These brooches were made in conjunction with The Rubbish Whisperer's World of Wearable Arts Costume, In the Deep.
They are made from the disposable water balloons that were sent in for a water balloon amnesty, fabric off cuts from produce bag manufacturing and other waste.
"Crafted entirely from plastic waste and re-purposed materials, In the Deep contemplates the dangerous predicament of our ocean's wildlife from the impact of unnecessary plastic pollution. Fragile coral, vivid starfish and stunning anemones fight to survive among the detritus of a wasteful human reality. We hope to inspire thought and change by showcasing this aquatically inspired piece, at a time when there is growing global consciousness around the issue."