Old fishing net is durable sock (to make the sea safer for its residents)

Socks to buy, and at the same time, you contribute to healthier oceans: the connection between the two is not immediately able to put the, you know, undoubtedly, Sea Socks, not yet.

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Sea Socks are the mini-company of eleven Belgian students who want to do something about the massive pollution of the seas. Other initiatives gave earlier ronddobberend plastic a second life, but Sea Socks uses discarded fishing nets as the basis for their yarn.

“Each year there was 640 000 tonnes of fishing nets left in our oceans, and die every year five million fish, and marine mammals such just choked get,” said Sea Socks on the website. Environmental organization Healthy Seas fishing each year 152 tonnes of fishing nets, which can be Healthy Socks there are a number of passes to the Italian product Aquafil. Which makes it in turn the yarn Econyl, after which Sea Socks socks of knit.

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Per sold pair (6.95 euros) donates Sea Socks a euro to Healthy Seas. “Buy a sock, save a life. Feels good, doesn’t it?” (EK)

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