the Black-billed Gull is the most threatened gull species in the world and their numbers are still declining. They breed on braided riverbeds where habitat loss and introduced predators reduce their numbers. Learn more about why they are made.
How you can help Black-billed Gull / Tarapuka:
- Trap pests - cats, stoats, ferrets, rats and hedgehogs are the main predators of black-billed gulls
- Don’t drive on braided river beds to avoid damaging their nesting grounds.
- Keep your chips to yourself - don’t feed gulls as they are not adapted to eat human food and it can harm them.
Our Black Billed Gull/Tarapuka Feather Earrings are part of our limited edition range of products. We can only make them when we have waste plastic available and will 'drop' stock here when we have it. Learn more about this in our blog and sign up for our Back-in-stock notifications by clicking the button 'Email me when available'.
Each feather is unique with its own colours (and blemishes) - they are fully functioning, and we celebrate their uniqueness, as we hope you do! Please get in touch if you are not satisfied with your purchase and we will do what we can to resolve any issues in a timely manner.